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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing on Elks property faces jeers, cheers

SummerHill Homes would like to build 46 homes on 3.9 acres of former Palo Alto Elks property on El Camino Real. But drawings...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by mmmmMom, on Jan 20, 2011 at 11:28 am | 3 comments | 1696 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto gets high marks for 'quality of life'

Palo Altans seem to love their schools, parks and overall quality of life, but when it comes to things like public transportation,...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by No trucks in South PA, on Jan 20, 2011 at 11:26 am | 17 comments | 3302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, other cities explore merging services

Palo Alto, Mountain View, Los Altos and Sunnyvale city managers are considering merging their emergency-dispatch centers,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2011
Last comment by Gem Humel, on Jan 20, 2011 at 9:32 am | 17 comments | 3755 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police to discuss robberies tonight

The Palo Alto Police Department will host a community-awareness meeting about recent armed robberies in Palo Alto tonight...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 20, 2011 at 1:11 am | 2 comments | 1850 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Freak accident traps man between parked cars

A freak accident trapped an older man between two parked cars in the Stanford Shopping Center parking lot Sunday afternoon....

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:06 pm | 24 comments | 2452 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do I find a summer exchange program?

A friend in Germany wants to send their 16-year old son to Palo Alto for August. Are there programs or organizers for this?...

Original post made by Andreas on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by Try, on Jan 19, 2011 at 8:02 pm | 2 comments | 1901 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's with putting trash cans in bike lanes?

The trash pickup day in our neighborhood happens to be today, Tuesday. I happened to be driving home today at a time when...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 18, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jan 19, 2011 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 1877 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police to hold community meeting on robberies

The Palo Alto Police Department will host a community-awareness meeting about recent armed robberies in Palo Alto on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by TO: Use-More-Digital-Technology, on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:56 am | 14 comments | 2655 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cold plus no wind means 'Spare the Air' days

Bay Area air quality officials have issued a Winter Spare the Air alert, which bans burning wood, manufactured firelogs,...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2011
Last comment by Mack, on Jan 19, 2011 at 9:05 am | 4 comments | 2067 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holidays to honor people should be Sundays

Why can't MLK Day, Presidents' Day, Veterans Day, Chavez Day, Harvey Milk Day, all be on Sundays? It would make a lot more...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by revolting viewpoint, on Jan 19, 2011 at 6:44 am | 19 comments | 1932 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Apple's Steve Jobs takes third medical leave

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has announced that he will take another medical leave of absence. Jobs, 55, sent a letter to employees...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jan 18, 2011 at 8:25 pm | 10 comments | 2037 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Ave. fountain voting 'through the roof'

The second California Avenue controversy -- what kind of fountain should replace the old, damaged one at the end of the business...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2011
Last comment by Alexis Moiseyev, on Jan 18, 2011 at 12:07 pm | 7 comments | 2032 Views

SPORTS

Paly's state championship teams honored

It was a parade unlike any seen before in the City of Palo Alto's history as thousands turned out Saturday to honor the only...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2011
Last comment by Old fan, on Jan 18, 2011 at 11:54 am | 25 comments | 6366 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian calls Brown's budget a 'grown-up' plan

For years, state Sen. Joe Simitian has been repeating a budget mantra: "Spend less; collect more; do it now." Gov. Jerry...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2011
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:54 am | 22 comments | 3157 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kishimoto gets 2-year term on open-space board

Former Palo Alto mayor Yoriko Kishimoto was appointed to a two-year term on the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District's...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by Want to know, on Jan 18, 2011 at 9:24 am | 10 comments | 2066 Views

AROUND TOWN

POST announces 'strategic' acquisition of Silva property

A newly purchased 97.5-acre property on Skyline Ridge will open an additional trail to bicyclists and hikers, Peninsula Open...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by daniel, on Jan 18, 2011 at 7:06 am | 11 comments | 3188 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paly student dies Thursday afternoon

A Palo Alto High School senior died by suicide in a Palo Alto residence Thursday afternoon, police confirmed today. News...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by julie brody, on Jan 17, 2011 at 8:08 pm | 29 comments | 11015 Views

AROUND TOWN

Another lion sighting in Portola Valley, off Alpine

A mountain lion was spotted in Portola Valley late Saturday night, according to San Mateo County officials. At approximately...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2011
Last comment by Leave them alone, on Jan 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm | 3 comments | 1865 Views

AROUND TOWN

Photo essay: Art all around us

John McQuarrie's mural at the downtown Palo Alto Caltrian station is one of the many murals, sculptures and other artworks...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2011
Last comment by more murals, on Jan 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm | 8 comments | 3025 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain conductor arrested for alleged misconduct

A Caltrain conductor has been arrested for two incidents of alleged misconduct with female train passengers, authorities...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2011
Last comment by Joyce, on Jan 17, 2011 at 6:34 pm | 6 comments | 2298 Views
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