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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to get discounts on flood insurance

Flood insurance is about to get a little cheaper for thousands of Palo Alto property owners. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/04/14/palo-alto-to-ge...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
Last comment by Orlando, on Apr 17, 2017 at 9:13 am | 3 comments | 2048 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

renting out sheds in the backyard

We have a neighbor who recently put in sheds in his backyard and is renting them out. The owner seems to think this is OK...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Marie, on Apr 16, 2017 at 11:37 pm | 17 comments | 2230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Return on Investment in a Politician

On December 12, 2016, the City Council passed an ordinance on Housing Impact Fees on a 5-3 vote that set the housing impact...

Original post made by Palo Alto Voter on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm | 6 comments | 184 Views

SPORTS

Gunn swimmers still proving they're worthy of respect

Rumors of Gunn’s swimming demise were proved to be unfounded Friday as the Gunn boys defeated Palo Alto 111-59 in a Santa...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2017
Last comment by SwimDad, on Apr 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm | 3 comments | 1156 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sustainable seating

Colorful benches made from recycled propane tanks, on loan from East Bay artist Colin Selig, were installed at the corners...

Original post made on May. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 16, 2017 at 1:19 pm | 9 comments | 2746 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Judge defers ruling on Trump sanctuary city order

Lawyers for Santa Clara County and the city of San Francisco asked a federal judge Friday to block an executive order by...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 16, 2017 at 1:13 pm | 8 comments | 1031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Billing error leaves city gas customers overcharged

About 15,000 utility customers in Palo Alto received an unwelcome surprise in their February bill: an overcharge on their...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2017
Last comment by Customer, on Apr 15, 2017 at 7:54 pm | 30 comments | 5633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Former JLS Parent, on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:42 pm | 28 comments | 253608 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Saturday Tax Day protests to march in downtown Palo Alto

Two protests against President Donald Trump's Pentagon-spending increase and refusal to release his tax returns will take...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by GrouchyOldGrump, on Apr 15, 2017 at 6:13 pm | 4 comments | 4224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Off Deadline: Can 'Motivational Interviewing' help parent-teen/family communications?

OK, raise your hands if you can remember what it's like to have been a teenager. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/04/14/off-deadline-can-mot...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Trudy Palmer, on Apr 15, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 2 comments | 1236 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Study: Earthquake damage could top $2.4 billion

If a giant earthquake were to shake up Palo Alto, it would likely devastate more than 200 buildings, cause about $2.4 billion...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Apr 15, 2017 at 4:48 pm | 10 comments | 3329 Views

BOOKS

Increasingly valuable real estate going to third parties

While most homes are bought by individuals or families, others are sold to development companies, property managers or sometimes...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1431 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton Town Council study could reduce fire services in East Palo Alto

When the non-Atherton residents of the Fire District discover that this property tax reallocation process would also mean...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Apr. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 78 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook to hold five community festivals in Menlo Park this year

Facebook plans to hold five community festivals at its Menlo Park headquarters from May through October that will be free...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by SJ, on Apr 15, 2017 at 4:12 am | 2 comments | 1913 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to bring public onboard for 'grade separation' debate

Faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities, as well as a transformed political landscape, the Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by Leslie, on Apr 14, 2017 at 11:03 pm | 109 comments | 6654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto voters approve stormwater fee increase

Palo Alto's bid to raise stormwater fees to fund 13 projects cruised to victory Wednesday, with nearly two-thirds of the...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2017
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Apr 14, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 37 comments | 2899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Adobe Creek under-crossing reopens

The City of Palo Alto has reopened the Adobe Creek under-crossing, according to the Palo Alto Public Works Department. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Apr 14, 2017 at 5:06 pm | 2 comments | 1025 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Rags' is rich with history, music

"Rags" is a good old-fashioned musical with plenty to offer modern audiences. Judging by the standing ovation on opening...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Student, on Apr 14, 2017 at 4:00 pm | 1 comment | 1207 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect charged in Palo Alto Online hacking case

A 34-year-old San Francisco man was arraigned on April 11 in federal District Court for the Sept. 17, 2015, hacking of Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Apr 14, 2017 at 12:28 pm | 12 comments | 4051 Views

RESTAURANTS

The Cool philosophy

Since Jesse Ziff Cool first opened Flea St. Cafe in Menlo Park more than 30 years ago, her first allegiance has been to the...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by The Train, on Apr 14, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 2024 Views
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2017 guide to summer camps

Looking for something for the kids to do this summer, learn something new and have fun? The 2017 Summer Camp Guide features local camps for all ages and interests.

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