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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates answer 20 questions

A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by parent of 2, 20 minutes ago | 20 comments | 2166 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police advise how to identify real or fake cops

The Palo Alto Police Department has issued an advisory for how residents can distinguish a real police officer from an impersonator...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by KarmicToad, 49 minutes ago | 6 comments | 1803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Claudia, 52 minutes ago | 29 comments | 2369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles

Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 1771 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence

When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 48 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Digital First Media to consider sale of company, local newspapers

Digital First Media, the media company that owns the San Jose Mercury News and The Daily News, announced Friday that it has...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by D.C. Mitchell, 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 685 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fake cop with gun stops youth in Palo Alto

A high school student was pulled over by a police impersonator who displayed either a stun gun or a handgun on Greer Road...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Dad, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 2290 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High community marks school's half-century

Gunn High School celebrated its 50th birthday this weekend, with events ranging from a BBQ to a field day. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Alphonso, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 161 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to Palo Alto Online

Over the past few days a few unannounced changes have occurred here. The narrowing of the body of the text with advertising...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Clarity, 3 hours ago | 21 comments | 571 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man who fought Palo Alto cops charged with San Jose murder

A 34-year-old man who was arrested in February after a violent altercation with Palo Alto officers has been charged with...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by kimberlee, 4 hours ago | 8 comments | 2376 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two shootings, one man killed in East Palo Alto

A man was killed in one of two shootings in East Palo Alto Saturday, Sept. 13, a police spokesman said. Read the full story...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Rolling Eyes, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown residents, workers near consensus on parking

It took decades of dreaming, years of complaining and months of painstaking negotiations, but a residential parking-permit...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by long time resident, 6 hours ago | 36 comments | 2959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An "iconnic" bridge

In response to an editorial of the same name, and to provide the perspective of a South Palo Altan who has already waited...

Original post made by Grace Pariante on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow Knows......., 7 hours ago | 4 comments | 135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate: School board candidates question one other

One portion of Thursday's debate featured questions from the candidates to each other. The questions and brief summaries...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Parent too, 8 hours ago | 11 comments | 1318 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feds indict pair for mortgage fraud

A local mortgage broker has been indicted and faces 760 years in federal prison for defrauding banks in a loan scheme that...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by WhetherMan, 8 hours ago | 8 comments | 2359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools score high in Newsweek rankings

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rated better than 99.7 percent of U.S. public high schools in Newsweek Magazine's "America's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by My Take, 8 hours ago | 32 comments | 4665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An 'iconic' bridge?

We are delighted to see the city moving forward with plans for a new pedestrian and bike bridge across 101, but we would...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bob, 21 hours ago | 32 comments | 2046 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teams compete in national engineering contest

Two teams from Gunn High School brainstormed on green technologies and efficient transportation to place in the top 10 in...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by palo alto resident, 21 hours ago | 5 comments | 1757 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"A" for the Palo Alto Police Department; "F" for our abysmal mental health system

My 37 year old son has suffered from severe mental illness for almost 15 years now. Like many others who have similar diagnoses,...

Original post made by John Jacobs on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by John Jacobs, 23 hours ago | 10 comments | 473 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's own gelataio

There's something different about Gelataio, Palo Alto's newest gelato shop and the first retailer to open at brand-new development...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 2133 Views
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