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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residentialists lose out in commission shuffle

Days after Palo Alto voters elected three slow-growth proponents to the new City Council, the existing council took a step...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by Rainer, on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:05 am | 90 comments | 8782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 8781 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves downtown 'Gateway' building

Downtown Palo Alto will soon have a prominent new "gateway" building next to the Caltrain station, though the glassy new...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Watch the City Council, on May 19, 2012 at 11:28 am | 40 comments | 8780 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Angry residents disrupt Cal Ave tree meeting

Residents' outrage over the clearcutting of 63 mature trees along California Avenue disrupted a community meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 45 comments | 8776 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New vision for California Avenue advances

As Palo Alto prepares for a physical transformation of California Avenue, city planners are advancing a new vision document...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Once-lers, on Feb 23, 2014 at 1:50 am | 147 comments | 8775 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Just downtown tonight ... noticed lots of scratched plate glass ?

I went downtown tonight to eat dinner. We had the usual great salads at Sprouts Cafe, and as we went out the door for a...

Original post made by Anon. on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 8775 Views

AROUND TOWN

New project could transform entrance to Gunn

Architects are sketching plans for Gunn High School that supporters say could give the school a "much more open and welcoming...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Mar 11, 2014 at 12:44 pm | 13 comments | 8762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library set to open in the fall

Palo Alto's botched and beleaguered reconstruction of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center is now set conclude...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 26, 2014 at 9:11 pm | 62 comments | 8761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher burned in science-experiment accident

A Palo Alto High School teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns after a fire broke out during a science experiment...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Andrew Vargha, on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 24 comments | 8761 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Palo Alto Co-op Market

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Original post made by Frank Bravo on Nov. 22, 2006
Last comment by bruce, on May 14, 2009 at 12:41 am | 2 comments | 8758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Five candidates prepare to compete for two seats on Palo Alto school board

Gearing up for this fall's campaign for Palo Alto Board of Education, candidates are polishing their websites, securing endorsements...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Aug 8, 2014 at 12:29 am | 55 comments | 8756 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo man charged in teen delinquency cases

The presence of more than 40 teenagers, ages 16 and 17, possibly under the influence of alcohol, at a home in the 1200 block...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2011
Last comment by Kimberly, on May 16, 2012 at 10:04 am | 34 comments | 8748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ivies start dropping AP classes.

Today's NYT reports that Dartmouth has decided to refuse credit for all AP classes. The university studied the results from...

Original post made by College Board on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ugh, on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 57 comments | 8740 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trees chopped before city's OK was final

Not only did the City of Palo Alto fail to communicate a plan to cut down 63 mature trees on California Avenue last week,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by D, on Nov 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm | 162 comments | 8733 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto shops look to Small Business Saturday

In efforts to better vie for shoppers' dollars, Palo Alto merchants are for the first time participating in Small Business...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2013
Last comment by startup, on Nov 30, 2013 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 8732 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Patron, on Feb 18, 2015 at 5:56 pm | 27 comments | 8731 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Terman principal named to district job

Terman Middle School is searching for a new principal following an announcement Thursday that the school's current head has...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by new, on Jun 29, 2013 at 11:18 am | 48 comments | 8730 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: plastic-bag ban, bullying policy, residential parking permit programs

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28865 posted Friday, March 8, 2013, 12:37...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by sandrawyt, on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 8725 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged thief made hotel his home base

A man and woman from Daly City were arrested in Palo Alto on theft-related charges Thursday (Jan. 19) after an alert Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Marla, on Apr 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 8723 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge proposed traffic signal on Page Mill

A proposal by state, county and local officials to add a traffic signal at the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:06 am | 63 comments | 8721 Views
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Stuff It or Talk About It?
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The Regional Context for the Palo Alto Comp Plan Update
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Staying Awake Makes a World of Difference
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