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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 3733 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to revive -- and revise -- contentious zoning tool

After more than a year of hibernation, Palo Alto's most controversial zoning process is preparing to roar back to life. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by imby, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:13 am | 37 comments | 2735 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents demand fines for Edgewood developer

Fed up with the lack of a grocery store at Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center, residents are mobilizing to put pressure...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2015
Last comment by Richard Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:23 am | 51 comments | 4780 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preferential treatment in school class assignments

I've noticed that class assignments at our school tend to group the children of teachers and/or those of the top PTA parents...

Original post made by Class assignments (elementary) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Walter Hays Mom, on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 77 comments | 3167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to know about 'mow and blow'

When it comes to the value of using a leaf blower, opinions blow in all directions. Gardeners, landscapers and maintenance...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm | 8 comments | 3050 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can kids swim in Palo Alto?

Another summer brings another year our City turns away swimmers from Rinconada Pool's recreation swim program for lack of...

Original post made by Jake on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm | 14 comments | 368 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thur 5pm. Avoid Oregon Expy at Alma.- Huge Accident

Westbound Oregon at underpass. At least 4 vehicles totaled. Huge traffic mess. Alma north and south a mess as well. Churchill...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 4 comments | 163 Views

SPORTS

Quarterbacks impress at Stanford's annual open house

The quarterbacks spread the football around Saturday during Stanford's annual open practice at the Elliott Practice Field....

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by maddogsfavsnpiks, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1517 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to retain, rethink contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joseph Baldwin, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto office cap slams Planning Commission

When the annual office cap goes into place, it will do so despite the activist Planning Commission which continues to show...

Original post made by Guy_Fawkes on Aug. 20, 2015
Last comment by Yes_Pat_Burt, on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:42 am | 5 comments | 168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenwaste: unaccountable, terrible service

What is it about Palo Alto utilities and their stuck-up/would be holy, but in reality, unaccountable and terrible service?...

Original post made by TheRealSlimK on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Me, Too, on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:08 am | 48 comments | 928 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More than hot air

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Midtown , on Aug 25, 2015 at 7:44 am | 22 comments | 3202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unworthy PC 'reforms'

A year and a half after putting a temporary halt to any further negotiated development projects that exceed the existing...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:06 am | 25 comments | 2722 Views

SPORTS

Shoji brothers named to U.S. World Cup volleyball team

Stanford grads Kawika Shoji and Erik Shoji were each named to the U.S. men's national volleyball team preliminary roster...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Stacy, on Aug 25, 2015 at 2:59 am | 1 comment | 529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Homework Spike

August 24, 2015 738 Los Robles Avenue August 24, 2015 Dear Online Friends, The “homework spike” that occurs...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by OrADifferentApproach, on Aug 24, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 1 comment | 153 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HSR will probably need TSA

HSR advocations have been telling us that, compared to commercial flight, HSR will be easy to get on and off - no security...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Rome, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 12 comments | 277 Views

SPORTS

Walsh Jennings and Ross earn silver at Grand Slam event

==BI World roundup == Stanford grad Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross earned the silver medal at the Long Beach Grand...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Gertrude, on Aug 24, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 1 comment | 997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driver wanted for 'acting strangely' near biking student

Palo Alto police are looking for a driver who was observed acting suspiciously after repeatedly driving past an 11-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Aug 24, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 2809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Regular school day on Yom Kippur

Does anybody know why there is school this year on Yom Kippur? For as long as I can remember, there was always no school...

Original post made by Mary on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Teacher, on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:50 pm | 9 comments | 253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by margaret, on Aug 24, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 55 comments | 25471 Views
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