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PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Does 'Planned Community' really mean 'Unplanned Community' or 'Negotiated Zoning'?

When I was first introduced to a "Planned Community" zone in the mid-1960s it was with an enthusiastic assessment by a professional...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:49 am | 10 comments | 1312 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike-share system rolls into Peninsula

Memberships went on sale Monday for the bike sharing-system debuting in Mountain View and the Peninsula next month. Officials...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Aug 19, 2013 at 9:27 am | 15 comments | 8068 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Green Building requirements for remodel homes

Hi, We were recently planning on remodeling our house, which includes significant changes to existing house. Along with...

Original post made by Aj on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by calebdrake, on Aug 19, 2013 at 1:23 am | 8 comments | 1052 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lanes reopen after collision on 101 in Palo Alto

All lanes of southbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto are open following a multi-vehicle injury collision Saturday morning,...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm | 5 comments | 1509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tree removals eyed near Palo Alto golf course

The renovation of Palo Alto's golf course isn't set to begin until next year, but local golfers should see plenty of hard...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Lorax, on Aug 18, 2013 at 8:15 am | 16 comments | 1264 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Peninsula police respond to smash-and-grab crimes

The police call them "window-smash burglaries." In Palo Alto this summer, there have been about 70 such crimes, in which...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Janie, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:39 am | 23 comments | 5563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How 'Power to hurt' came about

Reporting for "Power to hurt" began last fall as part of the Weekly's in-depth look at bullying in Palo Alto schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by I agree, on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 3 comments | 1764 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students apply design principles for social solutions

Can "design thinking" help to solve poverty and racism? Middle school students in East Palo Alto brainstormed for solutions...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Innovate, on Aug 17, 2013 at 8:05 pm | 6 comments | 1337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto resident to keynote convention of LGBT Mormans

Steve Young is a direct descendent of Brigham Young. News report in the Salt Lake Tribune: http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56728340-78/lgbt-affirmation-mormons-conference.html.csp...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 811 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto finds 'smart city' partners abroad

When Palo Alto launched its Sister City program half a century ago, no one talked about "entrepreneurship," "sustainability"...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Boondoggle, on Aug 17, 2013 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 1194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Grand opening' of new Gunn gym set for Sunday

Gunn High School invites the community to a grand opening of its new gym Sunday, Aug. 18, from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The $9...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2013
Last comment by Irononic, on Aug 17, 2013 at 8:19 am | 1 comment | 1623 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hundreds and hundreds of bikes heading north on Middlefield

Well they are coming through town........

Original post made by bikes, bikes and more bikes on Aug. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Posturing on parking

The last thing the downtown business community or nearby residents need is a debate over who is to blame for the parking...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by The city made me do it, on Aug 16, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 36 comments | 9289 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspects sought in Robles Park robbery

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they said robbed, punched and slashed a man who was visiting Robles Park with...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Sharon, on Aug 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm | 6 comments | 246 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robbery in Robles Park Thursday evening - 8/15

(Robles Park is on Park between Charleston and W. Meadow) Subject : Armed Robbery Occurs in Neighborhood Park Contact...

Original post made by anon on Aug. 16, 2013
There are no comments yet. 944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The social 'benefits' of cyberbullying?

Recent studies find that "social combat" among teens (including cyber-aggression) occurs in the school mainstream largely...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by If only, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 3 comments | 2348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jeremy Lin is a nerd

And he proves it in a new YouTube video: http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2013/08/15/basketballs-jeremy-lin...

Original post made by parent on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by nerd is the wurd, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 1247 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks to revive 'stale' commission process

It takes a special kind of a volunteer serve on a local commission in Palo Alto, one with a thick skin, an analytical brain,...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Aug 16, 2013 at 11:31 am | 18 comments | 980 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robbery occurs near downtown

Palo Alto police are investigating an armed robbery that occurred Monday night at 10:07 p.m. on the 100 block of Bryant Street. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2013
Last comment by Kevin, on Aug 16, 2013 at 9:34 am | 7 comments | 1257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students, parents challenge schools on math

A coalition of students and parents challenged the Palo Alto school board Tuesday to ensure the district's two high schools...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2011
Last comment by short memory?, on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:18 am | 201 comments | 11337 Views
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