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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A wasteful referendum

Perhaps it was too much to expect the Palo Alto City Council to demonstrate they understood why many neighbors of a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 96 comments | 5323 Views

AROUND TOWN

Refugees honor man who helped them start over

After the end of the Vietnam War in 1975, many Vietnamese fled the country for the United States, seeking reprieve from the...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Penny, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:41 am | 4 comments | 2068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power to hurt: how social media impacts our kids

Social media is an integral and growing force in young lives, everyone agrees. Yet it carries significant risks. In cyberspace,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by weekly reader, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 10911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plea to fellow parents to stop micromanaging kids' lives

At the beginning of the new school year, let's start looking at the values we are teaching our kids' through our behavior...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by culture of excess, on Aug 19, 2013 at 10:37 pm | 25 comments | 2395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mayor signs on to gun-control coalition

In an unscripted move, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff on Monday night went along with urgings from the public and signed on...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by gxbell, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 29 comments | 4754 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brainstorm for downtown residential spillover parking

I wonder if there may be a politically viable way to bring Parking Panda ("rent your San Francisco driveway parking space...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:55 pm | 5 comments | 1235 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anatomy of a Palo Alto High School cyberbullying incident

An anonymous gossip blog, known as "PA Gossip Girl," appeared on the social-media website Tumblr without warning on a Sunday...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Aug 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 9 comments | 6711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's city auditor resigns

Palo Alto City Auditor James Pelletier will step down next month to join an international auditing organization, the city...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Norm, on Aug 19, 2013 at 3:01 pm | 23 comments | 11041 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Residential burglaries hit five-year high

Home burglaries in Palo Alto have jumped by 56 percent in 2012, according to a Palo Alto Police Department crime-analysis...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2012
Last comment by Alex, on Aug 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 21 comments | 4647 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park closure would displace 400

The planned closing of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto to make way for an apartment complex took a step forward...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:58 am | 68 comments | 5250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Does 'Planned Community' really mean 'Unplanned Community' or 'Negotiated Zoning'?

When I was first introduced to a "Planned Community" zone in the mid-1960s it was with an enthusiastic assessment by a professional...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:49 am | 10 comments | 1441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike-share system rolls into Peninsula

Memberships went on sale Monday for the bike sharing-system debuting in Mountain View and the Peninsula next month. Officials...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:27 am | 15 comments | 8552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Green Building requirements for remodel homes

Hi, We were recently planning on remodeling our house, which includes significant changes to existing house. Along with...

Original post made by Aj on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by calebdrake, on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:23 am | 8 comments | 1119 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lanes reopen after collision on 101 in Palo Alto

All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto are open following a multi-vehicle injury collision Saturday morning,...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 1730 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tree removals eyed near Palo Alto golf course

The renovation of Palo Alto's golf course isn't set to begin until next year, but local golfers should see plenty of hard...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Lorax, on Aug 18, 2013 at 8:15 am | 16 comments | 1366 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Peninsula police respond to smash-and-grab crimes

The police call them "window-smash burglaries." In Palo Alto this summer, there have been about 70 such crimes, in which...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Janie, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:39 am | 23 comments | 6520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How 'Power to hurt' came about

Reporting for "Power to hurt" began last fall as part of the Weekly's in-depth look at bullying in Palo Alto schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by I agree, on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1946 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students apply design principles for social solutions

Can "design thinking" help to solve poverty and racism? Middle school students in East Palo Alto brainstormed for solutions...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Innovate, on Aug 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm | 6 comments | 1482 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident to keynote convention of LGBT Mormans

Steve Young is a direct descendent of Brigham Young. News report in the Salt Lake Tribune: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56728340-78/lgbt-affirmation-mormons-conference.html.csp...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 17, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto finds 'smart city' partners abroad

When Palo Alto launched its Sister City program half a century ago, no one talked about "entrepreneurship," "sustainability"...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Boondoggle, on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 1307 Views
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