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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 7481 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to unleash local dogs with 'shared-use' park

Dog owners yearning for new places to let their companions run free might soon get a little treat from the city. Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Stepping in Dog Poop, on Sep 29, 2014 at 7:32 pm | 67 comments | 7478 Views

AROUND TOWN

City unveils new Household Hazardous Waste facility

With just a little bit of embarrassment about what is hiding in his garage, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman officially...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Great idea, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 8 comments | 7478 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Red-rosary-wearing teen was punched for wearing 'gang color'

A man who allegedly attacked an East Palo Alto teenager because the boy was wearing a red rosary and red shoes pleaded not...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 25, 2013 at 10:29 pm | 14 comments | 7477 Views

AROUND TOWN

a preventable accident

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Original post made by Sarah on Aug. 24, 2007
Last comment by Jack, on Dec 6, 2007 at 2:40 am | 22 comments | 7474 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | 23 comments | 7472 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Earthquake-warning system nearly ready to roll

A long-desired system for warning of imminent earthquakes on the West Coast is working and can accurately predict temblors,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 3, 2014 at 8:00 am | 11 comments | 7470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Burt, Schmid, Berman, Kniss for council

In the last Palo Alto City Council election in 2009, with 14 candidates, voters overwhelmingly reelected Larry Klein to his...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 11, 2013 at 9:37 pm | 43 comments | 7466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tragic Cutbacks at Hidden Villa

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Original post made by Shana Barchas on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by Polly Clare-Rothe, on Jun 16, 2006 at 2:51 pm | 8 comments | 7466 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two caregivers sentenced for $171,256 elder fraud

Two East Palo Alto women were sentenced Thursday to 11 months in jail and 5 years probation for defrauding an 82-year-old...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Treal Talk, on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm | 16 comments | 7463 Views

AROUND TOWN

Close encounter with cougars

Warren Storkman, 89, has had a lifetime of adventure, traveling to remote corners of the world on treks to some of the world's...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Thorstein Veblen, on Jun 25, 2016 at 10:01 am | 9 comments | 7461 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to consider encouraging more granny units

They are small, relatively affordable and can be built without zone changes or public hearings. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:41 am | 60 comments | 7459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sally Lieber spanking bill should finish her off politically

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Original post made by kevin on Jan. 19, 2007
Last comment by jim, on Apr 23, 2008 at 2:17 pm | 62 comments | 7458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen sleep debt, stress: Thoughts from a child psychiatrist and parent

The outpouring of discussion around stress, school, mental illness and the welfare of our teens has been tremendous these...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Maria Daehler, on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:35 am | 14 comments | 7456 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Foothill-De Anza tapped to create 'statewide online education ecosystem'

In the fast-moving world of online learning, the Foothill-DeAnza Community College District has been tapped to help pave...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hooray, on Dec 16, 2013 at 9:25 am | 2 comments | 7455 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Seniors oppose 'ugly, depressing' new colors at apartments

More than 25 seniors and disabled residents have launched a petition against a new color scheme at their apartment building,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Uschi, on Jul 25, 2016 at 11:23 am | 41 comments | 7454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not your ordinary field trip

With paisley backpacks, Adidas sweats and baseball caps, many of the 9- and 10-year-old children visiting from China were...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Equivalent, on Jan 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 8 comments | 7453 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buildings of up to eight stories planned for East Palo Alto

With an eye on affordable housing and the city's bottom line, East Palo Alto officials on Monday night unveiled the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 26, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 40 comments | 7452 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 6, 2015 at 5:07 am | 240 comments | 7449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate: Finding a voice, head to head

From "ego-crushing moments" to state championships, high school debaters take risks and earn confidence. ==B Photos and video...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2011
Last comment by Roy, on Feb 17, 2011 at 11:38 pm | 4 comments | 7447 Views
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