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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by SteveU, 15 minutes ago | 56 comments | 1432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why so few hospital beds for teens?

The absence of adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds in Santa Clara County — described by one Palo Alto child and adolescent...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by sped parent, 44 minutes ago | 7 comments | 2002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

There's simply not much on the market

Would-be home buyers can count on frustration this spring as they confront the reality of today's market: Inventory of homes...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by peninsula resident, 46 minutes ago | 9 comments | 436 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buses parking and setting up as business offices and taking our parking

Came across a bus being used as an office. They say that provided they move every 72 hours, it is legal. http://startuponabus.com/story-time/ Start...

Original post made by Concerned on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by Samuel L, 48 minutes ago | 19 comments | 419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn launches business club in partnership with community

Flanked by the company's chief operating officer and chief management officer, the two co-chief executive officers called...

Original post made on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by Proud parent, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 2337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto pledges $8M to preserve Buena Vista

With the fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park still up the air, Palo Alto's city manager announced on Friday that he will...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Desert Jack, 2 hours ago | 72 comments | 6817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Snapping Turtle, 3 hours ago | 29 comments | 5633 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crafted cups

Third-wave coffee pioneer Blue Bottle Coffee is serving up its carefully crafted cups of java out of Palo Alto's historic...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Que Pasa, 4 hours ago | 3 comments | 932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto dies

A woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning has died, the Santa Clara County Coroner has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by brkaplan, 6 hours ago | 97 comments | 13260 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Preventive Medicine for Stroke (or Anything Else)?

Where do you go to get a true preventive and science-based approach for stroke prevention for life? Is there a website so...

Original post made by middle-aged palo altan on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by middle-aged palo altan, 6 hours ago | 4 comments | 162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeless shelter seeks neighbors' input

Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization offering emergency shelter to homeless women, is exploring various...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, 6 hours ago | 36 comments | 3259 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pilot was arrested prior to disappearance

A flight instructor who allegedly stole a plane from the Palo Alto Municipal Airport and [http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/15/palo-alto-flight-instructor-vanishes-over-pacific...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Jon R, 16 hours ago | 23 comments | 8616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Search for missing Palo Alto flight instructor entails massive area of Pacific Ocean

The search area of the Pacific Ocean for missing flight instructor William James McAdams is so vast that the U.S. Coast Guard...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by It's all a game..., 16 hours ago | 23 comments | 3221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown post office considers move to Alma

Citing critical loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is considering moving its downtown branch to Alma Street at the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Another glass box?, 16 hours ago | 18 comments | 3410 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls splash to a state title in 200 free relay

It was just a week ago that the Palo Alto girls swam away with the 200-yard freestyle relay at the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by GraceZ, 16 hours ago | 1 comment | 588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, 17 hours ago | 63 comments | 6902 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gets new center for domestic-violence services

A domestic-violence services center for women in affluent communities is now headquartered in Palo Alto. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Peter, on May 23, 2015 at 4:21 pm | 6 comments | 4535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto crossing guard does his part to make kids feel safe, joyous

Charles Gaters' gregarious presence as a local crossing guard since 2010 has been gratefully received by his manager, parents,...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Bob, on May 23, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 24 comments | 3831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford Driving School closed; other options?

My oldest child used Stanford Driving School to learn how to drive, along with most of her friends. I went to book lessons...

Original post made by Mom on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 23, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 7 comments | 505 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure heads toward final chapter

With the City Council just days away from making a decision on the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, supporters of...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Me, on May 23, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 27 comments | 3510 Views
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