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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: With end of school year, a time for reflection

As Superintendent Max McGee completes his first year, the Palo Alto school district is at an important juncture. With his...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Making the Grade, on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:42 pm | 34 comments | 5141 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council split on the details of office-growth cap

The goal may be be clear, but the details continue to bedevil the Palo Alto City Council, which struggled on Monday night...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Agenda, on Jun 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 18 comments | 3898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court halts cell tower at Little League park

Having failed to sway Palo Alto's boards, commissions and City Council members, opponents of a proposed cell tower at the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by connie kettendorf, on Jun 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 49 comments | 6779 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Person used phone to photograph woman in shower

A prowler walked up to an open bathroom window in the Ventura neighborhood and used a cell phone to photograph a woman taking...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 17, 2015 at 8:04 am | 7 comments | 3623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Too much noise!

Plane, after plane, after plane, non-stop for hours. What is going on? Is anyone noticing this problem tonight?...

Original post made by Luanne on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Ears open, on Jun 17, 2015 at 7:34 am | 223 comments | 3895 Views

AROUND TOWN

Waste not, want not

For "Zero Waste Chef" blogger Anne Marie Bonneau, zero waste means using absolutely no plastic, reusing everything, simplifying...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Rolland Bonneau, on Jun 16, 2015 at 9:11 pm | 5 comments | 3192 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Free Trade

I support free markets and free trade...thus individual freedoms. Therefore, I support the basic efforts of Obama and the...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 16, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 13 comments | 846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Correct Headline: PA Council Considering 27% Trash Rate Hike Over 3 Years

This is outrageous. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/06/13/new-trash-contract-would-hike-rates-by-9-percent...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Outraged Citizen, on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City struggles to reach consensus on office cap

The goal may be be clear, but the details continue to bedevil the Palo Alto City Council, which struggled on Monday night...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jun 16, 2015 at 8:04 am | 4 comments | 701 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Parishioners get back beloved church that pastor tried to sell

After being shut out of their church and told to leave the grounds by their pastor last June, the 20 or so members of Zion...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:04 am | 6 comments | 7195 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto and sister city Oaxaca celebrate 50th anniversary

Palo Alto and its sister city Oaxaca have reached their 50-year milestone this summer, and officials with the two cities...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by martha rees, on Jun 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm | 3 comments | 2937 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New measures to limit access to train tracks could start in August

In an effort to address Palo Alto's recent teen suicide cluster, the city is stepping up its efforts to limit access to the...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Jun 15, 2015 at 6:52 pm | 64 comments | 6245 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford police identify suspect in anti-Semitic graffiti incident

Stanford Department of Public Safety have issued an arrest warrant for a man suspected of spraying anti-Semitic graffiti...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by what is the motive?, on Jun 15, 2015 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 5422 Views

AROUND TOWN

PHOTOS: Stanford's 124th Commencement Ceremony

Stanford University graduates gathered on Sunday, June 14, for the university's 124th Commencement Ceremony. The livestreamed...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown parking program now set for fall rollout

Initially slated for this spring, Palo Alto's long-awaited residential parking-permit program now is unlikely to fully launch...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Mike, on Jun 15, 2015 at 5:56 am | 32 comments | 5772 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Motorcyclist dies after crash near Alpine Road

A 24-year-old man died near Skyline Boulevard on Saturday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding drifted off an embankment...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by Sad, on Jun 14, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 7176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors slam proposed Marriott hotels

A proposal to build two Marriott hotels on the southern edge of Palo Alto got off to a shaky start Thursday morning, when...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 6:00 pm | 11 comments | 4075 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 142 comments | 18772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hennessy to resign as Stanford president

After more than 15 years as president of Stanford University, John L. Hennessy announced June 11 that he plans to step down....

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by James Hall, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 6563 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to reconsider fee for single-story zones

Residents seeking to enact bans on two-story homes in their Eichler-style neighborhoods may soon get a little financial aid...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 28 comments | 5762 Views
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