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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On the front line

A babushka with a rubber stamp can be scarier than a masked man with a gun, says reporter Noah Sneider, who's had to negotiate...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 7322 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are there still parrots (conures) around Palo Alto?

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Original post made by Looking for Parrots on Feb. 17, 2007
Last comment by Ross Smith , on Sep 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 21 comments | 7321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Support the Magical Bridge playground at Mitchell Park

Palo Alto Community, Right in time for the holiday season, is a cause which needs your help to become a reality. The...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Nov. 9, 2012
Last comment by Peter Chen, on Nov 12, 2012 at 6:20 pm | 10 comments | 7319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district committee drops Everyday Math

After devoting an entire school year to testing out new math materials at Palo Alto's elementary schools and selecting three...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Theodore, on Sep 5, 2016 at 2:27 pm | 37 comments | 7319 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto votes to fight PG&E 'power grab'

Palo Alto will battle a PG&E-backed statewide ballot initiative that would make it more difficult for public electricity...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Fireman, on Feb 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 47 comments | 7319 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Downed phone lines snarl traffic on Highway 101

Traffic in both directions was disrupted for about 45 minutes on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City this morning after phone...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2012
Last comment by PG&E or AT&T, on Sep 6, 2012 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 7317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ends legal feud with Mitchell Park Library contractor

Days after Palo Alto celebrated the grand opening of its new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the city has reached...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 31 comments | 7315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High School Girls Cutting Themselves

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Original post made by LivinginPaloAlto on Jan. 31, 2007
Last comment by JUL, on Oct 6, 2007 at 4:22 pm | 24 comments | 7313 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Stanford student sentenced in poisoning case

Xiangyu Ouyang, a former Stanford University graduate student who [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/print/2015/04/01/stanford-graduate-student-accused-of-poisoning-lab-mates...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin, on Jan 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 14 comments | 7311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Help! Drunk birds bother neighbor!

Our house has a cottoneaster in the back corner of the property, you know, spindly tall tree with clusters of bright orange...

Original post made by anne on Mar. 29, 2011
Last comment by anne, on Mar 31, 2011 at 4:35 pm | 18 comments | 7309 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Festival of the Arts returns to Palo Alto

The annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts returns Aug. 22-23 and will bring together more than 300 hundred artists, local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by Janice Viariseo-Bothwell, on Aug 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 8 comments | 7304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista

"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 am | 109 comments | 7302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto asks court to dismiss Buena Vista suit

Calling it a "baseless suit," the City of Palo Alto is asking a federal court to reject a court challenge that was leveled...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by bystander , on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:23 am | 61 comments | 7302 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student arrested in fatal DUI crash

A 24-year-old Stanford student was arrested early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after he drove the wrong way onto...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Soldevila15, on Nov 1, 2013 at 9:38 pm | 16 comments | 7301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by VERG Menlo Park, on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 114 comments | 7298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City adopts plan to revamp waste operations

As Palo Alto prepares to dramatically overhaul how it handles its waste, city officials and residents remain at odds over...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 12, 2012 at 2:20 pm | 38 comments | 7292 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Heat closes three Palo Alto libraries early

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Original post made on Jul. 8, 2008
Last comment by Dave, on Jul 15, 2008 at 6:30 am | 98 comments | 7291 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tesla wins approval for new signs

Three days after Palo Alto officials approved a large, illuminated sign for the Grocery Outlet store at Alma Village, the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Pants on fire..., on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 37 comments | 7291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reforms may demand change to Gunn 'bell schedule'

Gunn High School's daily "bell schedule" may have to change in 2014-2015 to make time in the school week for full delivery...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Gunn parent of 3, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 46 comments | 7290 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police probe two street robberies and a burglary

Palo Alto police are investigating two attempted street robberies and one residential burglary that occurred in the north...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2011
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm | 30 comments | 7290 Views
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Dropping naps
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Will self-driving cars hurt Cozy Coupe sales?
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The "You're despicable" style of politics
By Douglas Moran | 29 comments | 1,664 views

Taboo Topics
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Death by Diet
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