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AROUND TOWN

Billing error leaves city gas customers overcharged

About 15,000 utility customers in Palo Alto received an unwelcome surprise in their February bill: an overcharge on their...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Customer, on Apr 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm | 30 comments | 5692 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Former JLS Parent, on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 28 comments | 253665 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Saturday Tax Day protests to march in downtown Palo Alto

Two protests against President Donald Trump's Pentagon-spending increase and refusal to release his tax returns will take...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by GrouchyOldGrump, on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm | 4 comments | 4461 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Off Deadline: Can 'Motivational Interviewing' help parent-teen/family communications?

OK, raise your hands if you can remember what it's like to have been a teenager. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/04/14/off-deadline-can-mot...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Trudy Palmer, on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1372 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Study: Earthquake damage could top $2.4 billion

If a giant earthquake were to shake up Palo Alto, it would likely devastate more than 200 buildings, cause about $2.4 billion...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Apr 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm | 10 comments | 3509 Views

BOOKS

Increasingly valuable real estate going to third parties

While most homes are bought by individuals or families, others are sold to development companies, property managers or sometimes...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton Town Council study could reduce fire services in East Palo Alto

When the non-Atherton residents of the Fire District discover that this property tax reallocation process would also mean...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 91 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook to hold five community festivals in Menlo Park this year

Facebook plans to hold five community festivals at its Menlo Park headquarters from May through October that will be free...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by SJ, on Apr 15, 2017 at 4:12 am | 2 comments | 2008 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to bring public onboard for 'grade separation' debate

Faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities, as well as a transformed political landscape, the Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Leslie, on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:03 pm | 109 comments | 6788 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto voters approve stormwater fee increase

Palo Alto's bid to raise stormwater fees to fund 13 projects cruised to victory Wednesday, with nearly two-thirds of the...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Apr 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 37 comments | 3016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Adobe Creek under-crossing reopens

The City of Palo Alto has reopened the Adobe Creek under-crossing, according to the Palo Alto Public Works Department. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Apr 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 1139 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Rags' is rich with history, music

"Rags" is a good old-fashioned musical with plenty to offer modern audiences. Judging by the standing ovation on opening...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Student, on Apr 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 1338 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect charged in Palo Alto Online hacking case

A 34-year-old San Francisco man was arraigned on April 11 in federal District Court for the Sept. 17, 2015, hacking of Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Apr 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 12 comments | 4216 Views

RESTAURANTS

The Cool philosophy

Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by The Train, on Apr 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 2152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vigil in East Palo Alto protests Amazon, Facebook policies

Chants of "Jobs for EPA!" and "Hey hey, ho ho, racial profiling has got to go!" rang out Thursday night in front of 2100...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Apr 14, 2017 at 10:49 am | 34 comments | 1985 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>CASUAL FRIDAY ... </B>The Palo Alto City Council didn't pass any laws, approve any new developments or launch any new...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eichler dilemma: 'How do we treat people fairly?'

An overflowing crowd of Eichler-loving residents filled the Mitchell Park Library conference room to capacity on Tuesday...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Apr 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm | 19 comments | 3400 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto payroll on the rise

Despite a small dip in employee headcount, the City of Palo Alto's payroll went up by 3 percent in 2016, an increase that...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2017
Last comment by Mayfield, on Apr 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm | 34 comments | 4187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council backs shift to downtown parking meters

Seeking to bring some order to downtown's chaotic parking scene, Palo Alto officials signaled on Tuesday night their intent...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Send in the Drones, on Apr 13, 2017 at 1:44 pm | 38 comments | 3292 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to revamp sewage-treatment operation

Palo Alto's plan to retire the two sludge-burning incinerators in the Baylands could receive a major boost next week, when...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on Apr 13, 2017 at 12:41 pm | 1 comment | 1330 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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