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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Town Square and Registered Users

When TS started the idea of closing a certain thread to all but registered users, the reason given was that it would make...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 27 comments | 1023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: The Nest comes to Palo Alto

The Nest boutique hotel comes to Palo Alto's El Camino Real, bringing the tally to four new hotels in the region this year. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm | 6 comments | 6423 Views

SPORTS

October 6 has proven to be a memorable day for Stanford

A first down is 10 yards. A touchdown is six points. Put those two numbers together on a calendar -- as in October 6, or...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by John, on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 2647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD committee recommends more traffic in Barron Park

I just heard about a special school board meeting tonight where a committee is apparently recommending moving all Los Altos...

Original post made by Barron Parker on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Please try harder, on Oct 6, 2015 at 10:37 am | 41 comments | 1255 Views

AROUND TOWN

Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:41 am | 9 comments | 39838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:39 am | 13 comments | 203267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is Comcast really the only internet option in this town?

Hi - I currently have Comcast/Xfinity and its fine (fast, good service) but I was wondering about cheaper internet/tv/phone...

Original post made by Midtowner on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:19 am | 6 comments | 737 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's popular muralist Greg Brown dies

Greg Brown, a Palo Alto muralist whose elaborate, realistic and often whimsical depictions of crooks, aliens, cunning animals...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sandro Lane, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:11 am | 45 comments | 15699 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story hotel proposed for El Camino Real

A proposal to demolish a two-story motel on El Camino Real and replace it with a 50-foot-tall hotel elicited early skepticism...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:43 am | 15 comments | 7339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How do I get my deposit back from Landlord? He's 45 days

I sure would love some helpful feedback. I rented a house for nearly three years. Gave my notice (with more than 60 days...

Original post made by single mom, reliable tenant in distress on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by single mom, reliable tenant in distress, on Oct 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm | 9 comments | 681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @tension, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 46 comments | 6656 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merchants set Meet The Street event

Call it a block party that the whole city is invited to attend. Palo Alto will kick off its inaugural Meet The Street event...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Carol Gilbert, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 5441 Views

BOOKS

High school students make coding skills multiply

Coding isn't as hard as it sounds, but it might not be accessible to many teens. That was the idea that inspired Nikhil Cheerla...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Korny Korn Shell, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 3990 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing fear with faith

Palo Alto bicyclist and runner George Pierce doesn't remember anything about the collision with a truck that almost killed...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Mmmm, well..., on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments | 3585 Views

RESTAURANTS

Recommend a good year round CSA?

I'd like to sign up for a year round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Pick up anywhere in Palo Alto or Menlo Park is...

Original post made by Organiclaws on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Eric Munro, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 6350 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

One-third of Stanford women experience sexual misconduct, survey finds

Nearly one-third of undergraduate women at Stanford University reported in a new campus climate survey that they experienced...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Strange Comments, on Oct 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm | 13 comments | 7407 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to expand 'drought-free' water supply

As California's water woes continue to stress local trees and inflate water rates, Palo Alto officials are preparing to move...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by SF Mann, on Oct 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 15 comments | 6479 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reaching for service, adventure with an encore career

Through their busy years of child-rearing and careers in Silicon Valley, Rick and Wendy Walleigh of Los Altos nurtured a...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 4, 2015 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 3673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With El Nino looming, residents question timing of bridge replacement

With a whopper of an El Nino predicted for this winter, residents at a meeting on Thursday night told officials they want...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:42 am | 116 comments | 8027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 7323 Views
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