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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent emphasizes need for review, unity, proactivity

On the second day of the Palo Alto school board's annual retreat, new Superintendent Max McGee introduced six ambitious goals...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Aug 27, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 50 comments | 24829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to weigh uses for new Foothills Park land

In a moment acknowledged to be three decades overdue, an enthusiastic City Council on Monday night officially dedicated as...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 22, 2014 at 11:12 pm | 47 comments | 24751 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by eww, on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 118 comments | 24681 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal budget cuts raise affordable-housing rents

In July, a Palo Alto single mother of two who lives in affordable housing received a letter alerting her that the rent for...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:19 am | 25 comments | 24677 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Want to understand Silicon Valley?

We arrived in Palo Alto from Hamburg, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2015, with a 5-year-old daughter who was proud to master writing...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Jun 4, 2016 at 6:23 pm | 47 comments | 24673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG vs. Palo Alto's "infrastructure-housing imbalance"

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by small is beautiful, on Sep 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm | 190 comments | 24587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls chain restrictions on California Avenue

As the commercial stretch of California Avenue continues its transformation into a fancier business district with fewer driving...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 31 comments | 24556 Views

AROUND TOWN

Members of Page Mill YMCA look to city for help

Calling the proposed closure of the Page Mill YMCA a colossal loss for the Palo Alto community, patrons of the gym on Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Sea=Seelam, on Aug 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 78 comments | 24504 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woman killed after train strikes car in Menlo Park

A female driver was killed when her car was stuck on train tracks in Menlo Park and hit by a Caltrain, sending the car flying...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Esmi Johnson, on Mar 26, 2015 at 12:49 am | 83 comments | 24495 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 24471 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power to hurt: how social media impacts our kids

Social media is an integral and growing force in young lives, everyone agrees. Yet it carries significant risks. In cyberspace,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by weekly reader, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 24373 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed law aims to make new homes EV-friendly

Seeking to remain in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday enthusiastically...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Local Citizen, on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 47 comments | 24326 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Redwood City burglars tied to theft in Palo Alto

Three men who were arrested inside a Redwood City home last week have been linked to additional burglaries in Redwood City,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 8 comments | 24324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers a 'net-zero' growth vision

As Palo Alto moves toward adopting a new vision for growth, officials are considering one ambitious alternative that would...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 62 comments | 24248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Baylands

The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve marshlands, home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sally, on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 24247 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Printed documents may self-erase in future

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Original post made on Jan. 2, 2008
Last comment by A.L., on Jan 3, 2008 at 11:41 am | 5 comments | 24152 Views

RESTAURANTS

The rebirth of Town & Country

Some descriptions of Town & Country Village of the past might seem unimaginable to anyone who frequents the boutique Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Michael O, on Jan 22, 2014 at 9:15 pm | 40 comments | 24114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dress Code for High School

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Original post made by Paly Parent on May. 30, 2007
Last comment by resident 1, on May 27, 2014 at 12:39 pm | 72 comments | 24089 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:15 am | 132 comments | 24030 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Into thin air -- Why Silicon Valley Wi-Fi fizzled

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Original post made on Jul. 9, 2008
Last comment by Brett Glass, on Jul 20, 2008 at 5:34 pm | 13 comments | 24029 Views
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