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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council adds south Palo Alto voices to Comprehensive Plan debate

A citizen panel charged with helping the city update its Comprehensive Plan acquired five new members on Monday night –...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2015
Last comment by apo, 0 hours ago | 9 comments | 668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 minute ago | 218 comments | 6101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by George Drysdale, 12 minutes ago | 37 comments | 2563 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tutorial at Paly - Is it such a big deal for students to attend?

I have just received another email from Paly telling me to let my student know that attendance to Tutorial is mandatory....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's happening here?

Birch Plaza, a 25,000-square-foot office and apartment development, at 305 Grant Ave., Palo Alto, is expected to open at...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Stop Surf Air, 8 hours ago | 126 comments | 4192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue

Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ahem, 9 hours ago | 24 comments | 3493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pentagon to invest $75 million in local tech industry

In a bid to fortify United States security and manufacturing, the Pentagon and a consortium of partners are making a $171...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Wait, wait..., 12 hours ago | 7 comments | 2405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

where to safely discard medicine?

We have a nearly full bottle of tylenol + hydrocodone left over from my daughter's wisdom tooth extraction. Where can I safely...

Original post made by want to do the right thing on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 12 hours ago | 14 comments | 300 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bikes on the California Avenue underpass

I am concerned about people riding their bikes on the underpass that goes under the rail tracks at the California Avenue...

Original post made by Graciela Spivak on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Mike, 16 hours ago | 4 comments | 150 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down

Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Female Parent and Alum, 17 hours ago | 10 comments | 6141 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, 18 hours ago | 13 comments | 2539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: Man in car accosts middle-school students in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly pulled up in a car next to two middle school students Thursday evening...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Whiskers, 18 hours ago | 5 comments | 4038 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man follows, flashes woman in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly flashed a woman Friday evening, Aug. 28, in downtown, according to a...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by Joe, 21 hours ago | 5 comments | 2716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by rainbow38, 22 hours ago | 40 comments | 3312 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ... The school board granted Superintendent Max McGee an extra half-million dollars this week to help...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Look before you write, on Aug 31, 2015 at 8:02 am | 4 comments | 217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ant Man, on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:07 am | 37 comments | 4190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Aug 30, 2015 at 8:53 pm | 3 comments | 2167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by question, on Aug 30, 2015 at 7:55 pm | 7 comments | 603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm | 74 comments | 6001 Views
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By Steve Levy | 3 comments | 821 views