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PALO ALTO ISSUES

With Cubberley 'shelter' closing, nonprofits plot next steps

A proposal by nonprofit groups in the Palo Alto area to target the most violent and disruptive homeless dwellers at Cubberley...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by member, on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 28 comments | 9332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 69 comments | 9332 Views

BOOKS

Old, but still kicking

"Old Ladies," by Nancy Huddleston Packer, John Daniel & Company, McKinleyville, Ca., 174 pp., $15 Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Earline Reid, on Nov 25, 2014 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 9324 Views

RESTAURANTS

Smoke gets in your eyes

Now we can relax: The new Dittmer's smells the same as the old Dittmer's — smoky. Over a year and a half since fire...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2012
Last comment by Gisele, on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:37 am | 2 comments | 9323 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto scraps neighborhood trash experiment

A pilot program to reduce residents' trash and make the sorting of waste simpler in one south Palo Alto neighborhood has...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Hywel from Wales, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:08 am | 31 comments | 9322 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinion: Announcer speaks out on evils of 'human trafficking'

March Madness has come and gone, and my vocal cords are resting from my role as the Stanford women's basketball stadium announcer....

Original post made on May. 4, 2009
Last comment by Todd, on May 5, 2009 at 9:45 pm | 6 comments | 9322 Views

AROUND TOWN

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies at 47

Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park, the CEO of Survey Monkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Gym User, on May 4, 2015 at 5:47 pm | 13 comments | 9322 Views

BOOKS

'Walking tour' book lists Palo Alto historical sites

The Palo Alto Historical Association has published a new book that provides a walking tour of 43 sites of sites of historical...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2010
Last comment by Daniel Mart, on Apr 11, 2010 at 10:02 am | 19 comments | 9321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Test results, new spending on tap for school board

The Palo Alto school board will hear reports on school construction spending, SAT and Advanced Placement test results and...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Nov 7, 2013 at 1:25 pm | 23 comments | 9320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board delays Mandarin-immersion vote

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Original post made on May. 23, 2007
Last comment by Fact Checker, on May 31, 2007 at 9:30 pm | 238 comments | 9318 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 | 9316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panelists tell community: Listen more, listen deeply

A mother, a sister and a friend who have lost loved ones to suicide, along with a psychiatrist, a pediatrician, the Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2015
Last comment by a parent, on Mar 2, 2015 at 2:27 am | 31 comments | 9311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly principal's streaker response portends problems

Paly's Principal sent out this email today: August 15, 2013 Dear Parent/Guardian, We're reaching out today for help...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 22, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 151 comments | 9309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto calls impasse in union talks

After months of contentious and ultimately fruitless negotiations, Palo Alto officials have declared an impasse in their...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Chris, on Jan 16, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 54 comments | 9308 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Water flowing freely again in San Francisquito Creek

A century-old concrete barrier in the San Francisquito Creek has been removed, a triumph for the steelhead trout, conservationists...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Interested Citizen, on Oct 21, 2013 at 4:55 pm | 13 comments | 9305 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 | 39 comments | 9302 Views

RESTAURANTS

VC firm plans for Caffe Verona location

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Original post made by Caffe Verona fan on Aug. 27, 2006
Last comment by J.L., on Aug 27, 2006 at 9:33 pm | 2 comments | 9301 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close, Grocery Outlet thriving

Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Diana W. Chen, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 12 comments | 9300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chunk of concrete falls from historic building

A concrete cornice from an ornate historic Palo Alto building fell to the pavement on busy University Avenue over the weekend,...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Stretch, on Aug 11, 2016 at 2:13 pm | 22 comments | 9297 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 | 9295 Views
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