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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks truce in Maybell zoning battle

Palo Alto's rancorous and highly emotional debate over a proposed senior-housing development on Maybell Avenue will spill...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:52 am | 59 comments | 27291 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders a digital billboard

When Palo Alto leaders talk about building a "leading digital city," they're usually talking about open data and high-speed...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Henry, on Oct 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 68 comments | 27195 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks at trenches for Caltrain

Commuting by train may be on the rise in job-rich Palo Alto, but when the City Council meets on Monday to discuss the local...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 37 comments | 27194 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd, Kniss to lead City Council in 2014

Nancy Shepherd, an accountant with a flair for crunching numbers and diplomacy, will lead the city as mayor in 2014 after...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of hemzau, on Jan 16, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 78 comments | 27027 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 | 26896 Views

AROUND TOWN

From FLY speck to mighty force for good

It started out as an idea in the minds of incarcerated boys 13 years ago. But Christa Gannon turned a fly-speck of a program...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Hastings, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm | 5 comments | 26859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New hotels could sustain city programs

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Original post made by Karen White on May. 31, 2006
Last comment by Ted Mulvaney, on Jun 1, 2006 at 4:44 pm | 3 comments | 26690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Franco to teach high-school film class

People like to use the phrase, "Only in Palo Alto." It certainly will be thrown around with the news that actor and Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 48 comments | 26668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fixes planned for Palo Alto's iconic egg sculpture

Palo Alto's famous circuit-board egg sculpture, "Digital DNA," may soon receive a major facelift -- and it won't be cheap....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by pat, on Dec 21, 2011 at 9:54 am | 34 comments | 26606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman steals purse, spends $2,000 at Nordstrom

A woman walked into a downtown Palo Alto office building, stole a change purse from a desk drawer and promptly went on a...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by EF, on Nov 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 7 comments | 26430 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Deception -- or alternate business model?

Local residents have been caught in a five-year debate over the activities of one man, a real-estate investor named Jason...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by David B, on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:02 am | 19 comments | 26411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 26401 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Taking the leash law into their own hands

Which laws are okay to break, and who gets to decide? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=4660...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2008
Last comment by Mama, on Dec 22, 2008 at 12:09 pm | 23 comments | 26187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horrific crash prompts license re-examination for driver

The 90-year-old driver whose car jumped a curve in downtown Menlo Park and pinned twin 6-year-old brothers against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim Hols, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21 am | 45 comments | 26007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto civic hackathon aims to spur innovation

From lasers and marshmallow shooters to tech workshops and TED-style talks, Palo Alto's colorful and eclectic celebration...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 5 comments | 26003 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow

With a rotating head and two strong arms, the Personal Robot 2 from Menlo Park-based Willow Garage can navigate by itself...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by oliver, on Mar 17, 2013 at 2:52 am | 6 comments | 25997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Development Center, Palo Alto quietly untangles its bureaucracy

The Development Center at 285 Hamilton Ave. has undergone a quiet but dramatic transformation in the two years since City...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by matt williams fan, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23 am | 18 comments | 25937 Views

SPORTS

A lack of making plays proved the difference in loss to USC

==BI Stanford football notebook== During the chaos that ensued after Saturday night after USC's 20-17 upset win against...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Ben Factor, on Nov 20, 2013 at 12:45 am | 5 comments | 25905 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Metals fire put out; 'Shelter in place' lifted

After extinguishing the metals fire that prompted "shelter in place" alerts from several Peninsula cities, Redwood City announced...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Shut it down, on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:21 am | 47 comments | 25828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford program takes aim at eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses involving abnormal, unhealthy eating behaviors, including anorexia nervosa...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Whatamess, on Jul 14, 2014 at 9:43 am | 8 comments | 25815 Views
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