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ShopTalk: Pizza Studio, Polo Ralph Lauren close

Farewell to Pizza Studio and Polo Ralph Lauren; hello to more communal dinner options in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 11223 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto Police Chief to leave

Ronald Davis, East Palo Alto's police chief for the past eight years, will leave his post to take a new job in Washington,...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2013
Last comment by EPA residence, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm | 16 comments | 11216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two arrested for ID theft at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police arrested two people on suspicion of identity theft on Monday evening, a police officer said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Britany, on Jul 8, 2013 at 7:05 pm | 14 comments | 11213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New condos planned for El Camino site

A pair of three-story buildings that are slated to go up on vacant lot in the Barron Park neighborhood have some area residents...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on May 21, 2014 at 8:47 am | 151 comments | 11210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 11210 Views

AROUND TOWN

New budget spells cuts for Palo Alto animal services

Higher water rates, a Fire Department with fewer firefighters, a host of fee increases and an animal-services operation trembling...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2012
Last comment by Denise, on Jun 26, 2012 at 7:22 pm | 45 comments | 11204 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Big transformation underway for San Antonio area

Clearly, the recession is over in the local housing sector. New development could bring more than 1,300 new homes to the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Anon., on Feb 13, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 32 comments | 11202 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Father of Palo Alto teen who died by suicide to give talk on mental health

The father of a Gunn High School student who died by suicide in 2015 will be giving a public talk on Sunday, May 15, to raise...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Unfortunate, on May 17, 2016 at 9:02 am | 54 comments | 11201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto charges forward with new bike plan

Palo Alto's dream of leading the pack of America's most bike-friendly cities now has a roadmap -- an ambitious "master plan"...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Outta here, on Jul 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm | 56 comments | 11195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters extinguish two weekend residential fires

Palo Alto firefighters put out two residential fires in Palo Alto this weekend, one on Friday afternoon and another Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by GoodNoLivesLost, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 11193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone changes bridge gap between city, critics

Palo Alto's elected officials and land-use watchdogs rarely walk in stride on zoning issues but as the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 47 comments | 11192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike bridge design begins anew

Frustrated by rising costs and engineering uncertainties, Palo Alto officials agreed early Tuesday morning to relaunch the...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:00 am | 78 comments | 11178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Menlo Park: No appeal of decision to allow food trucks at Caltrain station

Ten food trucks will roll into the Caltrain station on Feb. 19, when Off the Grid expects to kick off its new weekly event...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 11171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zuckerberg sued for fraud in Palo Alto real estate deal

A Palo Alto real estate developer is suing Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg alleging fraud in a deal that allegedly included...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by sour grapes, on Jun 9, 2014 at 11:24 am | 28 comments | 11168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Through art, Stanford students open conversation about mental health

There are 129 pages of raw, intimate and powerful expressions of the experience of both mental and physical illness in "Release.Restart.Review,"...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2015
Last comment by captainjohann, on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:15 pm | 1 comment | 11158 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does Anyone Think Palo Alto is a Quiet Suburb?

When I moved to Palo Alto I knew a lot about the place I was going to live. I knew about Stanford where I was going to graduate...

Original post made by stephen levy on Jun. 27, 2009
Last comment by Irvin, on Jul 26, 2009 at 6:41 pm | 149 comments | 11152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd zooms in on growth impacts in 'State of the City'

Citing a climate of rapid growth that leaves many residents feeling like change is happening "too much, too fast," Mayor...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Susie, on Feb 17, 2014 at 12:28 am | 23 comments | 11150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Channing House story raises huge issues

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Original post made by Concerned senior on Jan. 15, 2007
Last comment by Pat Carew, on Feb 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm | 18 comments | 11144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kids aren't all right, but they'll be OK

The two minutes leading into the opening credits of Gia Coppola's atmospheric film adaptation of James Franco's short-story...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Other side of the tracks, on May 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 22 comments | 11143 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws plan for office complex, police HQ

The Jay Paul Company has withdrawn its proposal to build an office complex at 395 Page Mill Road and a new police headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Big Picture, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm | 40 comments | 11136 Views
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