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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 31 comments | 7135 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New nonprofit creates micro-businesses

A new nonprofit in East Palo Alto teaching single mothers and young women entrepreneurship through micro-businesses is helping...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Grandma in PA, on Apr 3, 2015 at 10:58 am | 2 comments | 7134 Views

RESTAURANTS

Unpretentious French: Zola's high-quality cuisine a welcome addition to downtown Palo Alto

Menlo Park's loss is Palo Alto's gain, twice over. After closing his haute French restaurant Marche in 2011, Howard Bulka...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cassie Gay, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 7134 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Antonio center to include Mountain View's tallest building?

New plans for a large hotel and office building at San Antonio shopping center were met with more shock than support in a...

Original post made on May. 24, 2012
Last comment by Don't be such a hypoctite, on Oct 30, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 37 comments | 7133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin Speech Contest Awards for Kids

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Original post made by parent on May. 4, 2007
Last comment by Wil Sinclair, on Dec 7, 2009 at 7:07 pm | 12 comments | 7131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nixes election on Arrillaga's downtown proposal

Faced with a flurry of criticism of a sweeping proposal to build four office towers and a theater in downtown Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Dec 5, 2012 at 10:20 am | 29 comments | 7129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 7129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Survey of voters reveals support for recall of Brock Turner judge

A new poll about the potential recall of Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky -- whose June 2 sentence of former Stanford...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2016
Last comment by MOM2, on Jun 28, 2016 at 7:25 pm | 13 comments | 7129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza needs to be scraped

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Original post made by Bill T. on Jan. 18, 2007
Last comment by Whats taking so long, on Nov 9, 2007 at 1:24 pm | 33 comments | 7127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alma Plaza redux

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Original post made by Not so fast on Apr. 17, 2007
Last comment by Not so fast, on May 15, 2007 at 10:28 am | 80 comments | 7127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Before the achievement gap comes the opportunity gap

Palo Alto school Superintendent Kevin Skelly raised an important issue with his comments on the difficulty in closing the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2009
Last comment by Beth Caldwell, on Feb 16, 2009 at 6:16 am | 4 comments | 7125 Views

BOOKS

CSPAN2 goes missing from cable TV

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Original post made on Oct. 29, 2007
Last comment by What a company!, on Nov 11, 2009 at 5:07 pm | 10 comments | 7125 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Councilwoman fends off criticism over 'finder's fees'

Palo Alto City Councilwoman Karen Holman, who has spent more than a decade advocating for more transparency in city government,...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Eric F, on Jun 16, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 23 comments | 7124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Church to host forum on vehicle dwelling

Palo Alto's controversial proposal to bar people from sleeping in vehicles will be the subject of a community meeting tonight...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Rich, on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 73 comments | 7124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials blast water board

Frustrated by a permitting process that continuous to plague two long-awaited construction projects in the Baylands, furious...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Change the Names, on Oct 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm | 39 comments | 7120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marriott hotels approved in south Palo Alto

Palo Alto rolled out the welcome mat on Monday night to two new Marriott hotels, which won the City Council's approval despite...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 16, 2017 at 3:39 pm | 60 comments | 7118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Herriot files appeal in Channing House case

Sally Herriot, the 90-year-old Channing House resident who fought being moved against her will from her independent-living...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 38 comments | 7118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speedy bus service planned for El Camino

While Caltrain dreams of electrification and California's high-speed rail project slogs through its design process, Santa...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Eugene B., on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 24 comments | 7116 Views

MOVIES

Oscars 2008 -- Share your thoughts

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Feb. 25, 2008
Last comment by anon, on Feb 28, 2008 at 10:38 pm | 16 comments | 7116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Apple Store 2.0 opening Saturday in Palo Alto

Shrouded in black and still largely hidden from view by barricades, the sleek new Apple Store in downtown Palo Alto will...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by Apple Fan - usually, on Nov 5, 2012 at 9:55 am | 17 comments | 7115 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 15 comments | 4,094 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 933 views

One-on-one time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 360 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 339 views

This time we're not lying. HONEST! No, really!
By Douglas Moran | 1 comment | 224 views