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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto nonprofit expands 61-year tradition

A holiday tradition started by Palo Alto residents for Palo Alto residents that has been making the season brighter for those...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by MH, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm | 2 comments | 2876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The best and worst trees for Palo Alto streets

Although redwoods are certainly beloved trees and Palo Alto was named after El Palo Alto, a tree at a campsite of the Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 11 comments | 1406 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey gives Stanford football fans a kind of a rush

The biggest mystery of Stanford's 41-17 nonconference football victory over Rice on Saturday night was guessing what kind...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by John, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm | 5 comments | 2262 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board election votes to be recounted

The results of this month's Palo Alto Board of Education election will be automatically recounted by the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Undue Influence?, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 5811 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior nonprofits spar over Avenidas space in Palo Alto

Just weeks after the nonprofit Avenidas secured the city's permission to significantly expand its historic facility in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by cynical, on Nov 28, 2016 at 6:58 am | 11 comments | 4373 Views

RESTAURANTS

Persian delights

At Kolbeh in Mountain View, there are enticing appetizers, delicious kabobs, delightful wraps, earthy soups, redolent salads,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:26 am | 1 comment | 1498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:44 pm | 130 comments | 11907 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:31 pm | 26 comments | 3322 Views

SPORTS

Bears start planning their return trip to the state championship

The Menlo-Atherton girls' volleyball team won its second consecutive Northern California Division I championship Saturday...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by M-A VB Parent, on Nov 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm | 1 comment | 1070 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford prepares for next chapter of campus expansion

Faced with a heavy demand for housing, evolving academic disciplines and anticipated growth in its undergraduate population,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Maybe, on Nov 27, 2016 at 3:15 pm | 29 comments | 8427 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks a new vision for Fry's site

In an area marked by rapid change, rising rents and a flood of anxiety about growth and traffic, the 15-acre campus off El...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Larry Cohn, on Nov 27, 2016 at 2:31 am | 85 comments | 10299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board votes, again, on weighted GPA

At a special meeting Monday night, the Palo Alto school board wrangled through multiple motions, amendments and an audience...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by john_alderman, on Nov 26, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 27 comments | 2277 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man one of escaped inmates still at large

A Palo Alto man is one of two inmates who escaped Wednesday night from the main jail in San Jose and are still at-large,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 26, 2016 at 10:51 am | 4 comments | 7992 Views

AROUND TOWN

Paly's Liang, six others join Stanford men's swim program

Seven talented high school student-athletes have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Cardinal men's swimming and...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2016
Last comment by Make Stanford Men's Swimming Great Again, on Nov 26, 2016 at 7:02 am | 1 comment | 1020 Views

SPORTS

Gunn boys basketball looks to retool, Palo Alto on the rise

When Gunn hired coach Brandynn Williams, the Titans' basketball team had just come off a horrific season, going 4-19 overall...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Soup, on Nov 25, 2016 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 981 Views

RESTAURANTS

Thanksgiving Out? Without Needing a Mint

Suggestions?...

Original post made by Hungry and Tired on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Hungry and Tired, on Nov 25, 2016 at 10:24 am | 4 comments | 151 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council taps the brakes on higher speed limits

Higher speed limits may boost Palo Alto's ability to conduct traffic enforcement on key roadways, but city officials indicated...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by circle of destruction, on Nov 24, 2016 at 2:35 pm | 29 comments | 2620 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In election protests, Palo Alto students urge love in the face of hate

Hundreds of Palo Alto high school and college students walked out of classes, through their campuses and in city streets...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Truth to Power, on Nov 24, 2016 at 9:27 am | 5 comments | 241 Views

SPORTS

2016 ALL-CCS DIVISION I, II GIRLS WATER POLO TEAMS

==BI All-CCS Division I, II Girls' Water Polo Awards == ==B Division II co-Players of the Year: ==Maddy Johnston* SHP 12...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by JJ Sullivan , on Nov 23, 2016 at 7:15 pm | 1 comment | 1249 Views

AROUND TOWN

Government closures, hours for Thanksgiving

Here is a list of local and regional service closures and changes for Thanksgiving. Some organizations will have special...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by juan, on Nov 23, 2016 at 11:38 am | 1 comment | 2542 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,100 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 614 views

 

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund

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