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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Measure D: No on reducing council size

Talk of reducing the size of the Palo Alto City Council from nine to seven has come and gone for decades, but has never generated...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by fish hugger, 39 minutes ago | 7 comments | 2047 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coroner releases identity of man killed on train tracks

A man who died on the train tracks in Palo Alto on Oct. 15 has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by For pete's sake, 50 minutes ago | 2 comments | 660 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children in YMCA adult locker rooms questioned

The YMCA of Silicon Valley has been allowing children 7 years old and younger to join their opposite-sex parents in the locker...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mark Dinan, 1 hour ago | 28 comments | 2474 Views

SPORTS

SHP, Menlo boys post impressive efforts in water polo

==BI Weekend prep roundup== There's a very good reason why the Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School boys are a combined 25-2...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Correction, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another 'Fiber to the Premise' resurrection for Palo Alto?

The long-discussed dream of getting true high-speed fiber-optic service for Palo Alto is looking like a real possibility....

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 1548 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Developers offer to build downtown garage

With Palo Alto in the market for a new downtown garage, developers are stepping forward with offers to build the city a parking...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 13 hours ago | 57 comments | 3637 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Re-elect Brian Schmidt to water district

With Palo Alto's water supply coming entirely from Hetch Hetchy through the San Francisco Water Department, the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2014
Last comment by MorePolls, 14 hours ago | 2 comments | 175 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michael Korn, 15 hours ago | 7 comments | 5977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to move forward with new El Camino Park fields

Four years after Palo Alto began to consider replacing the playing fields, upgrading the lights and sprucing up the pathways...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 1355 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Adams nominated for NFL Rookie of the Week

Of local note Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams from Palo Alto High is one of five nominees for the NFL's Rookie...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2014
Last comment by palo alto parent, 17 hours ago | 8 comments | 1154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen well-being collaborative seeks new direction, again

Palo Alto's broad-reaching mental health coalition formed five years ago in response to teen suicides, Project Safety Net,...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Good people, 20 hours ago | 9 comments | 2623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Loma Prieta earthquake: 25 years later

My name is My Nguyen and I am the digital editor for the Palo Alto Weekly. Today marks the 25th anniversary of the 1989 Loma...

Original post made by My Nguyen on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Joe, 21 hours ago | 9 comments | 1615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates meet for last forum

The five candidates for Palo Alto Board of Education gathered Friday afternoon at senior center Avenidas for the last scheduled...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Experienced Parent, 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 1931 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal fumbles away chance at Pac-12 football victory

Stanford had trouble running the ball and holding onto it was also problematic. The result was another Pac-12 Conference...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Holman, Scharff, DuBois, Filseth, Wolbach for City Council

We recommend the re-election of two incumbents, Karen Holman and Greg Scharff, and three newcomers, Tom DuBois, Eric Filseth...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2014
Last comment by ssharma, 23 hours ago | 37 comments | 6769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Palo Alto school chief: Arriving with 'fresh eyes and ears'

Palo Alto's new school-district superintendent says he's coming to town "with fresh eyes and ears" and the goal of creating...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by Transparency needed, 23 hours ago | 94 comments | 8458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A new home for journalism

When Esther Wojcicki arrived to lead Palo Alto High School's journalism program in 1984, she was put in a corner room in...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 23 hours ago | 13 comments | 4964 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School graduates 475

With "Pomp and Circumstance" and the gleeful tossing of mortarboards, 475 students graduated Wednesday evening from Palo...

Original post made on May. 29, 2014
Last comment by village foool, on Oct 19, 2014 at 9:25 am | 14 comments | 514 Views

AROUND TOWN

The butcher, the baker

TheatreWorks sets Steven Sondheim's 1979 musical "Sweeney Todd" in WWII London in the midst of the blitz. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2014
Last comment by Christine, on Oct 19, 2014 at 9:25 am | 1 comment | 490 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto slammed for lack of transparency on Arrillaga proposals

Palo Alto officials circumvented the public process and ignored the city's own policies about leasing of public land when...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by fire the culprit, on Oct 19, 2014 at 8:56 am | 72 comments | 6545 Views
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