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AROUND TOWN

Checking out naughty websites at the Mitchell Park Library

I was at the library last night with my family, and as I walked by one of the Internet-connected PCs, I noticed a 50- or...

Original post made by Yecchh on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:08 am | 2 comments | 157 Views

AROUND TOWN

Top debater from Paly wins many arguments, but not all

This spring, experienced debater Travis Chen concluded his high school career as a national quarterfinalist in the Lincoln-Douglas...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Member, on Jul 2, 2014 at 11:04 am | 5 comments | 1810 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Leashed dog (pit bull?) attacks small leashed dog at El Carmelo Elementary

Today at 5:30PM our family of four stopped at the corner of Loma Verde and Bryant, after hearing a man screaming in alarm....

Original post made by R Thomas on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by Memories, on Jul 2, 2014 at 10:59 am | 24 comments | 1489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

American Express moving into former Zibibbo space

Three-year-old American Express Ventures Strategic Investment Group is taking over the downtown space formerly occupied by...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sad, sad, sad, on Jul 2, 2014 at 9:59 am | 21 comments | 3914 Views

AROUND TOWN

Concours d'Elegance looks for new home outside Stanford

For the first time in 38 years the Palo Alto Concours d'Elegance auto show is searching for a new home outside its past venue...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2012
Last comment by Haha, on Jul 2, 2014 at 9:38 am | 16 comments | 2145 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Percentage of kids who drive themselves to school?

We regularly are told bike counts of how many kids ride bikes to school. Do we have the same figures for those juniors...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Biking Mom, on Jul 2, 2014 at 12:35 am | 4 comments | 214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA executive to head Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United

Charlie Weidanz, longtime head of the Bay Area YMCAs, will take the helm of Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United, the organization...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 1, 2014 at 9:22 pm | 3 comments | 1328 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guilty verdict in high-speed-chase murder case

An East Palo Alto woman who killed her friend after she evaded police has been convicted of all charges, including second-degree...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by domanique, on Jul 1, 2014 at 7:22 pm | 1 comment | 315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto developers could pay low-income-housing fee

East Palo Alto developers could be required to pay a fee for low-income housing if the City Council approves a staff recommendation...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Archer, on Jul 1, 2014 at 7:10 pm | 3 comments | 1053 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto's free shuttle to change routes July 1

Starting July 1, East Palo Altans on the west side of the city will gain a free shuttle route while those on the east side...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Jul 1, 2014 at 6:05 pm | 2 comments | 415 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping fire at bay

Under slightly different conditions, a wildland fire in the Palo Alto hills earlier this month could have spread to homes...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Safety should come first, on Jul 1, 2014 at 11:58 am | 26 comments | 3133 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto lawyer takes aim at California's 'broken' education-funding system

Nancy Krop had built a notable career as a civil rights lawyer when her child reached school age and she stumbled upon a...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Chris_long, on Jul 1, 2014 at 12:14 am | 22 comments | 5692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to review plan for new animal shelter

A proposal to rebuild and greatly expand Palo Alto's aged animal-services center got off to a promising start Monday night...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Bunny Wunny, on Jun 30, 2014 at 5:18 pm | 30 comments | 2422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A year late, Stanford grad gets her shot at the crown

Kori Carter did not get a chance to compete for a national title last year, despite having the fastest time in the world....

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by robert, on Jun 30, 2014 at 4:02 pm | 2 comments | 1041 Views

AROUND TOWN

Airplanes - near miss over Mid-town

Did anyone else see the near-miss over Midtown last night (Thursday). It looked to be two 747's about 1000' apart horizontally...

Original post made by Dan on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 35 comments | 2313 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man robs, attacks group of teens playing with fireworks

A 24-year-old Palo Alto resident allegedly attacked and robbed a group of five teenagers Monday afternoon after a small firework...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Elena Kadvany, on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 25 comments | 4159 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The online college experience

A Berkeley-bound student who earned his associate's degree entirely online is among nearly 1,000 students who will graduate...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by just depends, on Jun 30, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 23 comments | 3770 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peninsula College Fund provides more than scholarships

Among low-income students who are the first in their families to go to college, less than 50 percent graduate from college...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jessica, on Jun 30, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 1241 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: MV man in FBI custody after skipping court date in MyRedBook case

The FBI has located the Mountain View man one of the alleged proprietors of a sex listings website who missed his scheduled...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 30, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 5 comments | 1596 Views

SPORTS

Oaks suffer first baseball loss after winning nine in row

The streak is over for the Palo Alto Oaks semipro baseball team, which saw its nine-game win streak end in the second game...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Oaks fan, on Jun 30, 2014 at 10:34 am | 2 comments | 770 Views
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