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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divided council beefs up parking requirements

With downtown residents up in arms about a dearth of parking in their neighborhoods, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Boo hoo, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 22 comments | 1614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Midtown 'elves' to deliver holiday bouquets

Calling themselves the "Midtown elves," residents of Palo Alto 's Midtown neighborhood have launched a grass-roots effort...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:49 pm | 2 comments | 906 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Playing for Keeps'

"Playing for Keeps" is entirely undemanding, mostly unrealistic, not at all funny, and curiously disconnected, with supporting...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 13, 2012 at 6:35 pm | 2 comments | 1614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silicon Valley cash to fund Stanford Hospital

Stanford University has launched a $1 billion fundraising campaign to build its new hospital and invest in medical research...

Original post made on May. 8, 2012
Last comment by venkatrao, on Dec 13, 2012 at 5:22 pm | 5 comments | 1162 Views

AROUND TOWN

Synchronize the Traffic Light, Please!

When, if ever, will the new traffic light on Alma just north of the one at Meadow be synchronized with the other two in the...

Original post made by No more gridlock on Dec. 13, 2012
There are no comments yet. 787 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teens being charged as adults in MV sex assault

The two 17-year-olds arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl at a Mountain View park are being charged...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Dec 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm | 3 comments | 1453 Views

RESTAURANTS

Fast but not flashy

Where frozen yogurt fizzled on Palo Alto's increasingly food-focused California Avenue, Spice Kit sizzles. No wonder. Here's...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Paguy, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:38 pm | 5 comments | 1445 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman struck by bus, killed in downtown Palo Alto

A woman was killed in downtown Palo Alto this morning after she was struck by a bus while crossing University Avenue. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jozee, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 52 comments | 3667 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto and Gunn high schools suspend football rivalry

Paly and Gunn are going to take a two year break due to "lack of competitiveness". The issue has been under discussion since...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 13, 2012 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 1203 Views

AROUND TOWN

City: No more 'island' of homes on commercial block

A string of awkwardly placed homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road in Palo Alto could soon make way for a dense new development...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by jardins, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:49 am | 14 comments | 840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lytton Plaza - Out of contrl

I was out enjoying a walk with my fiance this morning, and we wanted to stop in the plaza to drink our coffee. We sat down,...

Original post made by Downtown Resident EM on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by really..., on Dec 12, 2012 at 8:58 pm | 11 comments | 1102 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bechtel, Swenson to head Foothill-DeAnza trustees

Palo Alto residents Betsy Bechtel and Bruce Swenson have been unanimously elected as president and vice president respectively...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Steve C, on Dec 12, 2012 at 3:57 pm | 2 comments | 985 Views

AROUND TOWN

will Carl Icahn break up HP?

HP stock had a rare good day yesterday on rumors that Carl Icahn would take over the company, break it up, and sell off the...

Original post made by worker on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:55 pm | 2 comments | 1255 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bus driver charged with vehicular manslaughter

A SamTrans bus driver who struck and killed a woman in a Palo Alto crosswalk last December will face a misdemeanor vehicular...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:49 pm | 22 comments | 2133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jerry Hill announces 'Oughta Be a Law ... Or Not'

Residents in newly elected state Sen. Jerry Hill's district will now have a chance to weigh in on what "Oughta Be a Law ......

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by SuperD, on Dec 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm | 10 comments | 1217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto shoppers may start paying for bags

A proposed new disposable-bag ordinance could force Palo Alto consumers to pay as much as 25 cents for every bag used to...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Dec 12, 2012 at 9:16 am | 73 comments | 4145 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto family issues $100,000 challenge

A local family has made a $100,000 donation to the Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund for the second year in a row, in hopes of...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Mom by Gunn, on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:42 am | 4 comments | 998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story building eyed for downtown Palo Alto

Just months after Palo Alto approved construction of a new four-story building in a prime downtown location, another major...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Dec 12, 2012 at 1:45 am | 38 comments | 2641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton: Contractor charged with six felonies

A building contractor is due in court Dec. 20 to enter a plea on felony grand theft and other charges stemming from work...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by homeless, on Dec 11, 2012 at 8:03 pm | 5 comments | 998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When do our kids get their psat scores?

Kids in other parts of the country have already received theirs. Apparently it is up to the school to distribute them. ...

Original post made by mommy on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 11, 2012 at 6:52 pm | 3 comments | 1220 Views
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