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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing advocates, zoning critics clash in Maybell debate

Depending on whom you ask, the bitter debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue is either a battle over...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 29, 2013 at 4:10 pm | 46 comments | 1863 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman struck, killed at Charleston Road

An older woman was struck and killed by a train at 7:35 a.m. Thursday at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto, Caltrain...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:55 pm | 13 comments | 1695 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest two for Aug.12 robbery downtown

Police have arrested two men who they believe robbed a man at gunpoint earlier this month near downtown Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by maditalian_1492, on Aug 29, 2013 at 11:12 am | 11 comments | 1763 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Charleston - person struck by train

Anyone in the area have updates?...

Original post made by South PA\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'n on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 29, 2013 at 8:26 am | 1 comment | 847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Massive Sierra wildfire could affect Palo Alto water source

The Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, which provides Palo Alto with its water, could be affected by the huge wildfire burning near...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:57 pm | 15 comments | 1142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza developer tries to rebuild history

Nearly a year after construction workers, in an ultimate "Oops!" moment, destroyed a historic building at Edgewood Plaza,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:41 pm | 44 comments | 3218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss annual priorities

Palo Alto school officials say they want to boost district-wide consistency in "academic rigor, grading and curricular elements"...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by Brownie, on Aug 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 16 comments | 3399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With Cubberley 'shelter' closing, nonprofits plot next steps

A proposal by nonprofit groups in the Palo Alto area to target the most violent and disruptive homeless dwellers at Cubberley...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by member, on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm | 28 comments | 5211 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Artists, activists celebrate King's dream

On the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, thousands of people came out to Palo Alto's "Let Freedom Ring" celebration...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by called, on Aug 28, 2013 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 1024 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parked cars in front of our house

Does anyone know the law on parking cars on the street -- how long? We've got a neighbor who has renters parking in front...

Original post made by paresident on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Kathryn, on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:57 am | 66 comments | 12843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shopping Center magazine ugh!

I just received a very heavy, very expensive magazine, in the mail called C (for California Style). For extroverts with lots...

Original post made by Not a slave to fashion on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:48 am | 6 comments | 963 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Adams ready to build on a great freshman year

Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams will look to build off his monster debut season with the Fresno State football team when...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2013
Last comment by MENLO, on Aug 28, 2013 at 9:20 am | 1 comment | 1158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fair aims to help Palo Alto residents become safer

When it comes to safety, the organizers of a Sept. 8 faire in Palo Alto think there's no such thing as being too prepared. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by It's all relative, on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:30 am | 8 comments | 1663 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wading Pool at Rinconada

I can't understand why the wading pool at Rinconada is not open every day through the end of September? Burgess Pool in...

Original post made by Alison Brown on Aug. 26, 2013
Last comment by St Elsewhere, on Aug 28, 2013 at 7:22 am | 8 comments | 1075 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood Plaza developer tries to rebuild history

Nearly a year after construction workers at Edgewood Plaza, in the ultimate "Oops!" moment, destroyed a historic building...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by Bad rep, on Aug 28, 2013 at 6:55 am | 3 comments | 1152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Thousands attend Palo Alto 'Dream' celebration

Singing songs of freedom and a rousing rendition of the civil rights song "We Shall Overcome," thousands of people linked...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jackie, on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:49 pm | 4 comments | 1143 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police warn about doorbell-ring burglaries

Police are cautioning Palo Alto residents about a recurring type of crime: burglars who ring door bells, posing as a solicitor...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by gutbug, on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 13 comments | 3557 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Couple robbed at East Bayshore Road post office

A couple was robbed by two men, one armed with a handgun, at the Palo Alto Post Office on East Bayshore Road early Tuesday...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by Gun Owner, on Aug 27, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 18 comments | 1241 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers - please allow kids to email instead of printing homework

Besides saving lots of paper, this will also save a lot of money for the parents. I'm really tired of paying outrageous...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by look locally, on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:16 am | 22 comments | 3915 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

King's 'Dream' still inspires 50 years later

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s impassioned 16-minute "I Have a Dream" speech changed the tenor of the Civil Rights Movement...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Leland, on Aug 26, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 14 comments | 1658 Views
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