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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise

The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 18 comments | 2977 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Vendor Practices, on Jun 28, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 76 comments | 3673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Festivities for the Fourth

<B>Fireworks, a chili cook-off and parades are among the celebrations planned for Independence Day along the Peninsula this...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by bbq go, on Jun 28, 2015 at 8:32 am | 3 comments | 2042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ARB chair resigns, citing 'public perception'

Randy Popp, chair of Palo Alto's influential and occasionally embattled Architectural Review Board, resigned from the board...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Another resident, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 35 comments | 5075 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto teen booked for allegedly cooking hash oil, starting fire

A teenager who police said was cooking hash oil in his Palo Alto apartment was arrested Thursday night after he started a...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 13 comments | 3790 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

H-1B visas, outsourcing and pink slips

From today's NYT "But the layoffs at Disney and at other companies, including the Southern California Edison power utility,...

Original post made by tech worker on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 50 comments | 1362 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors on Eichler block won't appeal new house

Despite major reservations about a new two-story home that will soon go up on their Eichler-style block, residents of Richardson...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 11:24 am | 34 comments | 4720 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SAP Palo Alto vice president arrested for LEGO scam

The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC will be charged on Tuesday with four felony burglary charges...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jun 27, 2015 at 6:55 am | 39 comments | 263428 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest made in anti-Semitic graffiti incident at Stanford

Stanford University police have arrested 19-year-old Lucas Joseph Ninow in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by say it like it is, on Jun 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 9 comments | 3295 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Claim settled for home damaged by police

When a SWAT team entered Gladys Leu's Palo Alto home on March 23, they were looking for a burglar. They got their man, but...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 9 comments | 3722 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto breaks ground on new tech development

With golden shovels dug into the earth, members of the East Palo Alto City Council and developer John A. Sobrato broke ground...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 26, 2015 at 12:57 am | 16 comments | 2854 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 4863 Views

AROUND TOWN

County looks to set aside more funds to preserve Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors are preparing to raise the pool of money available for a possible purchase of Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 68 comments | 4358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Chipping away at proposed office cap

The surprising consensus that emerged three months ago with a unanimous vote of the Palo Alto City Council &#8212; creating...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by What Happened?, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 43 comments | 2588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Groundwater pumping irks Palo Alto residents

With the start of construction season, thousands of gallons of water have been gushing along city streets this month, the...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Misconceptions, on Jun 25, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 102 comments | 6064 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for allegedly exposing himself twice in same day

A 63-year-old man who police said exposed himself twice in downtown Palo Alto on Monday afternoon was arrested. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Johann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 2:53 pm | 7 comments | 3050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Palo Alto alumni organize mental health dialogue

Two Palo Alto High School graduates are hoping to bring more alumni into the community conversation about teen mental health...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Stan Herrmann, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:27 am | 2 comments | 1877 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: East Palo Alto man cited in hit-and-run accident

A 34-year-old man who allegedly struck two vehicles before plowing through a Caltrain fence and hitting a power pole has...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 25, 2015 at 10:57 am | 19 comments | 3953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on law firm contracts, Measure A spending

The Palo Alto school board has a packed agenda for its last meeting of the 2014-15 year Tuesday with nearly 10 items up for...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 25, 2015 at 9:57 am | 8 comments | 1733 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Many in Nation Tired of Explaining Things to Idiots

Just to be clear, this is a satirical column. http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/many-in-nation-tired-of-explaining-things-to-idiots...

Original post made by Anonymous on Jun. 24, 2015
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