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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Workers' union publicly protests city takebacks

The closed-doors negotiations between Palo Alto and its largest workers' union turned public and testy Monday night when...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 21, 2009 at 5:10 am | 129 comments | 10320 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California in an 'unprecedented' fiscal crisis

"It's grim. There's no other word for it," State Senator Joe Simitian, D-Palo Alto, summed up the economic catastrophe California...

Original post made on May. 21, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on May 27, 2009 at 10:49 am | 30 comments | 10317 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino property owners irked by plans for wider sidewalks

An effort by Palo Alto officials to encourage wider sidewalks and to set buildings farther back from El Camino Real is creating...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Driver Dan, on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:40 am | 57 comments | 10315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Declaration of war' in nurses' contract impasse

A bitter contract dispute between Stanford and Packard hospitals and their nurses' union has reached a stalemate, with the...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2011
Last comment by Gee, on Feb 21, 2011 at 4:05 pm | 60 comments | 10312 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto slammed for lack of transparency on Arrillaga proposals

Palo Alto officials circumvented the public process and ignored the city's own policies about leasing of public land when...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by ISRAT, on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:02 am | 73 comments | 10308 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford students protest Israeli military actions

About 100 Stanford students gathered Friday afternoon on campus to protest Israeli military actions in the Gaza Strip, calling...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Jan 18, 2009 at 9:37 pm | 70 comments | 10303 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Neighborhood Watch Group

All, crime is getting out if hand in downtown- its not fun when each time my wife walks out at night, I have to remind her...

Original post made by Rational on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 9 comments | 10301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan has excessive homework this year

Does anyone know why this year Jordan has increased the homework load so much? I have 2 other children who have been through...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 30, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 7, 2011 at 12:42 pm | 81 comments | 10299 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tenants sue East Palo Alto's biggest landlord

Two renters and a family member are suing Equity Residential for maintaining dangerous conditions that resulted in severe...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 5, 2014 at 12:10 am | 17 comments | 10298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Redwood's removal sparks dismay

It's happened again: A long-standing redwood that residents in one Palo Alto neighborhood have come to love has been cut...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident , on Mar 28, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 33 comments | 10295 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Major shakeup planned at Ming's

Chinese Cuisine and Bar, Palo Alto's largest and oldest Chinese restaurant, is about to undergo a huge transition. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:27 am | 46 comments | 10293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto hires first sustainability officer

Gil Philip Friend has been selected as the City of Palo Alto's first chief sustainability officer, City Manager James Keene...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 48 comments | 10286 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Red Light Runners & Speeding - Loma Verde/Middlefield

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Original post made by Nikki B. on Jul. 24, 2006
Last comment by John Neves, on Feb 27, 2010 at 11:17 am | 53 comments | 10283 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student accused of sexual assault fires back at university in federal lawsuit

A male Stanford University student found responsible for sexual assault in 2014 has fired back at the university in a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Amanda, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm | 17 comments | 10282 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 | 10278 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 | 10278 Views

RESTAURANTS

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 | 10278 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State may declare water drought emergency

The state of California's water supply is in a third year of drought and is prompting state water officials to ask for a...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 19 comments | 10277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto is changing for the worse and its effecting our teens

As an old time Palo Alto resident I can say that the basis of this community: academic curiosity, a lack of ostentation or...

Original post made by Winston on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 206 comments | 10258 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal judge rules Prop. 8 unconstitutional

A federal judge in San Francisco today overturned Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. U.S. District Judge...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by Equality north, on May 24, 2012 at 10:43 am | 232 comments | 10256 Views
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