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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Recreating Palo Alto's parks

Palo Alto's population is once again growing at higher-than-expected rates, prompting competing demands for recreation space....

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Apr 4, 2017 at 7:01 pm | 10 comments | 6332 Views

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 resident, on Apr 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm | 12 comments | 524 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog Leash ordinance not enforced

Lots of free dogs running free outside the dog park at Mitchell park. If You mention to the owners about the Palo alto Leash...

Original post made by green meadow ace on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Apr 4, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 79 comments | 6477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It takes two -- million dollars, that is

A year ago, the already robust Midpeninsula residential real estate market soared beyond the stratosphere. This fall, expectations...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2876 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire battalion chiefs get raises in Palo Alto

After more than a year of negotiations, Palo Alto has approved a new contract with with four battalion chiefs in the Fire...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Cube Farm Haven, on Apr 4, 2017 at 1:54 pm | 22 comments | 3599 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

April is Distracted Driving Awareness month

This month is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, a reminder that reckless and distracted driving is the number one killer...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 1040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

By the people, for the people

Palo Alto has nowhere near the money it needs to pay for all the new dog runs, bathrooms and neighborhood parks that its...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 4, 2017 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 789 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College names new president

Foothill College's new president, Thuy Thi Nguyen, is a practicing lawyer, general counsel for the California Community Colleges...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2016
Last comment by Keisha Warren, on Apr 4, 2017 at 9:07 am | 2 comments | 7289 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brainstorm for downtown residential spillover parking

I wonder if there may be a politically viable way to bring Parking Panda ("rent your San Francisco driveway parking space...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2017 at 8:00 am | 6 comments | 3685 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto man sentenced for elder abuse

A 24-year-old East Palo Alto man was sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation for attacking his grandfather...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2017
Last comment by EPAMom, on Apr 3, 2017 at 6:35 pm | 1 comment | 3322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Paly coach Clem Wiser was a winner in every sense

Clem Wiser will be best remembered as a champion of education, a championship coach, a championship facilitator and a championship...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Dan Silva, on Apr 3, 2017 at 2:53 pm | 11 comments | 3314 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged cockfighting operation in East Palo Alto

Nearly 60 chickens were removed from an East Palo Alto property on March 23 after city police and Peninsula Humane Society...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 2, 2017 at 9:24 pm | 30 comments | 5935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The spreading empire

Five "park search areas" -- neighborhoods where Pal Alto residents don't have access to parks or open spaces within a quarter...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by DTN Paul, on Apr 2, 2017 at 6:05 pm | 5 comments | 1177 Views

RESTAURANTS

Polynesian food truck launches in Menlo Park

After spending 25 years as a biotech engineer, Keke Lepulu, 47, of Menlo Park, says he was weary of being a cog in the Silicon...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:21 am | 6 comments | 14548 Views

AROUND TOWN

$50M gift for Packard children's heart research

Bay Area philanthropists Gordon and Betty Moore have given Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford $50 million toward...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Anneke, on Apr 2, 2017 at 10:10 am | 3 comments | 957 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by frustrated too, on Apr 1, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 374 comments | 348417 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto changes first-source hiring rule to accommodate Amazon

East Palo Alto’s long-standing first-source jobs rule of hiring up to 30 percent of local residents at new businesses has...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2017
Last comment by Marlene Glez, on Apr 1, 2017 at 3:32 pm | 25 comments | 12768 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: democracy in action; a view to a hill

Tidbits collected by the Weekly staff on people, events and other happenings. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/04/01/around-town-democracy-in-action...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2017
Last comment by Cube Farm Haven, on Apr 1, 2017 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes course on housing fees

In an unusual move that reflected Palo Alto's shifting political dynamics, the City Council reversed on Monday night its...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Apr 1, 2017 at 2:42 pm | 45 comments | 5152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$5K grant to help build new produce market for seniors

A new produce market for low-income seniors will be coming to southern end of town through a $5,000 grant from the Rotary...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by LP 83, on Apr 1, 2017 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 2890 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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