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PALO ALTO ISSUES

ARB chair resigns, citing 'public perception'

Randy Popp, chair of Palo Alto's influential and occasionally embattled Architectural Review Board, resigned from the board...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Another resident, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 35 comments | 6375 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto teen booked for allegedly cooking hash oil, starting fire

A teenager who police said was cooking hash oil in his Palo Alto apartment was arrested Thursday night after he started a...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 13 comments | 5501 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

H-1B visas, outsourcing and pink slips

From today's NYT "But the layoffs at Disney and at other companies, including the Southern California Edison power utility,...

Original post made by tech worker on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 50 comments | 1947 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors on Eichler block won't appeal new house

Despite major reservations about a new two-story home that will soon go up on their Eichler-style block, residents of Richardson...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 11:24 am | 34 comments | 5651 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SAP Palo Alto vice president arrested for LEGO scam

The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC will be charged on Tuesday with four felony burglary charges...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jun 27, 2015 at 6:55 am | 39 comments | 267527 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest made in anti-Semitic graffiti incident at Stanford

Stanford University police have arrested 19-year-old Lucas Joseph Ninow in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by say it like it is, on Jun 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 9 comments | 4668 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Claim settled for home damaged by police

When a SWAT team entered Gladys Leu's Palo Alto home on March 23, they were looking for a burglar. They got their man, but...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 9 comments | 5298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 5971 Views

AROUND TOWN

County looks to set aside more funds to preserve Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors are preparing to raise the pool of money available for a possible purchase of Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 68 comments | 6741 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Chipping away at proposed office cap

The surprising consensus that emerged three months ago with a unanimous vote of the Palo Alto City Council — creating...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by What Happened?, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 43 comments | 3512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 7404 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for allegedly exposing himself twice in same day

A 63-year-old man who police said exposed himself twice in downtown Palo Alto on Monday afternoon was arrested. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Johann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm | 6 comments | 3993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Palo Alto alumni organize mental health dialogue

Two Palo Alto High School graduates are hoping to bring more alumni into the community conversation about teen mental health...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stan Herrmann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 2895 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: East Palo Alto man cited in hit-and-run accident

A 34-year-old man who allegedly struck two vehicles before plowing through a Caltrain fence and hitting a power pole has...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:57 am | 19 comments | 5196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on law firm contracts, Measure A spending

The Palo Alto school board has a packed agenda for its last meeting of the 2014-15 year Tuesday with nearly 10 items up for...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 3032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Many in Nation Tired of Explaining Things to Idiots

Just to be clear, this is a satirical column. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/many-in-nation-tired-of-explaining-things-to-idiots...

Original post made by Anonymous on Jun. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 598 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does summer school start at 8 am?

Why does PAUSD's summer school starts at 8 am with all HS classes held at Gunn HS? My child is a night owl and getting to...

Original post made by night owl\'s dad on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by FozzieQ, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 20 comments | 1202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adventures at the new Mitchell Park library

As a reader, writer and former English teacher, I'm more a buyer than a borrower of books. However, considering what I must...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 24 comments | 4241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stanford is the Pits, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 6180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 38 comments | 6646 Views
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