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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New committees undermine transparency

Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff has just a year as the ceremonial head of the City Council, but in just four months he has made...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Innovative, on May 3, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 1090 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior-housing project in Palo Alto riles neighbors

An overflowing crowd of Barron Park and Green Acres ll residents vented their frustration with dense housing and traffic...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Briones Parent, on May 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm | 144 comments | 6657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local leaders break ground at new Stanford Hospital

Gesturing toward the hole that will become Stanford Hospital and Clinics' new hospital, Board of Directors Chair Mariann...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Bill Rayburn, on May 3, 2013 at 11:07 am | 2 comments | 2379 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook revenue, profit grow in first quarter

Facebook's profit and revenue grew in the first quarter of 2013, boosted by an increase in mobile advertising. Read the...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by w, on May 3, 2013 at 10:50 am | 3 comments | 1174 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lifetimes of achievement: Saluting exemplary citizens

Every year, Palo Alto nonprofit Avenidas selects six senior citizens 65 and older from a list of more than 40 nominees who...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by , on May 3, 2013 at 10:03 am | 3 comments | 1124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto optimistic about police-building proposal

Palo Alto officials remain optimistic about the prospect of building a new police headquarters on Park Boulevard despite...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 541 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto optimistic about police-building proposal

Palo Alto officials remain optimistic about the prospect of building a new police headquarters on Park Boulevard despite...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
There are no comments yet. 874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tomorrow - Young Children's Spring Faire

Come celebrate spring and experience Waldorf education for the young child (nursery and kindergarten ages). Featuring: Crafts Petting...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on May. 3, 2013
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area drove state population growth in 2012

The Bay Area led the charge in California's massive population increase last year, particularly Santa Clara County, which...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on May 3, 2013 at 7:40 am | 3 comments | 1028 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public invited to inspect Gunn student invention

The community is invited to inspect a solar egg incubator created by a student team at Gunn High School as part of program...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by scientist, on May 2, 2013 at 11:20 pm | 5 comments | 1578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board Cancels Closed Meeting on OCR Investigation "On Advice of Counsel"

At the beginning of the school board meeting on April 23, Board President Dana Tom announced that the board had cancelled...

Original post made by Curious on Apr. 28, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 2, 2013 at 10:35 pm | 54 comments | 2585 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gas line leak survey

Today's Grab Bag blurb reports, "Don't panic ..." regarding the gas line leak survey going on in our neighborhood by so-called...

Original post made by Did Panic on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Eric Van Susteren, on May 2, 2013 at 11:57 am | 1 comment | 931 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paly grad acquitted of burglary charges

A Palo Alto man who suffers from schizophrenia was acquitted of residential burglary on Tuesday, April 23, but he still faces...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Longtime resident, on May 2, 2013 at 10:36 am | 30 comments | 1341 Views

AROUND TOWN

Free Concert - Mark Russo and The Classy Cats

Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) presents Mark Russo and the Classy Cats - Swing, Latin & Brazilian Stylings TONIGHT,...

Original post made by Community School of Music and Arts on May. 2, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greenpeace sidewalk-blocking

Am I the only one who objects to Greenpeace's sidewalk-blocking? They have the right to canvass in public, of course, but...

Original post made by Citizens for Unobstructed Sidewalks on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Sean, on May 2, 2013 at 9:35 am | 8 comments | 2752 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community notebook: Palo Alto University Rotary Club 25th anniversary gala

The Palo Alto University Rotary club will mark two major milestones at a gala on Saturday, May 4, at the University Club...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1096 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tesla leaves Menlo Park behind this summer

Tesla Motors is preparing to leave Menlo Park in the rear-view mirror. The electric car retailer recently opened a renovated...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Stuart Berman, on May 2, 2013 at 9:05 am | 1 comment | 2037 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One dead, one hurt in East Palo Alto shooting

Police in East Palo Alto are investigating an early morning shooting that left one man injured and another dead. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on May 2, 2013 at 12:29 am | 6 comments | 1473 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Son testifies in Woodside murder trial

The son of a Woodside man who is charged with killing his wife in April 2010 testified today that his mother had been depressed...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by sharrine, on May 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm | 3 comments | 8976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to pay $333,481 in software settlement

Palo Alto officials on Monday authorized a settlement with software company SAP Public Services, which claimed earlier this...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by lazlo, on May 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 23 comments | 1885 Views
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