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AROUND TOWN

Scott Carey, former Palo Alto mayor, dies at 82

Scott T. Carey, a former Palo Alto mayor and a well-known figure in Silicon Valley real estate, died on Aug. 11 at his home...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments | 2737 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Privatization of Public Property. . .

In Russia, the ruling oligarchy has been stealing (nationalizing) private enterprises for their own enrichment. In Monterey,...

Original post made by Alan Krebs on Aug. 18, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto teen author publishes second novel

At just 18 years old, Palo Alto native Anna Caltabiano has two internationally acclaimed novels, a burgeoning reader base...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 2 comments | 2303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Protracted lawsuit against Stanford Blood Bank ends

A five-year legal battle between Stanford Blood Bank and a man who claims he developed a severe infection as a result of...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by 10 Gallon hat, on Aug 18, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 5 comments | 5278 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Eichler uprising

The dust had barely settled from Frank Ingle's first architectural battle when the next one came knocking on his door. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Hadleyburg, on Aug 18, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 62 comments | 10434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Arboles makes bid to ban two-story homes

Seeking to protect the distinct Eichler character of their neighborhood, residents of Los Arboles have applied for a zone...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:59 am | 15 comments | 2586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New parking initiatives set to roll out in downtown

Palo Alto's newest parking-permit program is expected to bring a measure of relief to downtown residents who have seen their...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by @Downtown resident, on Aug 17, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 5 comments | 2386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to firm up rules for shaky buildings

When the Big One hits and the earth starts to rumble, you probably don't want to find yourself in the fitting room of Nordstrom's...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Esther, on Aug 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm | 11 comments | 4185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Can vehicle traffic ever be controlled, or made 'sustainable'?

Joseph Kott, who resigned as Palo Alto's chief transportation official a decade ago, is taking a broader view these days...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 31 comments | 3659 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Anthropologie moves and more

In this week's retail news, Palo Alto's Goodwill store gets a face-lift while downtown's Anthropologie makes the move to...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by So long, goodbye, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 10 comments | 2308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District deploys specialists for Common Core transition

As new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards materials, practices and assessments continue to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by C'est Fou, on Aug 17, 2015 at 11:49 am | 14 comments | 2721 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford sanctions marching band

Stanford's boisterous Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is being sanctioned by the university after officials...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by WilliamR, on Aug 17, 2015 at 10:51 am | 31 comments | 6274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Worse Still, on Aug 17, 2015 at 9:47 am | 16 comments | 4661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday to be hottest day in Bay Area in three-day warm-up

Temperatures will rise starting Friday and continue through this weekend in the Bay Area, according to the National Weather...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 17, 2015 at 1:32 am | 11 comments | 2507 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smoke from fires coming down peninsula

Smoke from the massive wildfires in In Northern California is now reaching the Bay Area, prompting an alert from public officials...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:12 am | 13 comments | 5827 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google restructures under new name: Alphabet

Google announced a major shakeup this week as company founders announced the creation of a new overarching firm called Alphabet...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by GarySchroeder, on Aug 16, 2015 at 4:06 am | 7 comments | 1412 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge membership of new citizen panel

A citizens committee that is helping to revise Palo Alto's land-use vision already has 20 members, including former planning...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:33 am | 103 comments | 5077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who's paying for the Georgia/Gunn Bike Path re-landscaping?

The weekend before school starts, the bike path between Georgia and Gunn H.S. is being re-landscaped by removing a center...

Original post made by Anonymous on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:29 am | 4 comments | 218 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents disturbed by short-cutting tech buses

A seeming invasion of rumbling commuter buses and large shuttles on Downtown North streets has some neighborhood residents...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Aug 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 4283 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Summit explores how counties are addressing bike safety

Transportation leaders from government agencies, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations and the public will gather at the...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Former Cyclist, on Aug 15, 2015 at 8:43 am | 21 comments | 1520 Views
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