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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority against opening new high school

A majority of the Palo Alto school board stated unequivocally Tuesday night that they don't support even the exploration...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by My Take, on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:43 am | 47 comments | 6954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks for new parks to meet growing demand

From the tranquil expanse of Foothills Park to the energized hive of Johnson Park, Palo Alto has no shortage of green spaces...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:41 am | 4 comments | 651 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anyone go to Superbowl festivities in S.F?

We are thinking of going this Saturday. Any advice? Thanks!...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:21 am | 2 comments | 408 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A 'moon shot' denied

Three of Palo Alto's five school board members courageously and emphatically said 'no' Tuesday night to initiating a months-long...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Innovator, on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 44 comments | 7798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eshoo bills aim to cut airplane noise

Responding to an upswell of concern from Palo Altans about increasing airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo unveiled today...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Simon, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 70 comments | 7543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An awkward alliance

Two strong-willed former mayors, often at odds, strangely find themselves the new leadership team of City Council divided...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Paly Wally, on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 19 comments | 5873 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto prepares for Super Bowl 50

With an estimated 2 million visitors expected to arrive in Bay Area cities during the week leading up to Super Bowl 50, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 68 comments | 12598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to weigh new designs for rail intersections

Should Churchill Avenue be closed to car traffic near its intersection with the Caltrain corridor? Should East Meadow Drive...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 17 comments | 4241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown's parking-permit zone set to expand

With Palo Alto's parking congestion now spreading from the heart of downtown to surrounding neighborhoods, city officials...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by T. Johnson, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:12 am | 46 comments | 5067 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HSBC to Halt Mortgage Loans to Chinese Nationals with B Visas

From today's Wall Street Journal: http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/18972-hsbc-to-halt-mortgage-loans-to-certain-chinese-nationals "HSBC...

Original post made by wsj reader on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by nyt reader, on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:29 pm | 9 comments | 777 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules for hazardous chemicals advance in Palo Alto

A proposal championed by Barron Park residents to ban businesses with large stockpiles of toxic chemicals from setting up...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jan 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm | 10 comments | 2894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing up hazy rules surrounding drones

Look up in the sky these days and you might just see a drone buzzing around. These small autonomous fliers are getting cheaper...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 31, 2016 at 11:24 am | 4 comments | 852 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New district equity coordinator has deep background in bilingual ed

Palo Alto's first-ever equity coordinator was raised in a small agricultural town in California's Central Valley by an immigrant...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Culturally incompetent, on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:25 am | 6 comments | 5173 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical leader and surgeon R. Hewlett Lee dies at 89

R. Hewlett "Hewey" Lee, M.D., a leader for decades in medical affairs in Palo Alto, Stanford University and statewide, died...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Rochelle Winston Davies, on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:15 am | 5 comments | 690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Alum, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 12 comments | 7030 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Real estate investor gets five-year federal sentence

A longtime Palo Alto and Mountain View real estate investor has received a five-year federal prison term on Aug. 20 for bilking...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm | 17 comments | 7555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Starbuck's Midtown is closed

Anyone know why? Guessing lack of sales, but wondering if anyone has the scoop. They opened in 1998. ...

Original post made by Huh? on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad , on Jan 30, 2016 at 11:30 am | 5 comments | 605 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A joyful 'Noise'

From handmade acoustic instruments to powerful distorted electronics, from teenage phenoms to music-world veterans, KZSU's...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 30, 2016 at 11:23 am | 3 comments | 8190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Newborn successfully treated at Stanford

An infant facing a breathing crisis underwent specialized jaw lengthening surgery at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital....

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Amazing, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:21 am | 2 comments | 1975 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect at large in south Palo Alto sexual battery

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly grabbed a woman's breasts after offering her gardening services and...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by @ Dana, on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:53 am | 14 comments | 7156 Views
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