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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police Chief Dennis Burns to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns, a City Hall veteran who rose through the ranks before assuming the department's top...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jeffery P, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 14 comments | 7848 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Warby Parker opens; shopping surge at Stanford

In this week's retail news: Predictions for the holiday surge at Stanford Shopping Center, and the anticipated opening of...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Dr Demento, on Dec 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 5183 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being thrown from spooked horse

A Santa Clara woman out for a horseback ride with friends in Palo Alto died on Dec. 17 after her horse threw her, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Equestrian , on Dec 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm | 15 comments | 14055 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: The play's the thing

"All the world's a stage," according to the king of theater, William Shakespeare. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has taken that...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1906 Views

AROUND TOWN

Defining moments

Protests, peace gatherings and a presidential candidate inspiring hope along the campaign trail were among the key moments...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90

A giant in the worlds of both academia and policy, Sidney Drell, emeritus professor of theoretical physics at SLAC National...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 3087 Views

SPORTS

Good things come in 3s for Pinewood girls basketball

==BI Girls' basketball == Brianna Claros says she's at her best when she stops using her brain. If that's the case, she...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Full disclosure , on Dec 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1241 Views

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 | 1719 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 | 9117 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 | 8107 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 | 3771 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 | 1090 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 | 5819 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 | 2245 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 | 1821 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 | 1684 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 | 1170 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 | 237 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 | 6273 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 | 9143 Views
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