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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto pushes forward with hotel-tax increase

Seeking to solve the city's once insurmountable infrastructure problem, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday to put on the...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by Shell Game, on Mar 6, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 15 comments | 3261 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's employee spending went up in 2013

Palo Alto's spending on employee salaries and benefits rose by $2.4 million between 2012 and 2013, despite the city's generally...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by Wha?, on Mar 6, 2014 at 5:50 pm | 20 comments | 3768 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest backyard prowler

Police arrested a young man Wednesday night after he entered an occupied converted pool house in the backyard of a Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 6, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 4 comments | 1799 Views

AROUND TOWN

Help establish the Startup Employee Equity Bill of Rights

Startup equity's a dog-eat-dog world and most non-founding startup employees are wearing MilkBone underwear. Get smart Friday...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 6, 2014
There are no comments yet. 560 Views

SPORTS

Another missed opportunity for Stanford men in Pac-12 loss

Things looked promising when Anthony Brown finished off a layup with 3:58 remaining to play in the game, giving the Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Fan from Sunnyvale, on Mar 6, 2014 at 1:33 pm | 3 comments | 1474 Views

AROUND TOWN

The poor less and less.

Economy built on wars Dear Editor: President Barack Obama has dropped a measure to trim cost-of-living increases in Social...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III on Mar. 6, 2014
There are no comments yet. 239 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by negotiated, on Mar 6, 2014 at 8:58 am | 27 comments | 8055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads carefully on new garages

Faced with a citizenry upset about downtown's deepening parking shortages and businesses anxious about looming parking restrictions,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by baleylanger, on Mar 6, 2014 at 4:36 am | 36 comments | 81991 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Newell bridge replacement project moves forward

Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents Thursday night aired their views on replacing the 103-year-old, 18-foot-wide...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine , on Mar 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 34 comments | 3977 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

"due to a technical problem on our end" phone calls??

Is anyone else being spammed by computerized phone calls? When I pick up the phone, some auto-voice says "due to a technical...

Original post made by sarah on Sep. 26, 2009
Last comment by Phred, on Mar 5, 2014 at 8:56 pm | 10 comments | 4376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Innovative suggestions for attracting people to public transit

This is the kind of innovative out of the box thinking that Bay Area transit, Caltrain, etc. need to do. Web Link It...

Original post made by Resident on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Mar 5, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 1 comment | 544 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain plan would fell trees, add substations

A new report analyzing the environmental impacts of electrifying the Caltrain rail line indicates that the benefits of cleaner,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Mar 5, 2014 at 5:07 pm | 48 comments | 6057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT essay portion optional and other changes

After 7 years, the essay portion will be optional in 2016 although many colleges may still require the score for applications....

Original post made by Parent on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:11 pm | 2 comments | 607 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's status of Mitchell Park Liberary???

Do we have a move-in date for the new library? Why is so little communication from the City?...

Original post made by J. W. on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Leo, on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 25 comments | 905 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School, Castilleja will tip off in the Division IV finals

Menlo School and Castilleja didn't get a chance to face each other during the West Bay Athletic League girls' basketball...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by member, on Mar 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm | 2 comments | 1681 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There

20 to 50-story apartment/condo towers Article from Atlantic Cities: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/02/heres-what-it-would-look-if-all-silicon-valleys-employees-act...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 12 comments | 1315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Abraham Verghese wins Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities

Abraham Verghese, a Stanford University professor of medicine and author of the novel "Cutting for Stone," has been selected...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Ken Mask, MD, on Mar 5, 2014 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 1215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest man downtown for indecent exposure

Police arrested a man who was masturbating a few feet away from a young woman sitting in a parked car inside a downtown parking...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Mar 5, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 14 comments | 2375 Views

SPORTS

Marquess wins his 1,500th baseball game against the Bears

Palo Alto resident Alex Blandino contributed a lot in less than half a game. The Stanford infielder collected three hits...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Mar 5, 2014 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 1115 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cancer survivors celebrate healing through art

Art therapist Tehlia Eisenstat helps cancer patients at El Camino Hospital escape the difficulties of their illness through...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2014
Last comment by Diana, on Mar 5, 2014 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1066 Views
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