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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water-conscious landscaping

Catherine Perman could only describe her lawn as "ugly," a dry yard full of dying shrubs. After trying a long time to keep...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:18 am | 19 comments | 1400 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 am | 45 comments | 4198 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robbed at gunpoint in downtown Palo Alto

A man still at large allegedly robbed a man at gunpoint in downtown Palo Alto early Monday morning, police said. Read the...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by What?, on Jul 16, 2014 at 9:18 pm | 29 comments | 4673 Views

AROUND TOWN

YMCA to host meeting on Page Mill closure

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has announced it will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 16, on the controversial...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Jul 16, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 39 comments | 3742 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's Ronald McDonald House to double in size

A planned expansion for the Ronald McDonald House at Stanford officially broke ground Monday morning, putting the facility...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Wow, on Jul 16, 2014 at 4:06 pm | 4 comments | 1225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1

The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by YOU STOLE OUR MONEY, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 162 comments | 10152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Members of Page Mill YMCA protest closure

Following the YMCA's sudden announcement in late June that the organization would be closing its Page Mill Road facility...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by YMCAS is wasting $300,000.00, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 84 comments | 7571 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nikola Tesla statue to be unveiled in Palo Alto

A statue of the inventor of Nikola Tesla -- equipped with free Wi-Fi and a time capsule to be opened in 2043 -- is set to...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by EE from PA, on Jul 16, 2014 at 1:11 pm | 42 comments | 9132 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Babe Ruth all-stars face an uphill battle

The Palo Alto Babe Ruth 13- and 14-year-old all-stars are facing an uphill battle for their respective quests of advancing...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:43 pm | 1 comment | 855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library contractor fires back at the city

Flintco Pacific, the contractor blamed by Palo Alto officials for the long delayed and error-plagued construction of the...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow knows...., on Jul 16, 2014 at 12:42 pm | 49 comments | 6322 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Veterans Deserve Access to Chiropractic Care

The challenges facing the VA system, both nationally and right here in our own backyard, are many. Last week, Reps. Jackie...

Original post made by Jo English, DC on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Concerned resident, on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:25 am | 2 comments | 312 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Palo Alto school chief: Arriving with 'fresh eyes and ears'

Palo Alto's new school-district superintendent says he's coming to town "with fresh eyes and ears" and the goal of creating...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 16, 2014 at 11:04 am | 88 comments | 4238 Views

AROUND TOWN

HP Chairman Ralph Whitworth resigns for health reasons

Hewlett-Packard Co. board chairman Ralph Whitworth is resigning July 16 for health reasons, the Palo Alto company announced...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Be Well, on Jul 16, 2014 at 2:27 am | 3 comments | 1395 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Overcoming abuse

Editor's note: This article includes graphic language and may not be suitable for younger readers. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Curious, on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 20 comments | 10923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chinese investment in PA real estate about to get a lot smaller.

Change is afoot. The Chinese Govt. didnt mind outflows of Chinese rich peoples money through Hong Kong into real estate when...

Original post made by Noah on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Hope so, on Jul 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 3 comments | 229 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman reportedly sexually harassed in park

Police in Palo Alto are investigating an incident in which a woman reported being harassed and groped as she sat in a park...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2014
Last comment by wow, on Jul 15, 2014 at 6:55 pm | 21 comments | 3587 Views

RESTAURANTS

Happy Donuts to close on Friday

It's the only place in Palo Alto were one can hang out or satisfy a 3 a.m. craving, and the Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Reverend Anthony McFarland, on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 53 comments | 20666 Views

RESTAURANTS

Old treat with a new twist

In the midst of getting her doctorate degree in immunology from Stanford University, Lori Phillips began experimenting with...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 10 comments | 2035 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thank you to city for traffic calming measures

At long last, the city has started to implement traffic calming measures on Matadero Ave. Last week they put in some much-needed...

Original post made by Julaine Rosner on Jul. 15, 2014
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto and sister city Oaxaca celebrate 50th anniversary

Palo Alto and its sister city Oaxaca have reached their 50-year milestone this summer, and officials with the two cities...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Question, on Jul 15, 2014 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 434 Views
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