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AROUND TOWN

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<B><B>CASHING IN ... </B>Palo Alto officials are wrestling with a wonderful dilemma: a $44 million pool of funds and plenty...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:53 am | 3 comments | 1127 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto to celebrate 30th anniversary Saturday

East Palo Alto residents will mark the 30th anniversary of their city's incorporation with a parade and festival at a daylong...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Proud Resident , on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:35 am | 2 comments | 12999 Views

SPORTS

Saturday soccer game at Stanford may cause traffic

An estimated 50,000 soccer enthusiasts are expected to flood into Palo Alto Saturday, June 29, to watch the San Jose Earthquakes...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:58 pm | 5 comments | 1354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Safe Teen hangouts

I would love some ideas of safe places for my teens to hang out in Palo Alto. They like to go bowling, swimming, movies,...

Original post made by Parent of Teens on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by True Thomas, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:57 pm | 7 comments | 948 Views

AROUND TOWN

Same-sex marriage backers hail court ruling

Backers of same-sex marriage celebrated today's U.S. Supreme Court rulings clearing the way for issuance of marriage licenses...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:53 pm | 26 comments | 1933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Track resurfacing and new gates

Why is Paly resurfacing the track already. It's less than 10 years old. It was in excellent shape, why did they feel the...

Original post made by Jim H> on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jun 28, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 22 comments | 1309 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shoptalk: Downtown to get Cream with its cafe

The latest scoop: a new ice cream shop moving into the former Michael's Gelato at 440 University Ave. in Palo Alto. Michael's...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by Re Dick Youlus, on Jun 28, 2013 at 11:41 am | 10 comments | 2327 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Lessons from the Maybell fiasco

If there was one lesson that anyone involved in Palo Alto policy-making should know, it is to never assume that something...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:57 am | 59 comments | 7253 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Pederson named to All-Star Futures Game

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson, who plays pro baseball for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts in the Los Angeles Dodgers'...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Philip MacQuitty, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ventura Community Center park reopens with new equipment

The Ventura Community Center's playground officially reopened at a ribbon cutting ceremony June 21 with new structures, updated...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by No surprise there, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 2124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City in no rush to create Cubberley 'master plan'

As Palo Alto officials plow ahead with negotiations over a new lease for Cubberley Community Center, they are setting aside...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by jh, on Jun 27, 2013 at 10:41 am | 13 comments | 1392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain Loudspeaker

I'm a huge Caltrain fan and depend on its services, but the noise from the new Caltrain loudspeaker at the University Ave...

Original post made by Train Lover on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Train Lover, on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:51 am | 5 comments | 885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Insufficient evidence' in student search case

Federal investigators found insufficient evidence to support a conclusion of racial discrimination in the case of a Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by wmartin46, on Jun 27, 2013 at 8:00 am | 17 comments | 2775 Views

AROUND TOWN

City matches Stanford donation for Caltrain tunnel art

The Public Art Commission on Thursday, June 20, pushed forward several public art projects, with a unanimous vote to match...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Russ, on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:24 am | 9 comments | 1678 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto launches contest for bike bridge design

Palo Alto leaders want their new bike bridge to be many things -- elegant, eco-friendly, unique, eye-catching, and above...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by John Galt, on Jun 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm | 3 comments | 2692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto running out of patience on Mitchell Park Library delays

With the completion of Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library and Community Center more than a year past due and the project's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Carl F, on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm | 59 comments | 4502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 2,210 for Class of 2017

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,210 students from a record-breaking pool of 38,828 applicants for its undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 37 comments | 20290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Our libraries are obsolete

This may interest our local library fans: http://techland.time.com/2013/06/25/the-future-of-libraries-short-on-books-long-on-tech/?hpt=hp_bn18...

Original post made by Just build it on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches contest for bike bridge design

Palo Alto leaders want their new bike bridge to be many things -- elegant, eco-friendly, unique, eye-catching, and above...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:23 am | 2 comments | 829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail Policy Change -- Deleting protections for South Palo Alto

The Consent Calendar for the June 24 City Council has revised Rail Policy Change that seems to weaken the "Equal treatment...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by tell me it isn't so, on Jun 26, 2013 at 1:51 am | 6 comments | 945 Views
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