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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 33 comments | 6198 Views

SPORTS

Thompson leads Stanford women past USC in Pac-12 hoops

Lili Thompson scored 21 points, making her first 12 free throws in the process, in helping the 11th-ranked Stanford women's...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Maryanne Welton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 1593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speedy bus service planned for El Camino

While Caltrain dreams of electrification and California's high-speed rail project slogs through its design process, Santa...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Eugene B., on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 23 comments | 4777 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Ding Dong, on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 51 comments | 5394 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Jan 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments | 1931 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto

Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by PA North, on Jan 25, 2015 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 4688 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 442 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Protest on San Mateo Bridge caused crashes, CHP says

A regional division chief of the California Highway Patrol responded to at least four collisions resulting from protesters'...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 31 comments | 3557 Views

SPORTS

Roberson helps Stanford women rally to hoops win

Briana Roberson earned her first start and played like she wanted to stay there, scoring a career-high 21 points as the 11th-ranked...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Chatham Forbes, on Jan 24, 2015 at 7:19 pm | 1 comment | 1510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs increased parcel tax

All of the Palo Alto school board members expressed support Tuesday night for what they said is a much-needed financial injection...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:43 am | 60 comments | 6499 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks feedback on new traffic-reduction nonprofit

Palo Alto's bid to create a nonprofit that would manage downtown's traffic-reduction programs will be the focus of a community...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by iParkomat, on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 21 comments | 2937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To sleep, perchance to dream of change

The Palo Alto Weekly article (Jan. 9) on the sleep assembly at Gunn High School continued a lively discussion on how we can...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 57 comments | 5510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council OKs new bike routes on Churchill and Maybell

Students biking to Palo Alto's two public high schools and southernmost middle school will be getting help with their commutes,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent alum, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 663 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike bridge designs wow planning commissioners

One cries for attention with its prominent red arch and a row of changing lights. The other is an understated ribbon that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 44 comments | 8216 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:12 am | 43 comments | 6338 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Salary hikes approved for Palo Alto council members

In the latest sign of the city's growing economic fortunes, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to raise the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 22 comments | 3669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Groundbreaking piece on East Palo Alto and the development of Silicon Valley

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/10/east-of-palo-altos-eden/...

Original post made by Michael on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 186 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man fatally shot in East Palo Alto

Police in East Palo Alto this morning are investigating a Wednesday night shooting death. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/01/22/man-fatally-shot-...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by too much, on Jan 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 3375 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's happening here?

Construction crews have begun tearing down the old Bloomingdale's store at Stanford Shopping Center on Jan. 14. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 2947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magical Bridge Playground looking for innovative play experience for hearing impaired

Calling all Magical Thinkers & Tinkers .... Magical Bridge needs YOUR input! We just learned our music zone needs one...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 159 Views
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