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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shocking Avenidas plans

I just received a letter from Avenidas asking for support for their expansion plans. A picture of the new building is shown....

Original post made by Neighbor on Apr. 1, 2017
Last comment by Oldster, on Aug 21, 2017 at 5:13 pm | 13 comments | 848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee recommends no stakeholder group in rail redesign

Palo Alto could move ahead with plans to transform its rail corridor without a formal community stakeholder group to provide...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Aug 21, 2017 at 2:12 pm | 29 comments | 3582 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Joe Franzini (J.B.), on Aug 20, 2017 at 4:30 pm | 1134 comments | 224569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 20, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 44 comments | 4692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 20, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 40 comments | 30385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School's back in session for elementary, middle schools

Teachers across the Palo Alto school district's elementary and middle schools greeted students and parents - many excited,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Aug 20, 2017 at 10:11 am | 6 comments | 3624 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS HEAD QUITS ...Jorge Quintana, the Palo Alto school district's communications coordinator, suddenly...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by dad, on Aug 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 3615 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo man fakes police lights with cellphone app

A 23-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Monday night for allegedly impersonating a police officer by using a cellphone...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by david endliss yes the one from this article, on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:34 am | 7 comments | 2545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to extend ban on outdoor pot growth

Outdoor cultivation of cannabis will remain illegal in Palo Alto for at least another year-and-a-half under a proposal that...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Use Our Beautiful Sunshine, on Aug 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm | 44 comments | 4167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to advance plan for Caltrain 'grade separation'

City leaders are looking to speed up planning for grade separation along the rail tracks -- a goal that is becoming increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
Last comment by Claude, on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:11 am | 115 comments | 7911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Complaint prompts state probe of Tanaka's campaign

The agency that oversees California's campaign-finance laws has launched an investigation into the campaign of Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pants on fire, on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 66 comments | 6779 Views

RESTAURANTS

Crossroads cuisine

While there is an increasing number of Turkish and Middle Eastern restaurants in the area, most are indistinguishable from...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Los Altos resident , on Aug 17, 2017 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 1918 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Push to improve Caltrain tests 'Palo Alto process'

As Palo Alto moves ahead with plans to transform the rail corridor, city officials are struggling to reconcile two seemingly...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2017
Last comment by Leslie, on Aug 17, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 46 comments | 5221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midpeninsula events, safety tips for the upcoming solar eclipse

The Midpeninsula is getting ready for Monday’s solar eclipse that will be visible from the continental U.S. for the first...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Aug 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 4 comments | 5974 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A new school year, and a 'new beginning' for Ravenswood Middle School

It was not only the first day of middle school for just under 300 sixth-graders at the Ravenswood Middle School in East Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hope this will be beneficial, on Aug 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm | 2 comments | 4319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council OKs new South Palo Alto shuttle route

Palo Alto's efforts to revitalize its free shuttle program got a major boost late Monday night when the City Council approved...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:26 am | 16 comments | 3199 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dueling rallies at Google this weekend

Mountain View leaders are concerned their city could be the setting for the next violent skirmish after deadly clashes between...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:56 pm | 54 comments | 4864 Views

MOVIES

Chekhov's farcical feast

Stanford Repertory Theater's summer production aims to explore the way in which farce and political circumstances intersect,...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm | 2 comments | 1766 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Meeting on new accessory-housing rules

Palo Alto Neighborhoods, a group of residents, is hosting an informational night on May 25 about recent changes to the city's...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Hausable ADUs, on Aug 16, 2017 at 9:27 pm | 3 comments | 2167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Early results of Dumbarton corridor study indicate improved traffic flow

An early presentation on a Facebook-sponsored $1 million study of the Dumbarton transportation corridor suggests major, expedited...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 16, 2017 at 8:08 pm | 13 comments | 3063 Views
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