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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping Eichler neighborhoods from growing upward

Residents in five Palo Alto Eichler neighborhoods said they plan to ask the city to institute zone changes that limit homes...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Wouldn't It Be Nice, on Jun 9, 2015 at 1:17 am | 70 comments | 11648 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Loudspeaker Train Nosie: Update

I have been following up on the loudspeaker noise -- it isn't coming from University Avenue at all! The announcements are...

Original post made by Sleepless in PA North on Nov. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 11639 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek purse snatcher

Palo Alto police are looking for a bike-riding purse snatcher who they said committed two crimes in the span of 15 minutes...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 27 comments | 11639 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 | 11621 Views

AROUND TOWN

Its future uncertain, JJ&F Market to close

Palo Alto's 65-year-old JJ&F Market has been given a 30-day notice to make way for the long-stalled College Terrace Centre...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Sep 4, 2013 at 7:29 am | 33 comments | 11612 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hits the brakes on new housing vision

Palo Alto's official housing vision, already years overdue, will undergo further revisions after residents around Maybell...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Massive scam, on May 22, 2013 at 11:59 pm | 31 comments | 11603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG assignments unlikely to change, staff says

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Original post made on Nov. 29, 2007
Last comment by The Real Anna, on Dec 12, 2007 at 12:18 pm | 200 comments | 11588 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PA shooting victim 'critical' at Stanford Hospital

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Original post made on Jul. 13, 2008
Last comment by Alex, on Jul 17, 2008 at 12:08 pm | 91 comments | 11585 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down

Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Nan Ni, on Sep 11, 2015 at 6:09 am | 11 comments | 11585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students gain access to admissions records

About 1,000 students are due to get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Stanford University's admissions office...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Niko, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 9 comments | 11569 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do-It-Yourself: Picture perfect

Learn to make a picture hanger process with a step-by-step tutorial from a Los Altos resident and woodworking hobbyist. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Doug Haley, on Jan 7, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 11551 Views

MOVIES

Get Smart

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Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 11541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After the last death: Doctors, academics debate the possibility, value of a 150-year lifespan

Halloween was approaching and Dr. Joon Yun was explaining why he wanted someone to hack our bodies. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Jixxer, on Jan 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 17 comments | 11537 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anne Warner Cribbs receives Athena Award

It's one thing to be crowned an Olympic goddess once in your life, but twice? That's the story of Anne Warner Cribbs, who...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by anony, on Nov 8, 2013 at 12:04 pm | 3 comments | 11537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Junior: The friends who saved my life

The following essay is by an anonymous junior at Palo Alto High School, written shortly after a Gunn High School senior died...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by pono, on Feb 21, 2015 at 2:49 pm | 13 comments | 11527 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 | 11524 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 | 11521 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thoughts of an Angel, on Nov 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 11520 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 | 11498 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Franchise owners weather turbulent economic times

While other girls were playing with their Barbies, at 6, Lisa Anter was charging 10 cents a cup at her lemonade stand at...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2011
Last comment by Joel Libava, on Dec 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm | 11 comments | 11493 Views
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