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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council rejects appeal of modernist building

The City Council on Monday shot down an appeal of a modernist development at 240 Hamilton Ave. in Palo Alto that appellant...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Dec 12, 2013 at 12:58 am | 58 comments | 9128 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 9127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trying to gauge nanny compensation market--fair or highway robbery?

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Original post made by Nanny Searcher on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by pampclub person, on Apr 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 71 comments | 9116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 14 comments | 9113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harnessing the power of coding

Can coding change the course of a life? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/01/02/harnessing-the-power-of-coding...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 6 comments | 9113 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 | 9103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district, higher education turned upside-down

While Palo Alto residents took issue with the city over development and traffic problems, other disruptive forces turned...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by sunflower, on Oct 10, 2014 at 2:07 am | 80 comments | 9101 Views

BOOKS

Minkoff's improbable history

When industry types use the term "Hollywood North," it generally refers to Toronto and Vancouver, but how about right here?...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 14, 2014 at 6:59 am | 2 comments | 9097 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 | 9093 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 | 9090 Views

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 | 9089 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to weigh appeal of Hamilton Avenue project

Residents concerned about the modernist design and parking impacts of a proposed development on Hamilton Avenue in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Don't forget Alma, on Sep 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 18 comments | 9084 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Pedometers get people walking, study finds

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Original post made on Nov. 21, 2007
Last comment by Sanford Forte, on Nov 24, 2007 at 10:21 pm | 5 comments | 9083 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 | 9076 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 | 9074 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SamTrans cuts peak Palo Alto-San Francisco bus service

A series of sweeping, system-wide changes for SamTrans means that Palo Alto residents now must hop-scotch through bus transfers...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dumas, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments | 9067 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawyers squabble over rules in appeal of Buena Vista's closure

When the new City Council convenes for its first substantive meeting of the year, it will immediately plunge into one of...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 55 comments | 9066 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 | 9066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Dog run snobs

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Original post made by Dog owner on Jan. 9, 2008
Last comment by Merlinlove, on Aug 1, 2014 at 8:57 am | 69 comments | 9065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New drought rules limit irrigation in Palo Alto

With the statewide drought lingering for the fourth straight year, Palo Alto this week adopted a new rule barring residents...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 57 comments | 9063 Views
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