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AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 4290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve vie for seats on the Palo Alto council

With the filing period concluding this week, 12 Palo Alto residents have officially entered the race for the five contested...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:04 am | 58 comments | 4971 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Our unsolicited PR advice for school district, city

There are two ways of looking at almost simultaneous decisions by Palo Alto City Manager Jim Keene and school district Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by just recalling, on Aug 30, 2014 at 10:02 am | 23 comments | 4789 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto slammed for lack of transparency on Arrillaga proposals

Palo Alto officials circumvented the public process and ignored the city's own policies about leasing of public land when...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Dishonest?, on Aug 30, 2014 at 8:58 am | 71 comments | 5187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements

Faster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by jennifer55, on Aug 30, 2014 at 2:52 am | 27 comments | 5772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shop Talk: ribs ramp-up; vanishing florists; kids' coding school

In this week's Shop Talk column: a local car wash ribs stop kicks it up a notch; Palo Alto's florists continue to disappear;...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by food, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm | 7 comments | 3236 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 'world traveler' finds a home with Stanford football

Keller Chryst began attending Stanford games as soon as he moved to the area and went to almost every home game. At Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gus, on Aug 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 2785 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball senior Gilbert digs her goal this season

Senior Kyle Gilbert won't mind if she doesn't get much recognition for her role in the success of the Stanford women's volleyball...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 469 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Speeding driver causes five-car pile up

A man driving at 40 to 50 miles per hour out of the Fry's Electronics parking lot Thursday morning collided with a nearby...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 3429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals

Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sanity, on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:29 am | 21 comments | 2384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by UCSD Student, on Aug 29, 2014 at 5:16 am | 307 comments | 122259 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where everybody knows your name

For 50 years residents of Jackson Drive have organized a block party that includes not just old timers and new neighbors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:40 pm | 3 comments | 1458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to modify traffic signals on Embarcadero Road

Seeking to relieve traffic congestion and respond to years of residents' complaints, Palo Alto is preparing to remove a traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm | 76 comments | 5813 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Irrigation upgrades deliver crucial water savings in time of drought

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Greg G, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm | 10 comments | 1406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm | 12 comments | 1676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems

From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Midtown, on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 23 comments | 2495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood of brackish water mosquitoes

We've noticed a flood of brackish water mosquitoes and bites. Anyone else? Did some area of the baylands flood recently...

Original post made by Mosquito Bitten on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Laying blame, on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm | 5 comments | 147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zipcars - adding to the parking congestion?

Just saw this. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=2765&TargetID=268 How did this get by us without...

Original post made by Resident on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Aug 28, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 8 comments | 190 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford MBA, startup CEO joins East Palo Alto council race

Three new faces have joined the quiet East Palo Alto council race, challenging the two incumbents who are running for two...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by What the devil?, on Aug 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 2421 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm | 3 comments | 989 Views
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