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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New buildings, better budgets dominate school news in 2013

The city's school district experienced much change and growth this year, with more to come in 2014. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by One more thing....., on Dec 28, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 6 comments | 4490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Opportunity Center takes stock

The five-story, brick-red building with brushed-metal balconies at 33 Encina Way could be a modern condominium complex or...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Chthonic Dweller, on Dec 28, 2013 at 9:31 pm | 35 comments | 2469 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto rules/regulations on posting flyers

Hello all, I want to market a FREE family event (hosted by a non prof) that will be taking place in one of the Palo Alto...

Original post made by LivetoDance on Jun. 8, 2010
Last comment by Judy Riley, on Dec 28, 2013 at 5:24 pm | 4 comments | 2248 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Regarding Spare the Air Days

Reports of Spare the Air Days (henceforth SD) in this and other newspapers often elicit comments having three basic themes:...

Original post made by 100% bicycle commuter on Dec. 25, 2013
Last comment by Oscar, on Dec 28, 2013 at 8:13 am | 51 comments | 2599 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford is shopping for firefighting service

Stanford University is looking around for a new provider of firefighting services, a move that could transform or even end...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Equestrienne, on Dec 27, 2013 at 6:36 pm | 24 comments | 6832 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men shot in East Palo Alto

Police in East Palo Alto are investigating a shooting that hospitalized two men Thursday night. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Bill, on Dec 27, 2013 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 2496 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Wopat nominated for Honda Award in volleyball

Stanford senior middle blocker Carly Wopat has been named one of the four nominees for the 2014 Honda Volleyball Sport Award...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 27, 2013 at 11:27 am | 1 comment | 511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kishinoto and Beecham cash in

Here is an article about where some of our tax payer money is going: http://www.mercurynews.com/salary-survey/ci_24798591/former-part-time-pols-bay-area-reap-medical?IADID=Search-w...

Original post made by Rupert of henzau on Dec. 27, 2013
There are no comments yet. 466 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters

As winter approaches, we typically expect Bay Area and Peninsula home prices to start cooling along with the weather, as...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2013
Last comment by Some people!, on Dec 26, 2013 at 2:27 pm | 3 comments | 5308 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Red-rosary-wearing teen was punched for wearing 'gang color'

A man who allegedly attacked an East Palo Alto teenager because the boy was wearing a red rosary and red shoes pleaded not...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm | 14 comments | 5319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Student commutes from Los Angeles to perform in 'Little Women'

Many flights between Los Angeles and the Bay Area allowed recent Palo Alto High School graduate Arielle Fishman to maintain...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Al Gore, on Dec 25, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 4173 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Family had sought help for dead woman in Heritage Park

The family of the woman who was found dead in Heritage Park Saturday had enlisted InnVision Shelter Network to track her...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Mel, on Dec 25, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 31 comments | 1268 Views

AROUND TOWN

19-year-old Palo Alto native becomes youngest person to ski to South Pole

Inspiring story for adventurers and couch potatos alike. Report in the Mercury-News: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24791176/n-19-year-old-resident-becomes-youngest-per...

Original post made by resident on Dec. 24, 2013
There are no comments yet. 474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Realignment drives property-crime increase, report says

Property crimes across the state rose 7.6 percent this year, and Santa Clara County was hit the worst, with an increase of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Dec 24, 2013 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 4379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tesla wins approval for new signs

Three days after Palo Alto officials approved a large, illuminated sign for the Grocery Outlet store at Alma Village, the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Pants on fire..., on Dec 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 37 comments | 5894 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Toys that teach

Forget the Xboxes and the Wiis. Building toys — from Lego sets to tiny robots that light up — have always been...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by opus, on Dec 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 6444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yuletide trees spread joy in Old Palo Alto

Debbie Nichols' remembrances of her Old Palo Alto neighborhood at Christmas time do not include colored lights and boughs...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crosbie W, on Dec 24, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 2 comments | 695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under the tree, a gift for Jesus

When the Galbraith family of Palo Alto unwraps Christmas presents on Dec. 25, the first box they'll open is one for Jesus. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:25 am | 3 comments | 5628 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws plan for office complex, police HQ

The Jay Paul Company has withdrawn its proposal to build an office complex at 395 Page Mill Road and a new police headquarters...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Big Picture, on Dec 23, 2013 at 7:01 pm | 40 comments | 9538 Views

AROUND TOWN

TP'd last night

Did anyone else's house get TP'd last night? Our front tree was well-draped with toilet paper, and I'm trying to rule out...

Original post made by TP_in_my_tree on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Dec 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 8 comments | 992 Views
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