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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In drought, Palo Alto reduces water use by 36 percent

With the hottest summer months at less than the halfway mark, Palo Alto is forging ahead toward meeting its state-mandated...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Mizu, 5 minutes ago | 38 comments | 3423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Midtowner, 13 minutes ago | 31 comments | 2118 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clearing up the hazy rules surrounding drones

About 1,000 people with an interest in unmanned aircraft are flocking to the NASA Ames Research Center this week with the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by What about Birds?, 20 minutes ago | 3 comments | 193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Joe, 28 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 33 minutes ago | 148 comments | 8353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Follow up on PAHC issues?

I was walking on Maybell the other day and saw the executive director of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation coming out of...

Original post made by Citizen on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 48 minutes ago | 4 comments | 165 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tent spotted under San Antonio Overpass?

Has anyone else seen the tent hiding in the trees under the San Antonio overpass next to the northbound Alma lane? I wonder...

Original post made by CRW on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by HaHaHa, 58 minutes ago | 5 comments | 182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board today approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Over-polluted lungs, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New restaurants open, Beautyland closes

New eateries Vina Enoteca and The Coppersmith are slated to open in Palo Alto, while Stanford Mall's Beautyland goes out...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2015
Last comment by Geoff, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 3256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sb277 mandatory vaccine Referendum

For anyone who would like to sign for the referendum on sb277 and recall of senator Pan, here is the link to where and when...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by EndsandMeans, 3 hours ago | 12 comments | 171 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto man sentenced for high-speed chase with children in car

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced to four years in prison Tuesday for leading California Highway Patrol officers on a high-speed...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sue, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 1368 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford campus on alert after report of armed man

After a man was reportedly seen on the Stanford University campus Tuesday evening with what a witness believed to be a gun,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by everyone, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 3976 Views

SPORTS

Stanford boys win national JO water polo championship

Clarke Weatherspoon coached the Stanford Water Polo Club boys' 14U A team to a bronze medal last year at the National Junior...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jim, 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 1222 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto nears completion on fixing Embarcadero traffic signals

Responding to complaints from frustrated commuters, Palo Alto is in the midst of replacing and coordinating the traffic lights...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 7 hours ago | 28 comments | 3021 Views

AROUND TOWN

Past jail time

Bay Area "hyphy" rap duo the Hoodstarz grew up in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. After running in to trouble with the law,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Mom, 13 hours ago | 2 comments | 1499 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altan honored for creation of girls' STEM camp

Marie Wolbach, a Palo Alto resident, received a prestigious national honor in June for her creation and leadership of the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Diane Rolfe, 17 hours ago | 11 comments | 2216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto alums to speak on success and wellness

Two Palo Alto Unified School District graduates are hoping to stimulate further community conversation about definitions...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Christina, 18 hours ago | 5 comments | 1805 Views

AROUND TOWN

Conflict continues at Pacific Art League

Palo Alto's historic Pacific Art League has spent much of the last decade mired in controversy. In the latest development,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Lynn A, 18 hours ago | 10 comments | 3835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leadership shuffle at Jordan Middle School

One of Tom Jacoubowsky's top goals as Gunn High School's assistant principal in charge of guidance counseling was to make...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Won't rock the boat, 21 hours ago | 13 comments | 4662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mixed opinions on foreign-language education

"Strong," "innovative," "creative" -- as well as "disjointed," "not supported" and "gaps" -- are all words Palo Alto teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by No class, 21 hours ago | 26 comments | 5222 Views
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