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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fines proposed for construction laggards

Seeking to clamp down on mysterious, blight-inducing and seemingly never-ending construction projects, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by localmom, on Nov 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 8 comments | 40450 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's sister city suffers in typhoon aftermath

In the aftermath of Super Typhoon Yolanda, Palo Alto's Phillipine sister city, Palo, Leyte Island, has suffered major damage...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by John, on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 6 comments | 19596 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paver hit by truck in Fry's parking lot, dies

A paver working in the parking lot of Fry's Electronics at 340 Portage Ave. in Palo Alto Tuesday evening was struck and killed...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by G & S driver strikes again, on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 34 comments | 16280 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Departing police chief reformed department, but violence persists

As East Palo Alto Police Chief Ron Davis leaves, he does so with only modest regrets — except for one. Read the full...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Stewart, on Nov 14, 2013 at 11:15 am | 13 comments | 44519 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Everyman barber shop opens in Midtown

Urban Style opened its doors at 719 Colorado Ave. on Aug. 5. It replaces the 6-year-old soapmaking shop called Opal'Z, which...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by Proud Daughter, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:58 am | 10 comments | 25148 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain trenching study wins green light

Declining to stand idle while change arrives along the Caltrain corridor, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | 28 comments | 25847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After Maybell defeat, city to rethink zoning policies

Days after Palo Alto voters overwhelmingly shot down a proposed housing complex on Maybell Avenue, city leaders announced...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thanks Weekly!, on Nov 14, 2013 at 8:58 am | 63 comments | 4730 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Julian, on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 31269 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trio arrested for 7-Eleven robbery

Three men who allegedly held up a Palo Alto 7-Eleven store last month have been arrested, the Palo Alto Police Department...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by free my brother , on Nov 13, 2013 at 5:30 pm | 8 comments | 5456 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Catastrophic illness and educational catastrophe

Walking onto the Ohio campus last winter, Elijah celebrated the realization that his life was merging back toward the journey...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm | 11 comments | 8055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board underwhelmed by new $2 million staffing proposal

Palo Alto school board members appeared underwhelmed this week when presented with a plan to add nearly $2 million of new...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by toady, on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 15 comments | 20546 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building faces citizen appeal

Downtown resident Douglas Smith, a fan of Spanish-style arcades, ornate awnings and other traditional decorative flourishes,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Citizen appeal, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | 86 comments | 30286 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's sister city devastated by typhoon

Super Typhoon Yolanda, considered the most powerful storm of its kind to make landfall, has struck Palo Alto's sister city,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2013
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:00 am | 6 comments | 11088 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thoughts of an Angel, on Nov 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 10704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get 4 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers this year will get a 4 percent raise along with a onetime bonus of 2 percent under a tentative collective-bargaining...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by You scratch my back, on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 33 comments | 29445 Views

AROUND TOWN

Discount grocer to open shop at Alma Village

Grocery Outlet, a chain specializing in extreme bargains, will take over the Alma Village supermarket that has been vacant...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:28 am | 97 comments | 14831 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls run into CCS finals after winning PAL title

Consistency was the keyword for the Menlo-Atherton boys and girls in cross country this season. The girls won all the regular-season...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 12, 2013 at 8:16 am | 3 comments | 2074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja School

Castilleja School is back in the news: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24488997/neighbors-upset-palo-alto-private-schools-plans-reduce...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Nov 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 1345 Views

RESTAURANTS

City punches hole in Izzy's rooftop bagel display

Customers are doing a double-take if they happen to look up at the roof as they enter Izzy's Bagels at 477 S. California...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Billboard lighting pollution, on Nov 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 71 comments | 7093 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Shelter in place' could be lifted this morning

A warning for residents of four cities to stay indoors due to a large hazardous-materials fire has been lifted for Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Got news?, on Nov 11, 2013 at 8:19 am | 1 comment | 555 Views
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