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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program brings instant impact to downtown Palo Alto

It took years for Palo Alto to launch its downtown parking-permit program and just hours for residents to notice the transformation...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Got permit, got ticketed anyway, on Nov 9, 2015 at 9:05 am | 49 comments | 7532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Junior Museum & Zoo would double size

Palo Alto's Junior Museum & Zoo would be demolished and rebuilt at twice its current size as part of an ambitious makeover...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Just right, on Mar 24, 2015 at 2:24 am | 29 comments | 7529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District prioritizes mental health support, outreach to Asian-American families

The Palo Alto school district is looking to increase its mental health support and outreach to Asian-American families, with...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 30, 2015 at 11:16 am | 34 comments | 7529 Views

AROUND TOWN

In rare move, Chamber picks favorites in Palo Alto council race

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday jumped into the city's politically charged debate about office development when...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Oct 16, 2016 at 10:24 am | 98 comments | 7528 Views

RESTAURANTS

C'est magnifique

Mademoiselle Colette, the elegant French patisserie that opened in Menlo Park last month, has quickly proven popular. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Hmmmm, on Nov 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 17 comments | 7528 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Graffiti vandals tag Cal Ave

Strollers along California Avenue found something new to look at Thursday morning -- graffiti on buildings in the 400 block. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:07 am | 18 comments | 7527 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City mulls response to illegal demolition at Edgewood Plaza

Palo Alto officials are considering imposing new conditions, including an environmental study and additional "public benefits,"...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by J, on Feb 19, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 69 comments | 7525 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board majority favors pay raises

All but one school board member voiced support Tuesday night for a new multi-year teachers contract that will provide up...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Gunn mom, on May 18, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 99 comments | 7525 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Painful bullying stories told to school board

Amid tearful recountings by parents of painful school bullying situations, Palo Alto school board members and Superintendent...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by Misha, on Feb 18, 2013 at 7:35 pm | 124 comments | 7523 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto not alone as girls' soccer sanctions range statewide

Eric Seedman is an assistant coach with the Palo Alto girls' soccer team, which saw its season end this week after one player...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2013
Last comment by Varsity parent, on Feb 27, 2013 at 6:17 pm | 13 comments | 7523 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Parishioners get back beloved church that pastor tried to sell

After being shut out of their church and told to leave the grounds by their pastor last June, the 20 or so members of Zion...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jun 16, 2015 at 12:04 am | 6 comments | 7523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars

Four college students with ties to Palo Alto – two from here and two studying here – were named winners of this...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 7 comments | 7522 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek woman who robbed bank

Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Palo Alto bank on Tuesday morning, according to a police department press release. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 14 comments | 7521 Views

AROUND TOWN

Protracted lawsuit against Stanford Blood Bank ends

A five-year legal battle between Stanford Blood Bank and a man who claims he developed a severe infection as a result of...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by 10 Gallon hat, on Aug 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 5 comments | 7521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-track design back on the table for high-speed rail

A new analysis by the California High-Speed Rail Authority calling for a four-track rail system between the Bay Area and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by kay, on Jul 27, 2012 at 11:08 am | 41 comments | 7516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Andronico's drops plans to move into Edgewood Plaza

Plans for Andronico's Community Markets to open a grocery store at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center apparently fizzled at the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fact or Fiction, on May 2, 2016 at 7:49 am | 78 comments | 7515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alcohol, speed apparent factors in double-fatal crash in Menlo

Alcohol and speed appear to have played roles in a car crash that left two people dead, one of them from East Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Unknown, on Apr 28, 2014 at 12:58 pm | 5 comments | 7515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learning empathy through Everytown

Gunn High School sophomore Xander Burch has one word to describe Camp Everytown: emotional. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/05/learning-empat...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Dec 6, 2014 at 7:44 pm | 4 comments | 7510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A theater also rises

Passersby might have noticed the massive 26,000-square-foot building whose skeleton has emerged over the last several weeks...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 14, 2015 at 11:31 am | 33 comments | 7509 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Furniture stores opening downtown

Two new furniture stores are opening in downtown Palo Alto within two blocks of each other. The first, West Elm, is taking...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2012
Last comment by Mary Sue, on Aug 13, 2012 at 5:58 pm | 16 comments | 7509 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE