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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trees chopped before city's OK was final

Not only did the City of Palo Alto fail to communicate a plan to cut down 63 mature trees on California Avenue last week,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by D, on Nov 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm | 162 comments | 11284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unleashed dogs are a nuisance in Palo Alto parks

Every park I visit in Palo Alto with my dog has unleashed dogs running around in it. At Hoover Park most mornings between...

Original post made by Dog Owner on Sep. 7, 2010
Last comment by Out of control dogowners, on Jan 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm | 99 comments | 11279 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'John Carter'

In dire need of a cinematic sugar rush? Look no farther than Disney's blockbuster offering "John Carter," a fantasy extravaganza...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Nike Zoom Kobe 7, on Apr 12, 2012 at 1:49 am | 2 comments | 11272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New superintendent shares her history, plans

Although she's the U.S.-born daughter of a U.S.-born Air Force employee, Gloria Hernandez — the new superintendent of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by been there, on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 8 comments | 11271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trying to gauge nanny compensation market--fair or highway robbery?

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Original post made by Nanny Searcher on Jun. 17, 2008
Last comment by pampclub person, on Apr 15, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 71 comments | 11268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials declare Friday a 'Spare the Air' day

Burning wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Friday, Dec. 27, for the fifth day in a row and the 20th day this season,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:01 am | 34 comments | 11267 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Character witnesses defend Brock Turner

Three character witnesses testifying Friday on behalf of former Stanford University student Brock Turner, who is on trial...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Number612, on Apr 3, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 26 comments | 11262 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City's electric-wire program hangs in the balance

For nearly 50 years, the City of Palo Alto has slowly and steadily converted electric lines around town from overhead to...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2012
Last comment by Ceri, on Jul 17, 2013 at 10:21 am | 81 comments | 11260 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino property owners irked by plans for wider sidewalks

An effort by Palo Alto officials to encourage wider sidewalks and to set buildings farther back from El Camino Real is creating...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Driver Dan, on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:40 am | 57 comments | 11260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to get 'Everyday Mathematics'

"Everyday Mathematics" was approved on a 3-2 vote of the Palo Alto school board early today (Wednesday) -- despite a parent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by HPA, on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | 192 comments | 11257 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to link Main Library, Art Center

Palo Alto will forge ahead with a plan to link the Main Library and the Palo Alto Art Center with a new driveway despite...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by the fix was in, on May 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm | 40 comments | 11256 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto kicks bike-share system into gear

Commuters and traffic-weary residents can cruise Palo Alto on readily available rented bicycles, now that the city has 75...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 31, 2013 at 6:54 pm | 31 comments | 11255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Michael Litfin of Children's Theatre dies

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Original post made on Feb. 2, 2008
Last comment by Laura Sander, on Dec 4, 2008 at 1:41 am | 82 comments | 11254 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto officials worry about rail's Plan B

If California's high-speed-rail project does not go as planned, cities on the Midpeninsula could find themselves stuck with...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Bill Moisten, on Sep 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm | 85 comments | 11253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Analysis: How they won and lost

With the dust still settling on Election Day and scores of provisional and hand-delivered absentee ballots still being tallied,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2014
Last comment by mauricio, on Nov 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 11 comments | 11246 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cool, calm and collected

During the winter months, Zack Herlick's koi fish slowly mill around near the bottom of his ponds. Bald cypress trees stand...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Pond Repair, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm | 4 comments | 11242 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed men break into Palo Alto home

Three men, two of them wearing masks and armed with a knife and a gun, forced their way into a Palo Alto home Sunday night...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2015
Last comment by pares, on Aug 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 22 comments | 11240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trouble in paradise

It's a typically bustling lunch hour on California Avenue, with workers, residents and the occasional out-of-towner lining...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2017
Last comment by America, on Mar 20, 2017 at 9:40 pm | 50 comments | 11238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New carpool service revs up in Palo Alto

On a crisp morning in San Francisco, Catherine Zhang stepped out of her house a few blocks away from AT&T Park and headed...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 8, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 5 comments | 11230 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saving water and blooming all year round

Water-wise gardens, popular during the drought, do not have to be a colorless compromise, according to Roberta Barnes, who...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
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