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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates face off in first debate

Enrollment, budget, mental health, innovation -- the five candidates vying for three seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by Low Academic Performance in Special Education , on Sep 26, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 12 comments | 4983 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores two paths toward higher minimum wage

The goal is clear and undisputed: enacting a minimum wage of $15 per hour. But as Palo Alto officials prepare to plot on...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:59 am | 22 comments | 2719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who are the true residentialist candidates?

Please someone clarify to me who are the true residentialist candidates. I don't want to vote for the PAF candidates, or...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 26, 2016 at 10:40 am | 13 comments | 369 Views

MOVIES

Citizen four at the Guild.

The Palo Alto Online review of "Citizenfour" http://www.paloaltoonline.com/movies/reviews/Citizenfour?review_id=2958 Director...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by J. Adams, on Sep 26, 2016 at 7:42 am | 4 comments | 1115 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Proposal to expand public access to Peninsula watershed draws opposition

A proposal to further open to the public a large tract of Peninsula open space controlled by the San Francisco Public Utilities...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Stan, on Sep 25, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 6 comments | 1514 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local chess club puts Bay Area on national map

The tension in the room is high, and not a move is being made. Players sit across from each other, their brows furrowed as...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by William Lee, on Sep 25, 2016 at 4:05 pm | 8 comments | 11510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

For easing traffic jams, Palo Alto pins hopes on nonprofit

As Palo Alto looks ahead toward adopting a new long-term vision for transportation, officials are increasingly leaning on...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 31 comments | 3299 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alert issued for Sunday

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for today in the Bay Area as heat, light winds and automobile exhaust combine for an...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:37 pm | 1 comment | 748 Views

SPORTS

Defense holds until offense rallies for comeback victory

After failing to find the end zone in the first 59:30, No. 7 Stanford football struck for two touchdowns over the final 24...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2016
Last comment by john, on Sep 25, 2016 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 25, 2016 at 10:34 am | 64 comments | 15203 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeble & Shuchat to close in October

Facing a changing industry and declining profits, one of the Bay Area's last major brick-and-mortar camera stores, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2016 at 1:46 am | 100 comments | 27096 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How to Buy your Way into the Best Private Colleges

Interesting article and discussion here: http://www.financialsamurai.com/how-much-does-it-cost-to-buy-your-kids-way-into-the-best-private-universities/...

Original post made by not surprised on Sep. 24, 2016
Last comment by dumb, on Sep 24, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 4 comments | 219 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA looking for feedback from commuters on Highway 280 corridor

Frequent commuters on Interstate Highway 280 from Palo Alto to San Jose can provide feedback on how to improve conditions...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2016 at 5:15 pm | 11 comments | 1277 Views

BOOKS

Bike Connection wins Palo Alto Little League city tourney title

==BI Of local note== Palo Alto Little League wrapped up its regular season in baseball with its annual City Tournament that...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Bob Gunderson, on Sep 24, 2016 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 1646 Views

AROUND TOWN

Explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am

Does anyone know the source of explosion sound tonght at 2:20 am?...

Original post made by Midtown resident on Jul. 17, 2016
Last comment by Near Cal Ave, on Sep 23, 2016 at 8:44 pm | 7 comments | 471 Views

BOOKS

More 'Easy' detective work

Life rarely goes smoothly for Ezekial "Easy" Rawlins. Chaos, racism and tragedy are part of the package of being a fictional...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 59 Views

BOOKS

Sales at a glance: Homes sell for $600,000 to $8.5 million

Palo Alto area real estate recently sold for between $600,000 and $8.5 million, according to this week's column. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1249 Views

BOOKS

Summer baseball options differ without Legion this season

Summer baseball for the high school boys, and older, on the Peninsula took a serious hit when American Legion Baseball's...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1203 Views

BOOKS

PHOTOS: A night to remember

Teen girls staying at Ronald McDonald House at Stanford got the full beauty treatment before attending the Lucile Packard...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1282 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley winemaker

Len Lehmann, owner and winemaker of Portola Vineyards, takes pleasure in recounting how, once upon a time, Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 23, 2016 at 6:46 pm | 3 comments | 1782 Views
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