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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council race expands

Former Gunn High School teacher John Fredrich, who has made four prior bids for the Palo Alto City Council, filed a candidate...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Seelam Reddy, on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:59 pm | 21 comments | 2086 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Groundbreaking social entrepreneur Priya Haji dies

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose socially minded work included East Palo Alto's seminal drug-treatment nonprofit, Free...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by scary, on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:32 pm | 4 comments | 7525 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

St. Patrick's finance director accused of stealing $202,000

Jennifer Margret Morris, the 57-year-old finance director for St. Patrick's Seminary and University in Menlo Park, has been...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Specially4you, on Jul 18, 2014 at 4:19 pm | 13 comments | 2307 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Charges dropped in East Palo Alto drive-by shooting

Charges against a 24-year-old East Palo Alto resident accused of participating in a drive-by shooting have been dropped after...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Jul 18, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 1290 Views

SPORTS

It's all in the family when it comes to this NCAA title streak

The next NCAA championship won by a Stanford team will mark the 39th straight year that the Cardinal has won at least one...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has history of architectural diversity

Santa Barbara has its Spanish villas and San Francisco has its postcard-perfect Victorians, but Palo Alto's architecture...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Architecture Lover, on Jul 18, 2014 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 124 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Sex Tape'

There's a sequence early on in "Sex Tape" during which the married couple played by Cameron Diaz and Jason Segel try repeatedly...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 18, 2014 at 10:20 am | 1 comment | 699 Views

AROUND TOWN

The people behind the puppets

TheatreWorks' "The Great Pretender" brings audiences behind the scenes at a long-running children's television show (think...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Long time theatre lover, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 792 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feature story: A measure of his heart

Lawrence Viariseo has survived falling off a 100-foot cliff and breaking his back, paralysis from the waist down and bladder...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2012
Last comment by Little Sister, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:30 am | 11 comments | 1580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:26 am | 85 comments | 8990 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by citizen, on Jul 18, 2014 at 1:04 am | 40 comments | 3372 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On the front line

A babushka with a rubber stamp can be scarier than a masked man with a gun, says reporter Noah Sneider, who's had to negotiate...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jul 17, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 4122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Angeles ruling could jeopardize Palo Alto vehicle-dwelling law

The U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled against a Los Angeles vehicle-habitation law similar to Palo Alto's, saying...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 87 comments | 5616 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 Wowee, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:38 pm | 69 comments | 4424 Views

SPORTS

Stanford QB Hogan on watch list for the O'Brien award

Stanford senior quarterback Kevin Hogan is among 39 of the nation's best players named to the 2014 Davey O'Brien National...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 1 comment | 253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car avoids deer, sparks fire in Palo Alto hills

A fire in the Palo Alto hills burned 1.5 acres on Friday afternoon after a car swerved to avoid a deer, hit a ditch and caught...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Brian, on Jul 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm | 21 comments | 4864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ten local chefs to share tips at Menlo Park street fair

Ten local chefs will offer cooking tips at the 28th annual Connoisseur's Marketplace, the downtown street festival in Menlo...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 801 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around California Avenue: Here comes construction

Palo Alto's effort to encourage more development near California Avenue is already bearing fruit. Here are some of the new...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jul 17, 2014 at 10:04 am | 2 comments | 961 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water-conscious landscaping

Catherine Perman could only describe her lawn as "ugly," a dry yard full of dying shrubs. After trying a long time to keep...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:18 am | 19 comments | 1366 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks consultant for traffic-reduction programs

Palo Alto is preparing to solicit proposals this month for a consultant who would help the city form a Transportation Management...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 17, 2014 at 9:16 am | 45 comments | 4188 Views
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