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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district responds to teen's death

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Misha, 1 minutes ago | 71 comments | 49974 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers legal options against Caltrain

Weeks after learning about Caltrain's plan to seek an exemption from California's environmental law for its proposed electrification...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by resident, 31 minutes ago | 22 comments | 1835 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Graduate, 38 minutes ago | 9 comments | 256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 47 minutes ago | 71 comments | 4316 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by lunarrays, 49 minutes ago | 16 comments | 12877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property

Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, 59 minutes ago | 74 comments | 85437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City still struggling to find site for new police station

Palo Alto's long search for a place where it can build a new police building remains hampered by a shortage of options, though...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Mike, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 730 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors offer aid in preserving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed today to the Board of Supervisors to use $8 million from its affordable...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 1 hour ago | 59 comments | 6081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 3541 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speedy bus service planned for El Camino

While Caltrain dreams of electrification and California's high-speed rail project slogs through its design process, Santa...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Eugene B., 1 hour ago | 23 comments | 3795 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Ding Dong, 2 hours ago | 51 comments | 4593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 3 hours ago | 32 comments | 5279 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 _Parent, 15 hours ago | 478 comments | 11225 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, 15 hours ago | 5 comments | 1720 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto

Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by PA North, on Jan 25, 2015 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 3864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 283 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Protest on San Mateo Bridge caused crashes, CHP says

A regional division chief of the California Highway Patrol responded to at least four collisions resulting from protesters'...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 31 comments | 2934 Views

SPORTS

Roberson helps Stanford women rally to hoops win

Briana Roberson earned her first start and played like she wanted to stay there, scoring a career-high 21 points as the 11th-ranked...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Chatham Forbes, on Jan 24, 2015 at 7:19 pm | 1 comment | 1097 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plans for new bike boulevards surge ahead in Palo Alto

Once a novelty, bike boulevards are about to become a common sight in Palo Alto, with the city embarking on more than 20...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Two wheels good, four wheels bad, on Jan 24, 2015 at 5:11 pm | 59 comments | 5372 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 2375 Views
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