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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to revive -- and revise -- contentious zoning tool

After more than a year of hibernation, Palo Alto's most controversial zoning process is preparing to roar back to life. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by imby, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:13 am | 37 comments | 2795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents demand fines for Edgewood developer

Fed up with the lack of a grocery store at Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center, residents are mobilizing to put pressure...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2015
Last comment by Richard Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:23 am | 51 comments | 4880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preferential treatment in school class assignments

I've noticed that class assignments at our school tend to group the children of teachers and/or those of the top PTA parents...

Original post made by Class assignments (elementary) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Walter Hays Mom, on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 77 comments | 3231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to know about 'mow and blow'

When it comes to the value of using a leaf blower, opinions blow in all directions. Gardeners, landscapers and maintenance...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm | 8 comments | 3397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can kids swim in Palo Alto?

Another summer brings another year our City turns away swimmers from Rinconada Pool's recreation swim program for lack of...

Original post made by Jake on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm | 14 comments | 374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thur 5pm. Avoid Oregon Expy at Alma.- Huge Accident

Westbound Oregon at underpass. At least 4 vehicles totaled. Huge traffic mess. Alma north and south a mess as well. Churchill...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 4 comments | 172 Views

SPORTS

Quarterbacks impress at Stanford's annual open house

The quarterbacks spread the football around Saturday during Stanford's annual open practice at the Elliott Practice Field....

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by maddogsfavsnpiks, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1599 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to retain, rethink contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joseph Baldwin, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 155 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto office cap slams Planning Commission

When the annual office cap goes into place, it will do so despite the activist Planning Commission which continues to show...

Original post made by Guy_Fawkes on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Yes_Pat_Burt, on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenwaste: unaccountable, terrible service

What is it about Palo Alto utilities and their stuck-up/would be holy, but in reality, unaccountable and terrible service?...

Original post made by TheRealSlimK on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Me, Too, on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:08 am | 48 comments | 944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unworthy PC 'reforms'

A year and a half after putting a temporary halt to any further negotiated development projects that exceed the existing...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:06 am | 25 comments | 2770 Views

SPORTS

Shoji brothers named to U.S. World Cup volleyball team

Stanford grads Kawika Shoji and Erik Shoji were each named to the U.S. men's national volleyball team preliminary roster...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Stacy, on Aug 25, 2015 at 2:59 am | 1 comment | 550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Homework Spike

August 24, 2015 738 Los Robles Avenue August 24, 2015 Dear Online Friends, The “homework spike” that occurs...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by OrADifferentApproach, on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 165 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HSR will probably need TSA

HSR advocations have been telling us that, compared to commercial flight, HSR will be easy to get on and off - no security...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Rome, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 12 comments | 281 Views

SPORTS

Walsh Jennings and Ross earn silver at Grand Slam event

==BI World roundup == Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross earned the silver medal at the Long Beach Grand...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 1049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driver wanted for 'acting strangely' near biking student

Palo Alto police are looking for a driver who was observed acting suspiciously after repeatedly driving past an 11-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 2912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Regular school day on Yom Kippur

Does anybody know why there is school this year on Yom Kippur? For as long as I can remember, there was always no school...

Original post made by Mary on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Teacher, on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 9 comments | 258 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by margaret, on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 55 comments | 25568 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man, girlfriend arrested on suspicion of fraud, conspiracy

Deputies arrested two people on suspicion of conspiracy and fraud Sunday morning, according to the San Mateo County Sheriff's...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by destroy receipts, on Aug 24, 2015 at 1:53 pm | 1 comment | 2551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Palo Alto teens organize environmental event

Learn about Palo Alto's water sources (and restrictions), digitized carpooling and how to pack eco-friendly lunches at Green...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by moi aussi, on Aug 24, 2015 at 12:32 pm | 2 comments | 2605 Views
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