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AROUND TOWN

Beyond good lookin'

A lush green front lawn lined with tidy floral beds just didn't seem right to Marsha and Art Grantz in this fourth drought...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 9655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: All the world in a single classroom

Fully one-third of Palo Alto's 12,300 public school students report that they speak a language other than English at home....

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by David Garcia, on Jun 30, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 28 comments | 9654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

More than 80 Palo Alto high school seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists on Thursday. They are in the...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2015
Last comment by Congrats, on Sep 14, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 7 comments | 9654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Perspectives on Mandarin Immersion discussion?

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Original post made by Paly parent on Jan. 31, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm | 114 comments | 9651 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City considers how to reserve more street parking for residents

Trying to ease the angst of Palo Alto residents who've found their streets inundated with parked cars, while also trying...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 16, 2013 at 5:12 pm | 84 comments | 9650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo Park

Off the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 22 comments | 9646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Federal funding halted for Caltrain electrification

The $1.96 billion Caltrain electrification project came to screeching halt on Friday, Feb. 17, after it was announced that...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Mar 8, 2017 at 12:19 am | 124 comments | 9644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Music school faces possible shut-down

For more than a decade, the New Mozart School of Music has helped to Palo Alto's aspiring pianists unleash their inner Wolfgang...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 26, 2017 at 1:20 am | 93 comments | 9639 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to revamp Palo Alto's expressways

Some of Palo Alto's most congested thoroughfares could see dramatic modifications, including added lanes, advanced traffic...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Traffic circles redux, on Apr 6, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 27 comments | 9638 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic board pans plan to move Hostess House

A proposal to relocate the historic Julia Morgan-designed building at 27 University Ave. to make way for four office towers...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by homeless , on Dec 9, 2012 at 10:04 am | 47 comments | 9637 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

College Terrace resident jumps into Palo Alto council race

As a retired aerospace engineer and a newcomer to Palo Alto, Seelam P. Reddy is at once a perfect representative of the city's...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 20, 2014 at 5:07 pm | 87 comments | 9636 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divisive downtown project wins approval

It took three years, 14 public hearings, four different architects and a threatened lawsuit for Elizabeth Wong to win an...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 11, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 73 comments | 9632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to make every new house electric-vehicle-friendly

As Palo Alto revs up for a celebration for electric vehicles later this month, a trio of council members are calling for...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:01 am | 48 comments | 9630 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arson suspected in Sunday's downtown fire

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Original post made on Jul. 1, 2007
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 4, 2007 at 10:27 am | 43 comments | 9630 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tech workers picket Palantir amid 'Muslim registry' fears

About 50 tech workers and members of civil rights groups demonstrated in front of Palo Alto-based Palantir Technologies on...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Jan 19, 2017 at 10:50 pm | 17 comments | 9630 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Developmental awareness, on Mar 28, 2017 at 11:44 am | 40 comments | 9628 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Three-story building proposed for Olive Garden site

In the latest sign of the construction boom happening around California Avenue, Palo Alto planners are considering a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:58 am | 30 comments | 9627 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to fix Page Mill Road takes another twist

A proposal by Santa Clara County to add two driving lanes on a congested segment of Page Mill Road hit a speedbump in Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by bjd, on Nov 20, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 73 comments | 9624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto's health challenges greater than county's

East Palo Alto's poorest residents and the city's population in general live with far greater health problems than San Mateo...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Kwaheas, on Sep 10, 2012 at 10:09 pm | 2 comments | 9621 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bigotry alive and well in CA

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Original post made by Marion on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by 1man + 1 woman, on Nov 12, 2008 at 12:20 am | 239 comments | 9620 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 5,028 views

The Cost of Service
By Aldis Petriceks | 1 comment | 1,224 views

This time we're not lying. HONEST! No, really!
By Douglas Moran | 11 comments | 862 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 757 views

One-on-one time
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 573 views