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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by VERG Menlo Park, on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 114 comments | 8487 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto bike-sharing program hits speed bump

A bicycle-sharing program will be doomed to fail in Palo Alto unless planners place the rental stations in locations that...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Nov 9, 2012 at 11:38 am | 19 comments | 8485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Messages we send our kids through the gifts we give

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Original post made by Joanna on Nov. 13, 2006
Last comment by Anamika, on Sep 3, 2007 at 6:59 pm | 58 comments | 8483 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victor Frost, well-known panhandler, has died

One of Palo Alto's most colorful characters, Victor Frost, has died, according to the San Mateo County Coroner. Frost, who...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Timekeeper, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:31 am | 16 comments | 8479 Views

SPORTS

Jeremy Lin just a phone call away from the NBA

Jeremy Lin is waiting for a phone call, but not just any phone call. This call will begin a process that could change his...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2010
Last comment by Bob, on Jul 22, 2010 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 8477 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing

Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Engineer, on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 39 comments | 8476 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Duraflame loses court battle over 'Spare the Air'

A firelog manufacturer lost its legal challenge to the Bay Area's wood-burning rule, according to an announcement Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Fed Up, again, on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:06 am | 52 comments | 8475 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do-it-yourself: Friendly welcome

Helen Hu shows readers show to make a wreath for any season with step-by-step directions. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/10/23/do-it-yourself-frie...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Bonnie, on Oct 23, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 1 comment | 8473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors challenge plan for three homes on North California Avenue

After securing approval from City Hall last year, a proposal to demolish three homes on North California Avenue and construct...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:12 am | 49 comments | 8473 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn grad leads Crisis Text Line's Bay Area efforts

Palo Alto native and Gunn High School graduate Libby Craig is leading Crisis Text Line's efforts to grow the 24-7 support...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jon, on Sep 17, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 4 comments | 8472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Stanford student sentenced in poisoning case

Xiangyu Ouyang, a former Stanford University graduate student who [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/print/2015/04/01/stanford-graduate-student-accused-of-poisoning-lab-mates...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2016
Last comment by Caitlin, on Jan 18, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 14 comments | 8472 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to consider encouraging more granny units

They are small, relatively affordable and can be built without zone changes or public hearings. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:41 am | 60 comments | 8467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 40 comments | 8466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Statewide report blasts community colleges

A scathing new report is questioning the effectiveness of California's 112 community colleges, stating that remedial education...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by paly parent, on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:54 am | 18 comments | 8463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family files claim against school district

The family of a Palo Alto special education student who was previously the focus of an Office for Civil Rights investigation...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:06 am | 83 comments | 8463 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to review proposed redevelopment of old Facebook site

Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board on Thursday will conduct a preliminary review of an application to redevelop the former...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Freddie P, on Dec 6, 2013 at 7:33 am | 10 comments | 8463 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Motorists ignoring new Middlefield turning restrictions

New signs to prohibit left-hand turns from Everett and Hawthorne avenues onto busy Middlefield Road in Palo Alto's Downtown...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Karen Marincovich, on Jul 13, 2015 at 2:11 pm | 59 comments | 8460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools loosen purse strings after property-tax revenue jumps

Palo Alto school officials are loosening the purse strings for the first time in years as a booming real-estate market has...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 8460 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford football game to cause traffic delays

Palo Alto police are bracing for significant traffic delays today, when a sellout crowd of 50,000 football fans arrives at...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Noam Chumpsky, on Nov 8, 2013 at 8:26 am | 71 comments | 8460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Did Paly baseball coach fabricate resume?

Jordan French claimed he was the starting right fielder at the University of Michigan for four years and worked as a manager...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:22 am | 97 comments | 8458 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

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