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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

At least 6 police cars racing down Middlefield tonight

Around 9:30pm tonight, I was driving down Middlefield, and in the space of about five minutes, at least 6 police cars raced...

Original post made by What happened? on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 22, 2014 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Getting a pulse' on Palo Alto teens

Nearly 200 Palo Alto teens ponder the question "What's it like to be you?" in a narrated art exhibit that's opening Friday...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Betty, on Mar 22, 2014 at 10:01 am | 3 comments | 2227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves new deal with largest union

The Palo Alto City Council swiftly and unanimously approved on Monday night a new contract with the city's largest labor...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Oh well, on Mar 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 23 comments | 1925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board huddles in closed session on superintendent search

Palo Alto school board members briefly huddled with search consultants behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss possible...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by THIS time, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 1243 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Gloria'

Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by twasil, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 781 Views

AROUND TOWN

Making a new downtown

On Aug. 19, 1904, a grocer named Frank Backus joined dozens of merchants and fellow Mayfield residents in asking the Board...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 30 comments | 4995 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drought affects wildlife on first day of spring

The sunny, warm weather may be a pleasure for humans, but it is showing signs of negatively impacting local wildlife, a Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by HowToHelpCreatures, on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm | 4 comments | 2664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Business for Education Excellence - great source of data on PA schools

The California Business for Education Excellence is a great source of data on PA schools. www.cbee.org/ This is a...

Original post made by Marie on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by They make a disaster, on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Baylands boardwalk is closed

Saw this on the "Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PAbaylands The boardwalk...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by WilliamR, on Mar 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm | 16 comments | 1234 Views

SPORTS

Menlo wins first showdown with SHP in new league

==BI Wednesday's prep baseball== In recent years, Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School meeting in baseball usually meant only...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Phil Kelly, on Mar 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 1 comment | 718 Views

AROUND TOWN

University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm | 87 comments | 10402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Box Tops for Education"

Do any of the schools or other organizations in the community collect the little "Box Tops for Education" coupons that so...

Original post made by WilliamR on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Incident Wednesday, March 12, on Maybell Avenue

For any readers who might have noticed some police activity Wednesday evening near Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real, here's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Actually, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 10 comments | 605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bicyclists praise city's bold traffic-calming push

Dozens of Palo Alto bicyclists cheered Monday night as the city approved more than $2 million in design contracts for 17...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yep Tickets, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:10 am | 43 comments | 3042 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure H, East Palo Alto rent ordinance, passes

East Palo Alto's rent stabilization and eviction ordinance, Measure H, was approved in Tuesday's election by a wide margin,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by musical, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:56 am | 7 comments | 1583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto breaks ground on California Avenue

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd will join other council members, local residents and dignitaries Monday afternoon in celebrating...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Forest, on Mar 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm | 21 comments | 3146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City charts new path toward updating Comprehensive Plan

After a meandering eight-year slog, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday night to bring a fresh approach to upgrading the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm | 5 comments | 1813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OCR finds retaliation by San Carlos schools from IEP meeting recording

A Daily News article reported yesterday that the OCR found retaliation by the San Carlos School District in a case based...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jumping the shark, on Mar 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 60 comments | 1273 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two-lane bridge option back on the table for Newell

A fifth option for replacing the Newell Road bridge, previously scrapped by the City of Palo Alto and announced at a Feb....

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 54 comments | 2044 Views

AROUND TOWN

New grocer revealed for College Terrace Centre

A lease approved by Palo Alto officials for a new family market at the College Terrace Centre on El Camino Real shows that...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 40 comments | 4130 Views
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Gourmet hot dogs, sausage food truck coming to the Peninsula
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College applications: round three
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Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
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PAUSD Leadership Challenges
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