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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The housing fallacy

Palo Alto has become a community that is affordable only to those who have owned their homes for decades, inherited them...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 147 comments | 11038 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 User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 11034 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fears of stock market crash fuel home sales

A surge of homes coming on the market in Palo Alto have flipped the local real-estate scene upside down, creating a panic...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by Stretch, on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 7 comments | 11026 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Thank you, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:03 am | 41 comments | 11025 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 | 11017 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bitter fruit: An inside look at street vending

The strawberry vendors stand on street corners throughout Palo Alto, at busy intersections, outside shopping centers and...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Paula, on Sep 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 97 comments | 11015 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shoptalk: Fleming's Steakhouse expanding

Big plans are on the horizon for Fleming's Steakhouse at Stanford Shopping Center. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29672...

Original post made on May. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 11013 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rash of auto burglaries hits Palo Alto

Seven vehicles were broken into and items stolen in the span of a little more than an hour in Palo Alto on Monday, Dec. 15,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 17 comments | 11012 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Driver killed by train in Menlo Park identified as East Palo Alto woman

Caltrain has identified the victim of the fatal accident on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2015
Last comment by Really?, on Feb 25, 2015 at 11:17 pm | 6 comments | 11011 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain shifts to new rail operator

Over the next five months, Caltrain operations will transition from Amtrak to TransitAmerica Services Inc., following the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by chris, on Sep 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 11007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown's growing pains

The rest of America may still be shaking off the economic hangover from the Great Recession, but downtown Palo Alto is fully...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Matt L, on Dec 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm | 44 comments | 11004 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 | 10993 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 | 10987 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is it true that parents are doing their child's homework?

My child came home and said a girl said, "My mom did my homework for me last night." And someone replied, "So did mine!" Being...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by geraldine, on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm | 53 comments | 10976 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Boyhood'

You've watched actors grow up on screen before, whether it be Mickey Rooney, Elizabeth Taylor or Jerry Mathers (as the Beaver). Read...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 30, 2014 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 10976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another fire at Sims metal recycling in Redwood City

Firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire at a metal recycling facility in Redwood City this morning. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Shut It, on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:10 pm | 45 comments | 10974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide

In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum '83, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm | 84 comments | 10969 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rejecting appeal, Palo Alto approves Corina Way home

Despite protests from area residents and land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday a two-story home on Corina...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident of Barron Park, on Mar 2, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 67 comments | 10967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to get 'Everyday Mathematics'

"Everyday Mathematics" was approved on a 3-2 vote of the Palo Alto school board early today (Wednesday) -- despite a parent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by HPA, on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | 192 comments | 10956 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Altans nervously watch San Francisquito Creek

Many north Palo Alto residents were carefully watching San Francisquito Creek flow with strength through the Pope-Chaucer...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 15, 2014 at 11:54 am | 8 comments | 10953 Views
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