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PALO ALTO ISSUES

The new homeless: laid-off and middle-aged

A disturbing trend in laid-off middle-aged workers is growing on Palo Alto's streets, homeless advocates said. Read the...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2011
Last comment by kg2095, on Jun 24, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 11 comments | 1875 Views

SPORTS

District 52 Little League Majors 11-12 All-Stars

==B At Red Morton Park, Redwood City== ==B SATURDAY== ==B Game 1 -- ==Palo Alto American vs. Menlo-Atherton (Kiwanis Field),...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sean Giffen, on Jun 24, 2014 at 2:43 pm | 1 comment | 803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber officially opposes hotel-tax hike

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce Monday took an official stance against the city's proposed hotel-tax hike, a 2 percent...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by SteveU, on Jun 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm | 5 comments | 1605 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Shrinking the council

With most City Council members expressing mixed feelings, a bare 5-4 majority decided Monday night that Palo Alto voters...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Politico, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 31 comments | 2672 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homes' square footage can be misrepresented

A home's square footage is a number easily misrepresented, especially when determining ever-ambiguous "liveable space." Measurements...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Eejits, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 3 comments | 1826 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

President makes case for solar at MV's Walmart

President Barack Obama spoke about energy efficiency at Mountain View's Walmart Friday morning, saying that if solar panels...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 23, 2014 at 5:43 pm | 17 comments | 1737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ShopTalk: Ming's still open, downtown Palo Alto retail moves out

The latest from Shop Talk columnist Daryl Savage: Ming's isn't closing quite yet, and downtown bids farewell to two prime...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 23, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 8 comments | 3419 Views

RESTAURANTS

Sleek, snazzy, cool

Although my visits didn't start off well, the food was mighty impressive. Bold, expressive flavors without the mask of over...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 7 comments | 887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto skirting zoning law, residents say

In the latest skirmish over downtown development, a Palo Alto neighborhoods group is accusing the city's planning department...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 46 comments | 4704 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New lots to alleviate parking woes in Woodlands area

Two new parking lots at East Palo Alto's Woodland Park Apartments have opened, offering 90 new spaces that will hopefully...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Follower of hutch, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:49 pm | 25 comments | 1298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto startup founder takes lessons from tragic accident

Declara's philosophy and mission is deeply rooted in CEO Ramona Pierson's personal wake-up call that a "one size fits all"...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by So right, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm | 4 comments | 3916 Views

AROUND TOWN

A store for the lost and found

Bargain Box volunteer Gina Mastrantonio sat at the for-sale round table where customers sometimes gather to relax. Gazing...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Dorothy Black, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 16 comments | 4873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memorial for Menlo Park couple killed by drunken driver

These ceramic gardenias are a memorial to Balbir and Kamal Kaur Singh, who were killed Oct. 24, 2013, by a drunken driver...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Raymond, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 1185 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Electronic tracking leads to arrest at Palo Alto CVS

Palo Alto police credit electronic tracking systems for leading to the arrest of an alleged car thief at Town & Country Village...

Original post made on May. 28, 2014
Last comment by old days, on Jun 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 10 comments | 3033 Views

SPORTS

2013-14 All-West Bay Athletic League soccer teams

==B BOYS== ==B Forward of the Year: ==Andrew Segre (Sacred Heart Prep) Sr. ==B Midfielder of the Year: ==David Madding...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by JFC, on Jun 23, 2014 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 141 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 4301 Views

SPORTS

Bill Green was more than just a remarkable sprinter

Bill Green's life went by just too fast, nearly as quick as he was at Cubberley High when he blazed to a reputation as one...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2012
Last comment by joe wilson, on Jun 23, 2014 at 12:16 am | 13 comments | 5130 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 16409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ShopTalk: Ming's still open, downtown retail moves out

Ming's isn't closing as planned, as construction has been delayed, and two prime retail spaces in downtown Palo Alto are...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Jun 22, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 1121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery Outlet opens today at Alma Village

Discount food store Grocery Outlet will open its first Palo Alto store on Thursday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting and a...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by ...and now...., on Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 50 comments | 8517 Views
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