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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bold downtown plan spurs debate over Palo Alto's growth

A colossal proposal by billionaire developer John Arrillaga to build a theater and four office towers in downtown Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by More about Pat Burt, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:31 pm | 152 comments | 12647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by Norman Carroll, on Aug 23, 2013 at 1:55 pm | 46 comments | 12643 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

District to hire temporary water-conservation enforcers

The Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors last night unanimously approved the hiring of up to 10 temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 3, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 42 comments | 12641 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is Palo Alto prepared to deal with the Big One?

BANG! The entire house went dark. I stumbled around my room, disoriented, not knowing what had happened. I looked out the...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Bi Ones, on Nov 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 6 comments | 12602 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Climate warrior' Steve Schneider dies of heart attack on airplane

Stephen Schneider, a Stanford biology professor who for decades has been a central figure in the debate on global climate...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by your kids and their kids, on May 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 89 comments | 12602 Views

AROUND TOWN

Entering the brave new world of genomics

The human genome (a person's complete set of DNA) holds valuable information on predicting, diagnosing and treating conditions...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by maguro_01, on Aug 8, 2013 at 8:16 am | 7 comments | 12586 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 | 12574 Views

AROUND TOWN

From barnyard to butcher shop

Newly opened butcher shop Belcampo Meat Co.'s claim to fame in an industry where the phrase "farm to table" has almost lost...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2014
Last comment by Heard the one about...., on Aug 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 7 comments | 12573 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Toyota SUV crashes into house on Park Boulevard

A silver Toyota RAV4 sports utility vehicle smashed through a speed-limit sign this morning, crashed through the hedge and...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 21 comments | 12549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly algebra finals invalidated after cheating found

Palo Alto High School has invalidated the results of 112 final exams in Algebra 2 after two teachers noticed irregularities...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Our Problem, on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:02 am | 80 comments | 12526 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 | 12444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Attracting 'best and brightest' to teaching

Stanford University President John Hennessy will discuss ways to attract the nation's brightest students to careers in teaching...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 29, 2013 at 6:28 am | 12 comments | 12433 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

stabbing near melville and alma 11 42 sat night, caught?

Sirens, street blocked Neighbor reported stabbing occurred and search for perp was on Anyone know?...

Original post made by solon on Sep. 29, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Keith Cline, on Oct 6, 2014 at 11:38 am | 45 comments | 12357 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglary victim speaks out about break-in

Palo Alto burglars apparently adhered to the old postal adage about neither rain nor sleet nor snow keeping them away during...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2012
Last comment by Edgarpoet, on Dec 2, 2012 at 2:31 pm | 23 comments | 12357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1

The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by YOU STOLE OUR MONEY, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 162 comments | 12328 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Southgate

Lush, fragrant vegetation and lazily oscillating rope swings characterize Southgate, where life is quiet and relaxing. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 3, 2013 at 10:24 am | 2 comments | 12302 Views

AROUND TOWN

House committee kills Hangar One funding

Hopes for federal money to save Moffett Field's historic Hangar One were dashed on Tuesday when it was announced that the...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 19, 2011 at 6:33 am | 18 comments | 12288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plagiarism website: trading post for English papers

An Internet-based plagiarism detector has become not only a tool for teachers but also a plagiarism instructor for students...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by not true, on Feb 26, 2013 at 8:01 am | 12 comments | 12241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto sends massive office proposal back to drawing board

An ambitious proposal to build a dense office complex next to the AOL building on Page Mill Road received a cool reception...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by belrt, on Feb 9, 2013 at 11:21 am | 14 comments | 12236 Views
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