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MOVIES

She was framed

A Nazi-enabled "finders keepers" claim comes under scrutiny in the based-on-a-true-story drama, "Woman in Gold." Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 12081 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New art project, 'Collisions,' approved for downtown Palo Alto

Come September, 2015, downtown Palo Alto pedestrians will be bumping into art – literally. The city's latest public art...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by InvisibleSteps, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:53 am | 12 comments | 3855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Architecture critic threatens to sue over approved development

One of downtown's most vehement critics of modernist architecture has threatened to file a lawsuit if Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:58 am | 29 comments | 3797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheaper, Better, Happier Schools? And FASTER! How?

http://m.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-home-schooling-diy-alternative-to-public-education/article/392921 Every...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:25 am | 4 comments | 641 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown denizens split over proposed downtown development

On Monday night, the City Council is set to consider an appeal of the recently approved multi-story development at 429 University...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm | 40 comments | 6449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ed Shikada hired as Palo Alto's assistant city manager

Edward Shikada, a former transportation executive who spent nearly a decade in San Jose City Hall before resigning abruptly...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 24 comments | 7389 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unique frozen treat

Shaved snow is not ice cream, and it's not shaved ice. It's in a dessert category unto itself. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 4143 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Long-term construction raises questions in Old Palo Alto neighborhood

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Original post made on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 28 comments | 4367 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architect: Age-friendly design should be stylish, colorful, fun

Growing old is "hard work" but it can be fun, insists Berkeley architect Susanne Stadler. Stadler is co-founder of At Home...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl P., on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 5847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 6, 2015 at 7:23 am | 75 comments | 17324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals describe 'new campus cultures'

The new principals at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools stressed a "change of culture" on their campuses in their first formal...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Thanks Skelly, on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 2506 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace association faces uncertain future

The College Terrace Residents Association, one of the most visible and effective neighborhood groups in Palo Alto, is facing...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm | 39 comments | 6683 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brown orders mandatory reduction in water usage

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm | 45 comments | 6245 Views

AROUND TOWN

Muslims and Jews share stories, questions over Palo Alto feast

Jews and Muslims mingled in Palo Alto Sunday evening and talked about their faiths in a first-of-its kind "Halaqa-Seder." Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 5, 2015 at 10:45 am | 9 comments | 4673 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women earn a spot in the NCAA gymnastics final

Ivana Hong won the beam title at the NCAA Morgantown Regional Saturday, helping the Stanford women's gymnastics team finish...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2015
Last comment by Win it all, on Apr 5, 2015 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 2967 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men, two divergent lives, one fatal conflict

He was a father and grandfather of six, an apartment manager whom residents characterized as both strict and caring, an inventor,...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by lancer, on Apr 5, 2015 at 8:38 am | 18 comments | 8886 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto hiker dies after fall

A Palo Alto woman has died after she fell from a ledge during a hike in Arizona, friends of the woman have confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Still missing Carol, on Apr 5, 2015 at 7:43 am | 36 comments | 19022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike Share system planning expansion by 2017

A plan to increase the number of bicycles in the Bay Area Bike Share system tenfold by the end of 2017 at no cost to taxpayers...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by commuter, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:21 am | 7 comments | 3575 Views

AROUND TOWN

Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 45 comments | 11228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report challenges Buena Vista appraisals

With Palo Alto officials preparing to rule on the fate of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park later this month, residents of...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by schools, on Apr 4, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 5765 Views
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