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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises approved for top Palo Alto officials

With all of Palo Alto's labor groups engaged in negotiations over new contracts, the City Council swiftly approved raises...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by What residents think, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 1388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities join forces to back transportation-funding plan

With Santa Clara County cruising toward a November transportation tax measure, Palo Alto and eight other cities in the north...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by re: EnvisionSV, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 1560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Group Forming to Address Palo Alto Airport Impacts on Quality of Life

If you are bothered by low flying, loud prop planes and helicopters, (GA aircraft) you are not alone! These are not commercial...

Original post made by Aviation Limits on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 5 hours ago | 41 comments | 771 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Multigenerational living

Betsy Hobson is thrilled to share a new routine with her next-door neighbor, her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter. That's just...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Godspower Amraibure , 6 hours ago | 7 comments | 1752 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by jc, 6 hours ago | 23 comments | 4004 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas honors seven with 'Lifetime of Achievement' awards

Seven local residents — three individuals and two couples — will be honored this spring by the senior services...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anneke, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Super Bowl Sunday hoopla? Not in Palo Alto

The banners won't fly and Super Bowl 50 special events won't be taking place in one of Silicon Valley's premier destinations...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Mom, 8 hours ago | 29 comments | 5378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Changing the tide' on youth mental illness

More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Good, 8 hours ago | 62 comments | 2553 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford building gathers neuroscience researchers, clinicians

Stanford University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as well as its Center for Memory Disorders are among the groups...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by neighbor, 11 hours ago | 5 comments | 3611 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws Park Boulevard project

After more than a year of commission reviews and design revisions, Jay Paul Company has withdrawn the application for one...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, 12 hours ago | 14 comments | 3380 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys fall out of sole possession of first in WBAL race

==BI Friday's prep basketball== The West Bay Athletic League basketball race is all tied up and the Sacred Heart Prep boys...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Fred Lansing, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 789 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Palo Alto man robbed after walking in on burglary

A Palo Alto man was robbed Friday morning after he walked in on a burglary that was taking place at his home in the Duveneck-St....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Domad, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 2315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Real compassion in college admissisons

Good NYT op-ed on the new college admissions proposal. What do people here think about the likelihood that our high schools...

Original post made by Barron Park dad on Feb. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Are we heading toward a correction this year?

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote the column "A long-term cyclical view" and pointed out the high probability of a temporary...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by PA renter, on Feb 6, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 1497 Views

AROUND TOWN

They are in a play!

Parents, children's literature fans, and well-read local kids are likely familiar with the work of Mo Willems. His style...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Gaston Olvera, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 3599 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Another teacher, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 14832 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 6238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto firms up rules for pumping groundwater

Responding to a rising tide of citizen concerns, Palo Alto officials on Monday took aim at the controversial practice of...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Fear Groundwater, on Feb 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 53 comments | 4474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic drives 2016 priorities in Palo Alto

No one disputes the idea that traffic congestion is one of Palo Alto's most urgent and mystifying priorities. But as the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 49 comments | 5582 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Rolanda, on Feb 5, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 60 comments | 33011 Views
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