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AROUND TOWN

Best Of Palo Alto voting launches

The annual Best Of Palo Alto reader survey is launching today! This year's Best Of promises to unearth local delights, favorite...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

The medicine of music

Founded in the mid-1990s, the Bing Music Series in the Hospital Atrium brings live music to patients, visitors and staff...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Blake Jones, on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 2651 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chillin' in the 'hood

The atmosphere in the Cibo Restaurant bar was convivial and relaxed. A small group of Barron Park residents sat at a round,...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Service Employees International Union, Local 521

When it comes to employee compensation, the city's lowest earners usually serve as the canaries in the coal mine. The roughly...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by hmm, on Apr 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 1734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Management and Professional group

They are the city's department heads, supervisors, top technologists and senior analysts. From their perches near the pinnacle...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accreditation teams evaluate Palo Alto's high schools

Reports from two accreditation teams that visited Gunn and Palo Alto high schools at the end of last month offer further...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:31 am | 5 comments | 3290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to fix glass shards in California Avenue sidewalks

Responding to citizen complaints about polished glass shards in the new California Avenue sidewalks, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 61 comments | 7813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

May as Mental Health Awareness

The blame needs to stop. As a community we need to accept that anyone of us can be affected by a mental illness. A mentally...

Original post made by Bill on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm | 1 comment | 649 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores new partnership with neighborhoods

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind City Hall to the city's 37 neighborhoods, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 28 comments | 3567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 10917 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ex-Stanford student gets year in jail for beating woman

A Stanford University Ph.D candidate, who pleaded no contest to beating a woman he had been dating, has been sentenced to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Got Off Easy, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 2 comments | 5054 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bad driving in the Silicon Valley

When we relocated to the Bay Area several years ago, we noticed the strange driving habits of many local drivers. I noticed...

Original post made by Nayeli on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 20 comments | 1224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students slam school leaders on zero period

A large group of impassioned Gunn High School students turned out to Tuesday's board meeting to deliver a fierce condemnation...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 23, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 157 comments | 11165 Views

AROUND TOWN

Leadership change at the Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto

Barbara Gross, the general manager of Garden Court Hotel in Palo Alto, is stepping down from her position after 15 years...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Anita Cowen, on Apr 23, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 8 comments | 4261 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

BRT El Camino project

Recently sent to City Council Members: I was distressed to learn that on your first round of discussion on the BRT El...

Original post made by steve eittreim on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 10:29 am | 3 comments | 709 Views

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Palo Alto adopts new 'green building' rules

With Earth Day just around the corner, Palo Alto on Monday ramped up its building code to require all new buildings to accommodate...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm | 13 comments | 5090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAEA leadership: it's not our fault

Email from the PAEA executive board, you decide: Dear PAEA members, In light of the recent article in the Palo Alto...

Original post made by Post your opinion on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Apr 22, 2015 at 7:36 pm | 20 comments | 1513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn moves closer to new bell schedule

A group of students, parents, teachers and administrators gathered in Gunn High School's Titan Gym Monday night to discuss...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 22, 2015 at 4:40 pm | 24 comments | 7360 Views

AROUND TOWN

City Clerk Beth Minor sheds 'interim' label

Palo Alto's new city clerk, Beth Minor, won't need much time learning the ropes in the busy office on the seventh floor....

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Lydia Kou, on Apr 22, 2015 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 3300 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested on suspicion of hate crime in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday night after he yelled racial epithets and threatened another man in...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Apr 22, 2015 at 9:47 am | 12 comments | 4317 Views
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Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
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