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PALO ALTO ISSUES

More than hot air

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Wildman, 17 hours ago | 24 comments | 3252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Six-vehicle crash in Palo Alto sends three to hospital, closes road

A six-vehicle crash on Alma Street and Oregon Expressway in Palo Alto injured at least three people and snarled rush-hour...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Tspoon, 18 hours ago | 73 comments | 6628 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cities challenge VTA on transportation funding

With the regional push for a transportation tax measure cruising toward November 2016, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Joe Bloe, 20 hours ago | 45 comments | 3407 Views

SPORTS

Paly teams adjusting to losing both gyms to the wrecking ball

Barring any unforeseen last-minute obstacles, demolition of Palo Alto High's historic main gym will begin on Monday. Also...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Rod M. Green, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 847 Views

SPORTS

Victory for Stanford in Italian basketball opener

==BI Cardinal corner == The Stanford men's basketball team opened its six-game exhibition tour of Italy with a 75-26 victory...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:21 am | 4 comments | 863 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dauber seeks conflict-of-interest ruling from FPPC

Seeking to put to rest years of questions about his relationship with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:01 am | 45 comments | 3709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blown away

Several days a week, Stan and Kiyomi Hutchings relax on their brick-lined backyard patio in Old Palo Alto. They enjoy reading...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm | 82 comments | 6812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Residents Sue City Over Park Closure

Buena Vista residents filed suit on Monday against the City of Palo Alto in Santa Clara Superior Court. The residents want...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Winter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm | 10 comments | 295 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Maureen Helm, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 1065 comments | 165040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood-liaison program to begin this fall

The City of Palo Alto's planned Engagement with Neighborhoods initiative took a step forward on Tuesday night after the Policy...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by May Belle, on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 11 comments | 1156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Homework, grading, curriculum: Consistency in high schools

In its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year, the Palo Alto school board will tackle a 200-plus page research report that...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Community, on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm | 26 comments | 844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who's idea was it to resurface streets on garbage day

Some bright spark didn't talk to another bright spark. All around our neighborhood, no parking signs, streets being resurfaced...

Original post made by Palo Verde on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Oh the irony, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 159 Views

AROUND TOWN

Left Turn light San Antonio/Middlefield problems?

Was driving from Los Altos on San Antonio noontime today. Long tail back. Left turn light at Middlefield was letting 3 cars...

Original post made by San Antonio on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Outdated, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 3093 Views

AROUND TOWN

SurveyMonkey prepares to leave Palo Alto

Following in the tradition of Google and Facebook, SurveyMonkey is preparing to leave downtown Palo Alto to open a bigger...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by Au Revoir , on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:59 am | 40 comments | 6924 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Infant found with fractured skull, cocaine in system

An East Palo Alto woman faces child abuse charges after she brought her 11-month-old daughter to the hospital last weekend...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by EPA Residence, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 1324 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 3733 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to revive -- and revise -- contentious zoning tool

After more than a year of hibernation, Palo Alto's most controversial zoning process is preparing to roar back to life. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by imby, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:13 am | 37 comments | 2752 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents demand fines for Edgewood developer

Fed up with the lack of a grocery store at Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center, residents are mobilizing to put pressure...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2015
Last comment by Richard Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:23 am | 51 comments | 4822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preferential treatment in school class assignments

I've noticed that class assignments at our school tend to group the children of teachers and/or those of the top PTA parents...

Original post made by Class assignments (elementary) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Walter Hays Mom, on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 77 comments | 3188 Views
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