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AROUND TOWN

Example of housing insanity

If the editor will permit me, I want to illustrate the level of PA real estate craziness by comparing two homes for sale...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Silly valley, on Apr 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 8 comments | 2251 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Iron Lady Passes

Margaret Thatcher was a great leader. She joined Ronald Reagan in defeating the socialist thrust, including the victory...

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm | 8 comments | 833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto house fire suspicious, fire officials say

A suspicious one-alarm house fire displaced five residents in East Palo Alto Monday morning, according to fire officials. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 979 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Legal demand shuts down Edgewood Eats

An attorney's letter citing several City of Palo Alto ordinances has shut down the popular food-truck event Edgewood Eats. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:21 am | 75 comments | 2370 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plastic bag ban: A health issue?

In view of the upcoming plastic bag ban, I thought that recent findings from a study might be of interest to our community....

Original post made by Zeev Wurman on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Whats the problem, on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:25 am | 6 comments | 874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The New Urbanism and Palo Alto

I'm not sure when it happened, but, clearly the City Council and Planning Commission have tried to embrace "The New Urbanism"....

Original post made by Anon on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 5 comments | 1565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New elementary school proposed for Palo Alto

The Palo Alto school district should open a new elementary school at the site of the old Peninsula Day Care Center at 525...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm | 26 comments | 2405 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto may fly rainbow flag

The rainbow flag may soon fly high over Palo Alto's King Plaza as a colorful reminder to the world where the city stands...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by mark, on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 56 comments | 1409 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Symbolic actions matter in quest for civil rights

In the 1960s, political and community leaders in Palo Alto were among those who stepped up to publicly advocate for federal...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm | 46 comments | 1522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to welcome more public art

Palo Alto has no shortage of eye-catching public art, from "Digital DNA," a giant egg covered with silicon chips that adorns...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Periwinkle Brownsnot, on Apr 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm | 39 comments | 2036 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Gunn counseling survey suggests higher satisfaction level

A new survey of students at Gunn High School suggests possible improvement in satisfaction levels with the school's guidance...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ty Tan, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 11 comments | 1117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

<B><B>ELEGANT YOGA STUDIO OPENS DOORS ... </B>Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 777 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto police take a public-health approach to fighting crime

On a cloudy afternoon at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, a young girl wearing a helmet and fluorescent safety vest waited...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 3 comments | 1782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Firefighters rescue man from San Francisquito Creek

Palo Alto firefighters rescued a man who fell down an embankment toward San Francisquito Creek on Wednesday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jonathan, on Apr 8, 2013 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 980 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two HP directors resign, chair steps down

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Thursday, April 4, that its board chair, Raymond Lane, would step down, and two of its board...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Apr 7, 2013 at 6:28 am | 5 comments | 1462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

Bag ban positives Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18711 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments | 1128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Has this country gone completely crazy? - 20 little children massacred

I've had enough. Enough of the NRA. Enough of politically-correct talk Enough of waiting for a "Study" (sponsored...

Original post made by MIdtown resident on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:31 am | 11 comments | 1253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to talk to children about gun violence

If parents can't shield their children from the grim realities of recent gun incidents, there are ways to communicate in...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:23 am | 17 comments | 1063 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congressmen: NASA Ames gave secrets to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by American Values, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:03 am | 21 comments | 20767 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Happy trails for Michael Closson

When Michael Closson moved from New York state to Palo Alto in 1972 to work at Stanford University, his new job as assistant...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Tony Acarasiddhi Press, on Apr 6, 2013 at 6:45 am | 8 comments | 1755 Views
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