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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Now we can just enjoy our libraries

Ten years ago, all I wanted was to walk into the library, pick out a book, then sit down and read it. But there was a waiting...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Mom of internet fans., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 24 comments | 3325 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City blasts 'outrageous' tax

For the past four decades, Palo Alto residents have been paying taxes to a water district without getting a drop of water...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by The Shadow knows....., on Mar 16, 2015 at 1:25 pm | 8 comments | 4344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Housing Corporation responds to concerns over conflicts of interest

Responding to recent community concerns and questions from Palo Alto officials, the nonprofit developer that led the 2013...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by EndsandMeans, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 56 comments | 3375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 15, 2015 at 11:17 am | 49 comments | 6339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office building planned for three Cambridge Avenue parcels

A developer's proposal to enliven a mostly commercial street parallel to California Avenue with a new three-story office...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 15, 2015 at 10:33 am | 27 comments | 4724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to Survive College Admissions Madness

A wonderful article from today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/opinion/sunday/frank-bruni-how-to-survive-the-college-admissions-madness.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&r...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Scarlett Hunger, on Mar 15, 2015 at 7:27 am | 3 comments | 472 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man sentenced for doggy-door burglary

An East Palo Alto man with 15 prior felony convictions was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison on Tuesday for burglary,...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Pearl, on Mar 14, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 4 comments | 3064 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant review: In Gott's we trust

Just another burger stand or something iconic? Restaurant reviewer Dale Bentson gives his verdict on the Niman Ranch beef...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Bleh, on Mar 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 15 comments | 4494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What parents can do in this "College Admissions Madness"

NY Times Writer Frank Bruni wrote an article summarizing ideas in his new book out this week "Where You Go Is Not Who You'll...

Original post made by Christopher Chiang on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Stanford Prof, on Mar 14, 2015 at 11:45 am | 2 comments | 312 Views

SPORTS

NCAA tournament hopes burn out in Cardinal loss to Utah

Chasson Randle scored 22 points but the Stanford men's basketball team dropped an 80-56 decision to third-seeded Utah in...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:28 pm | 4 comments | 1769 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook executive gives $1 million to East Palo Alto nonprofit

Facebook Chief Product Officer Chris Cox and his wife have donated $1 million to an East Palo Alto nonprofit group to help...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:16 am | 8 comments | 5283 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by alpaca, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:08 am | 167 comments | 64904 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teens share stories in 'Youth of the Year' speech contest

Silicon Valley luminaries heard stories of parental neglect, local poverty and domestic violence Thursday night as teenage...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Susan Usman, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 3310 Views

RESTAURANTS

Superfruit smoothies

The açaí-bowl trend has touched down in the Peninsula over the last several months with the opening of Bare Bowls in downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:38 am | 1 comment | 2898 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Social worker to stand trial in sex-abuse cases

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting two East Palo Alto girls was...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City payroll on the rise as workforce, salaries grow

A growing workforce and rising salaries have spurred a 6.8 percent jump in Palo Alto's employee costs last year, according...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by jg, on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:32 pm | 23 comments | 3208 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New earthquake forecast shows greater chance of magnitude-8 temblors

A new California earthquake forecast predicts that the state will experience a decrease in magnitude-6.7 earthquakes in the...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Safety first, on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 4 comments | 4765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outage leaves Palo Alto residents without power

Palo Alto's Utilities Department is in the process of restoring power to hundreds of residents in the Duveneck/St. Francis...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 2382 Views

AROUND TOWN

Laura Martinez to serve on Sequoia school board

East Palo Alto Councilwoman and Palo Alto High School graduate Laura Martinez was selected to serve on the governing board...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Margaret Row, on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 2 comments | 3332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent drivers behaving badly

Dear (insert Palo Alto middle school name here) parents: 1. The school did not post the "no left turn until 8:30 a.m." sign...

Original post made by Truthseeker on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by iSez, on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 409 Views
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