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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Nine years in, a citizens committee

There is no better example of how Palo Alto gets tied up in knots trying to achieve delicate tasks that are anticipated to...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by disconnected, on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:59 am | 69 comments | 4573 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A helping hand in mental health

People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Harold A. Maio, on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 1815 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto Utilities Department warns against scam

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department is warning residents about a scam in which the scammers call residents, posing...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 5 comments | 4572 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Undoing the culture of sexual shaming

"UnSlut: A Documentary Film" will screen in Palo Alto on Wednesday, July 22, with a panel discussion following the film. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Shame & Shamelessness, on Jul 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 3058 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Retirement life in Palo Alto's fast lane

by Gloria Pyszka Read the full guest opinion here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/17/guest-opinion-retirement-life-in-palo-altos-fast-lane...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by gloria Pyszka, on Jul 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 25 comments | 5845 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

West Nile mosquitoes found in Palo Alto

Santa Clara County officials announced Wednesday that mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in Mountain View and...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by To Bee or Not To Bee?, on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:49 am | 55 comments | 6991 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why Eichler and Not Greenmeadow?

I don't get it. Two south Palo Alto swim clubs about a half a mile apart, both old and Eichlerish, both competing with the...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Eichler Member, on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:41 am | 23 comments | 2811 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas plan excludes more parking

Avenidas Senior Center expects its building renovations will double the number of daily visitors, but it would not add parking...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jul 21, 2015 at 8:07 am | 13 comments | 1933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Girl Scouts quilt for developmentally disabled adults

Four local Girl Scouts, all close friends, have found a service project that will garner not only their "silver award" badges...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by ex-GS leader, on Jul 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 3472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS Swim Lessons?

What happened to the Palo Alto Recreation swim lessons at JLS? Seems they are closed for registration for the rest of the...

Original post made by Anonymous on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 490 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain loses bid for EIR exemption

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Adina, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 107 comments | 5990 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Move to boost fencing, add sensors on rail tracks

With Palo Alto preparing to install cameras and boost fencing around the rail tracks, city officials are inviting the community...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Jul 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 14 comments | 3320 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn High shut down following Facebook threat

Gunn High School was shut down Thursday afternoon after a student reported a "threatening" Facebook post to police, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by PAUSD parent, on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:49 am | 18 comments | 6796 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

InnVision to merge with Shelter Network

InnVision, Santa Clara County's leading homeless agency, has merged with Shelter Network of San Mateo, the two agencies announced...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:15 am | 8 comments | 3189 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Charter Schools are Available Locally?

Question: What Charter Schools are available in Palo Alto? I know of Ocean Grove, any others? With more and more...

Original post made by Schools on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by Schools, on Jul 19, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 9 comments | 934 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Texting while driving is on the rise

In a worrying trend, more California drivers are using their cell phones while driving this year than last, according to...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 19, 2015 at 7:21 am | 29 comments | 2734 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks lobbyist help on pensions, taxes, plane noise

From pension reform to airplane noise, Palo Alto's elected leaders routinely find themselves wrestling over issues over which...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm | 24 comments | 3941 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

$1,000 A NIGHT ... This city's smallest and most expensive hotel is preparing to open in late October. The Clement Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 18, 2015 at 3:18 pm | 2 comments | 763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Major renovation planned for Avenidas senior center

Avenidas Senior Center unveiled plans for a modern, technologically advanced senior center Wednesday that would include amenities...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 18, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments | 4385 Views

RESTAURANTS

Singing at your supper

Mountain View's Vaso Azzurro distinguishes itself with quality Italian dishes, large portions, reasonable prices, attentive...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2015
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Jul 18, 2015 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 1868 Views
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