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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge proposed traffic signal on Page Mill

A proposal by state, county and local officials to add a traffic signal at the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:06 am | 63 comments | 3823 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto growth brings traffic angst to Los Altos Hills

Spurred by a popular outcry over planned traffic signals at the busy interchange of Interstate 280 and Page Mill Road, Los...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by First Responder, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 36 comments | 5204 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls dedicating new parkland

A long forgotten and largely abandoned parcel of city-owned land next to Foothills Park could be spruced up and added to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted 2, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 38 comments | 2795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fun with dogs, teens and the environment

Three finalists in the City of Palo Alto's current Apps Challenge are gearing their inventions towards neighborhoods and...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Homeless Dogs, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 4998 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letters to the editor

<B>Caring about residents Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/03/21/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2014
Last comment by Carol, on Mar 23, 2014 at 4:14 am | 1 comment | 728 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 Sparty, on Mar 23, 2014 at 3:39 am | 134 comments | 10824 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 | 5512 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

At least 6 police cars racing down Middlefield tonight

Around 9:30pm tonight, I was driving down Middlefield, and in the space of about five minutes, at least 6 police cars raced...

Original post made by What happened? on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Getting a pulse' on Palo Alto teens

Nearly 200 Palo Alto teens ponder the question "What's it like to be you?" in a narrated art exhibit that's opening Friday...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Betty, on Mar 22, 2014 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 2240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new deal with largest union

The Palo Alto City Council swiftly and unanimously approved on Monday night a new contract with the city's largest labor...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Oh well, on Mar 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 23 comments | 1930 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board huddles in closed session on superintendent search

Palo Alto school board members briefly huddled with search consultants behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss possible...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by THIS time, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 1245 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Gloria'

Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by twasil, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 809 Views

AROUND TOWN

Making a new downtown

On Aug. 19, 1904, a grocer named Frank Backus joined dozens of merchants and fellow Mayfield residents in asking the Board...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 30 comments | 5025 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drought affects wildlife on first day of spring

The sunny, warm weather may be a pleasure for humans, but it is showing signs of negatively impacting local wildlife, a Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by HowToHelpCreatures, on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm | 4 comments | 2675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Business for Education Excellence - great source of data on PA schools

The California Business for Education Excellence is a great source of data on PA schools. www.cbee.org/ This is a...

Original post made by Marie on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by They make a disaster, on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Baylands boardwalk is closed

Saw this on the "Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PAbaylands The boardwalk...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by WilliamR, on Mar 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm | 16 comments | 1240 Views

SPORTS

Menlo wins first showdown with SHP in new league

==BI Wednesday's prep baseball== In recent years, Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School meeting in baseball usually meant only...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Phil Kelly, on Mar 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 1 comment | 723 Views

AROUND TOWN

University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm | 87 comments | 10432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Box Tops for Education"

Do any of the schools or other organizations in the community collect the little "Box Tops for Education" coupons that so...

Original post made by WilliamR on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Incident Wednesday, March 12, on Maybell Avenue

For any readers who might have noticed some police activity Wednesday evening near Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real, here's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Actually, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 10 comments | 609 Views
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