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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland'

It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:54 am | 18 comments | 898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 27, 2014 at 2:41 am | 30 comments | 4965 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations

Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by common sense, on Nov 26, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 9 comments | 3002 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buildings of up to eight stories planned for East Palo Alto

With an eye on affordable housing and the city's bottom line, East Palo Alto officials on Monday night unveiled the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 40 comments | 7148 Views

AROUND TOWN

SHP's Choy completes perfect tennis season with CCS title

==BI CCS roundup== It's one down and perhaps three to go for Sacred Heart Prep freshman Sara Choy when it comes to her...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 26, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 2619 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park: Fatal shooting by police officers may not have been recorded

Only two of three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect on Nov. 11 were wearing...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Another Ferguson, on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:50 pm | 4 comments | 2864 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals applaud President Obama's immigration order

The controversial announcement by President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 to use his executive powers to grant nearly 5 million...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by brycecs, on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:46 pm | 21 comments | 3947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 40 comments | 8436 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mixed-use proposal for University Avenue meets mixed response

A proposal to demolish two stout commercial buildings at the heart of University Avenue's commercial district and replace...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by Que Pasa?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 49 comments | 5881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 32070 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control

Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 6804 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars

Four college students with ties to Palo Alto – two from here and two studying here – were named winners of this...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 7 comments | 6890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ferguson decision triggers local protest

Dozens of Stanford University students and members of the Palo Alto community are expected to gather today at noon at Cogswell...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by cgilbert, on Nov 25, 2014 at 5:04 pm | 12 comments | 6758 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus

An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Look-At-The-Big-Bucks-Picture, on Nov 25, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 10 comments | 4277 Views

BOOKS

Old, but still kicking

"Old Ladies," by Nancy Huddleston Packer, John Daniel & Company, McKinleyville, Ca., 174 pp., $15 Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Earline Reid, on Nov 25, 2014 at 9:37 am | 3 comments | 7324 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VA leases Menlo Park land to developer

The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing, L.P. to lease just under two acres...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 6 comments | 2631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Can competitive debate change young people's lives? Students from Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto share...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 1955 Views

SPORTS

Stanford track signs class of record-breaking athletes

The week-long early signing period began with a bang for Stanford track and field, with the decision and addition of defending...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Hash House Harrier, on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 8297 Views

BOOKS

Fairmeadow

Carlson Circle's quiet on a sunny day is punctuated by the gentle sound of children playing and the notes of a saxophone...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by SRZ, on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 1372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merry matchmaking: Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday food-and-wines pairings

Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Nov 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 2 comments | 5236 Views
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