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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 4287 Views

SPORTS

Bill Green was more than just a remarkable sprinter

Bill Green's life went by just too fast, nearly as quick as he was at Cubberley High when he blazed to a reputation as one...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by joe wilson, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:16 am | 13 comments | 5103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 16380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ShopTalk: Ming's still open, downtown retail moves out

Ming's isn't closing as planned, as construction has been delayed, and two prime retail spaces in downtown Palo Alto are...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Jun 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 1100 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery Outlet opens today at Alma Village

Discount food store Grocery Outlet will open its first Palo Alto store on Thursday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting and a...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by ...and now...., on Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 50 comments | 8463 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council reduction heads to the ballot

Palo Alto voters will have a chance to reduce the number of seats on their City Council in November after a deeply ambivalent...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 22, 2014 at 12:31 pm | 17 comments | 2050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto joins effort to reform Prop. 13

Palo Alto became the latest California city on Monday to officially come out in favor of reforming Proposition 13, though...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 22, 2014 at 9:12 am | 26 comments | 3515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise council salaries

Having approved raises for most city workers over the past year, the Palo Alto City Council is now shifting its focus toward...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jun 22, 2014 at 2:54 am | 11 comments | 1644 Views

AROUND TOWN

Herriot files appeal in Channing House case

Sally Herriot, the 90-year-old Channing House resident who fought being moved against her will from her independent-living...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 38 comments | 3117 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smoldering railroad tie stops trains

A railroad tie on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto shut down train service on Friday afternoon, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Big Al, on Jun 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 1980 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google makes big real estate buy in south Palo Alto

Mountain View-based Google Inc. has bought seven properties on East Meadow Circle in south Palo Alto, an area the city has...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 21, 2014 at 7:59 am | 50 comments | 3909 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Back Yard Smoke

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Original post made by Richard on Jun. 3, 2006
Last comment by Get a big fan, on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:45 am | 24 comments | 6834 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google expands into Stanford Research Park

Mountain View-based Google is continuing its quiet expansion into Palo Alto, with two new Stanford Research Park spaces joining...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by BringBacktheHorse, on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:16 am | 15 comments | 4086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board set to vote on challenging OCR

The Palo Alto school board will vote Tuesday on a resolution sharply criticizing the federal Office for Civil Rights for...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by another parent, on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm | 23 comments | 4182 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plans to take over airport, despite snag

Just as Palo Alto is planning an ambitious takeover of Palo Alto Airport operations from Santa Clara County, the facility...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 118 comments | 6414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Striving for a higher stage

The recently launched local youth stage company, A Theatre Near U, is meant to "introduce kids to a higher level of acting,"...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by A Supporter, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 955 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undisclosed meetings, private funds cloud downtown debate

In July 2011, just weeks after Palo Alto approved the mammoth expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center -- the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 am | 78 comments | 7414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Humane Society eyes new animal shelter

After two years of uncertainty and a brush with closure, Palo Alto's aged animal shelter could undergo a radical expansion...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bunny Wunny, on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:53 am | 22 comments | 2742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Palo Alto school chief vows 'open, frequent' communication

Palo Alto's incoming school-district superintendent Tuesday made a commitment to communicate "frequently, openly and clearly"...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hopeful, on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 8 comments | 1779 Views

AROUND TOWN

Magical Bridge Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, June 23rd at 11 am

Dear Palo Alto Community. We can't believe it... but MAGIC IS REALLY HAPPENING IN PALO ALTO! Please join us for the...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Goody, goody, on Jun 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm | 1 comment | 141 Views
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