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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches business registry

It's no secret that Palo Alto's population either doubles or triples every weekday afternoon, with thousands of workers making...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by now you don't want data??, on Sep 26, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 21 comments | 2355 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teens create video tutorials for fellow students in online 'Club Academia'

A group of Gunn High School students is meeting daily this summer to create academic tutorial videos and boost their new...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Bill Zukerberg, on Sep 26, 2014 at 4:26 pm | 6 comments | 6430 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man convicted of murdering girlfriend

A 49-year-old man who stabbed and slashed his girlfriend to death in a jealous rage was convicted of first-degree murder...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Previous Neighbor, on Sep 26, 2014 at 4:23 pm | 2 comments | 759 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can teachers put their hands on their students in PAUSD?

I would like to see what other parents with kids who attend school in PAUSD think about this issue. My seven year old son...

Original post made by PAconcernedmom on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Off My Lawn, on Sep 26, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 7 comments | 329 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resilience, relationships mark Athena winner's success

Like many women in the 1970s, investment adviser Jane Williams faced significant career challenges in what was deemed a man's...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, on Sep 26, 2014 at 9:16 am | 1 comment | 1382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board ratifies goals

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday unanimously ratified five goals for the new school year that reflect the assessment...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Sep 26, 2014 at 8:57 am | 9 comments | 1336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Finding balance in a new world

Few places in the world epitomize the juxtaposition of the global and local as does Palo Alto. Our region has the most active...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 26, 2014 at 7:42 am | 13 comments | 1775 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tap water smells and tastes terrible

A few weeks ago I noticed a pronounced change in the water pressure in our house. In my shower I'd guess that there is 50%...

Original post made by Duveneck Dad on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Marie, on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 20 comments | 519 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman reportedly groped in College Terrace neighborhood

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a woman after walking with her for several blocks along California...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by y gentle soul is recovering, on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 6287 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two found dead in possible gas leak in Mountain View

What started out as an investigation into the source of a possible gas leak took a dark turn, as two bodies were found in...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sad, on Sep 25, 2014 at 5:55 pm | 7 comments | 3432 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nears finish line on new housing vision

The last time Palo Alto adopted a new housing vision for the city, the feeling around City Hall was more relief than satisfaction....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 25, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 82 comments | 4680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Signature Platform? To Sign for Healthy Schools!

I am collecting signatures for a friendly signature drive to ask PAUSD to adopt an indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan...

Original post made by A Lumsdaine on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by A Lumsdaine, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 1 comment | 91 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do I need a permit to put in an rv hookup in my backyard?

My mother is traveling around the country in her 30 foot rv. She is comin gout here in August and wants to stay with me...

Original post made by daughter on Jun. 22, 2009
Last comment by sauce for the goose, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm | 21 comments | 8475 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citizens panel appointed for Comprehensive Plan update

Palo Alto has selected a new citizens panel that is charged with helping the city update its land-use bible, the Comprehensive...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 25, 2014 at 10:06 am | 40 comments | 2791 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pair arrested in Palo Alto for allegedly stealing mail

A traffic stop on Tuesday morning led to the arrest of two probationers in possession of mail stolen from several Peninsula...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by rick, on Sep 25, 2014 at 3:45 am | 4 comments | 2943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council race questions ?

I don't have that much time to read the ins and outs about the City Council members, and I don't much trust what they say...

Original post made by BummedOutTheBumsArentOut. on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2014 at 3:37 am | 2 comments | 116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn girls shock rival Palo Alto in division volleyball opener

For quite some time, the Gunn girls volleyball team has been only the second-best squad in Palo Alto as the crosstown Vikings...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Brooke Santana, on Sep 24, 2014 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 672 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents, challengers vie in debate

Making no bones about their desire to shake up the Palo Alto City Council, self-described "residentialist" council candidates...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by Battle scars, on Sep 24, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 36 comments | 4180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 24 comments | 2501 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What makes an Expressway an Expressway?

The term "expressway" conjures up a picture of a road where traffic can travel faster and with less obstructions than a regular...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 227 Views
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