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City to review proposed redevelopment of old Facebook site

Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board on Thursday will conduct a preliminary review of an application to redevelop the former...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Freddie P, on Dec 6, 2013 at 7:33 am | 10 comments | 6702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 5948 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools loosen purse strings after property-tax revenue jumps

Palo Alto school officials are loosening the purse strings for the first time in years as a booming real-estate market has...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 6829 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park drive-by shooting suspect released for lack of evidence

The East Palo Alto man jailed on Nov. 27 in connection with three recent drive-by shootings in Menlo Park was freed on Monday,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by LuCa, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments | 3235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic numbers prompt council head-scratching

Few would say that traffic in Palo Alto has been getting better in recent years, yet that was what graphs in a city staff...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by long-time resident, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 45 comments | 8395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A plea to Village Fool

Village Fool, Palo Alto Weekly is now accepting anonymous bloggers. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/ I have closely...

Original post made by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 1162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outsource street sweeping, finance committee agrees

The Palo Alto Finance Committee voted unanimously to back outsourcing street-sweeping services, but with a few caveats that...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Jack, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm | 5 comments | 2337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where there's Hope, there's gold-medal opportunities

Hope Schroeder appears to be your typical high school student. The 17-year-old Gunn High junior is student body secretary,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by #1 FAN, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 2243 Views

AROUND TOWN

Please can we get the ugly back sides of buildings away from the street

I would like to return to seeing the fronts of buildings from the street, not the sides or the backs. All buildings have...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm | 1 comment | 611 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire Department helps capture alleged Black Friday wallet thief

An ambulance crew with the Palo Alto Fire Department, flagged down by witnesses of a wallet theft at a downtown restaurant,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm | 5 comments | 6711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Street Light Antennas?

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Original post made by Richard on Sep. 22, 2006
Last comment by Tim M, on Dec 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm | 14 comments | 13527 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council has no appetite for doing away with PC zones

Facing a plate full of development projects, Palo Alto City Council members Monday night didn't show any appetite for doing...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by JCC bashers unite, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 89 comments | 8700 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 40453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Books: Life after the dot-com bust

Taking a turn from covering the arts, the Weekly's A&E editor publishes a novel about a down-on-her-luck cops reporter. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Dec 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 2050 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park man arrested in drug-sales probe

A weeks-long investigation culminated in the arrest of a Menlo Park man Tuesday for allegedly selling cocaine, Menlo Park...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by MCP, on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 1935 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Life is Tricky (on bullying)

Joey is playing kickball. Around him in the schoolyard, the other kids are moving in a blur—yelling, teasing, shrieking....

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Duveneck parent, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 1056 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's Football Coach Retiring

http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_24643129/football-palo-alto-coach-earl-hansen-announces-retirement He had some talented...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Dec. 4, 2013
There are no comments yet. 595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 16576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto streets could be swept less often

The city's Finance Committee tonight will discuss a plan to modify Palo Alto's street-sweeping program in order to cut costs. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 37 comments | 4384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Before Hoover

The name of the school was South Palo Alto Elementary School. There was one room and teacher for first and second grade...

Original post made by Louise on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Louise Heath, on Dec 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 578 Views
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