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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Sea Scouts get new Navy boat

The Palo Alto Sea Scouts' days of rebuilding decks and maintaining four ship engines is about to walk the gang plank. A newer...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by David Smith, on Apr 24, 2016 at 12:13 am | 10 comments | 4234 Views

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Obstacles hamper plans for Matadero Creek bikeway

A divisive proposal to create a bike-friendly "greenway" along Palo Alto's Matadero Creek hit a series of speed bumps last...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 23, 2016 at 10:27 pm | 28 comments | 2671 Views

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Local university graduate, two others win $250,000 fellowships

A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and two students planning to attend Stanford University are winners...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 23, 2016 at 9:16 pm | 1 comment | 1042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Peak traffic? Re-framing our actions and choices in our Bay Area 'ecosystem'

Traffic in Palo Alto seems overwhelming in its complexity, but in order to think about systemic solutions to actually <I>reduce</I></B>...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:02 pm | 24 comments | 2154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: surveillance technology, bike-sharing system, single-story overlay

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/04/22/public-agenda-surveillance-technology-bi...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 5 comments | 992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to calm cars on bustling bike route

Palo Alto's busiest bike route may soon be furnished with wider bike lanes, enhanced crosswalks and a host of traffic-calming...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 44 comments | 7703 Views

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Neighborhood feathers are ruffling over Cuckoo's Nest Club

Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents living near San Francisquito Creek say a proposed bar at an exclusive club for Silicon...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stop By?, on Apr 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 28 comments | 4700 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Disconnect Between Liberal Aspirations and Liberal Housing Policy is Killing Coastal U.S. Cities

http://www.betterinstitutions.com/blog/2016/3/27/liberal-cities-housing-policy-hypocrisy Excellent article on housing...

Original post made by housing on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:32 pm | 18 comments | 307 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers - please allow kids to email instead of printing homework

Besides saving lots of paper, this will also save a lot of money for the parents. I'm really tired of paying outrageous...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by David Hernandez, on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 24 comments | 11484 Views

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Stanford students, faculty, alumni call for new sexual-assault survey

A growing chorus of students, faculty and now alumni are calling on Stanford University to issue a new climate survey to...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Alumna, on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:44 am | 8 comments | 4764 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two new neighborhoods seek parking restrictions

As downtown Palo Alto prepares for new parking restrictions on its residential streets, two other sections of the city have...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by @CalAve Employee, on Apr 22, 2016 at 10:36 am | 38 comments | 4690 Views

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Home Front

<B><B>CAMPUS LANDSCAPE HEAD HONORED . . .</B> The American Society of Landscape Architects has named <B>Cathrine Deino Blake</B>...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 712 Views

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Living on the outside

While their East Coast roots drew them to the traditional Old Palo Alto home in 2003, Rebecca and Marc Friend knew from the...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1423 Views

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Housing plan for Maybell site wins neighborhood support

Three years after residents rose up to oppose and, ultimately, defeat a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue, some...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 21, 2016 at 11:23 pm | 44 comments | 4285 Views

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More seniors becoming homeless in Santa Clara County

The faces of Palo Alto's and other homeless Santa Clara County residents are getting older, as more seniors are becoming...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2016
Last comment by Don't be a loud hypocrite, on Apr 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 13 comments | 2502 Views

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A bawdy swashbuckler

TheatreWorks brings us the regional premiere of a new translation of Edmond Rostand's classic play, "Cyrano," breathing fresh...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2016
Last comment by Bob March, on Apr 21, 2016 at 7:25 pm | 3 comments | 1449 Views

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Palo Alto adopts new carbon-cutting target

With Earth Day just around the corner, Palo Alto officials on Monday renewed their vows to their native planet when they...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 21, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 36 comments | 2058 Views

RESTAURANTS

Budding palate

Daniel Frishberg may be just 12 years old, but he's an opinionated kid foodie, or "koodie," with a budding palate and an...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Christine, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:33 pm | 1 comment | 1314 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

American Lung Association gives Santa Clara County F-grade for air pollution

Report in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/science/ci_29791136/state-air-bay-area-one-most-polluted-u Air pollution...

Original post made by parent on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by Obvious!, on Apr 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm | 6 comments | 226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposal: three new bike routes, 266 fewer parking spots

A proposal to greatly expand Palo Alto's network of bike boulevards would bring new traffic circles, "sharrow" road markings,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by bikes, on Apr 21, 2016 at 8:00 am | 37 comments | 3914 Views
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