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AROUND TOWN

Audit: Palo Alto spends too much on office supplies

Poor management over office-supply expenditures may have cost the City of Palo Alto close to $390,000 between November 2007...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 40 comments | 8550 Views

MOVIES

9-11 Press for Truth Premieres at Spangenberg Oct 27th

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Original post made by Carol Brouillet on Oct. 12, 2006
Last comment by Andrew, on Nov 12, 2009 at 6:16 pm | 3 comments | 8550 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers legal options against Caltrain

Weeks after learning about Caltrain's plan to seek an exemption from California's environmental law for its proposed electrification...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident, on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 58 comments | 8547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Paperwhirl leaves Palo Alto; boutiques open at Town & Country

What's happening on the Palo Alto retail scene? Paperwhirl in downtown Palo Alto will close, and several new boutiques are...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:50 am | 14 comments | 8547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altans protest at Bank of America

Outraged over job losses and corporate and bank bailouts, more than 200 protesters lined El Camino Real near Page Mill Road...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Ken, on Oct 16, 2011 at 4:58 pm | 99 comments | 8546 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's parking-permit program gets a green light

Responding to years of complaints about downtown's residential streets transforming into parking lots for employees, Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 39 comments | 8545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents catch city wasting water

One day after the City of Palo Alto adopted water-use restrictions for businesses and residents, mushrooms growing in city...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 9, 2014 at 3:54 am | 36 comments | 8544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Time out' proposed for disputed zoning rule

Bowing down to intense community pressure and years of criticism from land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials have announced...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by What's a time out?, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 16 comments | 8543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prefab homes ?

Hello folks, I'm investigating the idea of using a prefabricated build for my new home in Palo Alto, instead of the conventional...

Original post made by MidtownRemodeler on Feb. 11, 2010
Last comment by MidtownRemodeler, on Feb 18, 2010 at 9:34 am | 5 comments | 8539 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto cheers for Sanders, votes for Clinton

When the ballots from local precincts were counted Tuesday night, it became clear that, for all the buzz generated by Bernie...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 9 comments | 8534 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to tighten parking requirements downtown

When Palo Alto officials decided to ease the parking rules for downtown developers nearly three decades ago, they did not...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by jm, on Oct 15, 2012 at 3:56 pm | 16 comments | 8532 Views

RESTAURANTS

Welcome to Town Square!

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Original post made by Bill Johnson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Kavita Bali, on Jun 28, 2007 at 3:17 pm | 4 comments | 8529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Score/Kumon

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Original post made by WonderingParent on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by Andrea, on Oct 10, 2014 at 11:26 am | 17 comments | 8528 Views

RESTAURANTS

Blue Chalk Cafe quietly shuts down

After 15 years in business, the Blue Chalk Cafe on University Ave. quietly goes out of business. Article in the Mercury-News:...

Original post made by Steve on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Yuckola, on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 5 comments | 8527 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59 am | 58 comments | 8524 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man shot by Menlo Park police during pursuit identified

Jerry Lee Matheny, 52, has been identified by the county coroner's office as the man who was shot and killed by Menlo Park...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 13, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 8 comments | 8523 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Announcer speaks out on evils of 'human trafficking'

March Madness has come and gone, and my vocal cords are resting from my role as the Stanford women's basketball stadium announcer....

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Todd, on May 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 6 comments | 8523 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 am | 45 comments | 8520 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A new center for geriatric, palliative care

Like all organizations that serve older adults, the Palo Alto Medical Foundation is preparing for a coming tsunami of Baby...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Cynthia Greaves, on Jul 10, 2015 at 10:33 am | 7 comments | 8518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to calm cars on bustling bike route

Palo Alto's busiest bike route may soon be furnished with wider bike lanes, enhanced crosswalks and a host of traffic-calming...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 22, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 44 comments | 8517 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.

VOTE HERE