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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto: New school board to discuss student survey results, enrollment

Newly elected school board members Terry Godfrey and Ken Dauber will take their seats behind the dais for the first time...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 10, 2014 at 10:13 am | 3 comments | 2420 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residentialists lose out in commission shuffle

Days after Palo Alto voters elected three slow-growth proponents to the new City Council, the existing council took a step...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by Rainer, on Dec 10, 2014 at 12:05 am | 90 comments | 9740 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Altos official blasts Palo Alto planning commissioner

Palo Alto planning Commissioner Michael Alcheck is perhaps the city's most strident advocate of growth, but his pro-development...

Original post made by My Nguyen on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Dec 9, 2014 at 11:15 pm | 3 comments | 804 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto couple pleads no contest to theft of wallet at funeral

An East Palo Alto couple pleaded no contest Friday to identity theft charges tied to stealing a wallet while working as caterers...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 9, 2014 at 6:55 pm | 6 comments | 2341 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police told to check out persons based on race

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Original post made on Oct. 31, 2008
Last comment by Just Sayin', on Dec 9, 2014 at 4:39 pm | 88 comments | 4619 Views

RESTAURANTS

Unpretentious French: Zola's high-quality cuisine a welcome addition to downtown Palo Alto

Menlo Park's loss is Palo Alto's gain, twice over. After closing his haute French restaurant Marche in 2011, Howard Bulka...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Cassie Gay, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 4749 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Babbo's and Ramona's shutter

The venerable Babbo's Restaurant, a fixture for 24 years at the Stanford Shopping Center, closed last month. Ramona's Pizza...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:44 am | 16 comments | 11330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Compost debate set to flare up again

Palo Alto's passionate debate over the future of composting will resume Monday night, when the City Council considers whether...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:09 am | 34 comments | 6413 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is Measure C a new 4.75% mobile phone tax?

The text of measure C http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/42827 reads like a new 4.75% tax on mobile...

Original post made by Bert on Oct. 29, 2014
Last comment by ryan billson, on Dec 9, 2014 at 1:52 am | 3 comments | 689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo's Lacy runs herself into national cross-country finals

The Menlo School girls soccer team will have to wait a little longer for Lizzie Lacy to join the team this season after the...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Don Gosney, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:13 pm | 1 comment | 2190 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SamTrans cuts peak Palo Alto-San Francisco bus service

A series of sweeping, system-wide changes for SamTrans means that Palo Alto residents now must hop-scotch through bus transfers...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dumas, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments | 10253 Views

AROUND TOWN

Finding the meaning in 'happy holidays'

<I>Happy holiday Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/05/finding-the-meaning-in-happy-holidays...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by SP, on Dec 8, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 1 comment | 6876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?'

The Palo Alto division of the United States Postal Service is not delivering on services, and some customers and employees...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:33 pm | 8 comments | 1694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A solid parking plan

Like most outcomes built on compromise, the journey of creating a program to begin addressing downtown Palo Alto's parking...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 18 comments | 4128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to expand Palo Alto's shuttle program speeds ahead

Seeking to reduce car congestion, Palo Alto officials approved on Monday night a plan to dramatically expand the city's shuttle...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Dec 8, 2014 at 2:02 pm | 25 comments | 3979 Views

AROUND TOWN

From bread-baking in the morning to 'Taps' in the evening

The rituals of morning bread-baking, Shabbat dinners and the U.S. Army's nightly "Taps" were among the many traditions discussed...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2014
Last comment by Ex Scout, on Dec 8, 2014 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 3811 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mysterious school policy proposal becomes hot potato

Palo Alto school board Vice President Melissa Baten Caswell is asking her colleagues to consider adopting additional conflict-of-interest...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:36 am | 44 comments | 8674 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Who let the (hot)dogs out?

It's not easy turning an old, used bookstore into a new, modern restaurant, but Jacquetta Lannan is apparently up to the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by Expiry, on Dec 7, 2014 at 10:17 pm | 27 comments | 8027 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto council not sold on proposed College Terrace Centre grocer

The developers behind the College Terrace Centre believe they have found a grocer to replace the beloved JJ&F Market, but...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Dec 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 30 comments | 8992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Managers set to get raises in Palo Alto

With the city's financial recovery in full swing, Palo Alto is set to approve on Monday raises for more than 200 managers,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 7, 2014 at 5:39 pm | 30 comments | 4261 Views
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