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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by pepperkat, 4 hours ago | 131 comments | 4467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 6 hours ago | 68 comments | 5270 Views

AROUND TOWN

Little enthusiasm for El Camino bus plan

A proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real is facing a new round of skepticism. On Wednesday, representatives...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Little Old Native, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 677 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate

A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night –...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Who is who, 6 hours ago | 33 comments | 2199 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 7 hours ago | 248 comments | 6393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commuity Notebook: Palo Alto's library system expands hours

Palo Alto's library system will expand its hours of operation to provide more consistency across its five branches starting...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 1215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry

In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by musical, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 2635 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Fred Balin, 9 hours ago | 75 comments | 6095 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Board of Supervisors approves funding for Ravenswood section of Bay Trail

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has awarded $1 million in Measure A funds to Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by musical, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tutorial at Paly - Is it such a big deal for students to attend?

I have just received another email from Paly telling me to let my student know that attendance to Tutorial is mandatory....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Software manna, 12 hours ago | 4 comments | 303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

No quick fixes for Palo Alto's new 'parkland'

What was once a quarry that few in Palo Alto knew existed is now a quandary at the center of the city's debate about future...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by LOL, 12 hours ago | 8 comments | 2224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's happening here?

Birch Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot office and apartment development, at 305 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, is expected to open at...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto, 22 hours ago | 10 comments | 1632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue

Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:29 pm | 24 comments | 3549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

where to safely discard medicine?

We have a nearly full bottle of tylenol + hydrocodone left over from my daughter's wisdom tooth extraction. Where can I safely...

Original post made by want to do the right thing on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:43 pm | 14 comments | 314 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bikes on the California Avenue underpass

I am concerned about people riding their bikes on the underpass that goes under the rail tracks at the California Avenue...

Original post made by Graciela Spivak on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Mike, on Aug 31, 2015 at 5:03 pm | 4 comments | 178 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down

Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Female Parent and Alum, on Aug 31, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 10 comments | 6280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Aug 31, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 13 comments | 2874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Man in car accosts middle-school students in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Whiskers, on Aug 31, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 5 comments | 4157 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man follows, flashes woman in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly flashed a woman Friday evening, Aug. 28, in downtown, according to a...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 5 comments | 2922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by rainbow38, on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:11 am | 40 comments | 3345 Views
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By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 973 views