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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Salon workers win class-action lawsuit

Four former employees of Natalie Salon, joined by more than 100 others, settled their class-action lawsuit for $750,000 against...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Gone baby gone, on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:15 am | 2 comments | 1529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail wins legal battle

An effort by Peninsula cities to stop California's high-speed-rail project came to a screeching halt this week when a Sacramento...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm | 15 comments | 1285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's 'sweethearts'

Talia Rapoport and Arthur Garzon, center, along with fellow classmates from their third grade class at Barron Park Elementary...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Walter Underwood, on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm | 11 comments | 1356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chamber, Weekly announce Tall Tree Awards

Five individuals and organizations will receive this year's Tall Tree Awards, which are sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by HRC concerned , on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm | 5 comments | 2342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls further changes to California Avenue

Palo Alto's latest plans to renovate California Avenue, including a proposal to add pedestrian streetlights to the commercial...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 37 comments | 3282 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog park proposed for Pardee Park

Three alternatives for a possible dog park at Eleanor Pardee Park in Palo Alto are under consideration as the park undergoes...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Mar 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm | 51 comments | 2807 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New opportunities await eight local teams this week

The 2013 CIF Northern California basketball playoffs will offer a number of opportunities for eight local teams that begin...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Not Mitty Again, on Mar 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 1074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain electrification meeting set for tonight

Caltrain's voyage toward electrification of its Peninsula corridor will make a stop at Palo Alto tonight, where officials...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Mar 5, 2013 at 11:19 am | 6 comments | 1982 Views

AROUND TOWN

Camera catches burglary suspect in the act

Police arrested a maintenance worker Thursday, Feb. 28, after he was photographed by a surveillance camera burglarizing an...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Victim, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:23 am | 14 comments | 4860 Views

SPORTS

Second straight title offers historic finish for Gunn girls

The Gunn girls' basketball team made some history by winning its second straight Central Coast Section championship on Saturday...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Jim H, on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 3451 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza rebirth could be delayed

It took years of neighborhood meetings, litigation, zoning hearings and squabbles over the meaning of "historical" before...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 46 comments | 1941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto releases salary data

The City of Palo Alto's payroll fell by 3 percent in 2012, though the rising costs of employee benefits kept the overall...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 4, 2013 at 4:58 pm | 17 comments | 3063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

One dead, one injured in East Palo Alto shooting

Police are investigating a shooting in East Palo Alto that left a 22-year-old man dead and a boy injured on Friday evening,...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Carol, on Mar 4, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 26 comments | 1528 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook seeks land for housing in Menlo Park

Like the city itself, Facebook's hunting for spots to build homes in Menlo Park. The social media company either needs to...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 4, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 7 comments | 2556 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Believe me, sooner or later the Mitchell Park library will open

Believe me, sooner or later the Mitchell Park library will open Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18492...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by The Obvious, on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:24 am | 14 comments | 1788 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>EYE OF THE BEHOLDER ... </B>Three years ago, artist <B>Sam Yates</B> was a local hero of sorts. After years of snapping...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 1108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have you experienced the "hidden" PAUSD's manual reconstructed by "Cardinal"?

I found this brilliant posting of "Cardinal" under the article "School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe "...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:43 am | 4 comments | 1300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hypnotherapy explored as weight-loss alternative

In a country where more than one-third of adults are obese, a growing number of people are exploring hypnotherapy as an alternative...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Shannon Tobin, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:36 am | 1 comment | 2386 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Groupon CEO: 'I was fired'

After a poor earnings report sent Groupon's stock down by 24 percent, the company fired its CEO, Andrew Mason, Thursday,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 4, 2013 at 12:54 am | 17 comments | 1377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gym teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public -- usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by N.D., on Mar 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 34 comments | 2606 Views
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