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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hitting the right note

One day while leading one of his vintage-music reminiscing sessions at the Day Break adult day care in Sunnyvale, musicologist...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 5 comments | 11379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Golf course renovation spurs canopy debate

As Palo Alto prepares to chop down more than 500 trees as part of a renovation of the local golf course, city officials are...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Mr. Florida, on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 15 comments | 7593 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View man dies surfing in Santa Cruz

A boogie boarder who died after being pulled from the ocean in Santa Cruz on Friday has been identified as James Zenk, 47,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Fellow Boogier, on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:35 am | 25 comments | 6561 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hypothermia killed woman at Heritage Park

The Palo Alto woman who died in Heritage Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, succumbed to complications from hypothermia, the Santa...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 1, 2014 at 1:08 am | 32 comments | 8099 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 10196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larry Duncan remembered as voice of the unhoused

Larry Duncan was a seriously modest man and a collector of many objects, from intricate three-dimensional puzzles to Hot...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by typical, on Jan 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 4556 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>POWER PODIUM ... </B>Stanford University announced this week that power couple <B>Bill and Melinda Gates</B> will take...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by More signs, less trees, on Jan 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 1 comment | 855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

T.E.A.M at Paly

At the Paly presentation - the "TEAM" seemed like an interesting effort. We got the sense that not too many students sign...

Original post made by NewPalyParent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Former Paly Parent, on Jan 31, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 11 comments | 736 Views

BOOKS

Public Agenda

<B><B>CITY COUNCIL ... </B>The council plans to hold its annual retreat to discuss council priorities, the city's core values...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
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BOOKS

Join Silicon Valley Reads 2014

Palo Alto City Library is once again joining the county wide Silicon Valley Reads. The theme this year is Books & Technology:...

Original post made by Kathy Shields, librarian on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Librarian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 2 comments | 742 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinions

Everything not roses at Stanford, Paly editors point out Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/31/guest-opinions...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 1357 Views

MOVIES

Review: Labor Day

One name for Hollywood that's stuck is "The Dream Factory," implying a big-screen projection of our fantasies. The trend...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 10266 Views

BOOKS

Changing the way we die

What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/31/changing-the-way-we-die...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 5589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers propose new classes for Palo Alto

Palo Alto school board members reacted to teachers' proposals for a host of new class offerings for 2014-15, and indicated...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm | 63 comments | 7239 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurants, techies spur boom on California Avenue

As Palo Alto officials prepare to give California Avenue an extreme makeover, the arty, eclectic and under-maintained thoroughfare...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by marty klein, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 19 comments | 3230 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 8283 Views

SPORTS

M-A boys miss shot at tying for first in PAL Bay Division soccer

==BI Prep roundup== The Menlo-Atherton boys soccer team rallied with two minutes left in the game against visiting Woodside,...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Gus Johnson, on Jan 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 1446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program moves ahead

After years of dire warnings, angry complaints and impassioned pleas from downtown residents about their once-quiet streets...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 41 comments | 13507 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford geneticist to lead major stem-cell grant

Stanford University geneticist Michael Snyder will lead a state-funded stem-cell research project that Wednesday won $40...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by It's all about the money, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 488 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Manager celebrates 5 year anniversary - with a $1000+ per month increase in his City paid retirenet funding

Congratulations are in order for Palo Alto City Manager James Keene, who early this month celebrated his 5 year anniversary...

Original post made by Diogenes on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Keene's background, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 10 comments | 3581 Views
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