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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Protesting ABAG's housing goals

Like many cities up and down the Peninsula, Palo Alto is struggling to find the best strategy for standing up to the unreasonable...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by lcurtis, on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm | 65 comments | 4449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford emergency helipad temporarily relocated

The emergency-transport helicopter that usually lands on the roof of Stanford Hospital will be relocated to a temporary helipad...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 5 comments | 3532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto refines plan to replace Baylands trees

As Palo Alto officials prepare to chop down more than 500 trees at the city's golf course and to plant hundreds of other...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Name the Names, on Aug 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 30 comments | 1467 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman killed Thursday had been Stanford prof

The Santa Clara County Coroner's office has identified the woman who was struck and killed by a train the morning of Aug....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by not easy, on Aug 30, 2013 at 1:55 pm | 1 comment | 1396 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn High School shows off new gym

Kids, parents and community members showed up to Gunn High School on Sunday, Aug. 18, for the grand opening of its new gym....

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Jenny Bakos, on Aug 30, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 3 comments | 2878 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maybell neighbors launch campaign

Well, given how completely grassroots this is, I may as well announce this here as anywhere else! The neighbors who live...

Original post made by grassroots on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:42 am | 20 comments | 901 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Major shakeup planned at Ming's

Chinese Cuisine and Bar, Palo Alto's largest and oldest Chinese restaurant, is about to undergo a huge transition. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 30, 2013 at 11:27 am | 46 comments | 6575 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hyperloop vs. HSR

http://www.teslamotors.com/blog/hyperloop The future vs. the past? Come on California, if you're going to invest that...

Original post made by Wheeee.... on Aug. 12, 2013
Last comment by blogger so lg, on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:50 am | 33 comments | 1138 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

No checks requested, no school supplies requested

Has anyone else noticed that we have not had the usual glut of checks to write for school or the mad dash to get certain...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:41 am | 37 comments | 2111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man dies in cement-truck accident on Middlefield

A man died on Middlefield Road on Saturday morning after an accident that caused the cement truck he was driving to topple...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:45 pm | 10 comments | 2090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Teens and social media

If you are the parent of a middle or high school student, chances are your child is either engaged in, or witness to, online...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by s, on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:38 pm | 16 comments | 4507 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park: Man shot in traffic altercation

Police arrested a 21-year-old Menlo Park man Wednesday after a shooting during a traffic altercation in the 1200 block of...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 29, 2013 at 9:26 pm | 5 comments | 1518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Toddlers, protesters come to school board

Toddlers and poster-bearing protesters added sounds and colors to normally staid surroundings as the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by Que Pasa, on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:19 pm | 62 comments | 2478 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hill's limousine legislation faces critical vote

The fate of a new state bill on limousine inspections after the tragic fire on San Mateo-Hayward Bridge will be decided on...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Aug 29, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 2529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing advocates, zoning critics clash in Maybell debate

Depending on whom you ask, the bitter debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue is either a battle over...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm | 46 comments | 1925 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman struck, killed at Charleston Road

An older woman was struck and killed by a train at 7:35 a.m. Thursday at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto, Caltrain...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm | 13 comments | 1763 Views

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Police arrest two for Aug.12 robbery downtown

Police have arrested two men who they believe robbed a man at gunpoint earlier this month near downtown Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by maditalian_1492, on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:12 am | 11 comments | 1889 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Charleston - person struck by train

Anyone in the area have updates?...

Original post made by South PA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'n on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:26 am | 1 comment | 887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Massive Sierra wildfire could affect Palo Alto water source

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which provides Palo Alto with its water, could be affected by the huge wildfire burning near...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm | 15 comments | 1201 Views

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Edgewood Plaza developer tries to rebuild history

Nearly a year after construction workers, in an ultimate "Oops!" moment, destroyed a historic building at Edgewood Plaza,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm | 44 comments | 3542 Views
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