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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal

That was an fast decision----http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100816/ap_on_re_us/us_gay_marriage_trial "A federal appeals...

Original post made by Sharon on Aug. 16, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 20, 2010 at 7:56 am | 35 comments | 6303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple marks milestone

It was born out of an idea discussed in a cemetery and it grew as a place of worship for Palo Alto's Buddhist community....

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Truthseeker, on Sep 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 6303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contract for California Avenue revamp set for approval

When Palo Alto officials unanimously approved in 2011 a proposal to reduce lanes and add an assortment of street improvements...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Ethan , on Mar 31, 2014 at 11:06 am | 31 comments | 6302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to sue Caltrain

Palo Alto has a few qualms about Caltrain's plan to electrify the rail corridor, but after a closed-door meeting early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:19 am | 28 comments | 6302 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Andronico's to close July 24

Andronico's market, a high-end grocery store that's been a fixture at Stanford Shopping Center for the past two decades,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by CF, on Aug 21, 2011 at 1:14 am | 49 comments | 6302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-tech satellites have Palo Alto soul

At more than 2,200 employees -- 40 percent of whom have been there more than 10 years -- Space Systems/Loral is one of Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 24, 2017 at 9:19 pm | 6 comments | 6301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening 13th elementary school voted down

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Original post made by Palo Verde parent on Feb. 7, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Mar 6, 2007 at 6:10 pm | 31 comments | 6301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Retirement life in Palo Alto's fast lane

by Gloria Pyszka Read the full guest opinion here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/17/guest-opinion-retirement-life-in-palo-altos-fast-lane...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by gloria Pyszka, on Jul 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 25 comments | 6300 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 6300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Our Town: Inviting Romic to leave

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Jun. 20, 2006
Last comment by , on Jun 20, 2006 at 10:34 am | 2 comments | 6300 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special meeting set to address Lytton Plaza delays

Seeking to break ground on Lytton Plaza as soon as possible without violating a local law, City Manager James Keene hopes...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2009
Last comment by John, on Aug 15, 2009 at 12:38 pm | 60 comments | 6299 Views

BOOKS

Living an intentional life

On a small East Palo Alto street, just blocks from U.S. Highway 101, 15 people share three houses, a trailer, a diverse fruit...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by PatZy, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 6 comments | 6299 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Public Urination

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Original post made by Just Thinking Out Loud on Mar. 2, 2007
Last comment by Miss Anthrop, on Mar 17, 2007 at 10:31 pm | 9 comments | 6297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around town

PALO ALTO: ELECTRIC STAR ... </B>Palo Alto is a city that likes to be a leader, or at least, say that it's a leader when...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Not laughing, on Sep 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 3 comments | 6296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford, Toyota launch artificial-intelligence research center

Toyota Motor Corporation announced Friday that it will be investing approximately $50 million over the next five years to...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 6, 2015 at 9:03 pm | 3 comments | 6296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The education innovator

Revolutionary change in public education is rare. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/07/08/the-education-innovator...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anon, on Feb 21, 2017 at 11:22 am | 6 comments | 6296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council election to shake up planning commission

The results of this week's City Council election in Palo Alto spell another shakeup for one of the city's most important...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:31 pm | 21 comments | 6296 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tunneling dropped as Midpeninsula rail option

Deep tunnels and covered trenches have been dropped as alternatives for the Palo Alto/Midpeninsula portion of the state's...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 10, 2010 at 5:21 pm | 122 comments | 6296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Art teacher

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Original post made by Pencil Sketching Challenged Parent on Jul. 18, 2006
Last comment by Edith, on Jul 31, 2006 at 11:31 am | 3 comments | 6294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates to debate

The public will get its first chance to see all five candidates for the Palo Alto school board next Thursday, Sept. 11, at...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by PAUSD, on Sep 11, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 38 comments | 6294 Views
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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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