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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurants, techies spur boom on California Avenue

As Palo Alto officials prepare to give California Avenue an extreme makeover, the arty, eclectic and under-maintained thoroughfare...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by marty klein, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 19 comments | 3498 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 8767 Views

SPORTS

M-A boys miss shot at tying for first in PAL Bay Division soccer

==BI Prep roundup== The Menlo-Atherton boys soccer team rallied with two minutes left in the game against visiting Woodside,...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Gus Johnson, on Jan 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 1653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program moves ahead

After years of dire warnings, angry complaints and impassioned pleas from downtown residents about their once-quiet streets...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 41 comments | 14252 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford geneticist to lead major stem-cell grant

Stanford University geneticist Michael Snyder will lead a state-funded stem-cell research project that Wednesday won $40...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by It's all about the money, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Manager celebrates 5 year anniversary - with a $1000+ per month increase in his City paid retirenet funding

Congratulations are in order for Palo Alto City Manager James Keene, who early this month celebrated his 5 year anniversary...

Original post made by Diogenes on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Keene's background, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 10 comments | 3792 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man pleads not guilty to smashing church windows

A San Jose man who allegedly smashed windows at three East Palo Alto churches because he wanted to use the bathroom has pleaded...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Jan 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 comments | 1770 Views

AROUND TOWN

Post pics of license plates of poor parkers

As someone who has seen lots of bad parking around schools (and other areas) I love this idea. Not sure how legal it would...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 5 comments | 583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wouldn't a parking ticket be a reasonable way to enforce parking?

Imagine that you get the flu, or a house guest parks on your street, or you are called away for business, or any of the many...

Original post made by Achromatic Intent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 11 comments | 3462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remi Wolf going to Hollywood!

Local student Remi Wolf going to Hollywood on American Idol! Well deserved! I don't know her, just proud of one of our...

Original post made by Proud of you on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Proud of You, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 3171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hopes to fill garage vacancies

Residential streets in downtown Palo Alto may be filled to capacity with parked cars, but the picture inside several garages...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by jack, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 2987 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Explosion Sunday night?

About 11:15 p.m. tonight I heard what sounded like a loud explosion. Anyone else hear it, or happen to know what it was?...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by that photo, on Jan 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 86 comments | 6503 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horrific crash prompts license re-examination for driver

The 90-year-old driver whose car jumped a curve in downtown Menlo Park and pinned twin 6-year-old brothers against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim Hols, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21 am | 45 comments | 24175 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by David Wolf, on Jan 29, 2014 at 9:30 am | 12 comments | 200452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adobe Meadow / Meadow Park

As Adobe Creek babbles its last few miles from Black Mountain to the San Francisco Bay, it crosses under the Louis Road Bridge,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Al Hastings, on Jan 29, 2014 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 2910 Views

SPORTS

Six home games highlight Stanford's 2014 football schedule

While the 2013 college football season officially came to an end Monday night with the BCS Championship Game, plans for the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Barry Miller, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm | 3 comments | 2237 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Referendum threatens transgender student law

A law that articulates the rights and treatment of transgender students at schools across the state goes into effect Jan....

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Pscoll16, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm | 38 comments | 7609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

I want toilet opinions!

My old toilet has started to leak. I need a new one and I've learned that there are rebates available. You can get $125...

Original post made by homeowner on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by uunnnnnnngh!, on Jan 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 1049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged serial car burglar re-arrested

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a man they believe is responsible for numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 7085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to review proposed rules for protecting disabled, other minority students

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will discuss proposed new policies governing bullying of disabled and other "protected"...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 2729 Views
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