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HSR Corruption - Foreshadowing

California has been using the Chinese High Speed Rail construction as an example of what we can expect here in California....

Original post made by Jim H. on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 773 Views

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Owner of JJ&F market eyes Miki's Alma Plaza space

Miki's Farm Fresh Market might be closing, but one local grocer is looking at potentially taking over the spot. Joe Khoury,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by keith@klwines, on Apr 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 36 comments | 5629 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged thief made hotel his home base

A man and woman from Daly City were arrested in Palo Alto on theft-related charges Thursday (Jan. 19) after an alert Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Marla, on Apr 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 8314 Views

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Fresh Market coming to Edgewood Plaza

The Fresh Market, a North Carolina-based, European-style specialty market will open its first West Coast store at Edgewood...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Pete , on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm | 80 comments | 4934 Views

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Shoptalk: Samyama is a lavishly adorned yoga studio

Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's more unusual projects. Spanning two floors...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Eagerly Anticipating, on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:52 am | 11 comments | 14977 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park cop caught with prostitute keeps job

Hearing a knock at the Motel 6 door, a prostitute wearing a black catsuit answered, $20 bills stashed in her cleavage. In...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by dano, on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 52 comments | 5856 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, teammate, share $10K science prize

A Gunn High School sophomore and her science-project teammate won $10,000 over the weekend in the Washington, D.C. finals...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Not an issue, on Apr 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 14 comments | 1930 Views

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Example of housing insanity

If the editor will permit me, I want to illustrate the level of PA real estate craziness by comparing two homes for sale...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Silly valley, on Apr 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 8 comments | 2231 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Iron Lady Passes

Margaret Thatcher was a great leader. She joined Ronald Reagan in defeating the socialist thrust, including the victory...

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm | 8 comments | 819 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto house fire suspicious, fire officials say

A suspicious one-alarm house fire displaced five residents in East Palo Alto Monday morning, according to fire officials. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 955 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Legal demand shuts down Edgewood Eats

An attorney's letter citing several City of Palo Alto ordinances has shut down the popular food-truck event Edgewood Eats. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:21 am | 75 comments | 2316 Views

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 | 854 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 | 1517 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 | 2361 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 | 1380 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 | 1492 Views

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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 | 1982 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 | 1090 Views

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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 | 706 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 | 1730 Views
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