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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County officials eye housing-tax measure

In an ongoing effort to shore up affordable housing throughout the South Bay, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Social Engineer, 17 minutes ago | 1 comment | 304 Views

BOOKS

BookBuyers leaving downtown Mountain View, seeks new home

BookBuyers, the used bookstore that has been a mainstay in downtown Mountain View for more than 25 years, will be closing...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Mimsy, 21 minutes ago | 12 comments | 3278 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Los Altos Hills resident arrested for child molestation

NBC news report: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sheriffs-378129661.html This part of Page Mill Road is in Los Altos...

Original post made by parent on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by parent, 23 minutes ago | 1 comment | 138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council halts Royal Manor's bid to ban two-story homes

A divisive proposal to ban new two-story homes in the Royal Manor neighborhood faltered at the finish line Monday night when...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Senor blogger, 24 minutes ago | 34 comments | 3744 Views

AROUND TOWN

New website highlights the many 'paths from Palo Alto'

More than 80 life stories from Palo Alto alumni of all ages are featured on a new online anthology, launched this week by...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Michal and Jackie, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 2958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Extreme Airplane Noise

The level of airplane noise was truly excessive tonight. In the hour from 10-11pm, I counted more than 20 extremely loud...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Report with Stop Jet Noise, 1 hour ago | 43 comments | 863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Poll casts doubt on viablity of business tax

Despite widespread anxiety about traffic congestion, Palo Alto residents aren't entirely sold on a new business tax that...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Observation, 2 hours ago | 47 comments | 1891 Views

AROUND TOWN

AAA offering free 'tipsy tow' service during Cinco de Mayo festivities

Drivers who need a tow home after drinking during Thursday's Cinco de Mayo festivities will be able to find one through a...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Matt, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer looks to replace six-story El Camino building

It's one of the tallest buildings in Palo Alto, though few would say it's one of its most welcoming. Now, plans are afoot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 13 hours ago | 41 comments | 8602 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible Gunshot sequence at about 1:15am Sun ?

I just heard a sequence of about 5-7 gunshots in succession from the direction of East Palo Alto or Menlo Park. No more,...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 1, 2016
Last comment by Eileen Wright, 19 hours ago | 14 comments | 325 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen counseling center finds new home

After getting priced out of its former offices in eastern Palo Alto, Adolescent Counseling Services has found a new home...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Some People Cant Read, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 1744 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA considers complete bus route overhaul

In an effort to increase bus ridership and prepare for an onslaught of commuters from new BART stations in Milpitas and San...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2016
Last comment by Arthur Keller, 23 hours ago | 28 comments | 2704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District's special ed department gets new director

When Superintendent Max McGee began his new post in the Palo Alto Unified School District last fall, one of the first changes...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, on May 4, 2016 at 11:02 am | 21 comments | 8526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District slow to publish decisions made at meetings

The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cougar alum, on May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 2496 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In support of single-stories and preserving neighborhood

I am in favor of the proposed single-story overlay for the Royal Manor neighborhood of Eichlers in Palo Alto. I am also in...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Me, on May 4, 2016 at 8:31 am | 23 comments | 2474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track guards still missing in action

Please accept my condolences for last weekend's loss of another Palo Alto teenager. In my thoughts are her grieving family...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 2700 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cruz/Fiorina

I cannot think of two other people who generate as much dislike as Ted and Carly. Forget their political positions, just...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by If_the_FBI_is_Right_We_Must_Indict, on May 4, 2016 at 12:53 am | 46 comments | 780 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: 2015 Palo Alto May Fete Children's Parade

Hundreds gathered on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto and surrounding blocks on Saturday, May 2, for the 93rd annual...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Remembering, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | 4 comments | 6624 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Strong fundraising boosts Marc Berman, Vicki Veenker in state Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by So Tired Of The White Liberal, on May 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm | 14 comments | 2095 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside executive uses telepresence robot at Sand Hill Road office

How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on May 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 2436 Views
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