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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nixes two-story additions to historic building

Calling a developer's planned renovation of a historic downtown building "a tipping point," Palo Alto City Council members...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Naive, on Jun 26, 2014 at 5:26 pm | 28 comments | 3968 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone defense: Palo Alto tries to tackle unruly planning problem

A flood of development applications and ongoing disputes about "public benefits" have prompted Palo Alto officials to consider...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Community Bulletin Board, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 39 comments | 2757 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto golfer Xie just misses out on prestigious honor

Palo Alto High senior golfer Michelle Xie was one of 14 finalists this month for the USGA-AJGA Presidents' Leadership Award,...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Peter, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 1950 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn is celebrating 50!

On the weekend of September 12-14, Gunn High school is celebrating 50 years of existence. Events are planned throughout...

Original post made by SVmom on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by GunnMom, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:08 pm | 1 comment | 155 Views

AROUND TOWN

Charges filed against teen after string of attacks

A Palo Alto teen who went on a naked rampage has been charged with felony assault, battery on a police officer, trespassing...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 26, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 9 comments | 3299 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton has a new head swim coach this season

==BI Prep notes== Just one season after guiding the Menlo-Atherton girls' swim team to a fourth-place finish at the Central...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by MA-Alum, on Jun 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm | 5 comments | 3461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drowning in Restoration Hardware catalogs

Nancy Reyering and six other volunteers from Woodside and Portola Valley made a delivery to the Restoration Hardware store...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jim, on Jun 26, 2014 at 11:56 am | 68 comments | 19186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Recent Gunn graduate wins international biotech contest

A recent Gunn High School graduate Tuesday was awarded first place in an international biotechnology contest for high school...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by Leanne Wang, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:49 am | 6 comments | 2514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gives green light to Stanford housing project

A resident's challenge of a proposed 180-unit housing development in Stanford Research Park won a few concessions from the...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by local parent, on Jun 26, 2014 at 10:40 am | 14 comments | 2608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to stock non-prescription EpiPens

After an outcry by local doctors and parents, the Palo Alto school district will begin stocking its campuses with medication...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Steven Nelson, on Jun 26, 2014 at 8:12 am | 15 comments | 2742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A sadly misguided board

For more than two years, the Palo Alto school board has been very intentional in keeping everything about its dealings with...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by don't know what name I published under, on Jun 26, 2014 at 6:35 am | 210 comments | 9184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto breaks ground on Magical Bridge Playground

With a flash of golden shovels and a spray of dirt picked up on the wind, Magical Bridge Founder Olenka Villareal, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this magical park, on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 7 comments | 2907 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redistricting still splits Menlo, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jetman, on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 5 comments | 1145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm | 25 comments | 3422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The new homeless: laid-off and middle-aged

A disturbing trend in laid-off middle-aged workers is growing on Palo Alto's streets, homeless advocates said. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by kg2095, on Jun 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 1898 Views

SPORTS

District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-Stars

==B At Red Morton Park, Redwood City== ==B SATURDAY== ==B Game 1 -- ==Palo Alto American vs. Menlo-Atherton (Kiwanis Field),...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sean Giffen, on Jun 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber officially opposes hotel-tax hike

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Monday took an official stance against the city's proposed hotel-tax hike, a 2 percent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by SteveU, on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 5 comments | 1698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Shrinking the council

With most City Council members expressing mixed feelings, a bare 5-4 majority decided Monday night that Palo Alto voters...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Politico, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 31 comments | 2772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homes' square footage can be misrepresented

A home's square footage is a number easily misrepresented, especially when determining ever-ambiguous "liveable space." Measurements...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Eejits, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 3 comments | 1922 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

President makes case for solar at MV's Walmart

President Barack Obama spoke about energy efficiency at Mountain View's Walmart Friday morning, saying that if solar panels...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm | 17 comments | 1823 Views
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