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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Real Estate Matters: Representing both buyer and seller: a conflict of interest?

Although the practice is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 26 comments | 832 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 38 comments | 5171 Views

AROUND TOWN

New trash contract would hike rates by 9 percent

Composting services in Palo Alto would be expanded, promoted and, in many cases, required under a significant contract overhaul...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 51 comments | 3787 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes leadership shuffle, new positions

With an eye for more effective, responsive and efficient district operations, Palo Alto Unified's assistant superintendent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by community mental health professional, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:39 pm | 14 comments | 853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeowners protest 50-foot office building proposed next door

A planned 50-foot-high office development with a shadow that neighbors said would plunge their home into darkness could receive...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm | 25 comments | 2984 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority

Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 22 comments | 3466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development clears final hurdle

The sizzling construction climate around California Avenue turned even hotter Tuesday morning when the City Council narrowly...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by noparkingspaces, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:19 pm | 43 comments | 4820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 3799 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accident on Alma/Central - San Antonio Rd

The southbound road on Alma (just before it turns into Central Expressway) was shut down for quite a while at around Noon...

Original post made by Nayeli on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by anon, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 14 comments | 510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 14 comments | 7512 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why the police and fire on Alma today?

Today, Sunday, around noon, there was a large gathering of police, ambulances, and fire trucks (probably a half dozen police...

Original post made by Still no news on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JD, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 6 comments | 268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre announces new home

After months of building anticipation and community speculation, Mountain View's Pear Avenue Theatre has announced the location...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Kathy H, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 1019 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

African Methodist Episcopal members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings

The killing of nine African American churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has sent shock...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by revdreileen, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm | 20 comments | 2354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

From the source

Downstream of a small canyon dotted with skinny ponderosa pines and incense cedar trees, rushing water cascades over large...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Me, on Jun 22, 2015 at 4:43 pm | 23 comments | 5696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing the air about green

Some say that the term "green" is so overused that it has lost its distinction, but I disagree. There is a steady stream...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 1900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm | 24 comments | 5204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 4357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why police activity on 280 this afternoon?

Saturday afternoon, about 1:15pm, the police stopped traffic on 280S near the Arastradero Road exit. They stopped it for...

Original post made by Driver on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Driver, on Jun 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development up for review

Few projects better encapsulate everything that locals love and loathe about new developments than the three-story building...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 53 comments | 4076 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Charter Schools are Available Locally?

Question: What Charter Schools are available in Palo Alto? I know of Ocean Grove, any others? With more and more...

Original post made by Schools on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Schools, on Jun 21, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 8 comments | 433 Views
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