Palo Alto Weekly
From Big to Boutique
Front page story.
Palo Alto gyms are part of a national trend: fitness centers that forgo the large warehouses with rows and rows of sometimes-daunting exercise equipment for the focused fitness regimens and personalized appeal of "boutique gyms."
Tinkering with Google Glass to expand wearable tech
From golfing to facial recognition, inventors experiment with new technology Online and print (page 8)
"Palo Alto developers like those at Mercedes-Benz Research and Development have begun tinkering, hacking and inventing with the device to expand the world of wearable technologies. The Bay Area Glass-buzz has convinced Mos that even if Glass is not the next big thing, wearable technology as a whole will indeed take off."
Where journalists are born
Newsroom By The Bay finds ways to enhance and balance digital screen time
"It would be terrible to box kids out from the technology that will be their ticket to the future. What a crazy idea. We have to teach them how to use those tools well."
Play rooms in the sky
"To me, it was really an effort to relive my childhood memories," she said. "It's a little place that is your own. ... It almost doesn't matter how comfortable it is. It's your little space."
Community members solve community problems, one conversation at a time
"Civic innovation and tech is not the next Angry Birds or car-sharing platform. It is the emergency responder finding you when you're in trouble, understanding crime in places where your family lives and shops, finding housing and jobs and communicating with your representatives. It's not to turn the next buck but to efficiently use taxpayer dollars for public good."
Not what you expect at Palo Alto's Hackathon
Palo Alto's largest planned community proposal
Planning commission considers scope of Environmental Impact Report for proposed office development
"I wish I could be prouder. We're pitting residents against residents. We're pitting home owners against business owners."
After a decade of controversy, customers eagerly welcome the gourmet grocery store
Finally, the grocery store they need
On the opening day of the gourmet grocery store Fresh Market in the renovated Edgewood Plaza, there was one word on people's minds: "Finally."
After a year of watching construction and seven years after the old Albertsons closed, Karen Snow said she nearly cried walking into the store on Wednesday morning.
A quiet neighborhood with a split personality
"This is a country-like atmosphere. Not much going on. Not much happening. And we like it that way."
Artists share their stories before displaying work at the Palo Alto Clay & Glass Festival
That was kind of my start. I took that first class and I knew. I guess the way to describe it is that I've always gotten straight A's but never felt like anything was a natural thing for me.
The story behind the glass
Palo Alto Buddhist temple to host Obon Festival
"It gives us an opportunity to self-reflect. The way you learn about your religion is applying to your everyday life."
Who will be the next Silicon Valley spelling champion?
Community leaders to compete in spelling bee
A ticket to the Reading Partners Silicon Valley Celebrity Spelling Bee will give the public a chance to watch local figures like retired San Francisco 49er Harris Barton and LinkedIn CFO Steve Sordello battle each other to be the literacy champion.