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AROUND TOWN

Hamilton Avenue going through office boom

Palo Alto's University Avenue might get all the glory, but Hamilton Avenue is getting the growth. A glassy new project proposed...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Trashtown, on Jul 22, 2013 at 10:07 pm | 23 comments | 1735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD VP Barb Mitchell falsely accuses OCR of interviewing students without parental consent

Palo Alto school board vice president Barbara Mitchell on Sunday escalated her attack on the US Department of Education's...

Original post made by Curious on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Jul 22, 2013 at 8:35 pm | 28 comments | 2835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly contract unchanged for 2013-14

Palo Alto school district Superintendent Kevin Skelly received a satisfactory performance review for 2012-13, but his contract...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Have to put up with Skelly till 2016?, on Jul 22, 2013 at 5:55 pm | 22 comments | 4772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Game-making internship: summer fun, with a possibility of profit

Carrying his laptop and lunch, 13-year-old Gautam Mittal gets a ride from his dad to his summer internship each morning. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Eric Van Susteren, on Jul 22, 2013 at 3:23 pm | 4 comments | 1142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to prune, remove trees north of downtown

The City of Palo Alto will remove 25 trees from the area north of downtown, mainly along University Avenue, and complete...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by more to this, on Jul 21, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 10 comments | 1212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Referendum petition submitted in Palo Alto

The signatures are in, and Palo Alto may be heading for a November election. Critics of the proposed development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 21, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 73 comments | 4551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Early-morning armed robbery hits Stanford

An armed robbery occurred at 12:20 a.m. Thursday on the corner of Palm and Palo drives, according to Stanford University's...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jug, on Jul 21, 2013 at 11:33 am | 11 comments | 1474 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Real Estate Matters

My friends, Bob and Jean, have made six offers on six different houses in Palo Alto and Menlo Park in the last five months...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jul 21, 2013 at 9:46 am | 16 comments | 2195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Weekend wonders

Carol Finkelstein knew she lived in a desirable location. That became crystal clear when she agreed to swap her San Francisco...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by Homeowner, on Jul 20, 2013 at 9:05 pm | 1 comment | 1069 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire in East Palo Alto damages two homes

A second-alarm fire gutted one home and damaged another, sending eight engines into the northern part of East Palo Alto Wednesday....

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Hate Fires, on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 5 comments | 1759 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: In city that loves to plan, Palo Alto's creates cynicism

Palo Alto's official and legally mandated Comprehensive Plan bills itself as "the primary tool for guiding future development...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 13415 Views

AROUND TOWN

Digital detox: Families find balance unplugging from devices

Like many other parents, Mallika and Peeyush Ranjan have found it challenging to keep their two sons, now 6 and 14, away...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Jul 20, 2013 at 10:05 am | 6 comments | 1764 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Oregon Expressway improvements being completed by the County of Santa Clara

[letter to City Council, Craig Petersen and Aaron Aknin regarding https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=forums&srcid=MDE5MTM1Njc3MzI4NzczNzYwOTMBMTY4MDUwNjU2MTM1MjIyODYwMDEBcDRST1E...

Original post made by Stan Hutchings on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jim, on Jul 20, 2013 at 9:29 am | 2 comments | 860 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SFO plane crash: Stanford Hospital evaluates 55 people

Stanford Medical Center evaluated 55 patients from Saturday's crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 and admitted 18. One remained...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 20, 2013 at 8:26 am | 29 comments | 2379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Getting around when you've given up the car keys

When senior citizens make the tough decision to give up driving, volunteer-run transportation services step in -- providing...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 20, 2013 at 5:10 am | 8 comments | 1540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Doc shredding event?

While driving down Alma today, as I passed either E. Meadow or Charleston (I forget which), there was a sign announcing a...

Original post made by resident on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jul 19, 2013 at 11:48 pm | 2 comments | 1277 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Log-in Problem

Can anyone explain why when I try to log-in on PA Online I get “Your Username or Email Address was not found in the system”,...

Original post made by Norm on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by to Norm, on Jul 19, 2013 at 11:07 pm | 4 comments | 889 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google delays Bay View office project at NASA Ames

After the City Council refused to approve a shuttle bridge for Google over Stevens Creek, Google has announced the delay...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ivan, on Jul 19, 2013 at 10:43 pm | 2 comments | 1803 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

mv-voice contains malware

Anyone else try to visit the Mountain View Voice web site today? I'm using the Google Chrome web browser and it blocks mv-voice...

Original post made by parent on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 19, 2013 at 7:33 pm | 1 comment | 1158 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Driver who struck bicycling boy won't be charged

A driver who had a small amount of methamphetamine in his blood when he struck and critically injured a 12-year-old Palo...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Trainspotting, on Jul 19, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 8 comments | 2036 Views
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