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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoke and mirrors: fighting phony fires

Firefighter Daniel Fortino prepares to enter a house filled with fake smoke for a search and rescue training exercise on...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by BePrepared, on Jun 11, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 1 comment | 841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to weigh smaller City Council

When the Palo Alto City Council meets for its regular meeting on Monday night, it will find itself grappling with a question...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 27 comments | 1735 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto sees signs of hope in infrastructure poll

For Palo Alto officials, the old line, "No good deed goes unpunished," rings particularly true these days. A survey that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by lazlo, on Jun 11, 2013 at 2:30 pm | 11 comments | 2384 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: 'Secret' Apple store taking shape

Apple's newest and possibly grandest store, while still hidden from ground-level view by tall black sheeting, is taking shape...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2013
Last comment by John Galt, on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:59 am | 17 comments | 7452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents irked by change in Palo Alto's 'housing vision'

As Palo Alto nears the finish line in adopting a long overdue housing vision, residents in one neighborhood are rising up...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by A Very Concerned Mom, on Jun 11, 2013 at 9:18 am | 31 comments | 7233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Any Local Midsummer Events Upcoming?

My Swedish spouse and I were wondering if there are any midsummer events in the area? Thank you in advance! ...

Original post made by SpouseofSwede on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 10, 2013 at 7:52 pm | 3 comments | 810 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto may toss out City Council term limits

Days after three members of the Palo Alto City Council proposed extending the council's term limits from two to three, the...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2013
Last comment by lazlo, on Jun 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm | 40 comments | 7116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 29417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today's events (June 11)

[http://lecolededanse.net/ Dance: L'Ecole de Danse Performances] Mountain View ballet school L'Ecole de Danse hosts performances...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Media Center explores immigrants' tales

Ingeborg Baehr Hirschhorn's immigration story did not start out like the stories of the generation before her, immigrants...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2013
Last comment by Ellen, on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:55 am | 3 comments | 1388 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo to host Saturday meeting on gun control

The topic of gun legislation, and the Senate's failure this week to pass a bill to strengthen the nation's gun laws, will...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Hook, on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:02 am | 10 comments | 1294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school administrator tapped to lead Belmont district

Michael Milliken, director of secondary education for the Palo Alto school district and former principal of Jordan Middle...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2013
Last comment by isez, on Jun 10, 2013 at 8:25 am | 27 comments | 2794 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

why are Spare The Air days not announced here?

Today and tomorrow are Spare The Air days. When heavy air pollution is forecasted for the Bay Area, we can make a difference...

Original post made by parent on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 10, 2013 at 2:00 am | 4 comments | 824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

@recent and frequent commentators - will you kindly share why you stop posting when threads become available only to those who are logged in?

Will you kindly share the reason that had you stop posting once a thread becomes restricted only to those who are logged...

Original post made by village fool on Jun. 9, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 9, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 1396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto civic hackathon aims to spur innovation

From lasers and marshmallow shooters to tech workshops and TED-style talks, Palo Alto's colorful and eclectic celebration...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 5 comments | 15845 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto allocates $167K to study Newell Bridge Replacement

Maybe this 112 year old structure should just disappear. http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23351497/palo-alto-consider-studying-other-options-newell-road...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 9, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 32 comments | 1154 Views

SPORTS

Youth soccer teams enjoy success in area tournaments

A pair of local youth soccer teams, the RYSC Elite and the Palo Alto Raptors, each came away with top performances in their...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2013
Last comment by Carrie Manley, on Jun 9, 2013 at 3:21 pm | 2 comments | 1732 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bike accident on Park Blvd on 11/5

I saw the mangled bike on my way to work today around 7:40. Does anybody know if the rider is OK? This was on Park Blvd...

Original post made by Bikes2work on Nov. 5, 2012
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jun 9, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 10 comments | 2414 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ravenswood hires new superintendent

An administrator from a Sacramento-area school district will become the new superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood...

Original post made on May. 28, 2013
Last comment by Bryan, on Jun 9, 2013 at 11:27 am | 6 comments | 1425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

<B><B>PIZZERIA DELFINA TO REPLACE EMPIRE TAP ROOM ... </B>The unexpected closing last month of the <B>Empire Tap Room</B>,...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 8, 2013 at 2:30 pm | 4 comments | 3654 Views
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