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Past jail time

Bay Area "hyphy" rap duo the Hoodstarz grew up in East Palo Alto and Menlo Park. After running in to trouble with the law,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Jul 30, 2015 at 1:05 am | 2 comments | 1597 Views

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Palo Altan honored for creation of girls' STEM camp

Marie Wolbach, a Palo Alto resident, received a prestigious national honor in June for her creation and leadership of the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Diane Rolfe, on Jul 29, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 11 comments | 2477 Views

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Conflict continues at Pacific Art League

Palo Alto's historic Pacific Art League has spent much of the last decade mired in controversy. In the latest development,...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Lynn A, on Jul 29, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 10 comments | 3875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mixed opinions on foreign-language education

"Strong," "innovative," "creative" -- as well as "disjointed," "not supported" and "gaps" -- are all words Palo Alto teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by No class, on Jul 29, 2015 at 4:55 pm | 26 comments | 5323 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hot spell in this week's forecast

The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents of the potential for higher-than-normal temperatures this week. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by No A/C, on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 4 comments | 1332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Appraisal dispute complicates Buena Vista decision

When Palo Alto officials indicated on April 14 their plan to approve the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, they specified...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by ResidentB, on Jul 29, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 14 comments | 2231 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo launches survey on airplane noise

Acting on numerous complaints by her constituents regarding an increase in aircraft noise, Rep. Anna Eshoo has assembled...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by what plane noise?, on Jul 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm | 136 comments | 6075 Views

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The Body Shop has gone from Stanford SC

It's always my favorites that vanish from Palo Alto! Just went to get supplies of my staples at the Body Shop and found that...

Original post made by Shopper on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sally, on Jul 28, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 5 comments | 248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Elm trees are dying from draught?

I see many large elm trees in Palo Alto - especially along Louis Rd - have half brown leaves, all of them seem to suffer...

Original post made by Julie on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 28, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 9 comments | 309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Top need for parks? Bathrooms

Playing around is serious business in Palo Alto, where praise and demand for parks, playing fields and nature preserves come...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:04 pm | 42 comments | 3609 Views

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A&E Digest: New public art approved, Redwood City gets spruced up

Palo Alto's Public Art Commission approves new art installations for City Hall's King Plaza, Mountain View's Community School...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jul 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 6 comments | 931 Views

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Real Estate Matters: First half 2015 property market recap: Palo Alto, key neighboring citie

Time flies. Not long ago, most of property market participants anticipated yet another strong year. Half of 2015 has passed,...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Suspiria, on Jul 28, 2015 at 1:45 pm | 8 comments | 1648 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Season's first Spare the Air Day called for Tuesday

As a heat wave moves into the Bay Area, the summer's first Spare the Air Day has been called for Tuesday. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by MV Resident, on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:44 am | 2 comments | 1398 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community notebook: Volunteers needed for Palo Alto's Utilities Advisory Commission

The City of Palo Alto is looking for volunteers to serve on the Utilities Advisory Commission on which they will advise the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 28, 2015 at 10:17 am | 1 comment | 1206 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer scales down plan for Maybell site

Faced with criticism from the surrounding neighborhood, the developer looking to build houses on a much contested Maybell...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jul 28, 2015 at 6:11 am | 41 comments | 4149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feeding families

Lemotu Evaimalo comes to the East Palo Alto Library with her three young children almost every day she has off from work....

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:18 pm | 8 comments | 3693 Views

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Police arrest woman in million-dollar embezzlement case

Menlo Park police arrested a 39-year-old San Mateo woman Thursday on suspicion that she embezzled more than $1 million over...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jul 27, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 2672 Views

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Buyer Beware! Door to Door guys trying to sell AT&T U-verse

There are sales guys going door to door trying to sell you AT&T U-verse. They are not AT&T employees, they work for an...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Shannon G., on Jul 27, 2015 at 9:12 am | 24 comments | 11578 Views

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New local organization capitalizes on recycled water

When the time comes for lawn watering, why use water fresh from the tap when the option of recycled water is available? For...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Avid gardener, on Jul 26, 2015 at 6:11 pm | 8 comments | 2655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Has college life changed?

Are students more antisocial now due to social networking? My child finished his hardworking years at Paly, sacrificing social...

Original post made by Mom on Jul. 25, 2015
Last comment by the answer is YES, on Jul 26, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 6 comments | 442 Views
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