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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sherry, 0 minutes ago | 37 comments | 3561 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect

A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Harley Commuter, 2 minutes ago | 28 comments | 1362 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by 6Djockey, 2 minutes ago | 25 comments | 939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles

Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Donald, 24 minutes ago | 33 comments | 2718 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Investment adviser, hot dog vendor to receive Athena Awards

Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2014 are a hot dog vendor and an investment adviser, the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by G Richardson, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Maria, 2 hours ago | 16 comments | 1932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nears finish line on new housing vision

The last time Palo Alto adopted a new housing vision for the city, the feeling around City Hall was more relief than satisfaction....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Kate Vershov Downing, 2 hours ago | 20 comments | 2238 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Development director chosen as interim East Palo Alto manager

Carlos Martinez, East Palo Alto's longtime economic development director, was chosen by the City Council as interim city...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 17 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates answer 20 questions

A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Ballots not Bullets, 4 hours ago | 30 comments | 2878 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police advise how to identify real or fake cops

The Palo Alto Police Department has issued an advisory for how residents can distinguish a real police officer from an impersonator...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 2279 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High community marks school's half-century

Gunn High School celebrated its 50th birthday this weekend, with events ranging from a BBQ to a field day. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto native, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 525 Views

AROUND TOWN

how does bicycle "3 Feet For Safety" law work?

California's "3 Feet For Safety" law that requires car drivers to pass bicyclists by a minimum of 3 feet goes into effect...

Original post made by parent on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 67 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fake cop with gun stops youth in Palo Alto

A high school student was pulled over by a police impersonator who displayed either a stun gun or a handgun on Greer Road...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by It's always the other guy, 11 hours ago | 17 comments | 2411 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 17 hours ago | 114 comments | 7729 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford women sweep Pac-12 defensive soccer honors

Stanford's defense took the spotlight among the Pac-12 Player of the Week awards for women's soccer, which were announced...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by abdullah, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 203 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence

When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 168 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local newspapers

Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by D.C. Mitchell, 23 hours ago | 8 comments | 966 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to Palo Alto Online

Over the past few days a few unannounced changes have occurred here. The narrowing of the body of the text with advertising...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 21 comments | 589 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man who fought Palo Alto cops charged with San Jose murder

A 34-year-old man who was arrested in February after a violent altercation with Palo Alto officers has been charged with...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by kimberlee, on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 8 comments | 2405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown residents, workers near consensus on parking

It took decades of dreaming, years of complaining and months of painstaking negotiations, but a residential parking-permit...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by long time resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 36 comments | 3004 Views
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