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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly rescinds judgeship endorsement

After learning Friday that San Jose attorney Steven Pogue contributed $500 to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign to ban gay...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 235 comments | 9827 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Captain Phillips'

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also a little bit thoughtful, and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Pat in Alabama, on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 9814 Views

AROUND TOWN

City's new Web site aims for elegance, utility

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Original post made on Aug. 1, 2007
Last comment by resident, on Dec 24, 2007 at 9:21 am | 94 comments | 9801 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

McChrystal row reflects Washington nerves

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10400347.stm General McChrystal voted for Obama and banned Fox News from...

Original post made by Sharon on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by victor davis, on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 56 comments | 9795 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Valley Key to Chinese Tech Giant - PA on Page Mill Road

In the SF Chronicle 11/20/13, Bloomberg Report is an article about the Chinese Suning Commerce Group opening a temporary...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 9785 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cat Mom Leonorilda, on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:09 am | 49 comments | 9781 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power to hurt: how social media impacts our kids

Social media is an integral and growing force in young lives, everyone agrees. Yet it carries significant risks. In cyberspace,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Danny, on Sep 20, 2013 at 5:05 am | 14 comments | 9780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Palo Alto's new restaurants

Three new restaurants are scheduled to open soon in Palo Alto. The first is a casual eatery offering kosher items. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by cooper, on Dec 4, 2012 at 1:16 am | 9 comments | 9757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto races against the clock on infrastructure fixes

When Palo Alto officials began their journey nearly three years ago to refresh the city's aged infrastructure, their expansive...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 22, 2013 at 9:16 am | 32 comments | 9756 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trying a new online neighborhood tool

I live on Kings Lane, and have just recently signed up with a site I read about on TechCrunch called Nextdoor, basically...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Nov 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm | 5 comments | 9720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford: new model for breast cancer tests

Stanford University researchers have trained computers to analyze microscopic images of breast cancer with greater accuracy...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2011
Last comment by Joyce, on Nov 11, 2011 at 11:43 am | 1 comment | 9718 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man found dead at Opportunity Center

A Palo Alto man who lived at the Opportunity Center homeless shelter was found dead in his room, according to a spokesperson...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Dec 1, 2013 at 3:20 am | 10 comments | 9698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Helping kids this season

Don't let the reviving Silicon Valley economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide, even in the affluent...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by mutti, on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:51 am | 2 comments | 9692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The best elementary school locations for a growing community

There are 25 percent more elementary students in our district today than when I moved here in 1979, yet we have two fewer...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by paretn, on Nov 26, 2013 at 9:10 pm | 14 comments | 9683 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission throws support, cash behind City Hall art

The city's Public Art Commission committed $50,000 -- half its annual budget -- over the next two years on Thursday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Oct 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm | 8 comments | 9661 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors protest replacement of Eichler home

A Palo Alto property owner's plan to take down an Eichler home and replace it with a larger two-story residence has touched...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on May 30, 2014 at 11:04 am | 77 comments | 9656 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gem of open space

For decades, coyotes, hawks and dusky-footed woodrats have roamed the secluded INE Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Few...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 19 comments | 9636 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto to ban plastic bags at stores, restaurants

The era of plastic bags is about to come to an end at shops and restaurants throughout Palo Alto after city officials decided...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2013
Last comment by Jenny, on Jun 30, 2013 at 7:03 am | 78 comments | 9632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program moves ahead

After years of dire warnings, angry complaints and impassioned pleas from downtown residents about their once-quiet streets...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 41 comments | 9631 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'All Is Lost'

Batten down the hatches for the unusual new sailing drama "All Is Lost." The only actor on screen for 106 minutes is Robert...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 5, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 4 comments | 9598 Views
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