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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 2579 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 21 comments | 4550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs increased parcel tax

All of the Palo Alto school board members expressed support Tuesday night for what they said is a much-needed financial injection...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:43 am | 60 comments | 6027 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New police chief brings new attitude

When East Palo Alto's new police Chief Albert Pardini took over in November, he inherited a department that was struggling...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by What?, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:05 am | 9 comments | 5464 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks feedback on new traffic-reduction nonprofit

Palo Alto's bid to create a nonprofit that would manage downtown's traffic-reduction programs will be the focus of a community...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by iParkomat, on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 21 comments | 2683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To sleep, perchance to dream of change

The Palo Alto Weekly article (Jan. 9) on the sleep assembly at Gunn High School continued a lively discussion on how we can...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 57 comments | 5061 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council OKs new bike routes on Churchill and Maybell

Students biking to Palo Alto's two public high schools and southernmost middle school will be getting help with their commutes,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent alum, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike bridge designs wow planning commissioners

One cries for attention with its prominent red arch and a row of changing lights. The other is an understated ribbon that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 44 comments | 7753 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:12 am | 43 comments | 6178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Salary hikes approved for Palo Alto council members

In the latest sign of the city's growing economic fortunes, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to raise the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 22 comments | 3304 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Groundbreaking piece on East Palo Alto and the development of Silicon Valley

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/10/east-of-palo-altos-eden/...

Original post made by Michael on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 129 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man fatally shot in East Palo Alto

Police in East Palo Alto this morning are investigating a Wednesday night shooting death. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/01/22/man-fatally-shot-...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by too much, on Jan 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 2866 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's happening here?

Construction crews have begun tearing down the old Bloomingdale's store at Stanford Shopping Center on Jan. 14. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 2595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magical Bridge Playground looking for innovative play experience for hearing impaired

Calling all Magical Thinkers & Tinkers .... Magical Bridge needs YOUR input! We just learned our music zone needs one...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 92 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 am | 6 comments | 3713 Views

SPORTS

Andrew Luck feeling deflated by loss to Patriots

Interview on NFL.COM: http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap3000000461932/article/andrew-luck-things-can-be-blown-out-of-proportion...

Original post made by stanford man on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site

In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:58 am | 29 comments | 6500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike improvements eyed around Palo Alto high schools

With about two dozen bike projects already in the works in Palo Alto, city officials are preparing to sign off on two more...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by just wondering, on Jan 21, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 30 comments | 5032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Protesters block traffic on San Mateo bridge

More than 100 Stanford University students and community members stormed the San Mateo-Hayward bridge in a "Reclaim MLK"...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Keep-The-Roads-And-Bridges-Open, on Jan 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 34 comments | 7296 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Securities and Exchange Commission charges Palo Alto man with scamming investors, venture capitalists

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has charged a former Palo Alto owner of several defunct investment entities with...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by wow, on Jan 21, 2015 at 3:31 pm | 11 comments | 4336 Views
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