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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Manager celebrates 5 year anniversary - with a $1000+ per month increase in his City paid retirenet funding

Congratulations are in order for Palo Alto City Manager James Keene, who early this month celebrated his 5 year anniversary...

Original post made by Diogenes on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Keene's background, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 10 comments | 2267 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man pleads not guilty to smashing church windows

A San Jose man who allegedly smashed windows at three East Palo Alto churches because he wanted to use the bathroom has pleaded...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Jan 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 comments | 1238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Post pics of license plates of poor parkers

As someone who has seen lots of bad parking around schools (and other areas) I love this idea. Not sure how legal it would...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 5 comments | 346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wouldn't a parking ticket be a reasonable way to enforce parking?

Imagine that you get the flu, or a house guest parks on your street, or you are called away for business, or any of the many...

Original post made by Achromatic Intent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 11 comments | 1823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remi Wolf going to Hollywood!

Local student Remi Wolf going to Hollywood on American Idol! Well deserved! I don't know her, just proud of one of our...

Original post made by Proud of you on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Proud of You, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 1929 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hopes to fill garage vacancies

Residential streets in downtown Palo Alto may be filled to capacity with parked cars, but the picture inside several garages...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by jack, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 2352 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Explosion Sunday night?

About 11:15 p.m. tonight I heard what sounded like a loud explosion. Anyone else hear it, or happen to know what it was?...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by that photo, on Jan 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 86 comments | 5339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Ev owner, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:44 am | 43 comments | 6330 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horrific crash prompts license re-examination for driver

The 90-year-old driver whose car jumped a curve in downtown Menlo Park and pinned twin 6-year-old brothers against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim Hols, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21 am | 45 comments | 16705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by David Wolf, on Jan 29, 2014 at 9:30 am | 12 comments | 32149 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant review: In Gott's we trust

Just another burger stand or something iconic? Restaurant reviewer Dale Bentson gives his verdict on the Niman Ranch beef...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Also Not Impressed, on Jan 29, 2014 at 8:28 am | 7 comments | 2922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adobe Meadow / Meadow Park

As Adobe Creek babbles its last few miles from Black Mountain to the San Francisco Bay, it crosses under the Louis Road Bridge,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Al Hastings, on Jan 29, 2014 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 1683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district, higher education turned upside-down

While Palo Alto residents took issue with the city over development and traffic problems, other disruptive forces turned...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Chris_long, on Jan 29, 2014 at 12:06 am | 81 comments | 7313 Views

SPORTS

Six home games highlight Stanford's 2014 football schedule

While the 2013 college football season officially came to an end Monday night with the BCS Championship Game, plans for the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Barry Miller, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm | 3 comments | 1517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Referendum threatens transgender student law

A law that articulates the rights and treatment of transgender students at schools across the state goes into effect Jan....

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Pscoll16, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm | 38 comments | 4989 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

I want toilet opinions!

My old toilet has started to leak. I need a new one and I've learned that there are rebates available. You can get $125...

Original post made by homeowner on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by uunnnnnnngh!, on Jan 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 612 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged serial car burglar re-arrested

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a man they believe is responsible for numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 4980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to review proposed rules for protecting disabled, other minority students

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will discuss proposed new policies governing bullying of disabled and other "protected"...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 2071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan would send planes flying over Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhoods could find themselves under the flight path of a relatively...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 160 comments | 12726 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen input on growth, traffic

Faced with a tense political climate, a dearth of parking and a daunting laundry list of traffic-related initiatives, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Silly, on Jan 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 55 comments | 3862 Views
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