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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Major injury collision blocks Oregon Expressway

A major injury collision has blocked westbound Oregon Expressway this morning, police said. The public is advised to avoid...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 24, 2017 at 9:43 pm | 42 comments | 16539 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed growth to strain Stanford's traffic-fighting effort

A new report for Stanford's general-use permit application shows the university's expansion will create "significant and...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 24, 2017 at 4:24 pm | 23 comments | 6803 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: 'Hey Elon, we need Tesla trains not trucks!'

On Oct. 26, Tesla is set to demonstrate its newest baby — long-haul trucks — but it has missed a technically...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Sunny, on Oct 24, 2017 at 9:55 am | 14 comments | 2941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council members propose adding housing in commercial areas

The Palo Alto City Council members are looking to revise the zoning code to allow more new residences downtown and in other...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 23, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 98 comments | 5832 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawyer charged for creating 'fake employees'

A Palo Alto attorney is facing numerous fraud charges for allegedly helping her clients obtain benefits as part of a federal...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2017
Last comment by Usual Suspects, on Oct 23, 2017 at 2:41 pm | 6 comments | 3216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Important CC Meeting Monday

Monday the City Council will discuss the Planning and Transportation Commission's recommendations on the Comprehensive Plan...

Original post made by Heads-Up on Oct. 22, 2017
Last comment by Link?, on Oct 23, 2017 at 1:07 pm | 1 comment | 168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto cuts Fire Department positions

In a bid to save money and address changing community demands, the Palo Alto City Council voted early Tuesday to eliminate...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Dr. G, on Oct 23, 2017 at 10:34 am | 20 comments | 3631 Views

MOVIES

High School Athletes of the Week

<B>Sophie Siminoff Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/09/08/high-school-athletes-of-the-week...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2017
Last comment by Zain Guru, on Oct 23, 2017 at 4:57 am | 1 comment | 610 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Moon Mouse' lights up Palo Alto

Lightwire Theater is blasting off from the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto on Oct. 22 with their newest show, "Moon Mouse:...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2017
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:56 pm | 1 comment | 1353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto tries to get a grip on pension problem

It’s a problem as vast as it's vague: an unpaid pension bill that stands at more than $300 million and keeps on growing...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2017
Last comment by Supply & Demand, on Oct 22, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 33 comments | 4110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renter protection plan fizzles

Palo Alto’s foray into rent stabilization blew up at the starting line Monday night after the City Council majority struck...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2017
Last comment by Steve Majors, on Oct 21, 2017 at 7:27 pm | 67 comments | 7477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soaring through life

When William "Uncle Bill" Dinsmore turns 100 this today, his family and community will celebrate a life marked by persistence...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Rose, on Oct 21, 2017 at 5:50 pm | 4 comments | 3805 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cottage clusters becoming a thing of the past?

Palo Alto could soon lose two cottage clusters, the small groupings of bungalows built between the 1930s and 1950s that some...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Cottages vs. Tiny Houses, on Oct 21, 2017 at 8:09 am | 23 comments | 4780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New bakery opens; Chop & Pub

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a new Palo Alto bakery and a booze-and-tapas establishment headed to Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Chris, on Oct 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm | 1 comment | 1812 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>LET'S TALK ABOUT SEX ...</B> In Palo Alto, parents are heading to Facebook with homemade videos to mark "<B>Let's Talk...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Behind the Headlines': Palo Alto's pension problem

Palo Alto is facing a pension and retiree medical liability that City Councilman Eric Filseth says approaches $1 billion....

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Arvin Winkleman, on Oct 20, 2017 at 3:17 pm | 37 comments | 7647 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rising up to meet the disaster

Communities across Palo Alto have responded in myriad ways to the devastation of the North Bay fires, dedicating services,...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:30 am | 1 comment | 3541 Views

SPORTS

Five survive opening round of women's tennnis tourney

The Stanford women's tennis team opened competition at the ITA Northwest Regional Championships on Thursday at Taube Family...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by Khrystello, on Oct 20, 2017 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 1648 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obituary: John Freidenrich dies at 80

Longtime Atherton resident John Freidenrich -- a major supporter of Stanford University, a well-respected attorney and an...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2017
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 20, 2017 at 9:24 am | 3 comments | 3367 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cities rush to prepare for new marijuana era

Palo Alto is one of many Midpeninsula cities taking a conservative, wait-and-see approach on sales and cultivation of recreational...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2017
Last comment by Weed Miles Traveled, on Oct 20, 2017 at 1:08 am | 48 comments | 5154 Views
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Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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