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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto speeds ahead with new electric-vehicle requirements

Faster than a speeding Tesla, Palo Alto has dramatically expanded its requirements for electric-vehicle chargers, which thanks...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by jennifer55, on Aug 30, 2014 at 2:52 am | 27 comments | 5760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shop Talk: ribs ramp-up; vanishing florists; kids' coding school

In this week's Shop Talk column: a local car wash ribs stop kicks it up a notch; Palo Alto's florists continue to disappear;...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by food, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:56 pm | 7 comments | 3227 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto 'world traveler' finds a home with Stanford football

Keller Chryst began attending Stanford games as soon as he moved to the area and went to almost every home game. At Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gus, on Aug 29, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 2776 Views

SPORTS

Stanford volleyball senior Gilbert digs her goal this season

Senior Kyle Gilbert won't mind if she doesn't get much recognition for her role in the success of the Stanford women's volleyball...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Aug 29, 2014 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Speeding driver causes five-car pile up

A man driving at 40 to 50 miles per hour out of the Fry's Electronics parking lot Thursday morning collided with a nearby...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 3296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes data, evaluation as key to this year's goals

Palo Alto's top school officials kicked off the school year Tuesday with an enthusiastic discussion of five draft goals for...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Sanity, on Aug 29, 2014 at 9:29 am | 21 comments | 2345 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by UCSD Student, on Aug 29, 2014 at 5:16 am | 307 comments | 122016 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where everybody knows your name

For 50 years residents of Jackson Drive have organized a block party that includes not just old timers and new neighbors...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:40 pm | 3 comments | 1446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to modify traffic signals on Embarcadero Road

Seeking to relieve traffic congestion and respond to years of residents' complaints, Palo Alto is preparing to remove a traffic...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:31 pm | 76 comments | 5782 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Irrigation upgrades deliver crucial water savings in time of drought

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Greg G, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm | 10 comments | 1382 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm | 12 comments | 1661 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New nonprofit to manage downtown Palo Alto's traffic problems

From a "satellite lot" on Embarcadero to new garage technologies, Palo Alto officials this month have been busily brainstorming...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by Midtown, on Aug 28, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 23 comments | 2484 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flood of brackish water mosquitoes

We've noticed a flood of brackish water mosquitoes and bites. Anyone else? Did some area of the baylands flood recently...

Original post made by Mosquito Bitten on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Laying blame, on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm | 5 comments | 145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping water off the street

In the midst of California's driest year on record -- and $500 fines for sprinkler runoff as of Aug. 1 -- residents with...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Big Drip, on Aug 28, 2014 at 8:11 pm | 3 comments | 912 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zipcars - adding to the parking congestion?

Just saw this. http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/news/displaynews.asp?NewsID=2765&TargetID=268 How did this get by us without...

Original post made by Resident on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Aug 28, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 8 comments | 186 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford MBA, startup CEO joins East Palo Alto council race

Three new faces have joined the quiet East Palo Alto council race, challenging the two incumbents who are running for two...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by What the devil?, on Aug 28, 2014 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 2414 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 28, 2014 at 5:13 pm | 3 comments | 972 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Valley entrepreneurs share job-creation ideas

To create jobs America must welcome entrepreneurial immigrants, transform education and get more students to choose engineering,...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2011
Last comment by Cynderfigg, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:51 am | 18 comments | 1437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand Opening Exhibition of The Pacific Art League

The Pacific Art League of Palo Alto invites all to attend their Grand Opening Celebration in honor of the completion of their...

Original post made by The Pacific Art League on Aug. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 55 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for hate crime, cane attack in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who they say committed a hate crime Saturday night when he yelled racial epithets and...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Aug 28, 2014 at 11:12 am | 18 comments | 3529 Views
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