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New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by confused, 1 minutes ago | 4 comments | 807 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Downtown Palo Alto assault leaves man in critical condition

A late-night fight between two groups of men in downtown Palo Alto last weekend ended with one man unconscious in the hospital...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Agenda, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 2139 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Noisy, screaming children at Mitchell Park Library

My three visits to the new library -- with a children's section downstairs, with large atrium/stairway to second floor--...

Original post made by Midtown Man on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Agenda, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 175 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

American Express tech hub to add 200 people in Palo Alto

More details have emerged regarding the American Express takeover of the former Zibibbo restaurant space in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by the tech label, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 1339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to break ground on El Camino Park

The long-awaited reconstruction of the small but busy El Camino Park is finally set to kick off next month after the City...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 2167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donations pour in to thank Palo Alto track guards

An effort to thank the security guards who stand watch at several Palo Alto train crossings started as a hopeful Facebook...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 4010 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by paly parent, 4 hours ago | 135 comments | 11429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to 'fuel switch' away from natural gas

When Palo Alto cut carbon out of its electricity supply last year, City Council members and environmentalists lauded the...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Kate, 8 hours ago | 30 comments | 2664 Views

AROUND TOWN

SHP's 13-0 football season is certainly worth celebrating

Sacred Heart Prep football coach Pete Lavorato was in need of some holiday cheer earlier this week and headed over to a small...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Frank, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 1655 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Inattentive drivers in PA

Three of five members of our family have had multiple instances in the past several weeks where inattentive drivers in Palo...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Dad, 14 hours ago | 28 comments | 1382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by TheSirtingHat, 20 hours ago | 87 comments | 2582 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by anna, on Dec 24, 2014 at 5:47 pm | 996 comments | 139360 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to broaden public art requirements

When people think about public art, they often think of things like the egg-shaped "Digital DNA" sculpture at Lytton Plaza...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by History Buff, on Dec 24, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 8 comments | 2516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council votes to take over Palo Alto Airport

Palo Alto Airport on Monday became Palo Alto's airport after the City Council unanimously agreed to transfer the facility...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by less is more, on Dec 24, 2014 at 8:32 am | 140 comments | 15697 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto: One-alarm fire originated in oven, damages kitchen

Two people in Palo Alto were able to make it out of a house safely after the oven caught fire Sunday, fire officials said. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Think Positively, on Dec 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm | 3 comments | 4497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by wmartin46, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 27 comments | 2674 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto: School district settles construction lawsuit

Less than a week before a scheduled case meeting at which Taisei Construction Company planned to seek a trial date in its...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by just wondering, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments | 1866 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's time to rethink our high schools

Thank you to all of the Gunn students who have spoken out recently after the suicide of your classmate. It's your courage...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 149 comments | 11304 Views

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Menlo Park officers involved in fatal shooting back at work

Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 2217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pure poetry

Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by PoetryLover, on Dec 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm | 11 comments | 3198 Views
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