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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 seizure lass, 14 minutes ago | 10 comments | 1332 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?, 23 minutes ago | 9 comments | 2374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 29 minutes ago | 5 comments | 466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto commission defends 'planned community' zoning

Despite much community anxiety, Palo Alto's planning commissioners made a case Wednesday for preserving the city's "planned...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by words matter, 39 minutes ago | 23 comments | 1106 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Marrol, 40 minutes ago | 27 comments | 1595 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, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 762 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 Oldster, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 157 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 Joe, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 768 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman cleared by FPPC after 'conflict of interest' claim

Councilwoman Karen Holman did not violate state law when she urged city staff to explore rezoning sites on Arastradero Road...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Sunnytown, 3 hours ago | 70 comments | 2842 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 Hmmm, 3 hours ago | 4 comments | 87 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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 Board watcher, 5 hours ago | 15 comments | 1526 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, 6 hours ago | 18 comments | 1414 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. 33 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, 7 hours ago | 18 comments | 3043 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 neighbor, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 1413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Design contest set to kick off for Palo Alto's new bike bridge

Palo Alto officials agree that the city's new bike bridge over Highway 101 should be a "landmark" structure that showcases...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Keep Trying, 11 hours ago | 52 comments | 2728 Views

SPORTS

Atherton's Bellis pulls a stunning upset in at the US Open

==BI Gibbs wins her opener== American teen CiCi Bellis of Atherton became the youngest player to win a US Open match since...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 146 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 Parched, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cupertino developer buys Fry's site in Palo Alto

Cupertino-based developer Sobrato Organization has purchased a 15-acre property in Palo Alto that includes Fry's Electronics...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Peter Parkman, 18 hours ago | 83 comments | 4598 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 Oldster, 18 hours ago | 20 comments | 2236 Views
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