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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mark Hurd resurrected

Mark Hurd, who was infamously fired as CEO of HP after a sex scandal seems to have resurrected himself. Larry Ellison announced...

Original post made by marky mark on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Happy Wife, on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn grad takes a hard look at football in latest book

Gunn High School English teacher Tim Farrell had a way with words that resonated with Steve Almond, one of his students in...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 18, 2014 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes new rules for retrofitting buildings

With earthquakes topping the list of looming threats in Palo Alto, city officials indicated this week that they plan to upgrade...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 18, 2014 at 10:15 am | 1 comment | 1423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board candidates seek to differentiate themselves

While seeming to find common ground on many of the key issues facing the Palo Alto school district, the five candidates for...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Those 183 Votes, on Sep 18, 2014 at 9:44 am | 22 comments | 3917 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fair housing veteran to helm East Palo Alto rent control program

A longtime advocate for fair housing in East Palo Alto has been picked as the city's new rent-control administrator, staff...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 4 comments | 1399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford professor wins MacArthur 'genius grant'

A Stanford professor who conducts research on race and inequality is among the 21 winners of the 2014 MacArthur Foundation's...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:03 pm | 4 comments | 1501 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto city manager retains hiring power

The authority to appoint East Palo Alto's new police chief will remain with the city manager, the City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 1177 Views

AROUND TOWN

how does bicycle "3 Feet For Safety" law work?

California's "3 Feet For Safety" law that requires car drivers to pass bicyclists by a minimum of 3 feet goes into effect...

Original post made by parent on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 17, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 5 comments | 254 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to launch new shuttles

Palo Alto's small fleet of shuttles could grow substantially in the coming months, as the city prepares to unveil new routes...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 17, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 41 comments | 5168 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sacred Heart Prep adjusts enough to beat Riordan, remains undefeated

==BI Friday prep football== Sacred Heart Prep is a run-first football team and Riordan knew that coming into their nonleague...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 17, 2014 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates answer 20 questions

A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by perspective, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:49 am | 32 comments | 4231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty

A man who allegedly stole a truck with three people in the backseat, crashed the truck then stole the car of a passerby pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Joyce, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 94 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford women sweep Pac-12 defensive soccer honors

Stanford's defense took the spotlight among the Pac-12 Player of the Week awards for women's soccer, which were announced...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by franky, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 2 comments | 798 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Development director chosen as interim East Palo Alto manager

Carlos Martinez, East Palo Alto's longtime economic development director, was chosen by the City Council as interim city...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High community marks school's half-century

Gunn High School celebrated its 50th birthday this weekend, with events ranging from a BBQ to a field day. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1038 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fake cop with gun stops youth in Palo Alto

A high school student was pulled over by a police impersonator who displayed either a stun gun or a handgun on Greer Road...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by It's always the other guy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:13 am | 17 comments | 5334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm | 114 comments | 8125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence

When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Sep 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 1 comment | 741 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to Palo Alto Online

Over the past few days a few unannounced changes have occurred here. The narrowing of the body of the text with advertising...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 21 comments | 666 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man who fought Palo Alto cops charged with San Jose murder

A 34-year-old man who was arrested in February after a violent altercation with Palo Alto officers has been charged with...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by kimberlee, on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 8 comments | 2540 Views
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Local picks on 2015 Michelin Bib Gourmand list
By Elena Kadvany | 6 comments | 3,372 views

Ode to Brussels Sprout
By Laura Stec | 20 comments | 2,579 views

Go Giants! Next Stop: World Series!
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,924 views

Politics: Empty appeals to "innovation"
By Douglas Moran | 9 comments | 1,269 views

It's Dog-O-Ween this Saturday!
By Cathy Kirkman | 2 comments | 276 views