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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA considers complete bus route overhaul

In an effort to increase bus ridership and prepare for an onslaught of commuters from new BART stations in Milpitas and San...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2016
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 28 comments | 4608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District's special ed department gets new director

When Superintendent Max McGee began his new post in the Palo Alto Unified School District last fall, one of the first changes...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, on May 4, 2016 at 11:02 am | 21 comments | 10686 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District slow to publish decisions made at meetings

The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cougar alum, on May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 4407 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track guards still missing in action

Please accept my condolences for last weekend's loss of another Palo Alto teenager. In my thoughts are her grieving family...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 3282 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cruz/Fiorina

I cannot think of two other people who generate as much dislike as Ted and Carly. Forget their political positions, just...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by If_the_FBI_is_Right_We_Must_Indict, on May 4, 2016 at 12:53 am | 46 comments | 1099 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: 2015 Palo Alto May Fete Children's Parade

Hundreds gathered on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto and surrounding blocks on Saturday, May 2, for the 93rd annual...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Remembering, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | 4 comments | 7464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside executive uses telepresence robot at Sand Hill Road office

How can you be in two places at once? If you ask Geoff Rehnert of Woodside, it's easy. Now that his company has a small team...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on May 3, 2016 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 4078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt joins movement to ban new two-story homes

As Palo Alto officials prepare to rule on a contentious proposal to ban new two-story homes and additions in the Eichler...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by fwiw, on May 3, 2016 at 9:41 am | 18 comments | 3390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trash Reduction Program: One House At a Time

One House At a Time By The BrickMinders, Sixth Graders at JLS Middle School Did you know that the average American produces...

Original post made by Brickminders on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 3, 2016 at 7:31 am | 9 comments | 802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district seeks members for social-emotional learning committee

The Palo Alto school district is looking for parents, students, faculty, staff and community members to serve on a new committee...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Results, on May 2, 2016 at 8:05 pm | 15 comments | 3578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Weekly wins online 'General Excellence,' total 13 state journalism awards

The Palo Alto Weekly's staff was awarded the top prize for quality online journalism by the California Newspaper Publishers...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Alice Smith, on May 2, 2016 at 5:10 pm | 6 comments | 3003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palantir taking over downtown Palo Alto

from today's Mercury News: http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_29834056/palo-alto-palantir-is-taking-over I had no idea...

Original post made by didn't know on Apr. 30, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 2, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 32 comments | 1265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhoods call for new parking restrictions in Palo Alto

The causes are different, but the problem facing the four Palo Alto neighborhoods seeking help from the city is the same:...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ashamed of my Neighbors, on May 2, 2016 at 11:35 am | 32 comments | 3945 Views

RESTAURANTS

Locavore hot spot

Local Union 271 opened in early April in downtown Palo Alto. It's spacious, communal, loud, open long hours -- and the food...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by local foodie, on May 2, 2016 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 3246 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Andronico's drops plans to move into Edgewood Plaza

Plans for Andronico's Community Markets to open a grocery store at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center apparently fizzled at the...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Fact or Fiction, on May 2, 2016 at 7:49 am | 78 comments | 7525 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The ridiculed registry

When Palo Alto launched a business "registry" more than a year ago, the goal was to collect useful information about who...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on May 1, 2016 at 9:59 pm | 16 comments | 3559 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

If you want to vote for Trump, you can't be a registered Democrat

CA primaries for presidential voting are closed so you can only vote for the candidate in your party. Since there is no way...

Original post made by Palo Alto Moderate on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Resident , on May 1, 2016 at 2:16 pm | 1 comment | 442 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eyeing Sacramento

From the coastal communities of Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay to the sprawling campuses of Google, Facebook and Hewlett-Packard...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Top 2 runoff, on May 1, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 26 comments | 9500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail may launch first in Silicon Valley

California's high-speed rail system would make its debut in the Bay Area, with bullet trains whisking passengers between...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jessica , on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm | 37 comments | 7775 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hazmat incident closes Palo Alto Transit Center

Palo Alto's Transit Center is closed on Thursday morning due to a suspicious substance found on a bus, a Santa Clara Valley...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by No VTA Passengers, on Apr 30, 2016 at 9:10 pm | 9 comments | 1172 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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