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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faced with 'uncertainties,' Palo Alto considers raising water rates

Palo Alto's plan to give the city's water customers a rare reprieve from rising rates has been jeopardized by an unexpected...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Apr 15, 2014 at 9:35 am | 22 comments | 3541 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglary ? Midtown

Cop cars around LV and Stockton/Greer .. the officer said that there was a burglary and the suspect was in the neighborhood...

Original post made by MidtownMom on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Thanks, on Apr 14, 2014 at 9:37 pm | 1 comment | 166 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman sentenced for boyfriend's fatal stabbing

An East Palo Alto woman who fatally stabbed her boyfriend and the father of her child was sentenced to four years in state...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2014
Last comment by Gethin, on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 1749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two men arrested in connection with Palo Alto, Menlo Park burglaries

Two Redwood City men were arrested Friday, April 11, after allegedly committing multiple burglaries on the Peninsula, police...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Gethin, on Apr 14, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 1473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrator Kathleen Meagher to leave for Virginia

A top Palo Alto school administrator and former Duveneck Elementary School principal has announced she is leaving to take...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Mom, on Apr 14, 2014 at 11:55 am | 7 comments | 2741 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Door to Door Home Buyer?

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Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by Not interested, on Apr 14, 2014 at 10:30 am | 148 comments | 16449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are testing days counted as school days?

My kid, a sophomore at Paly, has a test today at school, 8.15 - 10.15 and then is finished for the day. It seems the juniors...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Palo Alto's highest-anywhere jobs/housing imbalance causing real problems

A recent series in the San Jose Business Journal cites a 3.13-to-1 jobs-to-housing ratio for Palo Alto, which it calls "the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Apr 14, 2014 at 4:05 am | 30 comments | 886 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

District attorney seeks clues in cold case

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is asking the public for clues to the murder of a teen girl whose nude...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by McGruff753, on Apr 13, 2014 at 10:03 pm | 4 comments | 588 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman arrested after alleged DUI collision

A Menlo Park woman was arrested on drug charges and for driving under the influence after she crashed into a minivan on Embarcadero...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Apr 13, 2014 at 7:26 pm | 4 comments | 1164 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested for armed robbery of pedestrian

Palo Alto police arrested 22-year-old Irvin Alejandro Valadez Castaneda of East Palo Alto on Sunday evening, April 6, for...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Apr 13, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 22 comments | 3022 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Creek authority may challenge permit rejection for flood-control project

After suffering a stinging bureaucratic blow in the permitting process last month, the agency charged with improving flood...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 13, 2014 at 3:31 pm | 16 comments | 2706 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Hard school lessons

The revelation that former Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston engaged in "unprofessional conduct and unsatisfactory...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Perspectives, on Apr 13, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 3979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents giving teachers gifts before they give kids grades

My daughter told me that some of the parents now go to the teachers after the kids have taken tests and give them presents....

Original post made by Theresa on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by creepy, on Apr 13, 2014 at 10:19 am | 24 comments | 899 Views

SPORTS

Kris Weems returns to Menlo School as the new athletic director

Menlo School has dug into its past to find a leader for the future, hiring Kris Weems as its new athletic director. Weems,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 12, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 10 comments | 2109 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student service entrepreneurs think globally and locally

The global and the local are on the minds of Gunn High School students who recently won small grants to fund their community...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by revdreileen, on Apr 12, 2014 at 8:28 pm | 4 comments | 1108 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

TiVo question/complaint

Several years ago, I purchased a Tivo with a lifetime service contract. I expressed concern about the product being obsoleted...

Original post made by consumer on Apr. 7, 2014
Last comment by consumer, on Apr 12, 2014 at 5:05 pm | 11 comments | 263 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds sued over Stanford's Searsville Dam

Environmental groups who have an ongoing lawsuit against Stanford University for its diversion of water from endangered species...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm | 10 comments | 2570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning department proposal draws fire

In most cities, the job description of the city's deputy planning director wouldn't cause a ripple of opposition. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Echoes of recent events, on Apr 12, 2014 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 133 Views

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Plan to widen El Camino sidewalks suffers setback

With pressure mounting against Palo Alto's effort to widen sidewalks on El Camino Real, the city's planning commissioners...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Apr 12, 2014 at 9:01 am | 29 comments | 3308 Views
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