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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Funding challenges cloud high-speed rail's future

With California's high-speed rail system preparing for a groundbreaking in Central Valley, the fate of the $68-billion project...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Julian, on Nov 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 30009 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto expands public-art program

Palo Alto's vocal art critics will soon have plenty to cheer, jeer, laugh and complain about thanks to the City Council's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 17 comments | 30002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs timeline on opening new school

Palo Alto school board members will vote by June on a location for a new elementary school, and also whether that school...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 29915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters knock out College Terrace fire

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that began in a back room of a house on the 2100 block of Princeton Street after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Margit, on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 7 comments | 29882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversy mars Newell Bridge debate

Residents on either side of Newell bridge, a 102-year-old structure that links Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, agree that it...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Andrew Kloak, on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm | 61 comments | 29749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At shuttered swim center, community seeks answers, action

Clients of the Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto expressed their sense of loss -- and anxiety -- Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Katharine Untch, on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 27 comments | 29428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Of Palo Alto 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13518 posted...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2012
Last comment by Moe, on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 29423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with citywide fiber plan

The good news for Palo Alto's technophiles is that if all goes as planned, construction of a long-sought, citywide ultra-high-speed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Silly Me, on Oct 11, 2014 at 11:05 am | 58 comments | 29056 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building gets approval, mixed reception

Everyone agrees that the latest downtown development to win approval from Palo Alto's architectural board will bring an eye-catching...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 26, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 26 comments | 28958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State launches special ed review

In an emotional meeting Tuesday night, about 50 parents of Palo Alto special education students recounted their children's...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Terman student, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 46 comments | 28954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar consensus emerges

A consensus emerged on the touchy issue of the Palo Alto school calendar Tuesday as Board of Education members indicated...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Another Palo Alto Res, on Oct 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm | 21 comments | 28864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building faces citizen appeal

Downtown resident Douglas Smith, a fan of Spanish-style arcades, ornate awnings and other traditional decorative flourishes,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Citizen appeal, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | 86 comments | 28844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 28684 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 28641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arts season kicks off

Students may go back to school in August nowadays, but autumn is still the time when many arts groups roll out their new...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 17, 2010 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 28531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja neighbor launches petition drive

A neighbor of Castilleja School has launched a petition urging city officials to crack down harder on the school, which has...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 114 comments | 28189 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at narrow sidewalks

There are few places in Palo Alto where dreams and reality clash as starkly as on El Camino Real. Envisioned as a "Grand...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 53 comments | 27987 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A whole new image for San Antonio corridor

The massive facelift of Mountain View's San Antonio corridor has already begun -- with the first phase of the San Antonio...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 31, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 95 comments | 27914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee backs new penalties for stalled construction

Residents who take too long to remodel their Palo Alto homes, leaving sections of their blocks fenced off and mired in construction...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Wonderer, on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 27904 Views

RESTAURANTS

Best of Palo Alto 2013

A snapshot of the Palo Alto area will show a place teeming with tasty restaurants, handy service businesses and retailers...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by college terrace mom, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 7 comments | 27578 Views
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