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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grief and legacy: Mining memories helps retiree clarify what's important to do now

After the death two years ago of her husband, Susan Vogel could not bear to listen to the violin string quartets they had...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office building planned for three Cambridge Avenue parcels

A developer's proposal to enliven a mostly commercial street parallel to California Avenue with a new three-story office...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

South African brothers create app to help fight Ebola

Although the Ebola crisis has been snuffed out of the news cycle in the U.S. these days, the epidemic continues to ravage...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Fresh Market grocery store to close

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store in Palo Alto will close by March 31, the company announced on Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Phil, 31 minutes ago | 28 comments | 2400 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community examines rail-crossing hazards in Menlo Park

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Rational, 48 minutes ago | 13 comments | 2220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto divided over proposed office cap

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over office growth hit a stalemate Monday night when a deeply divided City Council agonized...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, 1 hour ago | 77 comments | 4118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Enforcement please, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 2169 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Great leaders know when to apologize

I found this great article today: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/business-leaders-need-know-when-how-apologize-ben-robertson?trk=tod-home-art-list-small_1 A...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by This is about children, remember?, 6 hours ago | 5 comments | 212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing Corporation fends off 'whispers of suspicion' over director's living arrangement

The Palo Alto Housing Corporation, a nonprofit that in 2013 tried to develop a housing complex on Maybell Avenue, on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous22, 6 hours ago | 62 comments | 3758 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Watch for new double decker buses in town.

KTVU is reporting a trial of the use of double decker buses across the Bay through Palo Alto. http://www.ktvu.com/story/28182114/ac-transit-considers-buying-new-double-decker-buses ...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by musical, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

another Planned Community "public benefit" grocery store bites the dust...

…. how long till grocery outlet goes belly up and the new Miki's, AKA College Terrace Centre market, will follow suit in...

Original post made by anon on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, 8 hours ago | 7 comments | 337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Showstoppers

After weeks of rehearsal and much giddy anticipation, Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools prepare to open their biennial musical...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by gunnstudent, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eager to move ahead with minimum wage law

An effort to raise Palo Alto's minimum wage received a big lift Monday night when the City Council enthusiastically agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Not Dead Yet, 10 hours ago | 30 comments | 3549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Office for Civil Rights opens sexual-assault investigation at Stanford University

Stanford University has joined the growing list of universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Retired Teacher, 11 hours ago | 6 comments | 3763 Views

AROUND TOWN

Airbnb landlords may owe Palo Alto taxes

Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has exploded in popularity. Its website states that there are listings available in 33,000...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2013
Last comment by Roderick, 14 hours ago | 48 comments | 3932 Views

RESTAURANTS

La bella vita: Care and taste abound at Arte Ristorante

From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Judeeeeee, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 1886 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A gathering place, again: Formerly derelict Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center finds new life

Bucking the trend of many other mom-and-pop businesses owners who've left town due to rising rents, Steve Stivala, owner...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by triple_L_family, 15 hours ago | 24 comments | 3946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fresh Market to close door

Just reported by Marketwatch.com Fresh Market to close remaining California stores Fresh Market Inc. TFM, +2.57% said...

Original post made by So Sad on Mar. 5, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Plan to collect food scraps wins support in Palo Alto

Banana peels and apple cores may look like garbage to most Palo Alto residents, but city leaders are increasingly viewing...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, 17 hours ago | 39 comments | 3171 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spate of auto burglaries hits downtown Palo Alto

Police are investigating nine vehicle break-ins that occurred Tuesday night, March 3, in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by anneke, 18 hours ago | 6 comments | 1898 Views
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Ming’s to hold farewell auction
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Gifts (that are not bought)
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Juniors: Time to Start the College Process!
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An injury
By Sally Torbey | 5 comments | 444 views