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PALO ALTO ISSUES

A matter of taste

Architecture, like literature, music and every other art form, has always attracted skirmishes over taste. Past battles,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Survey Doesn't Say, on Jul 19, 2014 at 1:16 am | 3 comments | 230 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Questions follow surprise resignation of Sofia University head

Students and faculty at Palo Alto's Sofia University are asking questions following the surprise resignation Saturday of...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 44 comments | 14487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Workers put final touches on Gunn's new 'Miranda Drop-Off'

Drivers dropping off and picking up students at Gunn High School will have a new access point to campus by the time school...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Jul 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm | 15 comments | 3057 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tenant group calls for EPA city manager's ouster

A tenants' rights group is calling for the replacement of East Palo Alto City Manager Magda Gonzalez after the group reviewed...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Memories , on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:53 pm | 14 comments | 1176 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto unanimously backs new tenant-protection ordinance

East Palo Alto City Council Tuesday night unanimously threw its support behind a new tenant-protection ordinance after hearing...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:37 pm | 4 comments | 3408 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fruits of their labor

A few years ago, when rebuilding her inherited Palo Alto home from the ground up, Kerry van den Haak decided that a vegetable...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hahaha, on Jul 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm | 4 comments | 695 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

St. Patrick's finance director accused of stealing $202,000

Jennifer Margret Morris, the 57-year-old finance director for St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, has been...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Specially4you, on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 13 comments | 2480 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has history of architectural diversity

Santa Barbara has its Spanish villas and San Francisco has its postcard-perfect Victorians, but Palo Alto's architecture...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Architecture Lover, on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 194 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Sex Tape'

There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 1403 Views

AROUND TOWN

The people behind the puppets

TheatreWorks' "The Great Pretender" brings audiences behind the scenes at a long-running children's television show (think...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Long time theatre lover, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 1240 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feature story: A measure of his heart

Lawrence Viariseo has survived falling off a 100-foot cliff and breaking his back, paralysis from the waist down and bladder...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Little Sister, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:30 am | 11 comments | 1672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:26 am | 85 comments | 9472 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by citizen, on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:04 am | 40 comments | 3636 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On the front line

A babushka with a rubber stamp can be scarier than a masked man with a gun, says reporter Noah Sneider, who's had to negotiate...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 4449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Angeles ruling could jeopardize Palo Alto vehicle-dwelling law

The U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled against a Los Angeles vehicle-habitation law similar to Palo Alto's, saying...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 87 comments | 6210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto slammed for lack of transparency on Arrillaga proposals

Palo Alto officials circumvented the public process and ignored the city's own policies about leasing of public land when...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Wowee, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm | 69 comments | 4992 Views

SPORTS

Stanford QB Hogan on watch list for the O'Brien award

Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan is among 39 of the nation's best players named to the 2014 Davey O'Brien National...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 21 comments | 5060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ten local chefs to share tips at Menlo Park street fair

Ten local chefs will offer cooking tips at the 28th annual Connoisseur's Marketplace, the downtown street festival in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 948 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around California Avenue: Here comes construction

Palo Alto's effort to encourage more development near California Avenue is already bearing fruit. Here are some of the new...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 1103 Views
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