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AROUND TOWN

City to weigh appeal of Hamilton Avenue project

Residents concerned about the modernist design and parking impacts of a proposed development on Hamilton Avenue in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Don't forget Alma, on Sep 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 18 comments | 4532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents cry foul over parking for proposed office building

Residents concerned about downtown's parking shortage are calling for Palo Alto officials to hit the brakes on approving...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Toxic Mix, on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 22 comments | 4498 Views

BOOKS

Old, but still kicking

"Old Ladies," by Nancy Huddleston Packer, John Daniel & Company, McKinleyville, Ca., 174 pp., $15 Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Eddie Chuculate, on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 3582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents alerted about invasive mosquito

Two weeks after the discovery of a yellow-fever mosquito in Menlo Park, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District is...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Vector Control, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 3354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly athletic center plans to be unveiled tonight

Architectural plans for a new athletic center for Palo Alto High School – funded largely by a private donor – will...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Recall Skelly, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:14 am | 3 comments | 3590 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chinese homebuyers hone in on Palo Alto

Mei Wu, a Chinese citizen, is looking for a vacation home in Palo Alto — preferably Old Palo Alto, Crescent Park or...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Gus, on Sep 11, 2013 at 10:41 am | 40 comments | 3227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction workers tackle iPod thief, police say

A group of construction workers who witnessed a man stealing an iPod from a Palo Alto construction site on Saturday chased...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Jozee, on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:35 am | 16 comments | 5184 Views

AROUND TOWN

His dream

by Ted Rudow III, MA The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.More than a quarter-million...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Ansley Truitt, on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm | 1 comment | 871 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent 'advisers' sought for new K-5 report card

The Palo Alto school district is seeking applicants for an advisory committee to help reform the elementary school report...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Betty Swedberg, on Sep 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 15 comments | 1510 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Stanford Hospital worker arrested for sexual battery

A former hospital technician at Stanford Hospital and Clinics has been arrested for sexually battering a patient, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Sep 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm | 3 comments | 1282 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP gets kicked out of the Dow Jones Industrial Average

Dow Jones says HP is no longer a top American company. Replaces them with Visa in the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Story...

Original post made by talk to meg on Sep. 10, 2013
There are no comments yet. 831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Happened to the Homecoming Court in PAUSD?

Anyone know when and why it ended? We still have Spirit Week, the Homecoming football game with floats and the Homecoming...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Sep. 1, 2013
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Sep 10, 2013 at 1:23 am | 5 comments | 1405 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mighty market

Keep it local and listen to your customers. That's what John Piazza Sr. of Piazza's Fine Foods, which has a newly expanded...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm | 10 comments | 1273 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maybell foes won't sue over ballot language

Palo Alto residents looking to overturn the city's approval of a housing development on Maybell Avenue remain deeply concerned...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by PAPNZ member, on Sep 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm | 55 comments | 1414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City to host meeting on new bike boulevard

A new, bicycle-friendly route from Park Boulevard to Laguna Avenue in Palo Alto will be the topic of discussion at a community...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm | 4 comments | 3731 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Name for Main Library

Mitchell Park is a larger library so we have to rename our former Main Library. I suggest Steve Jobs' name since he lived...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 9, 2013 at 11:26 am | 14 comments | 850 Views

AROUND TOWN

Apple to open new Stanford Mall store

After two years of blithe "no comment" from Apple, the tech company is finally acknowledging what has long been apparent...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Bear market, on Sep 9, 2013 at 9:12 am | 10 comments | 9819 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Mayor Greg Scharff on 'home stretch,' but should mayor terms be longer?

Just about every mayor in recent years has complained — many directly to me — that the one-year term limit as...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Less sweet talk, its how you vote, on Sep 9, 2013 at 1:13 am | 18 comments | 2862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around town

<B><B>MAPMAKER, MAPMAKER MAKE ME A MAP ... </B> As Palo Alto rushes to become America's top bicycling destination, its students...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Van Daan, on Sep 8, 2013 at 7:52 pm | 5 comments | 1116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone tried Young Builders in Midtown?

A new storefront has opened in Midtown near Subway called Young Builders. It appears to offer classes for kids to make wooden...

Original post made by Parent on Oct. 25, 2009
Last comment by Larry, on Sep 8, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 6 comments | 4768 Views
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