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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Riding Palo Alto's clean-tech revolution

Energy efficiency is steadily emerging as one of the hottest sub-sectors in the expanding world of green technology. While...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2010
Last comment by Just Wondering, on Apr 18, 2010 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 25109 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers a 'net-zero' growth vision

As Palo Alto moves toward adopting a new vision for growth, officials are considering one ambitious alternative that would...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 62 comments | 25089 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When help is refused

When "Jake Johanson" had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Help the mentally ill, on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:41 am | 19 comments | 25075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Legal eagle, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 265 comments | 25061 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 | 25052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls chain restrictions on California Avenue

As the commercial stretch of California Avenue continues its transformation into a fancier business district with fewer driving...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 31 comments | 24969 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed law aims to make new homes EV-friendly

Seeking to remain in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday enthusiastically...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Local Citizen, on Dec 1, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 47 comments | 24934 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 24890 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Printed documents may self-erase in future

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Original post made on Jan. 2, 2008
Last comment by A.L., on Jan 3, 2008 at 11:41 am | 5 comments | 24860 Views

SPORTS

Track and field's greatest dual meet is turning 50

==I (This month marks the 50th anniversary of the famed 1962 U.S.-U.S.S.R. track and field meet at Stanford Stadium. This...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Carl, on Feb 22, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 5 comments | 24847 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Redwood City burglars tied to theft in Palo Alto

Three men who were arrested inside a Redwood City home last week have been linked to additional burglaries in Redwood City,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm | 8 comments | 24836 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist killed was tech executive

Jeffrey Donnelly, the bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car on Page Mill Road Tuesday morning, was the chief operating...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 113 comments | 24830 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto parents ask public's help to find missing son

The parents of a Palo Alto man who vanished 11 days ago are seeking the public's help to find their son, 30-year-old Andrew...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jul 29, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 21 comments | 24808 Views

RESTAURANTS

How sweet it is

Fact: There is no such thing as a mulberry bush. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=17357...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Marc, on Aug 22, 2012 at 8:27 am | 4 comments | 24784 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 30, 2016 at 11:15 am | 132 comments | 24772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council ratchets up pressure on Edgewood Plaza developer

First, they lost their neighborhood grocery store. Then, their patience. Now, residents near Edgewood Plaza are hoping that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Big Time Crooks, on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 48 comments | 24747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters shoot down Maybell development

A grassroots campaign in Palo Alto to overturn an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue scored a sweeping Election...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | 262 comments | 24730 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Longtime Milk Pail employee, son killed in apartment fumes

The two bodies found in an apartment complex in Mountain View on Wednesday have been identified as James Liu and his teenage...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Oct 12, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 6 comments | 24645 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train horn noise

We recently moved to Palo Alto, we live 1200 ft away from rail tracks. On most nights, we wake up because of extremely loud...

Original post made by kamala on Dec. 29, 2012
Last comment by RAILROADED, on Jun 22, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 84 comments | 24627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Into thin air -- Why Silicon Valley Wi-Fi fizzled

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Original post made on Jul. 9, 2008
Last comment by Brett Glass, on Jul 20, 2008 at 5:34 pm | 13 comments | 24599 Views
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
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Love is a Verb
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Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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