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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:44 am | 47 comments | 7514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking at all parks

Palo Alto took its strongest stance to date against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council swiftly passed a law that...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Green&Clean, on May 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 42 comments | 7511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto admits mistakes in negotiations with developer

Faced with a stinging audit from the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Palo Alto officials this week acknowledged that they...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 51 comments | 7507 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto VA aims to curb deaths from sepsis

A blue bus parked outside the Palo Alto Veteran Affair's Medical Center on Miranda Avenue has been the center of a statewide...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Hospitals-Kill-More-People-Than-Guns, on May 29, 2013 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 7506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City fails to spend donated money for libraries

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Original post made by Bob Moss, treasurer, Friends of Libraries on Jul. 7, 2006
Last comment by Sanford Forte, on Jul 11, 2006 at 6:11 pm | 10 comments | 7505 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Conquering the clutter

A woman entered her parents' home office, quickly scanned the room and noted the mounds of unfiled bills, stock transactions...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Sep 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 6 comments | 7503 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Happy, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 47 comments | 7501 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man killed in East Palo Alto car crash

A two-vehicle accident on East Bayshore Road in East Palo Alto Thursday left one person dead and two others injured, according...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 5, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 3 comments | 7499 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road could see commercial influx

The bustling block of Page Mill Road just east of El Camino Real looks like an unlikely place for quiet single-family homes,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 22 comments | 7499 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Little foxes: One Palo Alto man's quest to protect the baylands' gray fox

In the early evening sunset of the Palo Alto Baylands, a pair of small, furry creatures peered from the brush, watching intently....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by @David, on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 7498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Paperwhirl leaves Palo Alto; boutiques open at Town & Country

What's happening on the Palo Alto retail scene? Paperwhirl in downtown Palo Alto will close, and several new boutiques are...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jun 16, 2016 at 9:50 am | 14 comments | 7498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group tries to calm Palo Alto's parking debate

As Palo Alto's office workers and downtown neighborhoods continue to battle it out over parking, a group of residents has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by If you want to park you gotta pay!, on Aug 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 32 comments | 7497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lackadaisical library admin

Four years ago the city auditor suggested hiring a collection agency for unpaid library fines. $300,000 is due now, and they...

Original post made by $300,000 on Feb. 23, 2011
Last comment by Library Hound, on Feb 28, 2011 at 5:21 pm | 11 comments | 7496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff caught in brothel

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Original post made by Camejo on Apr. 24, 2007
Last comment by Rodham, on Apr 26, 2007 at 9:45 pm | 20 comments | 7495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Council: the battle for the fifth seat

Lydia Kou and Cory Wolbach, candidates for Palo Alto City Council, have been locked in a razor-thin contest for the fifth...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 53 comments | 7492 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Person: A conversation with Phil Jaber

Phil Jaber, founder of Philz Coffee, talks about his history in the Bay Area and the challenges and triumphs of opening the...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2012
Last comment by Kristinite, on Apr 16, 2012 at 11:42 pm | 14 comments | 7491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar advisory committee on agenda

Composition of an advisory committee to evaluate Palo Alto's new school calendar will be among discussion topics at the Board...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | 20 comments | 7490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's behind-the-scenes movers and shakers

They may not be elected officials or department heads, but five members of the City of Palo Alto staff are almost certain...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by PA Recreation, on Mar 27, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 20 comments | 7489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Menlo Park: Three arrests tied to drive-by shootings

Police made three arrests on Wednesday evening (Nov. 27) in the Belle Haven neighborhood of Menlo Park in connection with...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Most Delighted!, on Dec 18, 2013 at 11:29 am | 3 comments | 7488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Choirs Sweep Anaheim Heritage Festival Awards

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Original post made by Theresa on Apr. 3, 2007
Last comment by Shannon, on Jan 7, 2009 at 9:52 pm | 10 comments | 7486 Views
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