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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup

Parking downtown, and neighborhood parking, seems like it needs a fresh look. This book (2011) mentions PALO ALTO many times,...

Original post made by John hackmann on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Right On!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 1153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local marathoners reflect on what makes them run

Nine local runners reflect on why, time and time again, they push their bodies to run 26.2 miles in a race that is the ultimate...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by Yupp, on Apr 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 3 comments | 3073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where do (Us) Nerds Go to Retire?

Palo Alto is too urban these days. I don't want to retire here anymore, even if I could afford it. Please suggest good...

Original post made by Long-time Palo Altan on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by East Side!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 16 comments | 996 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman arrested for stealing diamonds, replacing with fakes

Police arrested a Palo Alto woman on Monday after she was lured back to a San Mateo jewelry store where she allegedly stole...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 2838 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to offer more aid to local nonprofits

With Palo Alto's economy sizzling, City Council members are preparing for the first time in more than a decade to raise the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Looking for loopholes, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 8 comments | 2785 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Solve ABAG and Sr Housing by Channing House Increasing Density?

The more I think about this, the more it makes me wonder why no one thought of this before: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2014/04/14/since-measure-d-what-has-the-city-and-ot...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:50 am | 45 comments | 2051 Views

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University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sad but realistic, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | 88 comments | 14765 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Modern, but no 'museum'

The Old Palo Alto home that architect Mary Maydan's client purchased in 2012 was handsomely built in the 1980s, but it didn't...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Chilly, on Apr 21, 2014 at 8:55 am | 2 comments | 1544 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Argument preceded shooting of David Lewis

In the minutes prior to being fatally shot in the back Wednesday afternoon, East Palo Alto drug-intervention leader David...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by Patricia A., on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:03 am | 78 comments | 3965 Views

SPORTS

Pinewood's Scheppler named state coach of the year

When Pinewood defeated Scotts Valley, 43-41, in the third-place game of the girls' Central Coast Section Open Division basketball...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Not impressed, on Apr 21, 2014 at 1:07 am | 1 comment | 490 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peninsula Day Care Center closes after 37 years

Three hundred low-cost child-care slots in Palo Alto will be lost this week when the owners of the 37-year-old Peninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2012
Last comment by Krista, on Apr 20, 2014 at 10:15 pm | 3 comments | 1597 Views

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New trails spell bright future for Palo Alto runners

Palo Alto may be in the midst of turning itself into a bicycling mecca -- an effort that continues to accelerate thanks to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 20, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 9 comments | 6468 Views

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Demolition for College Terrace Centre begins

The long-awaited, long-debated redevelopment of the College Terrace Centre on El Camino Real began with the first cracking...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by College Terrace homeowner, on Apr 20, 2014 at 4:07 pm | 40 comments | 5016 Views

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Smelling Smoke

We were smelling smoke this morning, then heard sirens and a helicopter. Does anyone know if there's a local fire? We were...

Original post made by Aquamarine on Apr. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 179 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Cal Ave's future

Wanted: Redevelopment that is higher density, mixed residential and commercial, with adequate parking and improved pedestrian...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 11 comments | 2561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Weekly wins national reporting award

The Palo Alto Weekly's ongoing coverage of the Palo Alto school district's handling of bullying received the 2013 Sigma Delta...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Thanks Angels , on Apr 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 8 comments | 2802 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 5194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magical Bridge playground surges toward reality

With funds nearly secured and its final design winning approval Thursday, Palo Alto's dream of creating an "inclusive" playground...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Christina Owen, on Apr 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 8 comments | 6810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student streaking: Alarm over mixed messages

Concern over the rising incidence of streaking on the Palo Alto High School campus reached an apparent boiling point among...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Spectator at Large, on Apr 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 35 comments | 9573 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art Review: April Dawn Parker

April Dawn Parkerís following small paintings represent one series of a number of painting series. The paintings will be...

Original post made by Paula Bolduc on Apr. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 666 Views
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