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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County reports the most flu deaths in Bay Area

The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 2344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly ..eReaders?

At the PALY parent meeting they mentioned the library loans books on eReaders . Would you happen to know which eReaders work...

Original post made by NewPalyParent on Feb. 2, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Feb 2, 2014 at 8:59 am | 1 comment | 306 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans surface for 27 University Ave.

A year after Palo Alto pulled the plug on a proposed office complex near the downtown train station and committed to more...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Feb 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 94 comments | 7460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's management lapse may have cost $281,000

Insufficient oversight of a contractor and poor contract management may have resulted in the City of Palo Alto Utilities...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Ex-employee, on Feb 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm | 10 comments | 8882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Time out' proposed for disputed zoning rule

Bowing down to intense community pressure and years of criticism from land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials have announced...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by What's a time out?, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 16 comments | 4451 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hitting the right note

One day while leading one of his vintage-music reminiscing sessions at the Day Break adult day care in Sunnyvale, musicologist...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 5 comments | 8369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Golf course renovation spurs canopy debate

As Palo Alto prepares to chop down more than 500 trees as part of a renovation of the local golf course, city officials are...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Mr. Florida, on Feb 1, 2014 at 4:22 pm | 15 comments | 4461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View man dies surfing in Santa Cruz

A boogie boarder who died after being pulled from the ocean in Santa Cruz on Friday has been identified as James Zenk, 47,...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Fellow Boogier, on Feb 1, 2014 at 10:35 am | 25 comments | 5330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hypothermia killed woman at Heritage Park

The Palo Alto woman who died in Heritage Park on Saturday, Dec. 21, succumbed to complications from hypothermia, the Santa...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 1, 2014 at 1:08 am | 32 comments | 7031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 6730 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larry Duncan remembered as voice of the unhoused

Larry Duncan was a seriously modest man and a collector of many objects, from intricate three-dimensional puzzles to Hot...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by typical, on Jan 31, 2014 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 2681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>POWER PODIUM ... </B>Stanford University announced this week that power couple <B>Bill and Melinda Gates</B> will take...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by More signs, less trees, on Jan 31, 2014 at 3:56 pm | 1 comment | 414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

T.E.A.M at Paly

At the Paly presentation - the "TEAM" seemed like an interesting effort. We got the sense that not too many students sign...

Original post made by NewPalyParent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Former Paly Parent, on Jan 31, 2014 at 3:41 pm | 11 comments | 487 Views

BOOKS

Join Silicon Valley Reads 2014

Palo Alto City Library is once again joining the county wide Silicon Valley Reads. The theme this year is Books & Technology:...

Original post made by Kathy Shields, librarian on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Librarian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 2 comments | 428 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinions

Everything not roses at Stanford, Paly editors point out Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/31/guest-opinions...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 752 Views

MOVIES

Review: Labor Day

One name for Hollywood that's stuck is "The Dream Factory," implying a big-screen projection of our fantasies. The trend...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 5627 Views

BOOKS

Changing the way we die

What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/31/changing-the-way-we-die...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 3371 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers propose new classes for Palo Alto

Palo Alto school board members reacted to teachers' proposals for a host of new class offerings for 2014-15, and indicated...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm | 63 comments | 6418 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurants, techies spur boom on California Avenue

As Palo Alto officials prepare to give California Avenue an extreme makeover, the arty, eclectic and under-maintained thoroughfare...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by marty klein, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 19 comments | 2225 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 5940 Views
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