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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to offer more grants to low-income entrepreneurs

The City of Palo Alto's year-old Microenterprise Assistance Program, which provides grants to low-income business owners,...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:29 am | 4 comments | 3507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards

Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:40 pm | 5 comments | 2161 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Explain the "new" Town Forum

Maybe someone can explain the new Town Square and specifically the way editing works now. In some threads I see the following "Due...

Original post made by longtime weekly reader on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 20, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 278 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mark Zuckerberg makes surprise visit to Sequoia High

Sequoia High School students and staff were treated to a surprise visit by Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg at a...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Wondering?, on Sep 20, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 13 comments | 6500 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto men plead not guilty to beating elderly cyclist

Two 18-year-olds who allegedly punched a 68-year-old man off his bicycle and kicked him in the chest during a robbery pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Sad, on Sep 20, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 1383 Views

SPORTS

Menlo women reach defining moment with volleyball win

There are certain points over the course of a season that helps define a team's progress. The Menlo College women's volleyball...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Sep 20, 2014 at 11:23 am | 1 comment | 328 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police advise how to identify real or fake cops

The Palo Alto Police Department has issued an advisory for how residents can distinguish a real police officer from an impersonator...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:38 pm | 8 comments | 3093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone notice the funny smelling tap water?

tap Water on this end of town taste like well water and smells like skunkey lake water. Any off you notice the difference??? Wonder...

Original post made by HUTCH 7.62 on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm | 1 comment | 146 Views

RESTAURANTS

Where pizza calls, lasagna answers

My mother never made lasagna. We ate spaghetti Bolognese every Thursday, although we just called it "noodles with meat sauce."...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Sep 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 278 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fast is Not Always Better

Recently as a pedestrian I was struck by a car in the Town and Country Square. I was dazed and confused, without realizing...

Original post made by cindy mason on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Call Back, on Sep 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks $9.4M from Mitchell Park Library contractor

Palo Alto is seeking more than $9 million from a contractor that the city deems primarily responsible for the botched reconstruction...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 23 comments | 3468 Views

SPORTS

Rare bye week gives Stanford some important time off

==BI Cardinal notebook== For the first time in three years, Stanford football coach David Shaw actually has a little time...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 811 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 3284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto community fixture Ellen Wyman dies at 86

Ellen Wyman, a longtime resident and activist in Palo Alto, died on Sunday, Sept. 14, following years of frail health, her...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by JoyO, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:24 am | 9 comments | 361 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Mosquito fogging in Menlo Park

Parts of Menlo Park will be sprayed for mosquitoes tonight to curb the spread of the West Nile virus, according to the San...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by cindy mason, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 6 comments | 1374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace JJ&F meets with opposition, skepticism

A proposal by the project developer's son to run the new grocery store at College Terrace Centre proved to be a tough sell...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Zapatos, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 26 comments | 11057 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect

A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 52 comments | 3618 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Quotes by Simitian making me not want to vote for Simitian

Wow, I used to support Simitian, but the quotes in the Scharff and Shepherd ads are just advertising how out of touch he...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Toss Them Out of Offfice, on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 5 comments | 249 Views

AROUND TOWN

Offspring of famous are Stanford freshmen

Rob Lowe and Katie Couric dropped off their children yesterday at Stanford University. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2759468/Class-celebrity-offspring-Katie-Couric-Ro...

Original post made by Mom on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by So?, on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 4 comments | 383 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys' soccer team takes nation's No. 1 ranking into the national championships

Gunn High graduate Daniel Tirosh was only eight years old when he joined the Palo Alto Soccer Club's Blue 93 Panthers. Every...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by long live PA blue 93, on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 1545 Views
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