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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In parting shot, planning commissioner slams council

For the past two years, Kate Downing has been one of Palo Alto's most passionate advocates for building more affordable housing....

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 5, 2017 at 7:05 am | 342 comments | 51593 Views

RESTAURANTS

Happy Donuts to close on Friday

It's the only place in Palo Alto were one can hang out or satisfy a 3 a.m. craving, and the Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jle, on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm | 54 comments | 51311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Uncharted territory': How 10 local school districts are tackling the transition to distance learning

Schools are shut down for at least three weeks, likely the rest of the school year. What will distance learning look like...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Alice, on May 27, 2020 at 4:47 pm | 48 comments | 51236 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man, 85, detained in North Korea

A Palo Alto man was removed from a plane and detained in North Korea, his traveling companion to the country confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 25 comments | 50591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: In search of the car-less commute

On any weekday morning, upwards of 17,000 commuters -- some in buses, others on bicycles, but the majority in cars -- stream...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:09 am | 58 comments | 50337 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math textbook adoption: Reactions to Wed. night meeting

The debate on what math textbook program Palo Alto schools should adopt continues with differing viewpoints on last night's...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous 78, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 207 comments | 50321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to unveil huge 'light sculpture' Saturday

A two-year grassroots effort led by a Palo Alto father and his two young children to bring a 35-foot-tall interactive light...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:29 am | 25 comments | 50285 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto couple presses for 'sense of urgency' in relieving academic stress

It seemed to come like a shot from nowhere. Ken and Michele Dauber, Palo Alto parents of five, called for "new leadership"...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:21 am | 167 comments | 49685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular clothing brands for middle school girls

What are the clothing brands that are most popular with middle school girls right now? I know that wearing the right clothes...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 42 comments | 49643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekend water outage raises concerns

A routine replacement of an old water meter at a Palo Alto home conducted by the Utilities Department on Friday, Nov. 15,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by parishilton, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40 am | 22 comments | 49384 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What you and your family can do to prepare for a major emergency

If you are reading this, my second column, you have already taken the first step towards becoming prepared. You have changed...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Divya, on Nov 18, 2012 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 49200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford creates new coronavirus test that produces fast results

Stanford Health Care has invented a new test for the COVID-19 disease and is using it to verify suspected cases of the illness...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jano, on Mar 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 16 comments | 49128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Commissioners kick back bike-boulevard plan

Wondering why a plan for a bike boulevard doesn't contain any data about bike trips, the Palo Alto Planning Commission kicked...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Nov 18, 2013 at 4:01 pm | 55 comments | 49110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly graduates reflect on their high school experiences

Graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools feel well prepared academically and socially for college, though more than a...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 59 comments | 49003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters

When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by What Color Are Their Helicopters?, on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 25 comments | 48796 Views

AROUND TOWN

The era of Fry's Electronics comes to an end in Palo Alto

After close to 30 years of operation, Fry's Electronics officially shut down its Palo Alto store on Friday afternoon, leaving...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Oh well..., on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:59 am | 43 comments | 48758 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Want to understand Silicon Valley?

We arrived in Palo Alto from Hamburg, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2015, with a 5-year-old daughter who was proud to master writing...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by just curious, on May 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 58 comments | 48692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contentious Maybell development wins approval

After several false starts, Palo Alto's bitter and deeply emotional debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by BP resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 80 comments | 48686 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New Documentary: The Great Global Warming Swindle

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Original post made by Snowman on Mar. 13, 2007
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 11, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 94 comments | 48578 Views

AROUND TOWN

University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sad but realistic, on Apr 21, 2014 at 9:35 am | 88 comments | 48300 Views
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