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AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 10739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grierson Admits Another OCR Investigation - Denies Fault

In a letter to parents, Principal Chris Grierson of Duveneck Elementary tonight told parents that his school is the latest...

Original post made by PA Dad on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:40 am | 15 comments | 1650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water rate increases - AGAIN?

So they want to raise our water rates again. Tell me why there's justification to jack up our rates? They're blaming rate...

Original post made by Toady on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:45 am | 4 comments | 784 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ringing in history: Historian collects bells of all sorts

Palo Alto Historian Steve Staiger clanged the old bell in his garden. He jerked the pull on a series of four mini bells that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by architect, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changing of the guard

Getting hard to replace Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18767 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by just ask, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 1042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals celebrate Earth Day at Palo Alto Baylands

Nine-year-old Alex Carvalho summed up Earth Day while at the Baylands Nature Preserve's Earth Day celebration: "You have...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by bob enz, on Apr 22, 2013 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 1359 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Walgreens to pay $1.4 million to settle suit

Walgreens has agreed to pay $1.4 million in penalties and legal costs to settle a lawsuit accusing the retailer of charging...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Apr 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 5 comments | 1382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New civil-rights complaints filed against Palo Alto district

The Palo Alto Unified School District received notification last week that federal investigators are probing two new cases...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Apr 21, 2013 at 10:56 am | 148 comments | 5137 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Color of Palo Alto' artist pays commission surprise visit

Samuel Yates, the creator of the "Color of Palo Alto" art project, paid a surprise visit to last night's public art commission...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by ART or GPS, on Apr 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 1057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto adds 'chief communications officer' to leadership team

Palo Alto added a new position to its leadership team this week, tapping a former California State University executive to...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Apr 20, 2013 at 11:15 am | 44 comments | 1958 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Happy Anniversary BP!

This year, Earth Day celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (April 20, 2010). In honor...

Original post made by bp on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by greed, on Apr 20, 2013 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 804 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police nab suspect in Saturday's bank robbery

Palo Alto police have made an arrest in connection with Saturday's bank robbery on El Camino Real after tips from two other...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Social Butterfly, on Apr 20, 2013 at 3:21 am | 9 comments | 1084 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Broken pipe leaves 100 in Midtown without water

A water main break in midtown Palo Alto in the area of Middlefield Road and Sutter Avenue early this morning left about 100...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Social Butterfly, on Apr 20, 2013 at 2:50 am | 6 comments | 955 Views

AROUND TOWN

Poppy project seeks to restore hills to native full bloom

Standing in the Pearson-Arastradero Preserve parking lot, ecological restorationist Craig Dremann held up a California postcard,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Claire Elliott, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:58 pm | 6 comments | 2992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peery Foundation grants $1 million for disability playground

The Peery Foundation will donate a $1 million matching grant to build a playground for disabled children and adults at Mitchell...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Olenka Villarreal, on Apr 19, 2013 at 9:34 pm | 21 comments | 2759 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Yogurtland employee charged with burglary

A Yogurtland employee was arrested on Wednesday for stealing cash from his own place of work. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Not condoning, on Apr 19, 2013 at 3:50 pm | 10 comments | 1320 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hard at work: transforming the Palo Alto Bowl site

Crews are building townhomes at the site of the Palo Alto Bowl at 4329 El Camino Real. The site will hold 26 homes and a...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Apr 19, 2013 at 1:02 pm | 5 comments | 1397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tons of tires to repave Palo Alto's Alma Street

About 1,000 tons of recycled tires will cover a 2-mile section of Alma Street as part of a pilot repaving project in Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by member, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:56 am | 40 comments | 2402 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford wants to expand undergrad enrollment

Stanford University wants to expand its undergraduate enrollment if it can raise the money to build housing for more students,...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Frugal, on Apr 19, 2013 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 635 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mtn. View arts committee chair resigns after disputed comments

Before City Council members could vote to remove or censure him Tuesday night, Chris Parkinson resigned his post as chair...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by galen, on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:06 pm | 8 comments | 1130 Views
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