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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks for new parks to meet growing demand

From the tranquil expanse of Foothills Park to the energized hive of Johnson Park, Palo Alto has no shortage of green spaces...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Feb 2, 2016 at 10:41 am | 4 comments | 125 Views

RESTAURANTS

ShopTalk: Pizza Studio, Polo Ralph Lauren close

Farewell to Pizza Studio and Polo Ralph Lauren; hello to more communal dinner options in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by office_fanatic, on Feb 2, 2016 at 8:11 am | 9 comments | 7549 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anyone go to Superbowl festivities in S.F?

We are thinking of going this Saturday. Any advice? Thanks!...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 2, 2016 at 2:21 am | 2 comments | 117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A 'moon shot' denied

Three of Palo Alto's five school board members courageously and emphatically said 'no' Tuesday night to initiating a months-long...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Innovator, on Feb 1, 2016 at 11:54 pm | 44 comments | 5712 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eshoo bills aim to cut airplane noise

Responding to an upswell of concern from Palo Altans about increasing airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo unveiled today...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2015
Last comment by Simon, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 70 comments | 5862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An awkward alliance

Two strong-willed former mayors, often at odds, strangely find themselves the new leadership team of City Council divided...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Paly Wally, on Feb 1, 2016 at 9:29 pm | 19 comments | 3989 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto prepares for Super Bowl 50

With an estimated 2 million visitors expected to arrive in Bay Area cities during the week leading up to Super Bowl 50, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 1, 2016 at 5:03 pm | 68 comments | 9372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to weigh new designs for rail intersections

Should Churchill Avenue be closed to car traffic near its intersection with the Caltrain corridor? Should East Meadow Drive...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 1, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 17 comments | 2903 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown's parking-permit zone set to expand

With Palo Alto's parking congestion now spreading from the heart of downtown to surrounding neighborhoods, city officials...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by T. Johnson, on Feb 1, 2016 at 10:12 am | 46 comments | 4162 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sports cars meet art, fashion

Mountain View is gearing up for a unique pop-up party hosted by Ferrari and Lamborghini. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/09/22/sports-cars-meet-art...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by elmapeter099, on Jan 31, 2016 at 10:47 pm | 3 comments | 2385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chinese New Year celebration welcomes all

Palo Alto residents won't have to travel to San Francisco's Chinatown to celebrate this year's Chinese Lunar New Year. The...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by BetterWriting?, on Jan 31, 2016 at 10:25 pm | 8 comments | 4142 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HSBC to Halt Mortgage Loans to Chinese Nationals with B Visas

From today's Wall Street Journal: http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/18972-hsbc-to-halt-mortgage-loans-to-certain-chinese-nationals "HSBC...

Original post made by wsj reader on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by nyt reader, on Jan 31, 2016 at 8:29 pm | 9 comments | 459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules for hazardous chemicals advance in Palo Alto

A proposal championed by Barron Park residents to ban businesses with large stockpiles of toxic chemicals from setting up...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Jan 31, 2016 at 3:32 pm | 10 comments | 1890 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing up hazy rules surrounding drones

Look up in the sky these days and you might just see a drone buzzing around. These small autonomous fliers are getting cheaper...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 31, 2016 at 11:24 am | 4 comments | 336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New district equity coordinator has deep background in bilingual ed

Palo Alto's first-ever equity coordinator was raised in a small agricultural town in California's Central Valley by an immigrant...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Culturally incompetent, on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:25 am | 6 comments | 3210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical leader and surgeon R. Hewlett Lee dies at 89

R. Hewlett "Hewey" Lee, M.D., a leader for decades in medical affairs in Palo Alto, Stanford University and statewide, died...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2016
Last comment by Rochelle Winston Davies, on Jan 31, 2016 at 9:15 am | 5 comments | 384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Alum, on Jan 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm | 12 comments | 5762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whitney Dafoe: 'When I crash'

Though Whitney Dafoe can no longer speak and cannot write long messages, he wrote a description last December and January...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Howardine Boehm, on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:49 pm | 7 comments | 4663 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama returns to Atherton on Feb. 11

President Barack Obama is due to visit Atherton, again, on Feb. 11, to raise funds for Democrats but this time the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Local, on Jan 30, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 17 comments | 4140 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Real estate investor gets five-year federal sentence

A longtime Palo Alto and Mountain View real estate investor has received a five-year federal prison term on Aug. 20 for bilking...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2012
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jan 30, 2016 at 12:11 pm | 17 comments | 5297 Views
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