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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto residents to see postal changes

With the U.S. Postal Service facing insolvency this month, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents could soon see changes in their...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Oct 1, 2011 at 7:28 am | 32 comments | 8462 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Please Keep Your Children on a Leash

I have a pet peeve. I first noticed this behavior when my husband, child, and I were visiting open houses. There were many...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by anonymous, on Oct 7, 2011 at 9:09 pm | 32 comments | 1467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's ambitious bike plans ready to roll

Palo Alto's drive to make local streets safer for bicyclists and pedestrians will get a boost tonight (Monday), when the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2011
Last comment by Oh please, on Nov 9, 2011 at 11:49 pm | 32 comments | 1257 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alma Plaza to get new traffic signal

Seeking to make life easier for shoppers at the city's renovated Alma Plaza, Palo Alto officials are planning to install...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2012
Last comment by Not a Fan, on Apr 10, 2012 at 10:51 pm | 32 comments | 1535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school graduation criteria debated

Algebra 2 has become a focus for a debate over whether the Palo Alto Unified School District should boost its graduation...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2012
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Feb 8, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 32 comments | 2149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals welcome electronic devices

Students at Palo Alto High School are encouraged "to use and bring their (electronic) devices" to school, Principal Phil...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2012
Last comment by What happened to teachers?, on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:58 am | 32 comments | 2474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to strengthen massage law

Palo Alto is plowing ahead with its plan to firm up regulation of local massage practices, but several City Council members...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 32 comments | 2036 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed 'Gateway' building wins key vote

An ambitious proposal to build a five-story building featuring a glassy tower, offices, apartments and a coffee shop at one...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Apr 30, 2012 at 9:11 am | 32 comments | 1680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Gateway' building sparks concerns over parking

An ambitious proposal to construct a high-profile "gateway" building at a prominent corner in downtown Palo Alto is facing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2012
Last comment by OMV Resident, on Mar 22, 2012 at 11:43 pm | 32 comments | 2847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$70,000 in jewelry stolen from Palo Alto home

A burglar or burglars stole 23 pieces of jewelry and a laptop computer from a house on Maddux Drive in Palo Alto Tuesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2012
Last comment by Sarah, on Mar 23, 2012 at 8:05 am | 32 comments | 1273 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New high-speed rail plan has price tag dropping by $30B

California's proposed high-speed rail system would extend from the Central Valley to the Los Angeles Basin within the next...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Kay Djordjevich, on Apr 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm | 32 comments | 1470 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Squatter arrested for living in Palo Alto mansion

Palo Alto residents have something else to watch for besides burglars these days -- squatters. And these individuals don't...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by Jerry, on May 3, 2012 at 4:09 pm | 32 comments | 2323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juana Briones principal announces departure

Juana Briones Elementary School Principal Matthew Nagle announced Tuesday he will leave the school at the end of the school...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on May 18, 2012 at 3:29 pm | 32 comments | 2210 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford student groups plan protest of Blair visit

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair will give a talk at Stanford University today on development in Africa, and several...

Original post made on May. 17, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on May 18, 2012 at 6:44 pm | 32 comments | 1623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plans major revamp of Fire Department

Firefighters are typically associated in the popular imagination with burning buildings, wildfires and disaster response....

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 10, 2012 at 11:37 am | 32 comments | 1465 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to expand plastic-bag ban

Palo Alto's crusade against plastic bags will significantly expand in the coming months as city officials plow forth with...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2012
Last comment by Seeker of Truth, on Jun 16, 2012 at 11:20 pm | 32 comments | 2302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A worthless permit parking test

If the city is truly committed to giving Professorville and other residents living in homes adjacent to downtown some protection...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2012
Last comment by matthew, on Jul 7, 2012 at 9:47 pm | 32 comments | 2716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local donations to presidential campaigns

Local residents listed here contributed at least $2,500 to the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama or Mitt Romney, according...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2012
Last comment by mattie, on Aug 16, 2012 at 12:20 am | 32 comments | 1622 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Popular lunch spot Korean BBQ closes

Two more local restaurants are gone. The biggest surprise to many is the demise of Korean BBQ, which closed its doors Aug....

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 32 comments | 10049 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible train part catapults into Palo Alto car

A mysterious large object slammed into a parked Chevrolet Suburban in Palo Alto sometime on Monday night, Oct. 8, or Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by Senior RFE, on Oct 12, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 32 comments | 2665 Views
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