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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ecumenical Hunger Program seeks gifts for teens

With only days left in the Ecumenical Hunger Program's holiday distribution of food and gifts, the organization is low on...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by giving, on Dec 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 1710 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State commission: No evidence of judicial bias in Brock Turner sentencing

Embattled Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who has been widely criticized for his sentencing of former...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Srsly?, on Dec 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm | 11 comments | 9086 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Whooping cough hits some Palo Alto schools

Cases of whooping cough are affecting some Palo Alto middle and high school students, prompting school officials to send...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by Not Again!, on Dec 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 19 comments | 8083 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Unity rally this weekend in Palo Alto

The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center is organizing a rally for this Sunday, Dec. 18, in Palo Alto to emphasize unity the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:56 am | 10 comments | 3765 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey to skip Sun Bowl and train for the NFL draft

Christian McCaffrey will not play in the Sun Bowl, the junior running back announced Monday. McCaffrey will direct his focus...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Lovethegame, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:26 am | 13 comments | 1081 Views

AROUND TOWN

New rules target water pumping

Palo Alto residents have deep concerns about what's happening above the city's shallow aquifer -- namely, the millions of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Foundation Engineer, on Dec 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 24 comments | 5808 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

MTC partners with Waze to ease Bay Area traffic

The agency responsible for helping plan and finance the Bay Area's transportation systems is teaming up with a tech company...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Oy, Weh ist Mir!, on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 11 comments | 2228 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto man arrested for possession of stolen property

An East Palo Alto man who was arrested by Menlo Park police on Dec. 18 was found with stolen property from a theft that occurred...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Gethin, on Dec 20, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 1809 Views

SPORTS

M-A football coach reflects on grand season and the future

Back home on Sunday from a trip to Lancaster in which his Menlo-Atherton football team fell short in its bid for a state...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Vlae Kershner, on Dec 19, 2016 at 8:19 pm | 1 comment | 1673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$221 million in financing secured for East Palo Alto affordable housing

East Palo Alto's largest owner of low-income housing has secured a $220,843,000 Freddie Mac loan for affordable housing,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2016
Last comment by Not News?, on Dec 19, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 1 comment | 1161 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Life Trajectories

2004 to 2014 GUNN AND PALY GRADUATES!! I’m a sophomore at Gunn High School and am conducting a self lead research project...

Original post made by Meghna Singh on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Teacher, on Dec 19, 2016 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 235 Views

AROUND TOWN

Women's shelter to open again in College Terrace

After a two-year hiatus, the Heart and Home Collaborative will again open its temporary shelter for homeless women at University...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy, on Dec 19, 2016 at 11:32 am | 4 comments | 6255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds direct school district to address violations

In a much-anticipated conclusion to a federal investigation into how the Palo Alto school district has responded to cases...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by The retaliation from et al was worse, on Dec 19, 2016 at 10:06 am | 21 comments | 9120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto firms up rules for pumping groundwater

Responding to a rising tide of citizen concerns, Palo Alto officials on Monday took aim at the controversial practice of...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by ACR, on Dec 18, 2016 at 4:27 pm | 57 comments | 6819 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rats -- The first step in solving a problem is admitting you have one.

We have a lot of healthy trees and shrubbery in our yard and have (mostly) enjoyed the company of the various squirrels in...

Original post made by Retired Engineer on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by garbage bin lids?, on Dec 18, 2016 at 12:43 pm | 11 comments | 383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to snuff out smoke in apartments

Palo Alto struck another blow against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council decreed that every apartment building...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Jane, on Dec 17, 2016 at 8:28 pm | 18 comments | 4336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program coming to Evergreen Park

Residents of Evergreen Park are about to get some relief from the deluge of commuter vehicles that arrive en masse every...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by be positive, on Dec 17, 2016 at 12:41 pm | 22 comments | 3701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Freeze warning issued for much of Bay Area

A freeze warning was issued for much of the Bay Area for this weekend, National Weather Service officials said Friday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Dec 17, 2016 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 1607 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton football one of the last teams standing

Menlo-Atherton is ready to play the most significant football game in school history: a 6 p.m. game Saturday at Antelope...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by MA, on Dec 17, 2016 at 10:17 am | 1 comment | 3907 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carols for a cause

On Sunday, Dec. 18, Palo Altan Jeff Barnett will be taking the stage at First Congregational Church in Palo Alto with his...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by John Robinson, on Dec 17, 2016 at 9:47 am | 3 comments | 2040 Views
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