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AROUND TOWN

Silicon Valley or "Snoop Valley" and the NSA

Friends of mine from Canada told me we now live in "Snoop" Valley. This is not good for the local community or for our...

Original post made by Pamela Derwent on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Me, too, on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm | 6 comments | 796 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to consider design contest for 101 bike bridge

Just two years ago, Palo Alto's proposed bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 was a pipe dream, one of the most expensive components...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 32 comments | 7092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bids farewell to popular planning director

Palo Alto on Monday gave an emotional sendoff to Planning Director Curtis Williams, whose mild-mannered leadership, passion...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Lisa Van Dusen, on Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51 am | 10 comments | 1880 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Landlords from hell' plead guilty in four felony counts

A husband and wife dubbed the "landlords from hell" for a series of escalating actions and threats made against their tenants...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 13 comments | 4040 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Skelly in annual review

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly emerged from his annual performance review with a satisfactory rating, Board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 36 comments | 3334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Samsung opens new chapter for old Borders building

Palo Alto's iconic Varsity Theatre building on University Avenue, most recently a home to Borders Books, will soon be transformed...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 67 comments | 5161 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite assurances, PAUSD school board closes out school year with no public discussion of OCR complaints

The Palo Alto school board will hold its final regular meeting of the school year on Tuesday without discussing the US Department...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 15 comments | 3653 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park drive-by shooting injures two

Two men sitting in the driveway of a Menlo Park residence were shot on Saturday night, June 22, Menlo Park police said. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Raymond, on Jun 24, 2013 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yoga teachers mark solstice with free park session for all

Taking a page from the Summer Solstice yoga fest in New York's Times Square, five local yoga teachers will hold a free, public,...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Yoga Day Participant, on Jun 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm | 11 comments | 1944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With little fanfare, Palo Alto adopts housing vision

For Palo Alto, the new Housing Element is at once an expansive vision document, a catalog of future housing sites and a homework...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by They have blinders on, on Jun 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 19 comments | 7028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Over peanuts and beer, men build community

On a balmy Wednesday evening, a half-dozen men stood expectantly outside Nathan Moroney's Evergreen Park home, awaiting news...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2013
Last comment by Here's to You, on Jun 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 2 comments | 2121 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letting the dogs out

A group of Palo Alto dog owners want the city to create an open area in a park for frolicking, off-leash dogs. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by The bad owners outweigh the good, on Jun 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 6 comments | 1336 Views

SPORTS

Carter runs the 400 hurdles as a professional

==B USA Track and Field Championships== Stanford junior Kori Carter decided to forego her senior season in track and field...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Terry Parks, on Jun 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 6760 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto police call off crime emergency

After three weeks without a shooting, the East Palo Alto Police Department Monday, June 10, announced that it would end the...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by junk, on Jun 22, 2013 at 10:05 am | 4 comments | 1284 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Homeless man arrested for assault with a deadly weapon

A fistfight between two men at the Cubblerley Community Center on Wednesday night ended with one at the Stanford Hospital...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by homeless, on Jun 22, 2013 at 12:38 am | 49 comments | 1813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contentious Maybell development wins approval

After several false starts, Palo Alto's bitter and deeply emotional debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by BP resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 80 comments | 42609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Please stop Paving Paradise and Putting up a .....

Palo Alto was a charming town. The charm is going. Please stop. I loved Mitchell Park library and agree it needed updating,...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 10:45 pm | 8 comments | 985 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bicycle scofflaws

So, I was going down to my favorite coffee shop, this morning. Came to an all-way stop. I began to proceed, but a crazy...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 21, 2013 at 7:46 pm | 10 comments | 963 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City floats parking-permit plans to residents

About 40 people showed up to a meeting Tuesday night hosted by the City of Palo Alto that was held to draw feedback on a...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 38 comments | 3532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teens make video tutorials for fellow students in 'Club Academia'

A group of Gunn High School students is meeting daily this summer to create academic tutorial videos and boost their new...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by LD student parent, on Jun 21, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 2 comments | 1260 Views
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