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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto civic hackathon aims to spur innovation

From lasers and marshmallow shooters to tech workshops and TED-style talks, Palo Alto's colorful and eclectic celebration...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 5 comments | 15823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver responds to lawsuit over Menlo Park crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has denied...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm | 73 comments | 15801 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City strikes down parking exemptions

Caught in a tug of war between angry residents and pleading developers, Palo Alto officials sided with the former on Monday...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Ray, on Oct 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm | 35 comments | 15757 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 | 15711 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guest Opinion: Senior citizens counting on 'yes' vote for Measure D

Editor's note: On Oct. 11, the Weekly editorialized against Measure D and argued that the City Council had struck the wrong...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Garrett , on Nov 3, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 17 comments | 15697 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 | 15686 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 | 15681 Views

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Ada's trains those with disabilities to make great food

Ada's Café is a startup enterprise with an unusual mission: employing people with disabilities to prepare and serve great...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Can't wait!, on Jun 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 13 comments | 15675 Views

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Two people die in Palo Alto house fire

Two people were found dead following a house fire tonight at 988 Embarcadero Road, according to Palo Alto police and fire...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by veriloud, on Jan 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm | 41 comments | 15668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto labor union may call strike

Palo Alto's largest labor union voted Thursday to authorize a strike if the city continues to call for long-term concessions...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by stretch, on Sep 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 345 comments | 15655 Views

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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 | 15580 Views

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Renters' Rights?

Our neighbor is living in subpar conditions: windows from the 1950s, mold growing, things not working. The owners live overseas...

Original post made by Neighbor on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 31, 2013 at 3:03 pm | 26 comments | 15565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parked cars in front of our house

Does anyone know the law on parking cars on the street -- how long? We've got a neighbor who has renters parking in front...

Original post made by paresident on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Kathryn, on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:57 am | 66 comments | 15551 Views

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Microsoft researcher wins prestigious computing award

Leslie Lamport, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley lab in Mountain View, has been awarded the...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stew Plock, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 15529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Having a say

When Palo Alto officials learned in early 2009 that a little-known Sacramento agency had developed plans to build a 15-foot...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 19, 2013 at 9:50 am | 15 comments | 15420 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 | 15356 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tunnels to be considered for high-speed rail

As Palo Altans continue to define their love-hate relationship with the high-speed-rail project, residents and city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Sara Armstrong, on Feb 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 109 comments | 15249 Views

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Claude Ezran enters Palo Alto's council race

Claude Ezran, a veteran of the Human Relations Commission and the founder of Palo Alto's World Music Day, announced Tuesday...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jun 4, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 34 comments | 15239 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly regrets achievement-gap comments

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Monday night apologized to about three dozen mostly minority parents for his...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by California Mom, on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 107 comments | 15197 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PA 3rd grade teacher hosting teen party

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Original post made by Incredulous Paly Parent on Oct. 30, 2006
Last comment by Enough, on Dec 1, 2006 at 12:49 am | 220 comments | 15151 Views
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