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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 33086 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters knock out College Terrace fire

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that began in a back room of a house on the 2100 block of Princeton Street after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Margit, on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 7 comments | 32877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 32363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cops to wear cameras in Palo Alto

Drivers who get pulled over by motorcycle cops in Palo Alto rarely feel like smiling. The Police Department's proposal to...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by coooper, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 15 comments | 32253 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gem of open space

For decades, coyotes, hawks and dusky-footed woodrats have roamed the secluded INE Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Few...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 19 comments | 31928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Delayed election could doom Maybell project

When Palo Alto officials convene tonight to determine their next steps on a divisive Maybell development, dollars and cents...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 11, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 43 comments | 31917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversy mars Newell Bridge debate

Residents on either side of Newell bridge, a 102-year-old structure that links Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, agree that it...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Andrew Kloak, on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm | 61 comments | 31817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge success: Are we setting the right goals for our kids?

As a Palo Alto mom of a third grader and sixth grader, I admit I sometimes feel uneasy about the future. These anxious moments...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2008
Last comment by why not?, on Dec 28, 2008 at 7:32 pm | 82 comments | 31725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar consensus emerges

A consensus emerged on the touchy issue of the Palo Alto school calendar Tuesday as Board of Education members indicated...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Another Palo Alto Res, on Oct 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm | 21 comments | 31008 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At shuttered swim center, community seeks answers, action

Clients of the Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto expressed their sense of loss -- and anxiety -- Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Katharine Untch, on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 27 comments | 30903 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto expands public-art program

Palo Alto's vocal art critics will soon have plenty to cheer, jeer, laugh and complain about thanks to the City Council's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 17 comments | 30878 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New voices join Palo Alto's growth debate

Palo Alto's aggressive push to get the public more involved in upgrading the city's official land-use vision appeared to...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 14, 2014 at 12:31 am | 252 comments | 30858 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

End of chapter for Kepler's Books and Magazines

Clark Kepler, current leader of Kepler's Books and Magazines in Menlo Park, is retiring from the store his father founded...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2012
Last comment by too late for this, on Jan 17, 2012 at 6:44 am | 30 comments | 30805 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Julian, on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 30643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OpEd: Don't sacrifice August by forcing early school start

The August summer break for Palo Alto schoolchildren and their families is on the chopping block, and little will be gained...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Paly Grad 09, on May 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | 111 comments | 30613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Shelter

They arrived en masse, wielding signs, wearing buttons and clutching letters and petitions. By the time the four members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm | 54 comments | 30519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs timeline on opening new school

Palo Alto school board members will vote by June on a location for a new elementary school, and also whether that school...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 30488 Views

RESTAURANTS

As kosher as it gets

Many restaurants struggle to stand out from the crowd. Not a problem for The Kitchen Table, celebrating six months of strictly...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2009
Last comment by student, on Dec 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm | 1 comment | 30253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at narrow sidewalks

There are few places in Palo Alto where dreams and reality clash as starkly as on El Camino Real. Envisioned as a "Grand...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 53 comments | 30152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: More mall, restaurants flock downtown

In this week's Shop Talk column, read the latest on Stanford Shopping Center's big expansion, three new restaurants set to...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ed Keyani, on Aug 21, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 4 comments | 30050 Views
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