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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prevailing-wage debate may freeze water project

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Original post made on Sep. 14, 2007
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm | 8 comments | 22387 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Exploding toilets' surprise residents

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 12, 2007 at 6:21 pm | 47 comments | 22346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City takes the ax to parking exemptions

With downtown's parking woes on everyone's mind, Palo Alto officials are scouring far and wide for solutions, from large...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Sep 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm | 22 comments | 22342 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Foothills mystery parcel proposed as park addition

A piece of property at the base of Foothills Park's beautiful Las Trampas Valley, once the subject of closed-door discussions...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:02 pm | 43 comments | 22317 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In the wake: Teens respond with messages of hope, change

Hayley Krolik hopes that some years down the line, when she returns to Palo Alto after graduating from high school, she'll...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 12 comments | 22244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to discuss teacher raises, calendar tonight

The Palo Alto Board of Education will discuss raises for Palo Alto teachers and school administrators, including Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Nov 26, 2013 at 9:42 am | 13 comments | 22240 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Questions follow surprise resignation of Sofia University head

Students and faculty at Palo Alto's Sofia University are asking questions following the surprise resignation Saturday of...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 44 comments | 22201 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by mag lev rider, on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 20 comments | 22190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Microsoft researcher wins prestigious computing award

Leslie Lamport, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research's Silicon Valley lab in Mountain View, has been awarded the...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stew Plock, on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 22154 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does anonymity cause online rudeness?

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Original post made on Sep. 26, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 2, 2007 at 9:17 pm | 66 comments | 22148 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On Deadline: No more "dithering"--Palo Alto pushes 'carbon free' electricity to fight climate change

Palo Alto must "quit dithering" and expedite its carbon-reduction efforts significantly, starting with its electrical utility,...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:14 am | 10 comments | 22137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board underwhelmed by new $2 million staffing proposal

Palo Alto school board members appeared underwhelmed this week when presented with a plan to add nearly $2 million of new...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by toady, on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 15 comments | 22096 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged victim testifies in Brock Turner trial

The 23-year-old woman whom former Stanford University student Brock Turner allegedly sexually assaulted on campus in the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Terrace Antelope, on Mar 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 15 comments | 22094 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tunnels to be considered for high-speed rail

As Palo Altans continue to define their love-hate relationship with the high-speed-rail project, residents and city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Sara Armstrong, on Feb 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 109 comments | 22083 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Commission voices support for new 'tech corridor'

Members of Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission came out in favor of transforming a segment of Park Boulevard...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 44 comments | 22072 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA tests

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Mountain View-based 23andMe to immediately stop marketing its DNA sequencing...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 22063 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Armstrong Lie'

The title of Alex Gibney's film derives from a 2005 headline in the French paper "L'Equipe." The paper alleged what many...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Too big to fail, on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments | 22006 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to redesign 'critical' downtown site

When billionaire developer John Arrillaga proposed last year to build a complex of high-rises and a theater near Palo Alto's...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Overbuilding all over, on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 27 comments | 21933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza builder loses $94,200, wins green light

After inadvertently destroying a physically decrepit but symbolically precious piece of Palo Alto history, the developer...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:23 am | 20 comments | 21888 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 21882 Views
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