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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner judge launches anti-recall campaign

Just days before Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is set to be reassigned from criminal cases and before former Stanford...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, 39 minutes ago | 23 comments | 2921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Wondering, 1 hour ago | 43 comments | 11280 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals open up about housing struggles

A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Observer, 2 hours ago | 22 comments | 1685 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local Gold Star mom speaks out against Trump comments

Hearing Khizr Khan speak movingly at last week's Democratic National Convention about his son, who was killed by a suicide...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Reprehensible, 2 hours ago | 22 comments | 3685 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

BART launching perks program with cash rewards

Bay Area Rapid Transit is launching a program offering cash rewards for riders who commute to work outside of the busiest...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 723 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore new policies for long-term growth

When it comes to growth, Palo Alto's elected leaders have plenty of divergent opinions, with some calling for the city to...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Vote the bums out, 3 hours ago | 42 comments | 3430 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chronicling the dirty side of 'Techville'

The pioneering work of Silicon Valley on microprocessors, computers and circuits may have bestowed the region with abundant...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Ghost in the Machine, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 1199 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Free Market Anyone? , 3 hours ago | 26 comments | 5956 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nextgen rollout, 8 hours ago | 30 comments | 4494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Age-discrimination lawsuit filed against HP

Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Hewlett-Packard companies for age discrimination,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Reday, 9 hours ago | 15 comments | 5291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval

Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by TP, 14 hours ago | 4 comments | 1617 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bill inspired by Brock Turner victim heads to governor’s desk

Legislation proposed by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in the wake of controversy over the six-month sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by BillyBob, 19 hours ago | 7 comments | 3884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Jeff, 20 hours ago | 74 comments | 12065 Views

SPORTS

A career in sports journalism in the rearview mirror

Keith Peters says goodbye after 49 years of sports reporting on the Peninsula. Read the full column here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/06/10/off-deadline...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Cubberley HS '64, on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 11 comments | 3430 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 4974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by k, on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:32 pm | 108 comments | 5939 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football to bid adieu to special staff member

Robert Mitchell will be attending his final game on the Stanford sideline. Mitchell has been a fixture around the football...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Kern, on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm | 1 comment | 1402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Gardner experience, on Aug 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 24 comments | 6622 Views

SPORTS

SH Prep girls beat Menlo, place ninth at SpikeFest I

The Sacred Heart Prep girls volleyball team won the Bronze Division championship at the Milpitas/Independence Spikefest I...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Vball fan, on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 644 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by DOUG, on Aug 30, 2016 at 9:53 am | 7 comments | 3884 Views
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
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Opus One
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