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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote no on Measure D

We are against high-density rezoning in residential neighborhoods, particularly by the Planned Community process, which creates...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 116 comments | 6507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court halts cell tower at Little League park

Having failed to sway Palo Alto's boards, commissions and City Council members, opponents of a proposed cell tower at the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by connie kettendorf, on Jun 17, 2015 at 4:48 pm | 49 comments | 6506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sensory room facilitates learning for students with severe disabilities

Three special-education specialists have converted a Terman Middle School office into a "sensory room," draped with jungle-themed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sally Mickel, on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 6506 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police officer disciplined for texting photo of 'scantily clad' arrestee

A Palo Alto police officer faced disciplinary actions from the department earlier this year for texting to another officer...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 1, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 15 comments | 6505 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 6504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board balks at approving controversial Sherman Avenue development

With protests from residents mounting, the city's Architectural Review Board on Thursday deferred its expected approval of...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by James, on Jul 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 11 comments | 6497 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposed Colloquium on Driving

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Original post made by Jeff Bedolla on Aug. 4, 2006
Last comment by Jeff Bedolla, on Aug 8, 2006 at 10:57 am | 4 comments | 6497 Views

MOVIES

Stanford computer professor to win Academy Award

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Original post made on Jan. 16, 2008
Last comment by Polly, on Feb 4, 2008 at 5:47 pm | 7 comments | 6497 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Topping it off

Construction crews placed the finial atop Hoover Pavilion on Quarry Road Tuesday morning, symbolizing the near-completion...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 6 comments | 6496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pollen source - Chinese elm?

For the first time in over ten years I got severe hayfever symptoms this past weekend in Palo Alto. The symptoms tend to...

Original post made by Hayfevered on Sep. 15, 2010
Last comment by got rid of my own allergies naturally, on May 20, 2014 at 1:58 am | 17 comments | 6496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Allows Cyber-Hate at Paly & Gunn

100+ students at Paly and Gunn participated in an "I Hate x" Facebook group directed at a fellow student. And despite a...

Original post made by PA Dad on Feb. 27, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 11, 2009 at 10:17 am | 71 comments | 6492 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto slab-foundation homes at risk for gas leaks

Homes with gas lines beneath slab foundations -- commonly built in Palo Alto in the mid 1900s -- are at risk of gas leaks...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2010 at 3:04 pm | 24 comments | 6490 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto city manager retains hiring power

The authority to appoint East Palo Alto's new police chief will remain with the city manager, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 6487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Did oak trees know El Nino was on the way?

In April 2014, before El Nino was a household word and daily headline , I did a column about a massive drop of acorns prior...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Rogue Trader, on Mar 1, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 23 comments | 6486 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mother-son film team takes on auto exhaust

A Palo Alto filmmaker launched a $21,000 fund-raising drive this week for a children's video analogizing auto exhaust to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Jun 23, 2014 at 6:15 am | 34 comments | 6485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New library? Check. Free Wi-Fi? Check.

Sometimes it's hard to keep track of what actually has been completed, especially when a project drags on for months, if...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 12 comments | 6485 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford responds to sexual-assault criticisms

Close to two months after the release of a Stanford University climate survey with controversial results on campus sexual...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Stanford '78, on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:15 pm | 6 comments | 6485 Views

AROUND TOWN

Huge rebuild planned for Stanford Med Center

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Original post made by Hulkamania on Nov. 20, 2006
Last comment by Pro Stanford, on Nov 29, 2006 at 6:15 am | 23 comments | 6485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto trees dying in greater numbers

As the drought drags through its fourth year, Palo Alto's parched trees are dying in greater numbers, prompting city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:10 am | 42 comments | 6481 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Taser Task Force and the Death of Innocence

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Original post made by David Taylor on Mar. 23, 2007
Last comment by David Taylor, on Apr 8, 2007 at 2:28 am | 16 comments | 6480 Views
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