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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Private developers to pay for public art

Palo Alto's Percent for Art Program could soon require private developers to chip in 1 percent of construction costs for...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Tina Peak, on Oct 10, 2013 at 4:51 pm | 21 comments | 2032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

This new website is unreadable and unusable. On the plus side, it will drive all the crazies away.

This website, which used to be easily scannable and usable is now a cluttered mess of white space. The top half of the screen...

Original post made by reader on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by reader, on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:27 am | 7 comments | 686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza builder loses $94,200, wins green light

After inadvertently destroying a physically decrepit but symbolically precious piece of Palo Alto history, the developer...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:23 am | 20 comments | 15835 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto gets new top district attorney

The doorknob tag on Supervising Deputy District Attorney Cindy Hendrickson's office displays an image of the Three Stooges...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2012
Last comment by AndyB, on Oct 9, 2013 at 6:03 pm | 7 comments | 1795 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Michael Levitt shares Nobel Prize in chemistry

Stanford University structural biologist Michael Levitt today won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for "the development of multiscale...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2013
Last comment by John, on Oct 9, 2013 at 4:00 pm | 3 comments | 526 Views

AROUND TOWN

Open Space District unveils sweeping 'vision plan'

Bay Area residents could gain access to much more open space, including more family-friendly areas, according to a new Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Oct 9, 2013 at 1:22 pm | 6 comments | 4964 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Early-morning fire guts Ventura home

A Palo Alto home that was scheduled for a renovation is a total loss after an early morning blaze, a battalion chief said. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by Suspicious, on Oct 9, 2013 at 12:06 pm | 15 comments | 2762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eshoo accepting paycheck during gov't shutdown

Representative Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto)has decided to accept her paycheck ($174,000 annual salary)during the government shutdown....

Original post made by Stephen Peeps on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Ferd Nerdlinger, on Oct 9, 2013 at 11:56 am | 10 comments | 1046 Views

RESTAURANTS

Hold the sauce: Armadillo Willy's marks 30 years

For 30 years Armadillo Willy's has served Texas-style barbecue to customers in the Bay Area, beginning with the original...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Doug Kirkwood, on Oct 8, 2013 at 5:04 pm | 1 comment | 6515 Views

SPORTS

Shaw fires back

Stanford football notebook Stanford football coach David Shaw doesn't take too kindly to having someone question the integrity...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Dick Givens, on Oct 8, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 1 comment | 2356 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish Access

For local walkers and runners seeking access to the Dish trail, Stanford has proposed replacing about half the available...

Original post made by Marcia Sterling on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sparty, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 17 comments | 1201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Analysis: City scrambles for residential parking solutions

Faced with massive pressure from residents and the City Council on parking shortages in residential areas, city planners...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Juno, on Oct 8, 2013 at 3:39 pm | 32 comments | 10301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure D sides spar over impact of Maybell development

Opponents and proponents of Measure D all say they are in favor of more senior housing in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by If this is so... , on Oct 8, 2013 at 12:43 pm | 3 comments | 4535 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Critical downtown study off to a rocky start

A long-awaited study that aims to measure downtown Palo Alto's capacity for growth got off to a rocky start Monday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by AR, on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:32 am | 5 comments | 2402 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bears spotted in Midtown park

The new family that's moved in at Hoover Park in Palo Alto this week may give some residents pause (or paws) -- a family...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:15 am | 19 comments | 2680 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto weighs housing subsidies for city's homeless

With Cubberley Community Center now off-limits to Palo Alto's vehicle dwellers, city staff is proposing a program that would...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:15 am | 57 comments | 2296 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Page Mill Road crash victim identified

A man who died in a crash on Page Mill Road early this morning has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as 24-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by reaper, on Oct 8, 2013 at 7:53 am | 14 comments | 2990 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Todd Burpee found guilty in 2007 sexual assault

Todd Burpee, 22, was convicted today of six of seven felony counts in the Oct. 30, 2007, attack on a Gunn High student. Burpee,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by smdh , on Oct 8, 2013 at 2:24 am | 50 comments | 2851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Verizon tries again for Little League cell tower

The Palo Alto Little League is making a fourth attempt to welcome a cell tower at its ballpark on Middlefield Road, this...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by neighboramn, on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 66 comments | 3530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford neuroscientist shares Nobel in medicine

Stanford University neuroscientist Thomas Sudhof shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today with James Rothman...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by not impressed, on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm | 6 comments | 2837 Views
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