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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge

Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by helene, 5 minutes ago | 30 comments | 2182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park residents host holiday Posada

In long robes and accompanied by an angel, modern-day versions of Mary and Joseph, parents of the yet-unborn Jesus, beseeched...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Chris, 12 minutes ago | 13 comments | 2409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns

Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 28 minutes ago | 65 comments | 3396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Phil, 37 minutes ago | 5 comments | 875 Views

SPORTS

Shooting woes lead to another loss for Cardinal women

Lili Thompson managed to score nine points as No. 7 Stanford's leading scorer in Wednesday's 54-46 loss to host Chattanooga...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Donald M., 38 minutes ago | 1 comment | 705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ming's Restaurant to close Dec. 28

The absolute last serving of Ming's famous Chinese chicken salad will be Dec. 28. That's the day that Ming's Restaurant,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by KP, 1 hour ago | 8 comments | 3257 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rash of auto burglaries hits Palo Alto

Seven vehicles were broken into and items stolen in the span of a little more than an hour in Palo Alto on Monday, Dec. 15,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, 1 hour ago | 17 comments | 6010 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New website to predict Palo Alto flooding to debut in January

A new website to predict flooding from local creeks could be available to the public as soon as late January, Len Materman,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Murphy's Law, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 845 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lighting up the season: Community celebrations spread peace and joy, from many traditions

From a musical Advent procession to the civic lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, Palo Alto celebrates the holiday season this...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Vickie, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 665 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 Chris Zaharias, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 493 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by MH, 5 hours ago | 46 comments | 4230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consultant hired to help Palo Alto with social-media updates

With Palo Alto's social-media efforts in full bloom, the City Council approved spending $160,000 on a consultant who will...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Connections, get your connections here, 5 hours ago | 33 comments | 5669 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pure poetry

Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by lindaloo, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 64 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 57 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kid-friendly holiday

Happiness researchers consistently report that people find greater satisfaction from life experiences than from receiving...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 47 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Paly student's year in Brazil

Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 172 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shady Lane is moving!

I just got an email from Shady Lane (I'm on their mailing list). They are moving to Sharon Heights. Another nail in the...

Original post made by shopper on Dec. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 72 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women fall in NCAA volleyball semifinals

The top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford women's volleyball team came up short once again, dropping a disappointing 25-16,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Bob, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sean Parker pledges $24 million to launch Stanford allergy research center

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has gifted $24 million over the next two years to establish the...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by AJ, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 1658 Views
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