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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Repeal the Plastic Bag Ban

Seeing as we have people running for City Council, I am strongly urging the candidates to promise a repeal on the egregious...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by midtown resident, on Jul 21, 2016 at 5:50 am | 14 comments | 401 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district stunned by tax shortfall

The Palo Alto school district is suddenly facing a $3.7 million budget gap due to a new property-tax revenue estimate from...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by BP dad, on Jul 21, 2016 at 12:16 am | 64 comments | 12646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The public-transit conundrum

Amid ever-increasing local gridlock, a booming economy and a growing population, Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Allen Akin, on Jul 20, 2016 at 8:58 pm | 52 comments | 7965 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

University Heights

A midday walk down the wide, straight street of Cloud Avenue provides a few signs of the charming and changing nature of...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by William L Grimm, on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:57 pm | 1 comment | 3822 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site

The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm | 57 comments | 6928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn grad leads Crisis Text Line's Bay Area efforts

Palo Alto native and Gunn High School graduate Libby Craig is leading Crisis Text Line's efforts to grow the 24-7 support...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by LisaD, on Jul 20, 2016 at 1:47 pm | 3 comments | 6699 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Beltramo's, Menlo Park Hardware burglarized

Burglars struck at two Menlo Park businesses over past several days: Beltramo's Wine & Spirits on July 14, and Menlo Park...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jul 20, 2016 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 2214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vigil of reconciliation brings hope in East Palo Alto

Fear along with a commitment to unity and understanding marked a Monday night vigil in East Palo Alto held in light of the...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Harry Callahan, on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:42 pm | 2 comments | 785 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girl competing with 13-15 national synchro team

Palo Alto High incoming freshman Chesnie Cheung will be part of the United States 13-15 National Synchronized Swimming Team...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by PColombo, on Jul 19, 2016 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents worry about speeding along Bol Park Path

Metal fences that cross the Bol Park Path to slow down bicyclists will soon be taken down, to the consternation of some residents...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jul 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm | 19 comments | 4417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teen entrepreneurs learn along with their campers

It started out as a way to make money to pay their way onto club sports teams. Now, Josh and Noah Yuen's FUN-damentals Sports...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 19, 2016 at 9:18 am | 3 comments | 4942 Views

AROUND TOWN

Advice for Pokemon gamers?

Hi We are hoping to spend some time hunting this weekend as the kids are really into this. Anybody willing to share the...

Original post made by Gamer parent on Jul. 16, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:59 am | 7 comments | 364 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FAA approves Surf Air route to take planes over Bay

Commuter airline Surf Air has received permission from the Federal Aviation Administration to start flying a new approach...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2016
Last comment by NIMBYism, on Jul 19, 2016 at 8:27 am | 23 comments | 3468 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook willing to pay Menlo Park $15 million-plus for company's expansion

Menlo Park could reap more than $15 million in one-time payments and contributions and hefty annual payments from Facebook...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Reality, on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:03 pm | 2 comments | 1573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

So ugly I drive a different route

That new mega-something being built on JJ&F Market's old site (El Camino between Stanford and College) is such a ghastly...

Original post made by Wade on Jul. 16, 2016
Last comment by Vomit inducing, on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:45 pm | 15 comments | 431 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Clement Hotel slashes its rates and more

This week's column includes news on the massive redevelopment of San Antonio Center in Mountain View and all-inclusive Clement...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by KH, on Jul 18, 2016 at 4:18 pm | 5 comments | 6183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou announces bid for City Council

Lydia Kou, a longtime neighborhood volunteer who in recent years has emerged as a leading critic of Palo Alto's land-use...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jul 18, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 44 comments | 5021 Views

AROUND TOWN

Explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am

Does anyone know the source of explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am?...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by 2nd ammendment, on Jul 18, 2016 at 1:33 pm | 3 comments | 250 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's zoo bobcat dies at 22

He was a handsome, tawny, white and black-spotted critter with large green eyes. For 22 years Rufus the bobcat gave thousands...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Rainbow Bridge, on Jul 18, 2016 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 3193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Suddenly, a school budget crisis some feared

The Palo Alto Unified School District's new fiscal year is just 15 days old, but the impossible has already happened. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2016
Last comment by Idiocracy, on Jul 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 48 comments | 3993 Views
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