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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore new policies for long-term growth

When it comes to growth, Palo Alto's elected leaders have plenty of divergent opinions, with some calling for the city to...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dorothy Fields, on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:56 pm | 56 comments | 5569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by VERG Menlo Park, on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 114 comments | 7366 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kirke Comstock, former Palo Alto mayor, dies

Former Palo Alto councilman and mayor Kirke Comstock, who presided over the City of Palo Alto during the 1960s and early...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Harriett Ferziger, on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 202 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raise Awareness and Build a Community of Hope

Here are some great education opportunities to help and inspire others with messages of hope during September is Suicide...

Original post made by Project Safety Net on Sep. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 68 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 2, 2016 at 9:11 am | 11 comments | 1779 Views

AROUND TOWN

How does a garden grow?

I officiate at weddings sometimes, and to attend such a celebration is truly an honor. The arrangements and diversity of...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1166 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>ARE THINGS COOLING OFF? ... </B>According to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a total of 122 luxury properties...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1096 Views

AROUND TOWN

New bikeways eyed for Embarcadero Road

New bikeways would roll out alongside one of the busiest stretches of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto as part of a road-improvement...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Mom, on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:51 am | 29 comments | 6548 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where did Vito La Sala go? (Jordan teacher)

Hello neighbors, I'm curious if anyone knows where Mr. La Sala has gone? He was a favorite history teacher at Jordan Middle...

Original post made by PAUSD alumni on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:31 am | 3 comments | 906 Views

SPORTS

McNealy: Why he came back for his senior golf season

==BI In his own words == I truly believe that Stanford is the best place to improve my game and receive a world-class education....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Shaun Swartz, on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 1402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The voice of experience

For Mona Dena, the prospect of reaching the mid-century mark didn't trigger a mid-life crisis but rather ushered in a creative...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Steven Scholom, on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 1412 Views

MOVIES

Classic films: 'High Noon' and 'Destry Rides Again'

A retired marshal is set to leave his ungrateful western town with his new bride when he learns an old enemy is back with...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm | 2 comments | 345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen help with 'difficult' budget

Palo Alto officials are bracing for two months of painful negotiations with residents over City Manager James Keene's sweeping...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Uhhhh??, on Sep 1, 2016 at 7:03 pm | 39 comments | 5699 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nextgen rollout, on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 37 comments | 5314 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto plans major layoffs, program cuts

The City of Palo Alto is planning to lay off dozens of workers, institute fees for visitors to its open-space preserves and...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Banace the books, on Sep 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm | 93 comments | 5452 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three sentenced to prison for multiple residential burglaries

Three 20-year-old men -- Juan Baca Jr. and Alexander Shelton Ledwell of Redwood City and Salvador Reyes-Aguilar of East Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Justice, on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 2020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval

Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:46 am | 7 comments | 2616 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local Gold Star mom speaks out against Trump comments

Hearing Khizr Khan speak movingly at last week's Democratic National Convention about his son, who was killed by a suicide...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Reprehensible, on Aug 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 22 comments | 3865 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

BART launching perks program with cash rewards

Bay Area Rapid Transit is launching a program offering cash rewards for riders who commute to work outside of the busiest...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 1299 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chronicling the dirty side of 'Techville'

The pioneering work of Silicon Valley on microprocessors, computers and circuits may have bestowed the region with abundant...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Ghost in the Machine, on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 1995 Views
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