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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Pre-screening' required for future projects

Seeking to add some transparency to the city's development process, Palo Alto officials on Monday unanimously instituted...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 6 comments | 2813 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 68 comments | 17665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mastering the music business

Stanford graduate student Audrey Proulx is using her education in computer science and business to support her dream of becoming...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by A classmate, on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 6796 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Boutique creates beauty out of rubble

Beyt, located at Palo Alto's Town & Country Village shopping center, designs and builds a range of home decor items out of...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Uh-Oh, on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 10 comments | 4870 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will 'ghost houses' hollow out our community?

In the last two to three years, three of the 20 houses on my block (counting both sides of the street) have become "ghosts."...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 80 comments | 10779 Views

SPORTS

Pullman might be a new experience for most Stanford players

==BI Football notebook == Saturday's football game will be Stanford's first in Pullman since Mike Leach took over the Washington...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by John, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain should back away from HSR

Time moves on and it has become obvious that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 85 comments | 1608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto could seek resolution on federal civil rights cases

More than a year after the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights opened two separate sexual-harassment investigations...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Karma, on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:07 am | 12 comments | 2736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staff recommends joint committee to review high-school counseling

A new counseling survey administered at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools again indicates low rates of student satisfaction...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Healthy City' plan wins support

Palo Alto's newest official priority is tricky to define and difficult to oppose. But in voicing support for a resolution...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm | 15 comments | 3099 Views

SPORTS

Menlo grad helps Johns Hopkins win water polo title

==BI Of local note== Menlo School grad John Wilson came up with 13 saves in goal to help the Johns Hopkins men's water polo...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 4 comments | 2197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook's Zuckerberg, Chan to open new school in East Palo Alto

Philanthropist couple Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are investing in yet another educational venture, this time in their...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:13 am | 21 comments | 11079 Views

AROUND TOWN

Destination: trick or treat

The life-size skeletons in front of Andrea Edelman's College Terrace home lean into their ghoulish task, thick chains pulling...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Oct 27, 2015 at 10:36 am | 7 comments | 6203 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to reconsider minimum wage for tipped workers

Palo Alto's new minimum-wage law officially became a reality on Monday night, though in formally approving the new ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 am | 34 comments | 4291 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City blasts 'outrageous' tax

For the past four decades, Palo Alto residents have been paying taxes to a water district without getting a drop of water...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Tread, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:32 am | 11 comments | 6225 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Millennial matters

Millennial homeownership has hit an all-time low — 34.6 percent. Local owners and renters share their stories of what...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Marlys J. Stewart, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:05 am | 2 comments | 2518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NO FLY DAY, Saturday October 24th @SFO and nationwide

Tired of Relentless Aircraft Noise? Protest on No Fly Day With Your Neighbors On October 24th, protesters nationwide will...

Original post made by PA resident on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by joe giraffe, on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 64 comments | 1867 Views

SPORTS

Hogan, McCaffrey pile up yardage in Pac-12 win over Huskies

Kevin Hogan threw for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added 37 rushing yards as Stanford won its sixth straight Saturday...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 2507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, Stanford clash over fire services

Nearly four decades after the Palo Alto Fire Department and Stanford University entered into a partnership for fire-protection...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Mark, on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 4510 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man, 31, fatally shot in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto Police are investigating a shooting that left a 31-year-old city resident dead Sunday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Real G Town, on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 5126 Views
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