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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student stays home pending court ruling

An 11-year-old Palo Alto boy is home from school pending an Oct. 25 court hearing on whether his genetic condition poses...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2012
Last comment by ducatigirl, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:54 pm | 127 comments | 5406 Views

AROUND TOWN

Has The Facebook IPO Flop Hurt Palo Alto and Menlo Park Real Estate?

The local real estate agents say the no, it has not. However, I do no think they are a reliable source. A local builder,...

Original post made by Jan H. on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by ducatigirl, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:48 pm | 15 comments | 1151 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Internet has Eliminated So Many Useless Middlemen...Why Not Real Estate Agents?

Many businesses and markets have become more efficient and less expensive due to the Internet's elimination of inefficient,...

Original post made by Jan H. on Oct. 17, 2012
Last comment by ducatigirl, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 1574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto rises to the 'Cool Cities Challenge'

Palo Alto's next green program won't rely on tough energy standards or strict building codes but on hundreds of volunteer...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by anecdote Annie, on Oct 25, 2012 at 12:41 pm | 23 comments | 1503 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tour de Coop shows off backyard chicken roosts

With names like Chicken Spa, Coupe De Plume and California Coop, the first Silicon Valley Tour de Coop bicycle tour will...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by pets not meat, on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:42 am | 2 comments | 1213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto beefs up rules for downtown parking

A Palo Alto law that relaxed parking regulations for developers with downtown projects began its transition from the city's...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2012
Last comment by GG, on Oct 25, 2012 at 10:12 am | 14 comments | 2264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular Kids Make More Dough Later In Life

New subject for Living Skills: http://blogs.wsj.com/economics/2012/10/22/popular-kids-in-high-school-earn-more-later-in-life/ In...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 25, 2012 at 9:01 am | 7 comments | 1015 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters

It used to be that when a builder bought property on which he was going to build a house (or houses) he wanted to feel that...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 25, 2012 at 8:44 am | 12 comments | 982 Views

AROUND TOWN

Practically Parisian

I thought I'd eaten in this pocket-sized bistro before. Was it in Montmartre, or was it near the Place des Vosges? Could...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm | 6 comments | 1766 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Shedding light on blindness

White canes were a common sight in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday morning as Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm | 2 comments | 981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PA Online is censoring discussion on scool board race

Over the past couple of months in this election season many of the several threads started or from Weekly articls, have been...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 24, 2012
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Oct 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm | 2 comments | 1128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls changes to building-height limits

Faced with a stampede of massive new developments, Palo Alto officials are taking a fresh look at the zoning code and considering...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2012
Last comment by LizKniss likes Arrillaga project, on Oct 24, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 80 comments | 5239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Road 'trial' to remain permanent on Arastradero

Palo Alto's two-year experiment with lane reductions, traffic-signal modifications and median islands on a busy stretch of...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2012
Last comment by Henry Su, on Oct 24, 2012 at 2:52 pm | 45 comments | 2298 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ken Dauber

Candidate Ken Dauber has posed a challenge to the Palo Alto school district's long-held culture of "site-based decision-making." Read...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by John94306, on Oct 24, 2012 at 11:57 am | 24 comments | 1973 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City treads cautiously against 'Citizens United'

The recent decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to loosen up campaign-finance restrictions for corporations won't win any popularity...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2012
Last comment by wmartin46, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:53 am | 24 comments | 5309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar advisory committee on agenda

Composition of an advisory committee to evaluate Palo Alto's new school calendar will be among discussion topics at the Board...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | 20 comments | 1509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers Citizens United

Corporations are not people. Money is not speech. These maxims have become a rallying cry for opponents of the recent decision...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by anonymous donations to the c4 superpacs, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:05 am | 31 comments | 1596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Living large

Some Palo Altans are bucking the trends, opting to raise large families in a world where small is considered beautiful --...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm | 43 comments | 1877 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Search for Walgreens robber continues

It's not Halloween yet, but that didn't stop a man from donning a fake moustache before robbing a Walgreens in Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Oct 23, 2012 at 10:09 pm | 6 comments | 906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Credit union robbed on El Camino Real in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly vaulted over a counter at Star One Credit Union, removed cash from...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by JoAnn, on Oct 23, 2012 at 9:25 pm | 13 comments | 1944 Views
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