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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students: 'Right now is the time to act'

At Tuesday's school board meeting, Palo Alto students made passionate pleas that short-term, immediate changes be made to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 62 comments | 9817 Views

BOOKS

AAA offers free 'tipsy tow' on St. Patrick's Day

The American Automobile Association's Northern California branch is offering to take drivers who've been drinking home for...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Google unveils new HQ plans with startling design

Google has unveiled plans for an office campus that will undoubtedly be called extraordinary. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/03/02/google-unveils-...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:07 pm | 6 comments | 8421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Development at Shady Lane site faces citizens appeal

A proposal to build a four-story development at the present site of Shady Lane on University Avenue is facing a challenge...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Mar 17, 2015 at 6:49 pm | 51 comments | 3816 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Drought plans

The drought shows no signs of going away, and in fact appears to be getting worse. By various estimates, the state of California...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 17, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 6 comments | 117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 17, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 69 comments | 4882 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto weighs clashing visions in choosing bike bridge design

Should Palo Alto's new bike bridge preen proudly over Highway 101 like a welcoming landmark or accept a supporting role as...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 17, 2015 at 1:14 am | 72 comments | 5303 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto is changing for the worse and its effecting our teens

As an old time Palo Alto resident I can say that the basis of this community: academic curiosity, a lack of ostentation or...

Original post made by Winston on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 206 comments | 8843 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reforms recommended for contentious PC zoning process

After hours of agonizing, debating, copyediting and wrangling over definitions, Palo Alto's planning commissioners on Wednesday...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by citizen pa, on Mar 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm | 41 comments | 4958 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Doughnuts shops duel, happy feet get happier

Happy Donuts and L&L Hawaiian Barbecue go head-to-head on doughnut sales, Addison Antique closes and Happy Feet Foot Spa...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Mar 16, 2015 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 1497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Now we can just enjoy our libraries

Ten years ago, all I wanted was to walk into the library, pick out a book, then sit down and read it. But there was a waiting...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mom of internet fans., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 24 comments | 2759 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City blasts 'outrageous' tax

For the past four decades, Palo Alto residents have been paying taxes to a water district without getting a drop of water...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by The Shadow knows....., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm | 8 comments | 3582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing Corporation responds to concerns over conflicts of interest

Responding to recent community concerns and questions from Palo Alto officials, the nonprofit developer that led the 2013...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by EndsandMeans, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 56 comments | 3017 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:17 am | 49 comments | 5317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office building planned for three Cambridge Avenue parcels

A developer's proposal to enliven a mostly commercial street parallel to California Avenue with a new three-story office...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:33 am | 27 comments | 3924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to Survive College Admissions Madness

A wonderful article from today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-how-to-survive-the-college-admissions-madness.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&r...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Scarlett Hunger, on Mar 15, 2015 at 7:27 am | 3 comments | 236 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man sentenced for doggy-door burglary

An East Palo Alto man with 15 prior felony convictions was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Tuesday for burglary,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Pearl, on Mar 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 2495 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant review: In Gott's we trust

Just another burger stand or something iconic? Restaurant reviewer Dale Bentson gives his verdict on the Niman Ranch beef...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Bleh, on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 15 comments | 4162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What parents can do in this "College Admissions Madness"

NY Times Writer Frank Bruni wrote an article summarizing ideas in his new book out this week "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Stanford Prof, on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 159 Views

SPORTS

NCAA tournament hopes burn out in Cardinal loss to Utah

Chasson Randle scored 22 points but the Stanford men's basketball team dropped an 80-56 decision to third-seeded Utah in...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm | 4 comments | 1424 Views
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