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AROUND TOWN

Traffic mess gridlocks Palo Alto for hours

A big rig breakdown on the Dumbarton Bridge caused a traffic backup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park that lasted for hours on...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by We ARE the traffic., on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 23 comments | 1441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast

Nature appears to finally be kicking open the storm door, with winter storms expected to begin on Wednesday and to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 2300 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Park safe?

Given the horrific fire and loss of life in Oakland, is the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park safe? I believe we've heard for...

Original post made by Barron Park Dad on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Family, on Dec 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 118 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto girl, 2, died of blunt-force trauma

A 2-year-old East Palo Alto girl died of blunt-force trauma and her mother's boyfriend now faces murder charges in her death,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Novelera, on Dec 6, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 7575 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 7 comments | 1287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Visa to open new campus in Palo Alto

Credit card company Visa Inc. plans to open a new facility in Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District in November,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2016
Last comment by Zee Kay, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 11731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Idea, on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 18 comments | 5679 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas scores victory in expansion bid

As Palo Alto's senior population continues to grow, the city's premier senior-services provider is preparing to do the same...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by CNY, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2095 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grant aims to boost Valley's traffic-reduction efforts

An effort by Palo Alto and neighboring cities to get drivers to instead use trains, buses and other modes of transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by History Buff, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 25 comments | 2507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Thanks, FB, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 7 comments | 5641 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council ratchets up pressure on Edgewood Plaza developer

First, they lost their neighborhood grocery store. Then, their patience. Now, residents near Edgewood Plaza are hoping that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Big Time Crooks, on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 48 comments | 23601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mentoring nonprofit seeks to support high schoolers

Stanford University sophomore Akshay Dinakar recently launched Covalence, a budding nonprofit that pairs Asian college-student...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Strange, on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm | 11 comments | 1384 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

TCE joins list of known carcinogens

The prevalent groundwater toxin around Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park and Mountain View's northern region received new...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2016
Last comment by Brent Han, on Dec 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 17 comments | 4231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple store

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the Palo Alto Apple Store in downtown early Sunday morning by...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:28 pm | 4 comments | 645 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Page Mill bike-safety fixes speed ahead

A highly dangerous section of Page Mill Road near Interstate 280 for bicyclists will hopefully become safer under a plan...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by FixPageMill, on Dec 4, 2016 at 11:43 am | 14 comments | 5459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Thank you, on Dec 4, 2016 at 9:03 am | 41 comments | 10667 Views

AROUND TOWN

Captured Palo Alto inmate appears in court

The Palo Alto inmate who broke out from Santa Clara County Main Jail in San Jose the night before Thanksgiving and stayed...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
There are no comments yet. 520 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen & Parents Counseling

This is a cry for help! I urgently need a recommendation of an excellent counselor for families of teens. Problem is not...

Original post made by Downtown Mom on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Teresa, on Dec 3, 2016 at 7:03 am | 19 comments | 7467 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police manhunt underway

East Palo Alto and Palo Alto police are currently searching for a man they chased and who then ditched a vehicle near the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by My Ton, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:17 pm | 4 comments | 3216 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission considers new form of affordable housing

Palo Alto's big housing crisis could be eased by a small, new form of affordable housing: a converted bedroom with a kitchenette...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 2, 2016 at 10:00 pm | 31 comments | 5749 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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Sing and celebrate
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