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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 18173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Report: Pollution spikes despite years of cleanup

Despite nearly three decades of clean-up efforts at a central Palo Alto Superfund site, groundwater contamination from a...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Residen Barron Park Ventura, on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 83 comments | 18139 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 | 18131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports pedestrian fatality near Charleston

Caltrain confirmed on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. that a pedestrian fatality had occurred near Charleston Avenue on the Caltrain...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Rev. Daniel, on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:47 am | 3 comments | 18108 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it time to have school busses in Palo Alto

Given all the traffic increases and more high density developments planned throughout the city, is it time to consider school...

Original post made by Bus the Kids on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by single story neighbors, on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 7 comments | 18105 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 | 18046 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto ponders design of new bike bridge

Emboldened by a $4 million grant and a freshly completed master plan, Palo Alto is rolling ahead with design work on a new...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Lance, on Dec 15, 2012 at 4:21 am | 24 comments | 18035 Views

BOOKS

New interest in book inspired by sensational Stanford murder

A novel inspired by a sensational 1933 murder on Stanford's Faculty Row is the subject of Stanford's "Another Look" Book...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 18012 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bill for teaching climate change passes Senate

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Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by There ought to be a law AGAINST THIS !, on Feb 15, 2008 at 1:05 am | 172 comments | 17991 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View Neighborhoods

From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Ohlone member, on Jul 12, 2012 at 8:36 pm | 2 comments | 17914 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Altans use Kickstarter to fund dream projects

A handful of Palo Alto Kickstarter campaigners who live only a few miles from the top-notch Sand Hill Road venture-capital...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Hahaha, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 17893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Palo Alto mom with a mission

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson, a speech therapist and the mother of daughters at Palo Alto High and Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 22 comments | 17887 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 | 17842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will the Mandarin Immersion decision be unbiased?

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Original post made by Jamie Maltz on Jul. 20, 2006
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 30, 2006 at 11:00 am | 55 comments | 17833 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto growth brings traffic angst to Los Altos Hills

Spurred by a popular outcry over planned traffic signals at the busy interchange of Interstate 280 and Page Mill Road, Los...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by First Responder, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 36 comments | 17832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Services for Willie Branch tonight and tomorrow

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Original post made on Nov. 8, 2007
Last comment by Bill Shearer, on Feb 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm | 22 comments | 17829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Mandarin immersion 4-1

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by yet another parent, on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:01 am | 192 comments | 17758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police investigating two deaths in south Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating two deaths this afternoon at the low-income senior housing complex Alta Torre Apartments...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Rose A, on Mar 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 17727 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn 16-year-old died in car crash early July 6

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Original post made by Southgate neighbor on Jul. 7, 2006
Last comment by <3, on Nov 12, 2007 at 5:09 am | 154 comments | 17604 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 | 17596 Views
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