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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Hidden' earthquake faults underlay Peninsula

The San Andreas fault might be the iconic expression of the shifting tectonic plates sliding deep beneath Bay Area residents'...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2011
Last comment by Faulty Info.., on Feb 28, 2011 at 4:00 pm | 14 comments | 27164 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto named second richest small city in nation

Movoto, a national real estate brokerage website, has named Palo Alto the second richest small city in America, based on...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 6, 2014 at 1:43 pm | 17 comments | 27159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cost of renting versus buying a house in PA

Can someone please explain why anyone in their right mind buy a house in Palo Alto these days? In our midtown cul-de-sac...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jan. 4, 2010
Last comment by Ouch, on Aug 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm | 229 comments | 27128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power to hurt: how social media impacts our kids

Social media is an integral and growing force in young lives, everyone agrees. Yet it carries significant risks. In cyberspace,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by weekly reader, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:08 am | 13 comments | 27017 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Women sentenced in $256,000 Palo Alto credit union fraud

Two women who stole more than $250,000 out of a couple's Palo Alto credit union account were sentenced Tuesday, Feb. 14,...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2012
Last comment by Senior Blogger, on Feb 25, 2012 at 2:42 pm | 20 comments | 26970 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County planners approve Stanford study

The Santa Clara County Planning Commission, in a rare Palo Alto meeting Thursday night, unanimously recommended approval...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Palo Alto High School Grad & Stanford Alum, on Dec 7, 2008 at 11:27 am | 12 comments | 26929 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto civic hackathon aims to spur innovation

From lasers and marshmallow shooters to tech workshops and TED-style talks, Palo Alto's colorful and eclectic celebration...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 5 comments | 26773 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ohlone teacher charged with child abuse

An Ohlone Elementary School teacher has been placed on unpaid compulsory leave after the district discovered he is facing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by CoachFromAnotherTown, on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 30 comments | 26752 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robbery suspect had been struggling mentally

Jeffrey Owen Smith, the Palo Alto man arrested Tuesday night and charged with robbing a purse from a woman in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm | 20 comments | 26746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford program takes aim at eating disorders

Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses involving abnormal, unhealthy eating behaviors, including anorexia nervosa...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Whatamess, on Jul 14, 2014 at 9:43 am | 9 comments | 26704 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman steals purse, spends $2,000 at Nordstrom

A woman walked into a downtown Palo Alto office building, stole a change purse from a desk drawer and promptly went on a...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by EF, on Nov 2, 2012 at 12:01 pm | 7 comments | 26694 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA scientist cites 'global-warming emergency'

Time is running out to prevent catastrophic consequences from global warming, a leading climate scientist warned a packed...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2008
Last comment by laugh or cry..you choose, on Jun 14, 2010 at 7:32 am | 36 comments | 26682 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow

With a rotating head and two strong arms, the Personal Robot 2 from Menlo Park-based Willow Garage can navigate by itself...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by oliver, on Mar 17, 2013 at 2:52 am | 6 comments | 26670 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG vs. Palo Alto's "infrastructure-housing imbalance"

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by small is beautiful, on Sep 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm | 189 comments | 26611 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by Values a, on Jan 4, 2017 at 4:06 pm | 116 comments | 26527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horrific crash prompts license re-examination for driver

The 90-year-old driver whose car jumped a curve in downtown Menlo Park and pinned twin 6-year-old brothers against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim Hols, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21 am | 45 comments | 26489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Development Center, Palo Alto quietly untangles its bureaucracy

The Development Center at 285 Hamilton Ave. has undergone a quiet but dramatic transformation in the two years since City...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by matt williams fan, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23 am | 19 comments | 26437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mother of Joan Baez dies at 100

Woodside resident Joan Chandos Baez, the mother of famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez, died at home on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Charles Wibel, on Jan 18, 2016 at 6:57 am | 10 comments | 26307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents claim financial abuse at Vi at Palo Alto

A class action suit filed by residents of Vi at Palo Alto alleges its parent company, CC-Palo Alto, transferred millions...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Go Stanford, on Feb 24, 2014 at 11:57 pm | 26 comments | 26264 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto runs out of water, development on hold

Hundreds of units of affordable housing and millions of square feet of commercial construction in East Palo Alto cannot be...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by ?, on Aug 5, 2016 at 7:21 am | 52 comments | 26262 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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Eat, Surf, Love
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The Cost of Service
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