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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to firm up rules for shaky buildings

When the Big One hits and the earth starts to rumble, you probably don't want to find yourself in the fitting room of Nordstrom's...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Esther, on Aug 17, 2015 at 7:10 pm | 11 comments | 4144 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Can vehicle traffic ever be controlled, or made 'sustainable'?

Joseph Kott, who resigned as Palo Alto's chief transportation official a decade ago, is taking a broader view these days...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:31 pm | 31 comments | 3617 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Anthropologie moves and more

In this week's retail news, Palo Alto's Goodwill store gets a face-lift while downtown's Anthropologie makes the move to...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by So long, goodbye, on Aug 17, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 10 comments | 2276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District deploys specialists for Common Core transition

As new Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards materials, practices and assessments continue to...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by C'est Fou, on Aug 17, 2015 at 11:49 am | 14 comments | 2684 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford sanctions marching band

Stanford's boisterous Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is being sanctioned by the university after officials...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by WilliamR, on Aug 17, 2015 at 10:51 am | 31 comments | 6226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Worse Still, on Aug 17, 2015 at 9:47 am | 16 comments | 4654 Views

AROUND TOWN

Saturday to be hottest day in Bay Area in three-day warm-up

Temperatures will rise starting Friday and continue through this weekend in the Bay Area, according to the National Weather...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Aug 17, 2015 at 1:32 am | 11 comments | 2502 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smoke from fires coming down peninsula

Smoke from the massive wildfires in In Northern California is now reaching the Bay Area, prompting an alert from public officials...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Teacher, on Aug 16, 2015 at 8:12 am | 13 comments | 5809 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google restructures under new name: Alphabet

Google announced a major shakeup this week as company founders announced the creation of a new overarching firm called Alphabet...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by GarySchroeder, on Aug 16, 2015 at 4:06 am | 7 comments | 1394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge membership of new citizen panel

A citizens committee that is helping to revise Palo Alto's land-use vision already has 20 members, including former planning...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:33 am | 103 comments | 5063 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who's paying for the Georgia/Gunn Bike Path re-landscaping?

The weekend before school starts, the bike path between Georgia and Gunn H.S. is being re-landscaped by removing a center...

Original post made by Anonymous on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 16, 2015 at 1:29 am | 4 comments | 216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents disturbed by short-cutting tech buses

A seeming invasion of rumbling commuter buses and large shuttles on Downtown North streets has some neighborhood residents...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Aug 15, 2015 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 4272 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Summit explores how counties are addressing bike safety

Transportation leaders from government agencies, law enforcement, nonprofit organizations and the public will gather at the...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Former Cyclist, on Aug 15, 2015 at 8:43 am | 21 comments | 1512 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's graduate business school reopens after bomb threat

Police this morning evacuated the area around Stanford University's Graduate School of Business after school officials received...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3117 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto students film mental health documentary

"Unmasked," a documentary to be released on Aug. 22, is the product of 13 Gunn and Palo Alto high school students' desire...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Aug 14, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3898 Views

AROUND TOWN

Visual raptures: Stanford's Windhover Meditation Center opens offers inspiration through art

The recent opening of the Anderson Collection at Stanford, next door to the Cantor Arts Center, attracted a great deal of...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by friend, on Aug 14, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 3 comments | 588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales

Previous sales date back to 1977 in this week's list of local sales. The 1977 sale for $88,500 occurred along Wilkie Way...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 938 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

Find local news and events related to real estate, interior design, home improvement and gardening. This week includes a...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 984 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

A Woodside sale surpasses seven figures this week, coming in at $14.5 million. Read the rest of the real estate numbers below...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 528 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building permits in Palo Alto

Residents around the city are removing, adding and updating their water heaters. Among these listings from July 8 to Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
There are no comments yet. 700 Views
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