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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by mag lev rider, on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 20 comments | 22141 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 22089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does anonymity cause online rudeness?

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Original post made on Sep. 26, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 2, 2007 at 9:17 pm | 66 comments | 22064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In the wake: Teens respond with messages of hope, change

Hayley Krolik hopes that some years down the line, when she returns to Palo Alto after graduating from high school, she'll...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 12 comments | 22049 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On Deadline: No more "dithering"--Palo Alto pushes 'carbon free' electricity to fight climate change

Palo Alto must "quit dithering" and expedite its carbon-reduction efforts significantly, starting with its electrical utility,...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:14 am | 10 comments | 22047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board underwhelmed by new $2 million staffing proposal

Palo Alto school board members appeared underwhelmed this week when presented with a plan to add nearly $2 million of new...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by toady, on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 15 comments | 22008 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 | 21996 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Commission voices support for new 'tech corridor'

Members of Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission came out in favor of transforming a segment of Park Boulevard...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 44 comments | 21989 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA tests

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Mountain View-based 23andMe to immediately stop marketing its DNA sequencing...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 21984 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Armstrong Lie'

The title of Alex Gibney's film derives from a 2005 headline in the French paper "L'Equipe." The paper alleged what many...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Too big to fail, on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments | 21969 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Questions follow surprise resignation of Sofia University head

Students and faculty at Palo Alto's Sofia University are asking questions following the surprise resignation Saturday of...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 44 comments | 21908 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to redesign 'critical' downtown site

When billionaire developer John Arrillaga proposed last year to build a complex of high-rises and a theater near Palo Alto's...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Overbuilding all over, on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 27 comments | 21853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 457 comments | 21850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Open space district bond measure picks up yes votes

The latest vote count shows that Measure AA, the $300 million bond measure for the open space district, has picked up a lot...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Plain dumb, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:06 am | 16 comments | 21836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto couple presses for 'sense of urgency' in relieving academic stress

It seemed to come like a shot from nowhere. Ken and Michele Dauber, Palo Alto parents of five, called for "new leadership"...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:21 am | 167 comments | 21805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza builder loses $94,200, wins green light

After inadvertently destroying a physically decrepit but symbolically precious piece of Palo Alto history, the developer...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:23 am | 20 comments | 21777 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Exploding toilets' surprise residents

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 12, 2007 at 6:21 pm | 47 comments | 21744 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Leaving prison behind

When Jose Cabrera got out of prison after three years for felony assault with a gang enhancement, he enrolled in East Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dr.E, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:45 am | 3 comments | 21721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton neighborhoods

The privacy gained by lots of at least one acre, winding streets with mature trees, gracious mansions set well back from...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 21703 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 21702 Views
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California Restaurant Association tests out public-awareness campaign in Palo Alto
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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