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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Study: Caltrain trench could cost $1 billion

Digging a trench for Caltrain in the southern half of Palo Alto could cost as much as $1 billion, according to a study that...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2014
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Jan 17, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 81 comments | 8742 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bill to help businesses raise cash moves ahead

A bill that aims to help small businesses amass capital and go public overwhelmingly passed the House of Representatives...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2011
Last comment by Know Your Facts First, on Nov 3, 2011 at 11:56 am | 2 comments | 8736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Chinese mothers superior" article

Most of you have read or heard about Wall Street Journal article by a Yale law professor "Why Chinese mothers are superior"...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by VoiceOfReason, on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | 147 comments | 8726 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows opinion gaps between north and south Palo Alto

Palo Altans overwhelmingly feel like their city is a splendid place to live, a great place to raise children and a decent...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 2, 2014 at 6:05 pm | 76 comments | 8723 Views

AROUND TOWN

JJF may have to leave College Terrace

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Original post made by moonwalker on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Jill, on Oct 20, 2006 at 3:24 pm | 7 comments | 8720 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's your definition of "Village"?

When I think of village, I think remote out of the way place with old houses with roses or ivy growing up the wall and thatched...

Original post made by Wondering on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jun 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 10 comments | 8717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Park Boulevard accidents concern workers, residents

The broadsiding of a sedan that pushed the vehicle through a plate-glass window on March 15 is just the latest accident that...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by fight the developers, on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 8708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto breaks ground on California Avenue

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd will join other council members, local residents and dignitaries Monday afternoon in celebrating...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Roland, on Apr 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 22 comments | 8700 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto planners to zoom in on Fry's site

It took more than seven years for Palo Alto to draw up a new vision for the neighborhoods around California Avenue, and about...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Peter, on Apr 26, 2014 at 11:45 am | 26 comments | 8699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district leadership fires back at feds

The leadership of the Palo Alto Unified School District is swinging back at a federal agency, alleging that factual errors...

Original post made on May. 31, 2014
Last comment by frustrated mom, on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:47 pm | 121 comments | 8698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After the last death: Doctors, academics debate the possibility, value of a 150-year lifespan

Halloween was approaching and Dr. Joon Yun was explaining why he wanted someone to hack our bodies. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Jixxer, on Jan 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 17 comments | 8697 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Olympian Amy Chow dives into a new challenge

When we last saw Amy Chow on a competitive stage, the Castilleja School grad was launching herself skyward in the pole vault....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by Helen Bayly, on Aug 14, 2011 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 8697 Views

RESTAURANTS

Full steam ahead

Jeannie Lee found a need and filled it with Steam, little-sister restaurant to her family's elegant Tai Pan in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wondering, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 8693 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 8693 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

cell phone reception in Palo Alto/Stanford

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Original post made by Alan on Apr. 25, 2007
Last comment by eskay, on Jun 12, 2010 at 4:54 pm | 20 comments | 8687 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Downtown Palo Alto assault leaves man in critical condition

A late-night fight between two groups of men in downtown Palo Alto last weekend ended with one man unconscious in the hospital...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Crime, on Dec 28, 2014 at 11:30 am | 19 comments | 8683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD explains math text adoption process

Parent reaction was mixed after a Wednesday forum in Palo Alto during which members of a textbook-selection committee explained...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2009
Last comment by EDM-not a good choice, on Mar 30, 2009 at 11:58 pm | 93 comments | 8674 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman killed in south Palo Alto train crash

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Original post made on Jun. 28, 2007
Last comment by LR, on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:01 pm | 55 comments | 8662 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Save The Oaks, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 28 comments | 8661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Taxi drivers protest ride-sharing companies in Palo Alto

The divide between taxi drivers and ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is deepening in Palo Alto, as the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Thumbs up to ride-sharing, on Apr 3, 2014 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 8661 Views
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Palo Alto standby Osteria sold to new owners
By Elena Kadvany | 4 comments | 1,979 views

Trust But Verify
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,107 views

The Remedy to Inadequate Citizen Input? More of the same
By Douglas Moran | 10 comments | 966 views

Hope for Palo Alto's High-Schoolers
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 755 views

Play Ball! College Season Begins - Applications Live
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 1 comment | 746 views