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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cities challenge VTA on transportation funding

With the regional push for a transportation tax measure cruising toward November 2016, Palo Alto, Mountain View and other...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Joe Bloe, on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm | 45 comments | 5062 Views

SPORTS

Paly teams adjusting to losing both gyms to the wrecking ball

Barring any unforeseen last-minute obstacles, demolition of Palo Alto High's historic main gym will begin on Monday. Also...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Rod M. Green, on Aug 27, 2015 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 2243 Views

SPORTS

Victory for Stanford in Italian basketball opener

==BI Cardinal corner == The Stanford men's basketball team opened its six-game exhibition tour of Italy with a 75-26 victory...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 27, 2015 at 8:21 am | 4 comments | 1856 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blown away

Several days a week, Stan and Kiyomi Hutchings relax on their brick-lined backyard patio in Old Palo Alto. They enjoy reading...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Alan, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:56 pm | 82 comments | 11072 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Residents Sue City Over Park Closure

Buena Vista residents filed suit on Monday against the City of Palo Alto in Santa Clara Superior Court. The residents want...

Original post made by Joe on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by Winter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:16 pm | 10 comments | 596 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood-liaison program to begin this fall

The City of Palo Alto's planned Engagement with Neighborhoods initiative took a step forward on Tuesday night after the Policy...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by May Belle, on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:29 pm | 11 comments | 2202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Homework, grading, curriculum: Consistency in high schools

In its first meeting of the 2015-16 school year, the Palo Alto school board will tackle a 200-plus page research report that...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Community, on Aug 26, 2015 at 6:12 pm | 26 comments | 1393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who's idea was it to resurface streets on garbage day

Some bright spark didn't talk to another bright spark. All around our neighborhood, no parking signs, streets being resurfaced...

Original post made by Palo Verde on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Oh the irony, on Aug 26, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 4 comments | 480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Left Turn light San Antonio/Middlefield problems?

Was driving from Los Altos on San Antonio noontime today. Long tail back. Left turn light at Middlefield was letting 3 cars...

Original post made by San Antonio on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Outdated, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto raises minimum wage

Palo Alto will have a minimum wage of $11 an hour starting next year thanks to a law that the City Council unanimously passed...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 5827 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Infant found with fractured skull, cocaine in system

An East Palo Alto woman faces child abuse charges after she brought her 11-month-old daughter to the hospital last weekend...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2015
Last comment by EPA Residence, on Aug 26, 2015 at 11:18 am | 1 comment | 2291 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto contractor pleads no contest to theft, sentenced to jail

A Palo Alto contractor who had been accused of defrauding an Atherton homeowner pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:54 am | 3 comments | 4535 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to revive -- and revise -- contentious zoning tool

After more than a year of hibernation, Palo Alto's most controversial zoning process is preparing to roar back to life. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by imby, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:13 am | 37 comments | 4470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents demand fines for Edgewood developer

Fed up with the lack of a grocery store at Palo Alto's Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center, residents are mobilizing to put pressure...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2015
Last comment by Richard Carpenter, on Aug 26, 2015 at 12:23 am | 51 comments | 6246 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preferential treatment in school class assignments

I've noticed that class assignments at our school tend to group the children of teachers and/or those of the top PTA parents...

Original post made by Class assignments (elementary) on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Walter Hays Mom, on Aug 25, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 77 comments | 4673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to know about 'mow and blow'

When it comes to the value of using a leaf blower, opinions blow in all directions. Gardeners, landscapers and maintenance...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Reader, on Aug 25, 2015 at 9:08 pm | 8 comments | 6776 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can kids swim in Palo Alto?

Another summer brings another year our City turns away swimmers from Rinconada Pool's recreation swim program for lack of...

Original post made by Jake on Aug. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 25, 2015 at 8:28 pm | 14 comments | 703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thur 5pm. Avoid Oregon Expy at Alma.- Huge Accident

Westbound Oregon at underpass. At least 4 vehicles totaled. Huge traffic mess. Alma north and south a mess as well. Churchill...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Aug 25, 2015 at 6:36 pm | 4 comments | 419 Views

SPORTS

Quarterbacks impress at Stanford's annual open house

The quarterbacks spread the football around Saturday during Stanford's annual open practice at the Elliott Practice Field....

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by maddogsfavsnpiks, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 2809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to retain, rethink contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Joseph Baldwin, on Aug 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 2 comments | 416 Views
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