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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State sets new mandatory water restrictions for urban areas

California's State Water Resources Control Board voted unanimously Wednesday to impose new mandatory restrictions on urban...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by j, on Mar 20, 2015 at 5:30 am | 21 comments | 3424 Views

BOOKS

Community Notebook: Stanford alumna, Palo Alto resident to head Sempervirens Fund

Stanford alumna and Palo Alto resident Shelley Ratay has been appointed as Sempervirens Fund's executive director, the board...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:35 am | 3 comments | 2460 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm | 98 comments | 7263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Uhhhh, on Mar 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm | 82 comments | 5566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police investigating two deaths in south Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating two deaths this afternoon at the low-income senior housing complex Alta Torre Apartments...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Rose A, on Mar 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 17112 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto man arrested on suspicion of home burglary

An East Palo Alto man was arrested during a Menlo Park traffic stop for allegedly burglarizing a home and stealing a bottle...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Mar 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 1942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAPD activity early AM at Newell & Channing

At about 5:50am, there were five PAPD cars parked at the corner of Newell and Channing...none had occupants. Anyone know...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 4 comments | 299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Storify: Palo Alto community urges support for teen well-being

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to capture the numerous voices, opinions and our news coverage on teen well-being. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 2692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto joins push toward divestment from fossil fuel

Spurred by concerns about climate change and a grassroots push from Palo Alto's faith community, the City Council enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 42 comments | 3557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Person: A conversation with Stephanie Martinson, Racing Hearts founder and speech pathologist

Armed with a matter-of-fact cheerfulness and her fellow Palo Altans' willingness to help, Stephanie Martinson, a part-time...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jon, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 2447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maloney's message

Prior to his stroke, Sean Maloney, a lifelong athlete who maintained a healthy diet and lifestyle and had yearly medical...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Irishman, on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 7 comments | 2188 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kerosene odor in air

Does anyone know what caused the air to smell like kerosene around the Stanford mall at about 4 today....

Original post made by cab on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by checking, on Mar 18, 2015 at 7:04 pm | 13 comments | 254 Views

AROUND TOWN

Freebirds Closed

Went to go get a post school day lunch with my son at Freebirds only to find that it has already shut down....

Original post made by JIm H on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Mar 18, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 5 comments | 503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The 'zero' period hypocrisy

In the face of a community-wide discussion over how to respond to a suicide contagion that has now taken four teenagers since...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 236 comments | 12150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 27 comments | 7258 Views

SPORTS

Allen's scoring spree ignites Stanford men in NIT opener

Marcus Allen scored 16 of his career-high 22 points in the second half and the Stanford men's basketball team advanced in...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 18, 2015 at 12:43 pm | 2 comments | 1244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In defense of zero period; and choice

As a Gunn student, I am privileged to have the freedom to make my own choices, such as choosing what classes I want to take,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by GreenmeadowDad, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:39 am | 53 comments | 7352 Views

SPORTS

Eastside Prep girls a step closer to state finals

With just six players on their basketball roster, the Eastside Prep girls can't be as aggressive defensively as coach Donovan...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:35 am | 1 comment | 1100 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

location near San Antonio: #NB365 has struck a pedestrian, expect delays. #Caltrain

According to the caltrain twitter, pedestrian struck near San Antonio. https://twitter.com/Caltrain_News/status/577980564776427520...

Original post made by Mr.Recycle on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 18, 2015 at 2:21 am | 5 comments | 664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students: 'Right now is the time to act'

At Tuesday's school board meeting, Palo Alto students made passionate pleas that short-term, immediate changes be made to...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 17, 2015 at 8:40 pm | 62 comments | 10199 Views
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