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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Drought plans

The drought shows no signs of going away, and in fact appears to be getting worse. By various estimates, the state of California...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 6 comments | 144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 69 comments | 4947 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto weighs clashing visions in choosing bike bridge design

Should Palo Alto's new bike bridge preen proudly over Highway 101 like a welcoming landmark or accept a supporting role as...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:14 am | 72 comments | 5586 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto is changing for the worse and its effecting our teens

As an old time Palo Alto resident I can say that the basis of this community: academic curiosity, a lack of ostentation or...

Original post made by Winston on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 206 comments | 8960 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reforms recommended for contentious PC zoning process

After hours of agonizing, debating, copyediting and wrangling over definitions, Palo Alto's planning commissioners on Wednesday...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by citizen pa, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm | 41 comments | 5122 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Doughnuts shops duel, happy feet get happier

Happy Donuts and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue go head-to-head on doughnut sales, Addison Antique closes and Happy Feet Foot Spa...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 1574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Now we can just enjoy our libraries

Ten years ago, all I wanted was to walk into the library, pick out a book, then sit down and read it. But there was a waiting...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mom of internet fans., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 24 comments | 2912 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City blasts 'outrageous' tax

For the past four decades, Palo Alto residents have been paying taxes to a water district without getting a drop of water...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by The Shadow knows....., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm | 8 comments | 3772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing Corporation responds to concerns over conflicts of interest

Responding to recent community concerns and questions from Palo Alto officials, the nonprofit developer that led the 2013...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by EndsandMeans, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 56 comments | 3111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:17 am | 49 comments | 5566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office building planned for three Cambridge Avenue parcels

A developer's proposal to enliven a mostly commercial street parallel to California Avenue with a new three-story office...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:33 am | 27 comments | 4126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to Survive College Admissions Madness

A wonderful article from today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-how-to-survive-the-college-admissions-madness.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&r...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Scarlett Hunger, on Mar 15, 2015 at 7:27 am | 3 comments | 265 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man sentenced for doggy-door burglary

An East Palo Alto man with 15 prior felony convictions was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Tuesday for burglary,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Pearl, on Mar 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 2665 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant review: In Gott's we trust

Just another burger stand or something iconic? Restaurant reviewer Dale Bentson gives his verdict on the Niman Ranch beef...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Bleh, on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 15 comments | 4225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What parents can do in this "College Admissions Madness"

NY Times Writer Frank Bruni wrote an article summarizing ideas in his new book out this week "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Stanford Prof, on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 184 Views

SPORTS

NCAA tournament hopes burn out in Cardinal loss to Utah

Chasson Randle scored 22 points but the Stanford men's basketball team dropped an 80-56 decision to third-seeded Utah in...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm | 4 comments | 1533 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn explores scheduling changes

Changes for Gunn High School's bell schedule seem likely in the next school year, but it was made clear at a block-schedule...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Palo alto native, on Mar 13, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 42 comments | 5782 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook executive gives $1 million to East Palo Alto nonprofit

Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and his wife have donated $1 million to an East Palo Alto nonprofit group to help...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:16 am | 8 comments | 4912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by alpaca, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:08 am | 167 comments | 62464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teens share stories in 'Youth of the Year' speech contest

Silicon Valley luminaries heard stories of parental neglect, local poverty and domestic violence Thursday night as teenage...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Susan Usman, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 2855 Views
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