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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ann DeBusk

The success of any organization, business or community is largely dependent on how its top leader provides inspiration and...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto May Fete Parade could be 'out of this world'

Tiny aliens are expected to invade downtown Palo Alto on Saturday. The invasion, also known as the 93rd annual City of Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 am | 5 comments | 2923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2018

Palo Alto joined a regional trend toward a higher minimum wage when City Council committee endorsed a goal of requiring every...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Charles White, on May 1, 2015 at 3:43 am | 40 comments | 3148 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contentious road project heads toward final phase

After more than a decade of work, a deeply controversial effort to transform the Charleston-Arastradero corridor into a "complete...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by share the road, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm | 8 comments | 2292 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shots fired at officers in Menlo Park during police chase

Suspects from a Fremont home invasion fired at police officers near Willow Road during a pursuit across the Dumbarton Bridge...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments | 2814 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund doles out $350K in grants

Representatives from local nonprofits gathered on Monday evening as the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $350,000 in grants to 54...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 1748 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

While Carl Hesse sat on his front porch to talk about living in The Willows, his young son burst outside and ran joyfully...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 1473 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Green Acres Kid, on Apr 30, 2015 at 8:33 am | 1024 comments | 157181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More action urged to save Buena Vista

With one month left until the final verdict, Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents and their supporters on Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by GoneOnTooLong, on Apr 30, 2015 at 7:01 am | 29 comments | 2455 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Most Likely to Succeed - FEEDBACK - What did you think?

The filmmaker seemed amazed. Last night's audience for the education documentary Most Likely to Succeed was filled to overflowing...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Apr 30, 2015 at 3:56 am | 3 comments | 187 Views

SPORTS

Pederson homers, makes big defensive play in Dodgers' win

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson had the biggest moments on Monday night as the host Los Angeles Dodgers finally won in their...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 3 comments | 879 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Groping suspect surrenders after social-media buzz

The man who police said groped a 12-year-old girl at a Stanford Shopping Center market on Sunday afternoon turned himself...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:14 pm | 7 comments | 3783 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district ranks sixth in state

The Palo Alto school district ranked sixth among California K-12 districts in standardized test results released Thursday....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Miranda C., Gunn High School Graduate, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm | 92 comments | 15093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Longer hours proposed for new Palo Alto libraries

It may not have a gripping plot, but the City of Palo Alto's latest publication will have local bookworms riveted. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Love the Library, on Apr 29, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 21 comments | 2889 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor proposes new water-conservation enforcement powers for local agencies

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced legislation Tuesday that would authorize penalties of up to $10,000 a day against those...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jay Ess, on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 1326 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Madness, on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 202 comments | 6057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista

"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 am | 109 comments | 5616 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning department proposal draws fire

In most cities, the job description of the city's deputy planning director wouldn't cause a ripple of opposition. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:56 am | 4 comments | 669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Thinking of moving?

Roger and Margaret Smith had always thought of themselves as in the "we're going to die in the house" scenario. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:28 am | 11 comments | 2555 Views

AROUND TOWN

SAP launches high-tech cafe at historic Palo Alto theater

Seeking to breathe new life into a venerable downtown landmark, software giant SAP on Tuesday unveiled a product guaranteed...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:08 am | 49 comments | 11916 Views
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