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Palo Alto area to celebrate Earth Day

Several cities and nonprofit organizations are hosting events and activities this week in honor of Earth Day, which is on...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto man faces felony charges tied to burglaries

A 61-year-old East Palo Alto man charged with burglarizing four Menlo Park restaurants has been held to answer after a preliminary...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

75% increase in driving cost is coming!

Pertinent to Palo Alto Sustainability / Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) discussion: Unique in our 50 states, the draft 2040...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Steve Raney, on Apr 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm | 19 comments | 1574 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto breaks ground on California Avenue

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd will join other council members, local residents and dignitaries Monday afternoon in celebrating...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roland, on Apr 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 22 comments | 10123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to move ahead with minimum-wage hike

Following in the footsteps of its neighbors in Mountain View and Sunnyvale, Palo Alto is preparing to adopt a new law raising...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by Paco, on Apr 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm | 12 comments | 4521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawyer: Buena Vista evictions could start next month

As local officials continue to scour for ways to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park from imminent closure, the attorney for...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2015
Last comment by member, on Apr 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm | 35 comments | 6173 Views

AROUND TOWN

Better beans

Started in 2004 by coffee lovers Rekha Shivapa and Vikram Shrivastava, Moksha is a customized roasting company that helps...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Kathleen Foley-Hughes, on Apr 21, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 3223 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP Way?

I have a new high-end HP Laser Color Printer. In less than two months, it suddenly died. No light or any display. My computers...

Original post made by Frustrated on Apr. 21, 2015
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SPORTS

Pederson, Dodgers face Giants riding a seven-game win streak

Of local note Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson hopes to be celebrating more than just his 23rd birthday when he and his...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by This is GIANTS country, on Apr 21, 2015 at 11:17 am | 7 comments | 2077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Huge income 'gender gap': a conspiracy or just socioeconomics?

The blockbuster headline news out of this year's "State of the Valley" conference and detailed "Index" report was that the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by sea reddy, on Apr 21, 2015 at 5:42 am | 21 comments | 4171 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Desalination Plant

Here is a map of proposed desalination plants in California. There is nothing planned near the peninsula. http://www.mercurynews.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?content...

Original post made by Chris on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by WilliamR, on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:45 pm | 2 comments | 585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure A ballots - OUT TODAY, strict interpretation ??

I received the Measure A mail-in ballot this afternoon. The instructions are very specific and I am wondering typically...

Original post made by Measure A ballots & possible \"funnyness\" on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 20, 2015 at 10:06 pm | 12 comments | 2105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Altans must reduce H20 use by 24%

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) came out Saturday with proposed city-by-city water reduction requirements:...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 20, 2015 at 7:34 pm | 2 comments | 540 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Attorneys debate the value of a Palo Alto education

In determining how much assistance should be offered to residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park once the park is closed,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Desert Jack, on Apr 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 63 comments | 6863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The Buena Vista imperative

Constrained by advice from the city attorney aimed at keeping council members narrowly focused on their legal responsibilities,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Apr 20, 2015 at 1:26 pm | 31 comments | 4952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Continuation high school picks up those who fall through the cracks

Alta Vista High School in Mountain View has a reputation as a "bad" school, one with failing students and lower-quality teachers. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Apr 20, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 13 comments | 5969 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students' pleas heard by El Camino Hospital Foundation

On April 15th, Donna and John Shoemaker publicly announced that El Camino Hospital's plans for a new mental health services...

Original post made by Sarah1000 on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Apr 20, 2015 at 11:51 am | 7 comments | 1570 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State sets new mandatory water restrictions for urban areas

California's State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Wednesday to impose new mandatory restrictions on urban...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Apr 20, 2015 at 4:15 am | 23 comments | 6248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Yes on A' campaign raises more than $46,000

The "Yes on A" campaign in support of the Palo Alto schools parcel tax measure has raised $46,047, with Parent Teacher Associations,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by I can't remember the name I used, on Apr 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 135 comments | 5888 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian killed after being hit by truck in Palo Alto

A pedestrian died early Sunday morning in Palo Alto after a collision with a big-rig on an Embarcadero Road on-ramp, according...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by :-(, on Apr 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm | 5 comments | 8457 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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Sing and celebrate
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