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COMMUNITY MEETING Review the proposed designs for Scott Park Improvements. Tuesday, August 28th, 2012, 5-6 PM Scott Park 911 Scott Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301 The City of Palo Alto seeks the community’s input on the proposed plans. For more information, visit www.cityofpaloalto.org/depts/csd/parks/projects.asp

Meeting hosted by City of Palo Alto Public Works, (650) 496-5916

NOTICE OF A PUBLIC MEETING of the Palo Alto Planning & Transportation Commission

Please be advised the Planning and Transportation Commission (P&TC) shall conduct a public meeting at 6:00 PM, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 in the Council Chambers, Ground Floor, Civic Center, Palo Alto, California. Any interested persons may appear and be heard on these items. Staff reports for agendized items are available via the City’s main website at www.cityofpaloalto.org and also at the Planning Division Front Desk, 5th Floor, City Hall, after 2:00 PM on the Friday preceding the meeting date. Copies will be made available at the Development Center should City Hall be closed on the 9/80 Friday. NEW BUSINESS. Other Items 1.

Selection of Chair and Vice-Chair.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS. Consent 2.

Approval of Revisions to Planning & Transportation Commission Procedural Rules

NEW BUSINESS. Public Hearing: 3.

Comprehensive Plan Amendment: Review of Vision Statement, Goals, Policies and Programs of the Transportation Element.

4.

423-451 Page Mill Road: Request by Stoecker and Northway Architects for initiation of a rezoning of a 1.6 acre site from Single Family Residential (R-1) to Service Commercial (CS), and an amendment of the site’s Comprehensive Plan land use designation from Single Family Residential to Service Commercial. Environ mental Assessment: An initial study/draft Negative Declaration has been prepared for public comment from August 17, 2012 to September 17, 2012.

Other Items 5.

Topics of Discussion for Joint PTC/ARB Study Session of September 19, 2012

6.

Discussion of Preparation of Annual Report to Council for the Period, August 2011- August 2012

Questions. For any questions regarding the above items, please contact the Planning Department at (650) 329-2441. The files relating to these items are available for inspection weekdays between the hours of 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. This public meeting is televised live on Government Access Channel 26. ADA. The City of Palo Alto does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities. To request accommodations to access City facilities, services or programs, to participate at public meetings, or to learn more about the City’s compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), please contact the City’s ADA Coordinator at 650.329.2550 (voice) or by e-mailing ada@cityofpaloalto.org. *** Curtis Williams, Director of Planning and Community Environment

Pulse

A weekly compendium of vital statistics

POLICE CALLS Palo Alto Aug. 7-14 Violence related Arson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Assault w/a deadly weapon . . . . . . . . . .1 Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Domestic violence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Sex crime . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Commercial burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Identity theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3

Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Shoplifting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Vehicle related Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .6 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Misc. traffic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . . . 4 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . 11 Vehicle impound . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Alcohol or drug related Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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Menlo Park

Sharon Ekter Lipson

Aug. 7-14

Sharon Ekter Lipson passed away peacefully on August 10, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was born December 24, 1941 and grew up in Chicago, Illinois. Sharon is survived by her loving family, husband Leon, and children, daughter Laurie Richardson and her husband Monte, son Jeffrey Lipson and Tom, daughter Debbie Whitmer and her husband John, and son Peter Lipson and his wife Debbie. She was a devoted grandmother to Claire Richardson, Simeon Richardson, Micayla Whitmer, Eric Whitmer, Madera Lipson, Lucia Lipson, Catalina Lipson, and Ana Sophia Lipson. Sharon and her husband met in college, at University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, and shared a long loving marriage of nearly 50 years. They married in Chicago in 1962. By 1967, they moved to the mid-peninsula, where they built their lives and raised a family. Sharon was always by Leon’s side and was critical to his success in all aspects of their personal and professional lives. They loved to travel together. Sharon and Leon traveled far and wide through the years, many times with friends and family. An avid chef, Sharon studied with Jacques Pepin, Flo Braker, Alice Waters and other renowned chefs. She shared her skill with her children and grandchildren, imparting the importance of sharing food with family and friends. She not only watched over the family, but also made extraordinary contributions to the community. She was a compassionate, kind hearted, generous and most honorable woman. For many years, Sharon was an active and dedicated volunteer in the Jewish community. Over the past four decades, she served with the Beth Am Sisterhood. She actively participated in activities at the Palo Alto Jewish Community Center. She often ‘adopted’ newly emigrated Jewish families from abroad to help them adjust to life in the Bay Area. Most notably, she and the entire Lipson family actively participated in the Beth Am Fresser’s Havurah. That group served as an extended family in celebrating Jewish holidays and important lifecycle events. Sharon’s volunteerism extended well into the local community. She worked with Allied Arts Guild, where she helped to raise funds to support uncompensated care at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. She also participated in Peninsula Children’s Center Charter Auxiliary, where she was actively involved in their Holiday Program. Family and friends were invited to attend a celebration of Sharon’s life, which was held on Monday, August 13, 2012 at Congregation Beth Am in Los Altos Hills, CA , 26790 Arastradero Road, at 12:30 PM. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to the Congregation Beth Am Memorial Fund in Sharon’s memory. PA I D

Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Possession of drugs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Possession of paraphernalia. . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Misc. penal code violation . . . . . . . . . . .1 Missing person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Noise ordinance violation . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .2 Terrorist threat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Trespassing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Vandalism . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Warrant/other agency . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6

O B I T UA RY

Violence related Spousal abuse . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Robbery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft related Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Grand theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Petty theft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 Residential burglaries . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Vehicle related Driving w/suspended license . . . . . . . . .1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Theft from auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Vehicle accident/minor injury . . . . . . . . .4 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .6 Vehicle tow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Alcohol or drug related Drug activity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Drunk in public . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Drunken driving. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Miscellaneous Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Fire call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Info case . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Lost property . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Psychiatric hold . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .2 Violation of court order . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Warrant arrest. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Welfare check . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Atherton Aug. 7-14 Theft related Fraud . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Residential burglary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Vehicle related Abandoned auto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Hit and run . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Parking/driving violation . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 Suspicious vehicle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Vehicle accident/property damage. . . . .3 Vehicle code violation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Miscellaneous Disturbance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Fire call . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Flooding . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Found property. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Hazard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Outside assistance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Shots fired . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Suspicious circumstances . . . . . . . . . . .3 Suspicious person . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Watermain break. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

VIOLENT CRIMES Palo Alto 1500 block Arastradero Road, 8/8, 4:08 p.m.; arson. Unlisted block Park Boulevard, 8/9, 3:07 a.m.; domestic violence/battery. Unlisted block Park Boulevard, 8/9, 4:07 a.m.; domestic violence/battery. Unlisted block Embarcadero Road, 8/11, 12:58 a.m.; sex crime. 4300 block Page Mill Road, 8/12, 6:47 p.m.; assault with a deadly weapon.

Menlo Park Unlisted block Live Oak Avenue, 8/7, 9:09 p.m.; spousal abuse. 500 block Middlefield Road, 8/8, 2:19 p.m.; spousal abuse. Unlisted block Alma Street, 8/13, 10:54 a.m.; robbery.

Palo Alto Weekly 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly 08.17.2012 - Section 1  

Section 1 of the August 17, 2012 edition of the Palo Alto Weekly