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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts to retain, fix contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by resident, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 2032 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man allegedly exposes himself to woman at Palo Alto park

Palo Alto police are seeking the public's assistance to identify a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman who was walking...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by BV Resident, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 2204 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto tech worker arrested on suspicion of stealing trade secrets

A tech worker suspected of stealing trade secrets was arrested Thursday at San Francisco International Airport as he prepared...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Midtowner, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 3341 Views

AROUND TOWN

Study aims to bring data to Palo Alto's loud debate over airplane noise

With citizen complaints about airplane noise on the rise, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission a study focused...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Little Ego, 2 hours ago | 74 comments | 2136 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Q&A with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford University dean of freshmen, Palo Alto parent of two and author of new book, "How to...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by InstitutionalFailings, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 2211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 165 comments | 5514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 5 hours ago | 67 comments | 4062 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Todd, 5 hours ago | 32 comments | 2894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More than hot air

Blasting air at up to 185 mph, leaf blowers can whip up hazardous particles and contaminants from the ground at speeds greater...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Wildman, 6 hours ago | 24 comments | 3238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue

Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by running scared, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 1812 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Six-vehicle crash in Palo Alto sends three to hospital, closes road

A six-vehicle crash on Alma Street and Oregon Expressway in Palo Alto injured at least three people and snarled rush-hour...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Tspoon, 6 hours ago | 73 comments | 6554 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes greater consistency at Palo Alto's high schools

Armed with a wealth of data on consistency – or lack thereof – across courses, subjects and teachers at Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Speaking of Consistency, 7 hours ago | 31 comments | 2985 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cities challenge VTA on transportation funding

With the regional push for a transportation tax measure cruising toward November 2016, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Joe Bloe, 8 hours ago | 45 comments | 3389 Views

SPORTS

Paly teams adjusting to losing both gyms to the wrecking ball

Barring any unforeseen last-minute obstacles, demolition of Palo Alto High's historic main gym will begin on Monday. Also...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Rod M. Green, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 551 Views

SPORTS

Victory for Stanford in Italian basketball opener

==BI Cardinal corner == The Stanford men's basketball team opened its six-game exhibition tour of Italy with a 75-26 victory...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Jim, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 845 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dauber seeks conflict-of-interest ruling from FPPC

Seeking to put to rest years of questions about his relationship with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, 16 hours ago | 45 comments | 3689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blown away

Several days a week, Stan and Kiyomi Hutchings relax on their brick-lined backyard patio in Old Palo Alto. They enjoy reading...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm | 82 comments | 6791 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Residents Sue City Over Park Closure

Buena Vista residents filed suit on Monday against the City of Palo Alto in Santa Clara Superior Court. The residents want...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Winter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm | 10 comments | 295 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Maureen Helm, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 1065 comments | 164976 Views
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Jobs Update
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,604 views

R & B Seafood Restaurant closes in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 10 comments | 1,555 views

Transitions
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 1,019 views

Recreating the Planning and Transportation Commission: Part 2: Credibility and Confidence
By Douglas Moran | 7 comments | 691 views

Come hear the music!
By Sally Torbey | 3 comments | 520 views