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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed parking program a tough sell downtown

Palo Alto's residents and business owners rarely see eye to eye when it comes to downtown parking, but the city's latest...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by ken again, on Jan 4, 2014 at 12:35 pm | 22 comments | 7140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's year of disruptions

Palo Alto's City Council started the year with lofty aspirations, pledging to tackle nagging long-term problems in the city....

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Good changes, on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:54 am | 52 comments | 12266 Views

SPORTS

Stanford rally falls short in Pac-12 men's basketball opener

==BI Cardinal corner== Stanford had a chance to take control of its Pac-12 men's basketball opener in the final minutes...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 1 comment | 2395 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man in motorized wheelchair injured in car collision

A man in his 90s suffered minor injuries when he was hit by a car as he crossed Hamilton Avenue in downtown Palo Alto in...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Jan 3, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 16 comments | 7965 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

jets overhead -- 7:50am

Anyone know what's up with all the jets flying overhead this morning? VERY noisy!...

Original post made by neighbor on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Jan 3, 2014 at 10:11 am | 31 comments | 2223 Views

AROUND TOWN

car crash El Camino and Los Altos Ave.

Does anyone know what happened today around 10:30am at this location? It looked like a very bad two car collision. I hope...

Original post made by pares on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 3, 2014 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 922 Views

AROUND TOWN

What are your hopes for the new year?

As 2013 draws to a close, the Weekly asks its readers: What will 2014 bring to Palo Alto?...

Original post made by Town Square Moderator on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jan 2, 2014 at 11:18 am | 18 comments | 893 Views

RESTAURANTS

Rudy's Pub prepares for last round

While new offices get ready to open their doors in downtown Palo Alto, a long-standing University Avenue bar is preparing...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 1, 2014 at 8:53 pm | 21 comments | 7487 Views

SPORTS

Kick for Charity Soccer Camp

Looking for a soccer camp this summer? "Kick for charity" is perfect for children ages 8-12. Taking place from June 3-6,...

Original post made by Cristobal on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by John Smith, on Jan 1, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 1 comment | 1750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Taxpayers paid $115k+ for part-time ex-politicians

*topped all other government groups surveyed in Bay Area *Health Benefits stopped for future but not former part-timers...

Original post made by Frustrated taxpayer on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 1, 2014 at 3:21 pm | 7 comments | 723 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Her'

All people in romantic relationships want to know their love is real. But when half of the intelligence involved is artificial,...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 1, 2014 at 10:45 am | 2 comments | 7389 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

My New Year's List: Top 10 Things I Am Grateful We’ve Done As A Family

The following New Year's blog appears in The Almanac. Holidays provide us with great rest stops. They're opportunities...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Dec. 31, 2013
There are no comments yet. 590 Views

AROUND TOWN

according to the Wall Street Journal, the best performing stock of 2013 is a Palo Alto company

Can you guess which one? Wall Street Journal: http://blogs.wsj.com/five-things/2013/12/30/5-winners-the-best-stocks-of-2013/...

Original post made by day trader on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by Boo, on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 535 Views

RESTAURANTS

Blue Chalk Cafe quietly shuts down

After 15 years in business, the Blue Chalk Cafe on University Ave. quietly goes out of business. Article in the Mercury-News:...

Original post made by Steve on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Yuckola, on Dec 31, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 5 comments | 5720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mother of Joan Baez dies at 100

Woodside resident Joan Chandos Baez, the mother of famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez, died at home on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Gabriel C Banda, on Dec 31, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 7 comments | 12330 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The world at Palo Alto's doorstep

Palo Alto made several forays into the international limelight in 2013, building new overseas business relationships and...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Green Card, on Dec 31, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 20 comments | 7218 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Drought could cost Palo Alto $5.46 million

If California doesn't get more precipitation, Palo Alto could end up paying at least $5.46 million more for energy supplies...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jane Ratchye, on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:20 am | 19 comments | 6418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials declare Friday a 'Spare the Air' day

Burning wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Friday, Dec. 27, for the fifth day in a row and the 20th day this season,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:01 am | 34 comments | 8061 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Free public transit on New Year's Eve

Starting at 8 p.m. on Dec. 31 until 5 a.m. on New Year's Day, SamTrans will let people ride for free on all bus lines. Caltrain...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 31, 2013 at 9:46 am | 1 comment | 1990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board searching for ideas

Since this topic was locked, I just wanted to start it again. Why is it that we have to go down to the board meetings...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 30, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 23 comments | 5430 Views
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