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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Critical downtown study off to a rocky start

A long-awaited study that aims to measure downtown Palo Alto's capacity for growth got off to a rocky start Monday night,...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by AR, on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:32 am | 5 comments | 2616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bears spotted in Midtown park

The new family that's moved in at Hoover Park in Palo Alto this week may give some residents pause (or paws) -- a family...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 8, 2013 at 11:15 am | 19 comments | 3347 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto weighs housing subsidies for city's homeless

With Cubberley Community Center now off-limits to Palo Alto's vehicle dwellers, city staff is proposing a program that would...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:15 am | 57 comments | 2574 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Page Mill Road crash victim identified

A man who died in a crash on Page Mill Road early this morning has been identified by the California Highway Patrol as 24-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2010
Last comment by reaper, on Oct 8, 2013 at 7:53 am | 14 comments | 3272 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Todd Burpee found guilty in 2007 sexual assault

Todd Burpee, 22, was convicted today of six of seven felony counts in the Oct. 30, 2007, attack on a Gunn High student. Burpee,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2009
Last comment by smdh , on Oct 8, 2013 at 2:24 am | 50 comments | 3086 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Verizon tries again for Little League cell tower

The Palo Alto Little League is making a fourth attempt to welcome a cell tower at its ballpark on Middlefield Road, this...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by neighboramn, on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 66 comments | 3942 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford neuroscientist shares Nobel in medicine

Stanford University neuroscientist Thomas Sudhof shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today with James Rothman...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by not impressed, on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:12 pm | 6 comments | 3108 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Teen, shot in East Palo Alto, in critical condition

A 17-year-old boy is in critical condition after a shooting in East Palo Alto, police said Saturday evening. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Opal'z, on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:27 pm | 7 comments | 1977 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto vice mayor to resign

David Woods, East Palo Alto's vice mayor, is resigning from the City Council, he said in an email to fellow council members...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2013
Last comment by EPA for kids, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 2 comments | 7930 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to Castilleja: Shrink enrollment, pay $300K

Castilleja School needs to reduce the number of students it admits, pay $a 300,000 fine and cut back on the car traffic it...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2013
Last comment by PA School Citizen, on Oct 7, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 53 comments | 3311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks more polls before ruling on 2014 ballot

Palo Alto has a generous menu of options when it comes to tax measures that may appear on the November 2014 ballot, but with...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by rich and stupid?, on Oct 7, 2013 at 1:39 pm | 25 comments | 3501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly graduates 465 in Class of 2013

With shrieks, songs and a tossing of mortarboards, Palo Alto High School Wednesday celebrated the graduation of 465 members...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:44 am | 14 comments | 3436 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Stanford, 3-D printing breaks new ground

People involved with 3-D printing in a vast array of fields -- techies printing their own computer parts, doctors printing...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by Musical Instruments Online, on Oct 7, 2013 at 5:42 am | 2 comments | 7746 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Sky-high views of Palo Alto landmarks

Ralph Britton, president of the Palo Alto Airport Association, takes the Weekly in a flight over Palo Alto -- to Foothills...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 6, 2013 at 7:04 pm | 2 comments | 1608 Views

AROUND TOWN

What is up with the SJ Mercury's Coverage of the SF Giants?

I realize that this year's Giants are not in contention but the cover page of the sports section has zero coverage of the...

Original post made by Palo Parent on Oct. 3, 2013
Last comment by Boorah, on Oct 6, 2013 at 2:10 pm | 3 comments | 1248 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto embraces new laws to promote electric vehicles

Seeking to cement Palo Alto's position in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, city officials on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by peter huffton, on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 44 comments | 22286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larger than life

Bob Deal has been making things out of wood for much of his life. So when he moved into Palo Alto Commons seven years ago,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 1 comment | 1103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special election set for November on Maybell development

Palo Alto's bitter debate over an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue will be settled in the voting booth this...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by PACitizens, on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:53 am | 112 comments | 2745 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA, USGS among agencies affected by shutdown

Several government operations, including some local branches, ground to a halt at midnight Monday after Congress failed to...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 6, 2013 at 7:56 am | 12 comments | 4883 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep wins one but loses more

==B Friday's prep football== Andrew Segre was the star performer on Friday night for Sacred Heart Prep (5-0), as the senior...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2013
Last comment by Rick, on Oct 5, 2013 at 8:44 pm | 4 comments | 5082 Views
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