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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bay Area has most 'mega commuters' in nation

Bay Area residents are more than four times more likely to be "mega commuters," according to a new report by the U.S. Census...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 9, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 29 comments | 2292 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto fire forces 19 to evacuate

Volunteers have set up an evacuation center in East Palo Alto for 15 adults and four children affected by a fire at a two-unit...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by fires freak me out, on Mar 9, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime Paly history teacher Suzan Stewart dies at 72

Suzan Stewart, who taught history and social studies to generations of Palo Alto students, died March 3 after battling cancer....

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rob Tanner, on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 14 comments | 1683 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Comcast Internet Outage?

Anybody experiencing problems with Comcast Internet service in midtown....

Original post made by Zero on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by Roger, on Mar 8, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 2 comments | 1691 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto police seek witnesses to shooting

East Palo Alto police are seeking witnesses to a shooting that occurred Sunday, Feb. 17, around 2:30 p.m. in the 600 block...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2013
Last comment by Marisol, on Mar 8, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 3 comments | 859 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Indecent exposures just a flash in the pan?

When a man raised his shirt and pulled down his pants to a woman near downtown Palo Alto on Jan. 31, his act was perhaps...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Kay , on Mar 8, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 7 comments | 1075 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Temporary patent office will open in Menlo Park

Menlo Park will be the site of a new patent office, albeit a temporary one, according to a United States Patent and Trademark...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Mar 8, 2013 at 8:36 am | 3 comments | 4610 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents concerned about group projects

Group projects in school emerged as a hot-button issue Tuesday, Feb. 26, as the Palo Alto Board of Education discussed the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by flatlander, on Mar 8, 2013 at 5:36 am | 50 comments | 2664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: As district lawyers step in, disappointing spin begins

As Palo Alto school officials brace for an inevitable lawsuit stemming from its failure to respond properly to the bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | 235 comments | 6819 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers seek pay raise

As Palo Alto schools cheer the best financial picture they've seen in years, teachers are asking for a pay raise. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | 93 comments | 3705 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk

<B><B>CAFE SOPHIA CLOSES ... </B>It's the end of the line for Midtown Palo Alto's cozy Afghani restaurant. <B>Cafe Sophia</B>...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by So, so sorry, on Mar 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 1382 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford scheduling proposal draws student ire

To address an abundance of student scheduling conflicts, Stanford University is considering a plan to spread out its class...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:02 am | 26 comments | 2341 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three robberies, one armed, hit Palo Alto

A man with a semi-automatic handgun walked into Public Storage on East Bayshore Road on March 2 and made off with cash and...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:59 am | 37 comments | 1423 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto school finds new home in Mountain View

Private high school Palo Alto Prep might need a new name, following a move from Cubberley Community Center in south Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 8:21 am | 12 comments | 1424 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to light up California Avenue

California Avenue merchants and city officials haven't always seen eye to eye when it comes to the proposed revamp of the...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 7, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 comments | 986 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City tries to keep retail on Emerson Street block

For a glimpse of downtown Palo Alto's changing fortunes, one need look no further than the 600 block of Emerson Street, where...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Stan Hutchings, on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 6 comments | 1045 Views

SPORTS

Area preps help PASA swimmers win team title

Local swim teams will be happy to have some of their top swimmers back this week as the spring season gets fully under way....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm | 2 comments | 1519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Advisory Committee Report Now Available

After a school board meeting a year ago, Gunn High School was directed by the school board to improve Gunn's guidance counseling...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Gunn Mom2, on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 1255 Views

RESTAURANTS

Nonprofits serve up Dine Out fundraisers

Giving people the chance to contribute to charity while eating out is a growing fundraising trend for nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Mar 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 8 comments | 2055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Salon workers win class-action lawsuit

Four former employees of Natalie Salon, joined by more than 100 others, settled their class-action lawsuit for $750,000 against...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Gone baby gone, on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:15 am | 2 comments | 1231 Views
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