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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Friends, family recall 'amazing, loving' Seidman

The memorial service for Phyllis Seidman, who died Tuesday night after she was struck by an SUV in Palo Alto Tuesday afternoon,...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2008
Last comment by Driver, on Dec 10, 2008 at 11:38 pm | 128 comments | 7129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For all who think global warming isn't a local issue . . .

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Original post made by PA resident on Jan. 16, 2007
Last comment by jesus, on Apr 18, 2007 at 6:31 am | 67 comments | 7126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Irritated Bystander, on Sep 27, 2015 at 9:54 pm | 23 comments | 7123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City proposes to peek at people's garbage

Palo Altans who repeatedly throw recyclable items into their trash bins could soon find themselves slapped with fines and...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous too, on Mar 18, 2010 at 10:29 am | 120 comments | 7121 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rental Housing, Prop 13, and School Funding

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Original post made by Prop 13 Victim on Jun. 28, 2006
Last comment by Tax Payer, on Jun 30, 2006 at 11:32 am | 5 comments | 7120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Impending sea-level rise will affect us all

Next month federal officials will release new rates for flood insurance in areas at risk for future flooding, and they will...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by sheeples, on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:25 pm | 91 comments | 7115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunset moving to Oakland

Sunset will move its headquarters from the Menlo Park campus it has occupied since 1951 to Jack London Square in Oakland...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jackie, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 7115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Painful bullying stories told to school board

Amid tearful recountings by parents of painful school bullying situations, Palo Alto school board members and Superintendent...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by Misha, on Feb 18, 2013 at 7:35 pm | 124 comments | 7114 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant reviewers should include silverware

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Original post made by Carol on Sep. 14, 2006
Last comment by Carol, on Jan 18, 2007 at 7:18 pm | 8 comments | 7114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:20 am | 41 comments | 7113 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford panel: economy, not war on poverty, failed

The U.S. economy's failure to deliver jobs has left the country with persistently high rates of poverty and income and wealth...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 17, 2014 at 6:46 am | 6 comments | 7113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hearing officer hired for Buena Vista's proposed closure

With the future of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park up in the air, Palo Alto has selected a hearing officer to evaluate a recent...

Original post made on May. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jane, on May 22, 2013 at 10:02 pm | 21 comments | 7113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tiny mouse looms large over levee project

It stands less than an inch tall, sports a cinnamon belly, munches on pickleweed and spends its nights dodging owls and raptors...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by JustMe, on Aug 15, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 23 comments | 7112 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 7112 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Residential Streets on Google StreetView

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Original post made by Anonymous on May. 31, 2007
Last comment by RS, on Jun 9, 2007 at 8:19 pm | 29 comments | 7111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to civility?

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Original post made by Mandy Lowell & Carolyn Tucher on Feb. 13, 2007
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 18, 2007 at 1:03 pm | 34 comments | 7107 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Approve open space Measure AA

It is not an overstatement to say that the creation of the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District in 1972 is the single...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by THE REAL PLAN, on May 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 47 comments | 7106 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library close to complete, but legal battle looms

Since a new contractor was brought on last February to finish the long-stalled Mitchell Park Library project, a "night and...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2014
Last comment by Sea-SEELAM REDDY, on Aug 12, 2014 at 3:39 pm | 36 comments | 7103 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Zumot murder-conviction appeal rejected

Bulos "Paul" Zumot, the Palo Alto man convicted of strangling his girlfriend and setting fire to their Addison Avenue cottage...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Bru, on Dec 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm | 12 comments | 7103 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing up on Embarcadero Road in the 50s

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Original post made by Marcia Temme Hardcastle on Nov. 2, 2006
Last comment by Lee b, on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 7101 Views
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