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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglary suspect caught on video in College Terrace

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who they said went on a burglary spree in the College Terrace neighborhood on Thursday...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by dtbt, 17 minutes ago | 1 comment | 521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jerry Hill helping Airlines get unfair tax break

Airlines are looking for a big tax break in California http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20150503-column.html#page=1 "It's...

Original post made by Not amused on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, 35 minutes ago | 7 comments | 184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced test

About 50 percent of the junior classes at both of Palo Alto's public high schools decided to opt out of the new Smarter Balanced...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, 1 hour ago | 47 comments | 6096 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announces run for presidency

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said this morning she is running for president in 2016, according to her Twitter...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by danielle, 1 hour ago | 20 comments | 958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slew of changes eyed for Charleston-Arastradero corridor

The Charleston-Arastradero Road corridor in Palo Alto may not be the city's most famous roadway but it is undoubtedly its...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 1 hour ago | 58 comments | 5586 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more water

Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would allow water to flow around or through...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 2 hours ago | 29 comments | 2263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, 3 hours ago | 29 comments | 734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The School District is Restricting Student Course Choices

For years, science-loving students in Palo Alto have been able to take multiple science courses sophomore year, taking both...

Original post made by Concerned Student on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Another Supporter, 3 hours ago | 41 comments | 1115 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another buck for workers

A growing movement to adopt local minimum-wage ordinances is gaining momentum on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Johnny, 3 hours ago | 25 comments | 1708 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto pitcher's no-hitter was just perfect this time

Bill Laskey had a career as a Major League Baseball pitcher that spanned 1982-88 with three teams, including two stints with...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Huh?, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A theater also rises

Passersby might have noticed the massive 26,000-square-foot building whose skeleton has emerged over the last several weeks...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 3 hours ago | 31 comments | 3364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Battle over Measure A heats up

With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Fees, 3 hours ago | 106 comments | 5803 Views

AROUND TOWN

SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg dies at 47

Dave Goldberg of Menlo Park, the CEO of Survey Monkey and the husband of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Gym User, 4 hours ago | 13 comments | 5566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: 2015 Palo Alto May Fete Children's Parade

Hundreds gathered on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto and surrounding blocks on Saturday, May 2, for the 93rd annual...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Gail, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 3593 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto softball has two top players leave team

The Palo Alto softball team will head into the final three games of the SCVAL El Camino Division season without sisters Mackenzie...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Not Surprised, 5 hours ago | 16 comments | 1229 Views

AROUND TOWN

Landowner could raze home under city historic code

Palo Alto's historic-building code sides with 94-year-old Lucille Mellish when it comes to her right to demolish her College...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Katie, 5 hours ago | 23 comments | 3321 Views

AROUND TOWN

Body cameras to become norm for PAPD

After a year of experimentation, body cameras are about to go mainstream in the Palo Alto Police Department. City Manager...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 1504 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's smoking ban may spread to apartment buildings

E-cigarettes may soon join their traditional brethren on a list of substances that are banned in Palo Alto's downtown centers,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Jane, 6 hours ago | 15 comments | 2131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Freebirds Closed

Went to go get a post school day lunch with my son at Freebirds only to find that it has already shut down....

Original post made by JIm H on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Don, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 638 Views

SPORTS

SHP's baseball dream of making CCS Open Division takes a hit

Heading into the weekend, the Sacred Heart Prep baseball team was in good shape to challenge for its first-ever berth in...

Original post made on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by Different Spin, on May 3, 2015 at 3:23 pm | 1 comment | 730 Views
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