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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: In city that loves to plan, Palo Alto's creates cynicism

Palo Alto's official and legally mandated Comprehensive Plan bills itself as "the primary tool for guiding future development...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 17967 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fun with dogs, teens and the environment

Three finalists in the City of Palo Alto's current Apps Challenge are gearing their inventions towards neighborhoods and...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Homeless Dogs, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 17893 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to spread smoking ban downtown

Palo Alto's ever-expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown and California Avenue. By an 8-1 vote, with Greg...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 17822 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal heading to Indiana for postseason baseball

Stanford will continue its baseball season in the NCAA tournament. The Cardinal (30-23) received a No. 3 seed in the Bloomington,...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on May 27, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 17821 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford historian sees hazard in gap between U.S. military and civilians

America's all-volunteer military has made it too easy for politicians to order risky undertakings with casualties borne by...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Brian Good, on Nov 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 15 comments | 17807 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto roads, underpasses flooding; roads closing

With the brunt of this week's storm hitting Thursday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the Palo Alto Foothills...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 17753 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicycle thefts on rise in Palo Alto

Numerous bicycle thefts have been reported throughout Palo Alto since March 28, police said Wednesday. "The thefts have been...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by thefts, on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:54 am | 51 comments | 17676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic steers discussion on Jay Paul development

In its effort to get city approval for a new office complex at 395 Page Mill, developer Jay Paul Company faces an uphill...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:43 am | 100 comments | 17653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto named second richest small city in nation

Movoto, a national real estate brokerage website, has named Palo Alto the second richest small city in America, based on...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 17 comments | 17584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police embrace new recording technology

If you see a Palo Alto police cruiser passing by, the odds are that the cruiser can also see you, even if the officers inside...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Mar 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 23 comments | 17565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace JJ&F meets with opposition, skepticism

A proposal by the project developer's son to run the new grocery store at College Terrace Centre proved to be a tough sell...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Zapatos, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 26 comments | 17560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 17421 Views

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 | 17408 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Longtime Milk Pail employee, son killed in apartment fumes

The two bodies found in an apartment complex in Mountain View on Wednesday have been identified as James Liu and his teenage...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Oct 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 6 comments | 17384 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 17366 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 | 17359 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 | 17220 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are the pros and cons of owning an Eichler?

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Original post made by New to Area on Jan. 26, 2007
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jul 1, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 40 comments | 17200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Safe schools' task force mulls recommendations

A new system for anonymous reporting of bullying is among the recommendations of a Palo Alto school district task force on...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by Campaign Insider, on Jun 12, 2013 at 8:06 am | 27 comments | 17157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents claim financial abuse at Vi at Palo Alto

A class action suit filed by residents of Vi at Palo Alto alleges its parent company, CC-Palo Alto, transferred millions...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Go Stanford, on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm | 26 comments | 17155 Views
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