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PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: A big transition coming in the long urgency of local environmental activism

The impending retirement of Michael Closson after a decade leading the Palo Alto-based environmental organization Acterra...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Apr 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 8467 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

E-book details Palo Alto resident's North Korea ordeal

For more than a year, the details of Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman's 2013 detention in North Korea have been shrouded...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:37 am | 1 comment | 8467 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victor Frost cited for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Apr. 16, 2008
Last comment by A. F., on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 106 comments | 8466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversial plan for office building ekes out approval

Despite a chorus of protests from residents, Palo Alto's architectural board on Thursday approved a new three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Overdevelopment, on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 41 comments | 8463 Views

AROUND TOWN

More than 500 attend 'high speed boondoggle' rally

Hundreds of critics of California's proposed high-speed rail project packed into Burlingame's Caltrain station Sunday afternoon...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2010
Last comment by Thiago, on Apr 12, 2013 at 9:00 am | 54 comments | 8462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board calls special meeting on Brown Act

California's open meeting law will be the subject of a Board of Education study session following allegations that the board...

Original post made on May. 23, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 26, 2012 at 6:23 am | 54 comments | 8460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed school calendars released

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Original post made by Paly parent on Sep. 18, 2006
Last comment by Paly Student Journalist, on Jan 17, 2007 at 11:10 am | 26 comments | 8459 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir co-founder accused of sexual assault

Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and a partner at the venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by worth noting, on Jan 29, 2015 at 8:34 pm | 9 comments | 8451 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park Boulevard office building wins approval

The three-story office building proposed for Park Boulevard was, by all accounts, an exceptional project. For opponents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Aug 21, 2015 at 6:40 am | 39 comments | 8450 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority students speak to challenges they face

A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm | 11 comments | 8449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood premium reduction services - is it worth a try?

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Original post made by Natalie G on Mar. 4, 2008
Last comment by Ling-Ling Chen, on Feb 19, 2015 at 11:03 am | 17 comments | 8447 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smash-and-grab burglars hit Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are looking for four people who drove a stolen sports utility vehicle through the front glass doors of Bloomingdale's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2015 at 7:59 am | 21 comments | 8443 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 8442 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A joyful 'Noise'

From handmade acoustic instruments to powerful distorted electronics, from teenage phenoms to music-world veterans, KZSU's...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 30, 2016 at 11:23 am | 3 comments | 8441 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant for family reunion

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Original post made by S. Johnson on Sep. 25, 2006
Last comment by ignatz, on Sep 23, 2008 at 2:28 pm | 14 comments | 8437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by common sense, on Aug 9, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 72 comments | 8435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site

The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm | 57 comments | 8434 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, students named to calendar committee

The Palo Alto school district has named some 20 parents, teachers, administrators and students to a committee to evaluate...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 3, 2012 at 3:12 pm | 91 comments | 8433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mysterious meat sales concern Palo Alto residents

Barron Park neighborhood residents have been puzzling over mysterious meat salesmen in blue trucks who have been knocking...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bernadette Hsing, on May 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 37 comments | 8432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan, Palo Verde get new principals

Gunn High School's longtime assistant principal, Tom Jacoubowsky, will be moving to Jordan Middle School this fall to serve...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by hr, on Jul 3, 2015 at 1:02 pm | 16 comments | 8430 Views
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