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PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals

Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Cut the Mike, 34 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Design contest set to kick off for Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by A guy named Hans, 3 hours ago | 50 comments | 2217 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zipcars - adding to the parking congestion?

Just saw this. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=2765&TargetID=268 How did this get by us without...

Original post made by Resident on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by common sense, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 68 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping water off the street

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Parched, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Compassion, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 1158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cupertino developer buys Fry's site in Palo Alto

Cupertino-based developer Sobrato Organization has purchased a 15-acre property in Palo Alto that includes Fry's Electronics...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Peter Parkman, 4 hours ago | 83 comments | 4574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems

From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, 4 hours ago | 20 comments | 2029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss revised goals in first meeting of the year

In the Palo Alto Board of Education's first meeting of the 2014-15 school year tonight, members will continue to discuss...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 1169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to modify traffic signals on Embarcadero Road

Seeking to relieve traffic congestion and respond to years of residents' complaints, Palo Alto is preparing to remove a traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Paly Native, 5 hours ago | 74 comments | 5543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve vie for seats on the Palo Alto council

With the filing period concluding this week, 12 Palo Alto residents have officially entered the race for the five contested...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by citizen, 6 hours ago | 57 comments | 4610 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park Closure Tentative Decision

Labadie finds that the owner's mitigation is sufficient. From the City's web site: On August 27, 2014 Hearing Officer...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 78 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent emphasizes need for review, unity, proactivity

On the second day of the Palo Alto school board's annual retreat, new Superintendent Max McGee introduced six ambitious goals...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by parent, 11 hours ago | 50 comments | 4896 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for hate crime, cane attack in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who they say committed a hate crime Saturday night when he yelled racial epithets and...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by myopinion, 12 hours ago | 17 comments | 2524 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Six arrested in fatal Shoreline Ampitheatre shooting

Six people were arrested after a 38-year-old man died after being shot multiple times Friday night at a Wiz Khalifa show...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Who, 14 hours ago | 16 comments | 4173 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Memories, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 534 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Off-duty detective spots downtown robbery suspect

A man suspected of robbing a person he'd just befriended in downtown Palo Alto earlier this month was arrested for the crime...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by biker, 15 hours ago | 6 comments | 998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board discusses vision, role in annual retreat

The Palo Alto school board met in its annual retreat Tuesday, and with the added opportunity of a new superintendent's fresh...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by legal fees, 18 hours ago | 16 comments | 2135 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Professorville home to be lifted and rotated

A century-old house at 221 Kingsley Ave. described as an "anchor" of the historic Professorville neighborhood will be lifted...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by RomShady, 19 hours ago | 23 comments | 5373 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley entrepreneurs share job-creation ideas

To create jobs America must welcome entrepreneurial immigrants, transform education and get more students to choose engineering,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Sandra, 21 hours ago | 15 comments | 1364 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

USGS warns strong aftershock could follow Napa earthquake

There is a 25 percent chance of a strong and potentially damaging aftershock in the next seven days following Sunday's 6.0-magnitude...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 27, 2014 at 3:25 am | 6 comments | 1897 Views
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