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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior-housing project wins early praise

A proposal by the Palo Alto Housing Corporation to build a senior-housing development and 15 homes on an old orchard site...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by UNSAFE, DON'T DO IT!, on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 5 comments | 3746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Small wonders: using books, front yards to foster neighborliness

Little Free Libraries -- imagine giant bird houses -- are owned and operated by the residents who've erected them. Full of...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by Brit, on Mar 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 714 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After seven years, Alma Plaza has a grocery store

Michael "Miki" Werness gestured to the stretch of empty, black countertops in the middle of the produce section at Miki's...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by April Fool, on Mar 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 71 comments | 5833 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accident on Embarcadero near PA Muni this morning?

I was dropping off my car for service at Carlsen Audi ~9:45am this morning and saw 5-6 fire trucks gathered on Embarcadero...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Robert Smithwick, Foothill's 'founding father' dies

Robert Smithwick, a founder of Foothill College who served as a trustee for nearly 35 years, died Friday at his home in Los...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by A good life well lived, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 292 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 36 comments | 5375 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plans to transform California Avenue win praise

Palo Alto's quest to transform California Avenue into the city's "second downtown" got off to a rough start in 2011, when...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Greg H, on Mar 25, 2013 at 11:45 am | 34 comments | 1319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principal: 'anti-bullying lessons must be early, often'

There are no quick fixes when it comes to kids and bullying. As part of a push to train children early and often, students...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Bully Bully Bully, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 14 comments | 3480 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Equal Rights? Fine, as long as they agree with me!

It seems that in Palo Alto and possibly elsewhere, equal rights are only fine and acceptable as long as the rights agree...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by PalyDad, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm | 25 comments | 1171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Happened at the PAUSD Board meeting last night?

Does anyone have a report on the discussion and actions with respect to the counseling program at Gunn?...

Original post made by Prospective Gunn Parent on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Alexis Hamilton, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 11 comments | 1668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Paly baseball coach arrested for child molestation

Joel Kaufman, a former Palo Alto High School coach accused of child molestation, surrendered himself to Contra Costa sheriffs...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 30 comments | 5133 Views

AROUND TOWN

Beware negligent cycling dad with little girls in MIdtown

I am very upset. Because I am a good, ultra cautious driver, I avoided colliding with and injuring or killing a tiny girl...

Original post made by neighbor on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:54 pm | 5 comments | 196 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reforms may demand change to Gunn 'bell schedule'

Gunn High School's daily "bell schedule" may have to change in 2014-2015 to make time in the school week for full delivery...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Gunn parent of 3, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 46 comments | 5483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>FLOATING AWAY ... </B>It began at local supermarkets. Now, Palo Alto's war against the <B>plastic bag</B> is set to...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by TimH, on Mar 24, 2013 at 8:11 pm | 5 comments | 1162 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helicopter makes emergency landing in Palo Alto

Nearly 100 feet from rush-hour traffic on Highway 101 near Embarcadero Road, a pilot approaching the Palo Alto Municipal...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2012
Last comment by Kathy, on Mar 24, 2013 at 7:39 pm | 68 comments | 3158 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

HP increases dividends to stockholders

Hewlett Packard today announced that it will raise the quarterly dividend it pays out to shareholders by 10 percent, to 14.52...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by anecdote annie, on Mar 24, 2013 at 12:13 pm | 2 comments | 276 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Steve Taffee, on Mar 23, 2013 at 3:15 pm | 2 comments | 998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On Deadline: When 'bullying' harassment in a Palo Alto school became a federal civil-rights case

Since "bullying" recently became a federal case in Palo Alto schools, with a scorching indictment under a "denial of civil...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Mom of a victim, on Mar 23, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 1607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Developer offers $13 million for school land

A housing developer has offered to pay $13 million to the Palo Alto school district for a 2.6-acre parcel at 525 San Antonio...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by The rest of the story, on Mar 23, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 35 comments | 5412 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tesla delays electric SUV, speeds government loan payment

In February of last year, Palo Alto-based Tesla Motors said it would begin production on it newest line of all-electric vehicles,...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Tesla Employee, on Mar 23, 2013 at 3:21 am | 22 comments | 2786 Views
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