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PALO ALTO ISSUES

A local view of 'mental health parity'

State Sen. Jim Beall, a Democrat from San Jose, has a stepson and a sister with mental illness. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Susan Briggs, on May 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm | 3 comments | 39070 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Jay Paul's pitch for office complex meets skepticism

With tensions running high in Palo Alto over new developments and traffic issues clogging up City Hall agendas, Jay Paul...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by paly mom, on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:51 am | 29 comments | 38851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driven to succeed: How we're depriving teens of a sense of purpose

Many Palo Alto adolescents spend their high school years in a contest for credentials, accumulating grades, scores and accolades...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 71 comments | 38649 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man charged with six felonies in sex case

A Palo Alto man who was arrested in June for allegedly raping a woman he knew at his home has been charged with six felony...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by peppered, on Jul 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 38631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 71 comments | 38586 Views

RESTAURANTS

Stanford Shopping Center announces further renovation plans

Stanford Shopping Center will enjoy a shopping spree of its own over the next two years, spending millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by DonaldT, on May 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 34 comments | 38497 Views

BOOKS

Smoking gun

"Golden Holocaust: Origins of the Cigarette Catastrophe and the Case for Abolition" by Robert N. Proctor; University of California...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2012
Last comment by Sharon, on Jul 23, 2012 at 5:47 pm | 9 comments | 38263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lydia Kou joins Palo Alto's council race

The race for the Palo Alto City Council heated up Tuesday as two more residents declared their intentions to run for a seat...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Cindy J, on Aug 26, 2014 at 10:54 pm | 45 comments | 38162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza fine to pay for historical restoration

Those who destroy history are bound to restore it. So decreed the Palo Alto City Council on Monday night as it voted to use...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Silly, on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:07 pm | 13 comments | 38019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Overload, on Aug 5, 2016 at 9:05 am | 482 comments | 38001 Views

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 | 341 comments | 37983 Views

AROUND TOWN

The art of nature

Inside his Mountain View warehouse late last month, Booker Morey was rustling through stacks and stacks of dried leaves. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
There are no comments yet. 37896 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: In city that loves to plan, Palo Alto's creates cynicism

Palo Alto's official and legally mandated Comprehensive Plan bills itself as "the primary tool for guiding future development...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 37853 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto agrees to add land to Foothills Park

After three decades of languishing in obscurity, a flat parcel near Foothills Park is about to become the newest addition...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:32 am | 23 comments | 37631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 37481 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Eichler building demolished at Edgewood Plaza

One of two historic Eichler commercial structures scheduled for renovation at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 8, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 87 comments | 37453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Shelter

They arrived en masse, wielding signs, wearing buttons and clutching letters and petitions. By the time the four members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm | 54 comments | 37192 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters knock out College Terrace fire

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that began in a back room of a house on the 2100 block of Princeton Street after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Margit, on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 7 comments | 37190 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman seriously injured in crash

A 57-year-old resident of Palo Alto is in critical condition following a head-on collision on University Avenue at Bayfront...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 10 comments | 36858 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former tech executive takes plea deal in LEGO scam

A former vice president of a Palo Alto software firm took a plea deal Monday, July 29, for one felony commercial burglary...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by headbussa, on Aug 9, 2013 at 1:34 am | 16 comments | 36148 Views
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Bonchon soft opens in Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,661 views

California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
By Douglas Moran | 27 comments | 2,425 views

Chocolate + Tahini Ice Box Pie
By Laura Stec | 0 comments | 650 views

Oh, My Aching Knees
By Max Greenberg | 3 comments | 343 views

 

Registration now open!

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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