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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outage blacks out large swath in Palo Alto

A power outage is affecting a large area in Palo Alto on July 4 morning, according to Palo Alto Utilities. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by No mylar balloons, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 52 comments | 8449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bridge replacement could jam up Highway 101 this week

Drivers on U.S. Highway 101 can expect lane closures during the evening, night and early morning hours this week as the California...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Jul 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm | 14 comments | 6731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to beef up code enforcement

Blasting a gas-powered leaf blower is technically illegal in Palo Alto, but that offers little solace to residents who routinely...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 53 comments | 4884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

T&C/Paly Intersection Status?

Does anyone know where we stand on any progress towards a solution? Beside the obvious need to synchronize the three...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:05 am | 5 comments | 434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Confused, on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:03 am | 78 comments | 4841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Happy, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 47 comments | 6915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Key ingredient for opening a restaurant in Palo Alto? Patience.

The City of Palo Alto has streamlined its processes to help new businesses open more quickly, but some restaurateurs say...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Time is of the Essence, on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 6 comments | 4887 Views

SPORTS

U-S-A proves itself worthy as Women's World Cup champions

Carli Lloyd, the latest American hero, recorded a hat trick and helped the U.S. women's national soccer team leave no doubt...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by James R., on Jul 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 3014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City contracts out parking enforcement for new downtown program

If there's one thing that's more frustrating for downtown residents than finding parking on their congested streets, it's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, on Jul 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 12 comments | 4030 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley resident halts apparent burglary

A Portola Valley resident came home just in time to prevent an apparent burglary on Wednesday, according to the San Mateo...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Chance, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 3300 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules approved for proposed cell towers

Much like bad cell reception, new wireless facilities have been causing plenty of static in Palo Alto neighborhoods of late....

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 46 comments | 4823 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Calpers is on shaky ground...how much will it cost Palo Alto?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/business/dealbook/calpers-to-cut-ties-with-many-fund-managers-to-save-on-fees.html?_r=0 "Calpers,...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by John, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 8 comments | 1146 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion shot and killed

The mountain lion that strayed into Palo Alto residential areas Monday morning was shot and killed by a Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 6, 2015 at 6:21 am | 9 comments | 16599 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local Realtors reign in national rankings

Six local Realtor teams and 17 individuals were among the top 250 salespeople in the country in 2015, according to rankings...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 6, 2015 at 5:48 am | 5 comments | 2566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development clears final hurdle

The sizzling construction climate around California Avenue turned even hotter Tuesday morning when the City Council narrowly...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:43 am | 48 comments | 5965 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 5, 2015 at 11:12 am | 260 comments | 15934 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 15s, 13s win District 6 Babe Ruth baseball titles

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 15- and 13-year-old all-stars punched their respective tickets to next week's NorCal State tournaments...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Sue Swanson, on Jul 4, 2015 at 10:40 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto waives fees for single-story districts

Residents of Eichler neighborhoods clamoring for protection from new mansions on their blocks scored a victory Monday night...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by I know Eichlers, on Jul 4, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 25 comments | 5336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Was there a fire this morning on Stanford campus?

I was walking the dish and there was a big plume of smoke from near the intersection of Junipero Serra and Campus drive....

Original post made by momomom on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by momomom, on Jul 4, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 3 comments | 961 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where to see fireworks?

I'm new to the area. Where are good places to view fireworks on the 4th of July? Thanks for your replies....

Original post made by new to PA on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Jul 4, 2015 at 12:35 pm | 14 comments | 648 Views
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