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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto trees dying in greater numbers

As the drought drags through its fourth year, Palo Alto's parched trees are dying in greater numbers, prompting city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water, on Oct 7, 2015 at 10:10 am | 42 comments | 6390 Views

BOOKS

Inside those new houses

The owners of four South Bay residences are opening up their homes on Saturday, Oct. 10, for the 2015 Silicon Valley Home...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Neal, on Oct 7, 2015 at 8:34 am | 1 comment | 3950 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Murder charges dropped in drive-by shooting case

The case of East Palo Alto resident Eric Barragan, who had been in San Mateo County jail for more than 10 months on charges...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2015
Last comment by xdm, on Oct 7, 2015 at 7:40 am | 1 comment | 2045 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner to stand trial on sex-assault charges

Former Stanford all-star swimmer Brock Turner will stand trial for three felony counts related to an alleged sexual assault...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by Women Should Be More Reponsible with Themselves, on Oct 6, 2015 at 9:20 pm | 4 comments | 11345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Town Square and Registered Users

When TS started the idea of closing a certain thread to all but registered users, the reason given was that it would make...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 27 comments | 889 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: The Nest comes to Palo Alto

The Nest boutique hotel comes to Palo Alto's El Camino Real, bringing the tally to four new hotels in the region this year. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:13 pm | 6 comments | 5791 Views

SPORTS

October 6 has proven to be a memorable day for Stanford

A first down is 10 yards. A touchdown is six points. Put those two numbers together on a calendar -- as in October 6, or...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2015
Last comment by John, on Oct 6, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 1825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD committee recommends more traffic in Barron Park

I just heard about a special school board meeting tonight where a committee is apparently recommending moving all Los Altos...

Original post made by Barron Parker on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Please try harder, on Oct 6, 2015 at 10:37 am | 41 comments | 1064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:41 am | 9 comments | 37400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:39 am | 13 comments | 201976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is Comcast really the only internet option in this town?

Hi - I currently have Comcast/Xfinity and its fine (fast, good service) but I was wondering about cheaper internet/tv/phone...

Original post made by Midtowner on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:19 am | 6 comments | 577 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's popular muralist Greg Brown dies

Greg Brown, a Palo Alto muralist whose elaborate, realistic and often whimsical depictions of crooks, aliens, cunning animals...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2014
Last comment by Sandro Lane, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:11 am | 45 comments | 14435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story hotel proposed for El Camino Real

A proposal to demolish a two-story motel on El Camino Real and replace it with a 50-foot-tall hotel elicited early skepticism...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 6, 2015 at 6:43 am | 15 comments | 6617 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How do I get my deposit back from Landlord? He's 45 days

I sure would love some helpful feedback. I rented a house for nearly three years. Gave my notice (with more than 60 days...

Original post made by single mom, reliable tenant in distress on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by single mom, reliable tenant in distress, on Oct 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm | 9 comments | 447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @tension, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 46 comments | 6084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park Dad, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm | 29 comments | 8100 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merchants set Meet The Street event

Call it a block party that the whole city is invited to attend. Palo Alto will kick off its inaugural Meet The Street event...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Carol Gilbert, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 4895 Views

BOOKS

High school students make coding skills multiply

Coding isn't as hard as it sounds, but it might not be accessible to many teens. That was the idea that inspired Nikhil Cheerla...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Korny Korn Shell, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 3318 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing fear with faith

Palo Alto bicyclist and runner George Pierce doesn't remember anything about the collision with a truck that almost killed...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Mmmm, well..., on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments | 3030 Views

RESTAURANTS

Recommend a good year round CSA?

I'd like to sign up for a year round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Pick up anywhere in Palo Alto or Menlo Park is...

Original post made by Organiclaws on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Eric Munro, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 5102 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 19 comments | 19,364 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 2,230 views

Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,375 views

Opus One
By Laura Stec | 3 comments | 223 views

Candidate kickoffs: First weekend
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