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AROUND TOWN

Court rulings gives big boost to high-speed rail

California's high-speed rail system surged past a major legal obstacle this week when a Sacramento Superior Court judge tossed...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Cost Overrun, on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:05 pm | 14 comments | 2691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Computer recycling locations

I have a number of very old non-working PC's and laser printers that I need to dispose of. There used to be an e-waste business...

Original post made by WilliamR on Mar. 20, 2016
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Mar 20, 2016 at 9:45 pm | 2 comments | 146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Running for School Board?

Are there any people running for school board? I had heard that Townsend was not running, but then that she might. And...

Original post made by Board Watcher on Mar. 15, 2016
Last comment by Comment, on Mar 20, 2016 at 10:16 am | 12 comments | 637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Attempted kidnapping reported Saturday morning in Atherton

The Atherton Police Department says that a 24-year-old woman's screams drove off a man who was attempting to kidnap her at...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2016
Last comment by Harriet, on Mar 19, 2016 at 9:06 pm | 1 comment | 2092 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep girls earn return trip to state basketball finals

Eastside Prep coach Donovan Blythe got the best birthday gift possible as his girls presented him with a return trip to the...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2016
Last comment by Diane, on Mar 19, 2016 at 7:53 pm | 1 comment | 812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is wrong with the USPS in Palo Alto?

Today, I was waiting for a package from Amazon that would be delivered through the USPS. I was given a tracking number and...

Original post made by Nayeli on Oct. 25, 2014
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 19, 2016 at 4:18 pm | 89 comments | 4449 Views

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Red light cameras in Palo Alto?

I entered an intersection while the traffic light was yellow and the light changed to red as I passed through. (The intersection...

Original post made by Driver on Sep. 20, 2014
Last comment by Chris, on Mar 19, 2016 at 3:14 am | 24 comments | 5107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track Watch security guards arrested for theft, drugs

Three security guards who were hired as part of Palo Alto's Track Watch program to prevent suicides on the Caltrain tracks...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Poohntigger, on Mar 18, 2016 at 8:59 pm | 10 comments | 1705 Views

AROUND TOWN

Positively Green: The 'green' and 'blue' connection

There are a number of elements that factor into the overarching principles of green building, and one important consideration...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Former editor, on Mar 18, 2016 at 6:03 pm | 1 comment | 938 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office projects approved around California Avenue

The rapidly changing area around California Avenue is likely to get another heavy dollop of commercial development after...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Mar 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm | 6 comments | 2096 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial begins in Stanford sex-assault case

Just over a year since two Stanford University graduate students found former student and all-star swimmer Brock Turner on...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by John e, on Mar 18, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 8 comments | 5468 Views

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Resident group petitions city for housing

A coaltion of Palo Alto residents, including eight former mayors, is petitioning the City Council to fix the city's affordable-housing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Mar 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 110 comments | 6661 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest Track Watch guard for alleged lewd conduct

A uniformed Track Watch guard who was allegedly pleasuring himself in his parked car in Palo Alto last month has been arrested,...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2016
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Mar 18, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 13 comments | 3448 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In fight against traffic, Palo Alto finds business allies

From Caltrain passes for daily commuters to nimble shuttles for local residents, city leaders in Palo Alto have no shortage...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 18, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 29 comments | 3872 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Study makes economic case for growth

New developments inevitably breed frustrations in Palo Alto, where city leaders have spent much of the past year exploring...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Mar 18, 2016 at 10:49 am | 49 comments | 4519 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Research park companies join forces to fight traffic

For Lockheed Martin, Hewlett-Packard and other titans based at Stanford Research Park in Palo Alto, innovation has always...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl, on Mar 18, 2016 at 9:59 am | 9 comments | 3631 Views

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Home Front

<B><B>HIGH PRICES, STILL .... </B>The inventory of homes in San Mateo County in February as well as total residential sales...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown residents make connections count

When Cynthia Tham picked up her daughter from El Carmelo Elementary School on a recent weekday afternoon, her return home...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deadline nears for Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest

The deadline for entries for the Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is fast approaching. Submissions are due no later than...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Breaking barriers for 50 years

Even as new groups of immigrants are working to help recent arrivals acculturate to life in America, a local 50-year-old...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
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