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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto breaks ground on Magical Bridge Playground

With a flash of golden shovels and a spray of dirt picked up on the wind, Magical Bridge Founder Olenka Villareal, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this magical park, on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 7 comments | 2746 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Boy Scout advocates for street safety

A local Boy Scout is trying to get city officials to change a Middlefield Road crossing he says is dangerous. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2014
Last comment by H, on Jun 25, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 18 comments | 4706 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redistricting still splits Menlo, but along 101

The California Citizens Redistricting Commission has divided Menlo Park into two congressional districts, but the border...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2011
Last comment by Jetman, on Jun 24, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 5 comments | 1129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 24, 2014 at 8:00 pm | 25 comments | 3236 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The new homeless: laid-off and middle-aged

A disturbing trend in laid-off middle-aged workers is growing on Palo Alto's streets, homeless advocates said. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by kg2095, on Jun 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 1868 Views

SPORTS

District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-Stars

==B At Red Morton Park, Redwood City== ==B SATURDAY== ==B Game 1 -- ==Palo Alto American vs. Menlo-Atherton (Kiwanis Field),...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sean Giffen, on Jun 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 759 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber officially opposes hotel-tax hike

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Monday took an official stance against the city's proposed hotel-tax hike, a 2 percent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by SteveU, on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 5 comments | 1572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Shrinking the council

With most City Council members expressing mixed feelings, a bare 5-4 majority decided Monday night that Palo Alto voters...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Politico, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 31 comments | 2632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homes' square footage can be misrepresented

A home's square footage is a number easily misrepresented, especially when determining ever-ambiguous "liveable space." Measurements...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Eejits, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 3 comments | 1778 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

President makes case for solar at MV's Walmart

President Barack Obama spoke about energy efficiency at Mountain View's Walmart Friday morning, saying that if solar panels...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm | 17 comments | 1718 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ShopTalk: Ming's still open, downtown Palo Alto retail moves out

The latest from Shop Talk columnist Daryl Savage: Ming's isn't closing quite yet, and downtown bids farewell to two prime...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 8 comments | 3372 Views

RESTAURANTS

Sleek, snazzy, cool

Although my visits didn't start off well, the food was mighty impressive. Bold, expressive flavors without the mask of over...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 7 comments | 856 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto skirting zoning law, residents say

In the latest skirmish over downtown development, a Palo Alto neighborhoods group is accusing the city's planning department...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 46 comments | 4636 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New lots to alleviate parking woes in Woodlands area

Two new parking lots at East Palo Alto's Woodland Park Apartments have opened, offering 90 new spaces that will hopefully...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Follower of hutch, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 25 comments | 1282 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto startup founder takes lessons from tragic accident

Declara's philosophy and mission is deeply rooted in CEO Ramona Pierson's personal wake-up call that a "one size fits all"...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by So right, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 4 comments | 3877 Views

AROUND TOWN

A store for the lost and found

Bargain Box volunteer Gina Mastrantonio sat at the for-sale round table where customers sometimes gather to relax. Gazing...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Dorothy Black, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 16 comments | 4797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memorial for Menlo Park couple killed by drunken driver

These ceramic gardenias are a memorial to Balbir and Kamal Kaur Singh, who were killed Oct. 24, 2013, by a drunken driver...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Raymond, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 1153 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Electronic tracking leads to arrest at Palo Alto CVS

Palo Alto police credit electronic tracking systems for leading to the arrest of an alleged car thief at Town & Country Village...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by old days, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 10 comments | 3018 Views

SPORTS

2013-14 All-West Bay Athletic League soccer teams

==B BOYS== ==B Forward of the Year: ==Andrew Segre (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. ==B Midfielder of the Year: ==David Madding...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by JFC, on Jun 23, 2014 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 4271 Views
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