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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nine years after homicide, family longs for justice

Andrea Hsiao still thinks of her sister every day, even though it's been nine years since Maria was shot and killed outside...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:17 am | 9 comments | 4250 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee jury to begin deliberations

The image of an innocent-looking "Jane Doe" from her high school yearbook picture flashed on a video screen where Todd Burpee...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Christopher, on Feb 8, 2015 at 9:30 am | 9 comments | 2207 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Where is PAEA?, on Feb 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 28 comments | 5265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by pares, on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 25 comments | 4546 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report highlights Silicon Valley's uneven prosperity

Fueled by a sizzling tech sector, strong population growth and low unemployment, the Silicon Valley economy has grown rapidly...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by equal what?, on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 30 comments | 8979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

By the students, for the students

As Palo Alto's high schools work to implement short-term changes to combat student stress, four Gunn High School students...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 8 comments | 3568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 132 comments | 13101 Views

AROUND TOWN

A singing tradition

It's a Friday evening on the Stanford campus, and as the sun sinks behind the Dish, the members of one student choral ensemble...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by John Sack, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 4612 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In zeal to hear appeal, council butts up against state law

Members of the Palo Alto City Council accidentally ran afoul of state law late last week when they attempted to discuss over...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:21 am | 25 comments | 3027 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto traffic stop yields arrest for pimping

Following an early morning traffic stop on Jan. 29, Palo Alto police arrested a man for pimping, pandering, identity theft,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:08 am | 5 comments | 3854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district hires new data director

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new director of research and assessment: Chris Kolar, who since 2011 was the director...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Improving, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:44 pm | 13 comments | 3226 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police nab suspected Fry's robber

One of two men suspected of stealing gaming consoles from Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto on Jan. 28 was arrested Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 5 comments | 2766 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford filmmaker earns Oscar nomination for documentary

When J. Christian Jensen set out for North Dakota to film his Stanford thesis project about the state's booming oil trade,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another plan for Maybell housing draws fire

The developer of 2.46 acres on Maybell Avenue near Arastradero Road may be up against a considerable battle with some Barron...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by About the Kids, on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 65 comments | 5549 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jump in mail-in ballots caused election-count woes

Last November's election-count troubles were mainly due to changing voting habits, with 50 percent of mail-in ballots turned...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 4 comments | 2007 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cases of whooping cough high in Palo Alto

A rise in whooping cough cases in Santa Clara County, including many in Palo Alto, has prompted officials to issue a health...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Memories, on Feb 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 13553 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Southwood - What's Going On?

There are a bunch of police cars at the end of Southwood. Does anyone know what's going on? ...

Original post made by Memories on Feb. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 143 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 mom, on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 24 comments | 5514 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe comes to Palo Alto, Farmigo adds new pickup location

In this week's retail news, San Jose's popular breakfast-and-lunch restaurant Bill Cafe comes to Midtown Palo Alto, and Farmigo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Angela, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:47 am | 18 comments | 3455 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football lands another solid group of recruits

It was National Signing Day for high school football seniors on Wednesday and Stanford signed 22 student-athletes, many of...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Jim Shanor, on Feb 5, 2015 at 5:17 am | 1 comment | 2376 Views
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Kirk's Steakburgers sold to new owner
By Elena Kadvany | 12 comments | 3,649 views

Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 1,833 views

A proposal for Monday Night's Office Cap Discussion
By Steve Levy | 13 comments | 1,826 views

Gifts (that are not bought)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,526 views

Eating v. Exercise: Food Always Wins
By Max Greenberg | 3 comments | 1,325 views