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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 Crescent Park Dad, 3 minutes ago | 23 comments | 3805 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 Crescent Park Dad, 16 minutes ago | 11 comments | 2021 Views

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, 1 hour ago | 39 comments | 2951 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 Sarah Wright, 1 hour ago | 55 comments | 3586 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 Lana, 1 hour ago | 60 comments | 3757 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 John Sack, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 1288 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
There are no comments yet. 151 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 Rose, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 1386 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, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 1349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grading the mile run?

My average weight boy runs the mile at J.L.S. He is not a fast runner but he does run (not walk) and averages about 9:30....

Original post made by PA Mom on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Anther Mom, 4 hours ago | 38 comments | 3475 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 10 bedroom houses, 4 hours ago | 47 comments | 3885 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls, Priory boys advance to section title games

The last time the Menlo-Atherton girls reached the Central Coast Section Division I basketball playoffs, the Bears fell to...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Amy, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 292 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 Mr.Recycle, 5 hours ago | 5 comments | 3040 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Two new judges value greater access to courts for all

When Allison Danner and Mary Greenwood are sworn in to the Santa Clara County Superior Court this week, they will bring extensive...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2012
Last comment by Victor frost, 5 hours ago | 7 comments | 2771 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shady Lane moves to Menlo Park

After 40 years on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the eclectic Shady Lane gift shop and boutique is moving to a new home...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, 5 hours ago | 28 comments | 3526 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 bush, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 163 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stevenson House shakeup boots director, staff

A major shakeup at senior-housing community Stevenson House has resulted in the dismissal of its longtime executive director...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 5346 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Prosthetic racing leg stolen from Paralympic hopeful, Gunn grad

The specialized prosthetic leg that Ranjit Steiner, a 2009 Gunn High School graduate, was counting on to carry him to a Paralympic...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Mileen Zarin, 18 hours ago | 4 comments | 2614 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brutal day of plane noise over North Palo Alto

Today was an exceptionally bad day of plane noise over North Palo Alto. I had 25 planes over my home in 2 hours. That's about...

Original post made by tiredofthenoise on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by It was brutal , 19 hours ago | 128 comments | 1724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 21 hours ago | 30 comments | 6441 Views
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Gifts (that are not bought)
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An injury
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