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AROUND TOWN

President Obama asks Congress for $125M for Caltrain electrification

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by George, 15 hours ago | 8 comments | 1827 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales

Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mario, 15 hours ago | 7 comments | 1375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds support family against PAUSD in DNA-privacy case

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have filed an amicus brief in support of a former Palo Alto Unified School...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Nice actually, 17 hours ago | 34 comments | 4348 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Inside the lines

Most kids are familiar with the simple pleasures of coloring. Now, grown-ups are getting in touch with their inner children...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 1520 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches airplane-noise study

With the topic of airplane noise recently soaring toward the top of Palo Alto's priority list, the City Council moved ahead...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Luanne, 22 hours ago | 39 comments | 2681 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What plans for teens "stuck" in town Presidents weekend

Please help me with ideas for middle and high school students to do fun things for 5 day weekend. This has to be things that...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Nowhere to play, 22 hours ago | 10 comments | 343 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman gets eight years in prison for injuring child

A 30-year-old East Palo Alto woman was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison after pleading no contest to abusing...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Good, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 1341 Views

RESTAURANTS

ShopTalk: Pizza Studio, Polo Ralph Lauren close

Farewell to Pizza Studio and Polo Ralph Lauren; hello to more communal dinner options in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 7934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hidden Surveillance Camera

A lot of families install hidden surveillance cameras for security reasons. This helps the community and neighborhood. Most...

Original post made by SpyingNeighbor on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:40 am | 11 comments | 213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Expanded parking program meets resistance in Crescent Park

A proposal to expand downtown Palo Alto's permit-parking zone is proving to be a tough sell in Crescent Park, with neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by Carol, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:31 am | 13 comments | 2651 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case may hinge on technicality

The case of a Stanford University student facing charges in the death of one taxi passenger and the injury of another passenger...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by retired road dog, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 17 comments | 4196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws Park Boulevard project

After more than a year of commission reviews and design revisions, Jay Paul Company has withdrawn the application for one...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 18 comments | 4472 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto DNA-privacy case could have wide implications

An appeals case filed by a Palo Alto couple could have far-reaching impacts regarding whether personal medical information...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Penny Wise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 12 comments | 3431 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Modi earns national honor in men's gymnastics

Stanford's Akash Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week for the second time this year, as...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Ashok Modi, on Feb 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 939 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football loses top defensive coach Hart

Randy Hart, one of the nation's premier defensive line coaches and a protege of Woody Hayes, has announced his retirement....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Peter L., on Feb 10, 2016 at 4:16 pm | 2 comments | 4905 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs funding plan for transportation-tax measure

Seeking to preserve a fragile and fraying coalition of cities, Palo Alto officials on Monday night rallied behind a proposal...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 1724 Views

AROUND TOWN

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes slated for today

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) is planning a helicopter assault on winter salt-marsh mosquito in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by David, on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm | 17 comments | 5137 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford building gathers neuroscience researchers, clinicians

Stanford University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as well as its Center for Memory Disorders are among the groups...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by JHC, on Feb 10, 2016 at 9:03 am | 6 comments | 4683 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama returns to Atherton on Feb. 11

President Barack Obama is due to visit Atherton, again, on Feb. 11, to raise funds for Democrats but this time the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 10, 2016 at 2:42 am | 20 comments | 5829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss funding, models for student mental health

The Palo Alto school district is eyeing several new approaches to supporting student mental health and well-being, including...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 5 comments | 1368 Views
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