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BOOKS

Smoking gun

"Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition" by Robert N. Proctor; University of California...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Jul 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm | 9 comments | 36737 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto agrees to add land to Foothills Park

After three decades of languishing in obscurity, a flat parcel near Foothills Park is about to become the newest addition...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:32 am | 23 comments | 36686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: In city that loves to plan, Palo Alto's creates cynicism

Palo Alto's official and legally mandated Comprehensive Plan bills itself as "the primary tool for guiding future development...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 36671 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 | 36198 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman seriously injured in crash

A 57-year-old resident of Palo Alto is in critical condition following a head-on collision on University Avenue at Bayfront...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 10 comments | 35823 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man charged with six felonies in sex case

A Palo Alto man who was arrested in June for allegedly raping a woman he knew at his home has been charged with six felony...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by peppered, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 35763 Views

AROUND TOWN

Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 35495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Shelter

They arrived en masse, wielding signs, wearing buttons and clutching letters and petitions. By the time the four members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm | 54 comments | 35453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic Palo Alto Bowl gets a reprieve to 2014

The lease for the historic Palo Alto Bowl in south Palo Alto -- Palo Alto's only bowling alley and one of the few remaining...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by mom of teens, on May 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm | 26 comments | 35433 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Eichler building demolished at Edgewood Plaza

One of two historic Eichler commercial structures scheduled for renovation at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 87 comments | 35224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 63 comments | 34998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 71 comments | 34887 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 | 34646 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad's site nets Southwest 'cease and desist'

When Nikil Viswanathan created a website to automatically check himself in to his flights on Southwest Airlines in January,...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by some smarter guy, on Nov 3, 2012 at 12:22 pm | 47 comments | 34581 Views

RESTAURANTS

Stanford Shopping Center announces further renovation plans

Stanford Shopping Center will enjoy a shopping spree of its own over the next two years, spending millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by DonaldT, on May 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 33 comments | 34429 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 | 33936 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 | 33746 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 | 33671 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cops to wear cameras in Palo Alto

Drivers who get pulled over by motorcycle cops in Palo Alto rarely feel like smiling. The Police Department's proposal to...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by coooper, on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 15 comments | 33659 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 | 33593 Views
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Heart Pounding, Hands Cold and Sweating
By Chandrama Anderson | 4 comments | 3,550 views

Opening alert: iTalico in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,503 views

A “Hi-Tech” Solution with a Low-Tech Payoff
By Max Greenberg | 0 comments | 971 views