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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council candidates make their pitches

A new senior center in south Palo Alto. A completely redeveloped Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. Also, more action, better...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by rita vrhel, 45 minutes ago | 69 comments | 5880 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission set for a shake-up

While Palo Alto prepares to elect new City Council members in November, another heated race is quietly taking place behind...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 1845 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores two paths toward higher minimum wage

The goal is clear and undisputed: enacting a minimum wage of $15 per hour. But as Palo Alto officials prepare to plot on...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Me, 2 hours ago | 20 comments | 2340 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeble & Shuchat to close in October

Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Bill, 4 hours ago | 99 comments | 26625 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How to Buy your Way into the Best Private Colleges

Interesting article and discussion here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-your-kids-way-into-the-best-private-universities/...

Original post made by not surprised on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by dumb, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 132 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA looking for feedback from commuters on Highway 280 corridor

Frequent commuters on Interstate Highway 280 from Palo Alto to San Jose can provide feedback on how to improve conditions...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 6 hours ago | 11 comments | 1056 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Deciding Palo Alto's future growth

The biggest issue in this year's City Council race is deciding how Palo Alto should grow. This year's council election is...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Facts don't lie, 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 1122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's with the PAUSD attendance this year? They must be bored.

Is the school district trying to gain cash for the school district? Why are they freaking-out this year over any tardy or...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, 9 hours ago | 20 comments | 879 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit

As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by 1,243 Year Resident, 13 hours ago | 26 comments | 3009 Views

BOOKS

Bike Connection wins Palo Alto Little League city tourney title

==BI Of local note== Palo Alto Little League wrapped up its regular season in baseball with its annual City Tournament that...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Bob Gunderson, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 1632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates face off in first debate

Enrollment, budget, mental health, innovation -- the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Agree, 14 hours ago | 11 comments | 4530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am

Does anyone know the source of explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am?...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Near Cal Ave, on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm | 7 comments | 434 Views

BOOKS

More 'Easy' detective work

Life rarely goes smoothly for Ezekial "Easy" Rawlins. Chaos, racism and tragedy are part of the package of being a fictional...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 20 Views

BOOKS

Sales at a glance: Homes sell for $600,000 to $8.5 million

Palo Alto area real estate recently sold for between $600,000 and $8.5 million, according to this week's column. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1231 Views

BOOKS

Summer baseball options differ without Legion this season

Summer baseball for the high school boys, and older, on the Peninsula took a serious hit when American Legion Baseball's...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1192 Views

BOOKS

PHOTOS: A night to remember

Teen girls staying at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford got the full beauty treatment before attending the Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1263 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley winemaker

Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 1299 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In pursuit of a plague

On a warm, sunny September afternoon, Ted Swiecki and Elizabeth Bernhardt stepped out of a silver SUV in the parking lot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Melanie Cross, on Sep 23, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 6 comments | 5299 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jordan Hall, named for eugenicist, to be renamed Pinn Hall

Close call for Stanford, but fortunately we aren't that progressive out here on the farm http://www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2016/09/jordan-hall-to-be-renamed-pinn-hall ...

Original post made by Not your ordinary Jordan on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 93 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet in second debate

The five Palo Alto school-board candidates sat together at the board's own dais on Thursday night in the second in a series...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by margaret heath, on Sep 23, 2016 at 3:47 pm | 5 comments | 1453 Views
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