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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Lessons from the Maybell fiasco

If there was one lesson that anyone involved in Palo Alto policy-making should know, it is to never assume that something...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:57 am | 59 comments | 4271 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Pederson named to All-Star Futures Game

Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson, who plays pro baseball for the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts in the Los Angeles Dodgers'...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2013
Last comment by Philip MacQuitty, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ventura Community Center park reopens with new equipment

The Ventura Community Center's playground officially reopened at a ribbon cutting ceremony June 21 with new structures, updated...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2013
Last comment by No surprise there, on Jun 27, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 2 comments | 1989 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City in no rush to create Cubberley 'master plan'

As Palo Alto officials plow ahead with negotiations over a new lease for Cubberley Community Center, they are setting aside...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by jh, on Jun 27, 2013 at 10:41 am | 13 comments | 1226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain Loudspeaker

I'm a huge Caltrain fan and depend on its services, but the noise from the new Caltrain loudspeaker at the University Ave...

Original post made by Train Lover on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Train Lover, on Jun 27, 2013 at 9:51 am | 5 comments | 824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Insufficient evidence' in student search case

Federal investigators found insufficient evidence to support a conclusion of racial discrimination in the case of a Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by wmartin46, on Jun 27, 2013 at 8:00 am | 17 comments | 2559 Views

AROUND TOWN

City matches Stanford donation for Caltrain tunnel art

The Public Art Commission on Thursday, June 20, pushed forward several public art projects, with a unanimous vote to match...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Russ, on Jun 27, 2013 at 7:24 am | 9 comments | 1518 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto launches contest for bike bridge design

Palo Alto leaders want their new bike bridge to be many things -- elegant, eco-friendly, unique, eye-catching, and above...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by John Galt, on Jun 26, 2013 at 4:34 pm | 3 comments | 2386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto running out of patience on Mitchell Park Library delays

With the completion of Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library and Community Center more than a year past due and the project's...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Carl F, on Jun 26, 2013 at 3:04 pm | 59 comments | 4276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 2,210 for Class of 2017

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,210 students from a record-breaking pool of 38,828 applicants for its undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 37 comments | 18900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Our libraries are obsolete

This may interest our local library fans: http://techland.time.com/2013/06/25/the-future-of-libraries-short-on-books-long-on-tech/?hpt=hp_bn18...

Original post made by Just build it on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 856 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches contest for bike bridge design

Palo Alto leaders want their new bike bridge to be many things -- elegant, eco-friendly, unique, eye-catching, and above...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:23 am | 2 comments | 760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail Policy Change -- Deleting protections for South Palo Alto

The Consent Calendar for the June 24 City Council has revised Rail Policy Change that seems to weaken the "Equal treatment...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by tell me it isn't so, on Jun 26, 2013 at 1:51 am | 6 comments | 859 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man killed in Newark collision

A man killed in a traffic collision on Mowry Avenue in Newark on Friday evening has been identified as a 51-year-old Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Ms Webb, on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Evergreen Park men build community over peanuts and beer

On a balmy Wednesday evening, a half-dozen men stood expectantly outside Nathan Moroney's Evergreen Park home, awaiting news...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Philippe Alexis, on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm | 3 comments | 1757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee to mull vehicle-dwelling ban tonight

A City Council committee is set to decide on an ordinance that would ban people from living in their vehicles within Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Tennyson b. Kawasaki, on Jun 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 33 comments | 2870 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silicon Valley or "Snoop Valley" and the NSA

Friends of mine from Canada told me we now live in "Snoop" Valley. This is not good for the local community or for our...

Original post made by Pamela Derwent on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Me, too, on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm | 6 comments | 727 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to consider design contest for 101 bike bridge

Just two years ago, Palo Alto's proposed bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 was a pipe dream, one of the most expensive components...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 32 comments | 6632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bids farewell to popular planning director

Palo Alto on Monday gave an emotional sendoff to Planning Director Curtis Williams, whose mild-mannered leadership, passion...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Lisa Van Dusen, on Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51 am | 10 comments | 1522 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Landlords from hell' plead guilty in four felony counts

A husband and wife dubbed the "landlords from hell" for a series of escalating actions and threats made against their tenants...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 13 comments | 3359 Views
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