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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plastic bag ban: A health issue?

In view of the upcoming plastic bag ban, I thought that recent findings from a study might be of interest to our community....

Original post made by Zeev Wurman on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Whats the problem, on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:25 am | 6 comments | 783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The New Urbanism and Palo Alto

I'm not sure when it happened, but, clearly the City Council and Planning Commission have tried to embrace "The New Urbanism"....

Original post made by Anon on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 5 comments | 1295 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New elementary school proposed for Palo Alto

The Palo Alto school district should open a new elementary school at the site of the old Peninsula Day Care Center at 525...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm | 26 comments | 2231 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto may fly rainbow flag

The rainbow flag may soon fly high over Palo Alto's King Plaza as a colorful reminder to the world where the city stands...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by mark, on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 56 comments | 1282 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Symbolic actions matter in quest for civil rights

In the 1960s, political and community leaders in Palo Alto were among those who stepped up to publicly advocate for federal...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Apr 8, 2013 at 7:00 pm | 46 comments | 1404 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to welcome more public art

Palo Alto has no shortage of eye-catching public art, from "Digital DNA," a giant egg covered with silicon chips that adorns...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Periwinkle Brownsnot, on Apr 8, 2013 at 3:30 pm | 39 comments | 1874 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Gunn counseling survey suggests higher satisfaction level

A new survey of students at Gunn High School suggests possible improvement in satisfaction levels with the school's guidance...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Ty Tan, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 11 comments | 983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

<B><B>ELEGANT YOGA STUDIO OPENS DOORS ... </B>Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 8, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 3 comments | 370 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto police take a public-health approach to fighting crime

On a cloudy afternoon at Jack Farrell Park in East Palo Alto, a young girl wearing a helmet and fluorescent safety vest waited...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 8, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 3 comments | 1512 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Firefighters rescue man from San Francisquito Creek

Palo Alto firefighters rescued a man who fell down an embankment toward San Francisquito Creek on Wednesday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jonathan, on Apr 8, 2013 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two HP directors resign, chair steps down

Hewlett-Packard Co. announced Thursday, April 4, that its board chair, Raymond Lane, would step down, and two of its board...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Apr 7, 2013 at 6:28 am | 5 comments | 1148 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

Bag ban positives Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18711 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments | 992 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Has this country gone completely crazy? - 20 little children massacred

I've had enough. Enough of the NRA. Enough of politically-correct talk Enough of waiting for a "Study" (sponsored...

Original post made by MIdtown resident on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:31 am | 11 comments | 1134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to talk to children about gun violence

If parents can't shield their children from the grim realities of recent gun incidents, there are ways to communicate in...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:23 am | 17 comments | 895 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congressmen: NASA Ames gave secrets to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by American Values, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:03 am | 21 comments | 19035 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Happy trails for Michael Closson

When Michael Closson moved from New York state to Palo Alto in 1972 to work at Stanford University, his new job as assistant...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Tony Acarasiddhi Press, on Apr 6, 2013 at 6:45 am | 8 comments | 1548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

It looks like KQED has heard about the Greenmeadow Trash Experiment

I just came across this from KQED http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201304050900 This seems a bit misleading and somewhat far...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by resident of, on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 724 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters

As a company that is at the forefront of marketing to the Mandarin-speaking community, we love the high level of emphasis...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Ankyl spondi, on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 35 comments | 1477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Piazza's adds 4000 square feet

A sigh of relief has swept over Piazza's Fine Food at 3922 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto's Charleston Shopping Center. The...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by YSK, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm | 12 comments | 231 Views

BOOKS

Living an intentional life

On a small East Palo Alto street, just blocks from U.S. Highway 101, 15 people share three houses, a trailer, a diverse fruit...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by PatZy, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 6 comments | 2528 Views
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