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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Search continues for escaped inmates, including Palo Alto man

A woman suspected of helping one of two inmates, including a Palo Alto man, who escaped from the Santa Clara County Main...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ventura-91, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to boost East Palo Alto's water share

As East Palo Alto continues to cope with a water shortage that has effectively frozen new development, four members of the...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Onion, on Nov 29, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 41 comments | 6005 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New downtown condo rents for $32K -- per month

The condominium in one of the downtown's newest mixed-use buildings includes all the usual luxurious trappings of Silicon...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by sad Resident, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 37 comments | 9820 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Surround Home

On Wednesday evening, at approximately 5:15 pm, four police cars were parked with lights flashing at the corner of Waverley...

Original post made by Concerned on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Wondering, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 7 comments | 521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls raising the height limit for new buildings

Palo Alto's 50-foot ceiling for new developments may start showing cracks next week, when the City Council considers new...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by CH, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 46 comments | 5919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog poop left on curb

For last 3 weeks we are seeing dog poop on curb of Waverley Street between El Carmelo and Loma Verde. Any suggestions on...

Original post made by CleanNeighbor on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by sign?, on Nov 29, 2016 at 12:53 pm | 4 comments | 171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Essentique opens; Watercourse Way redecorates

A look at Essentique, a new beauty store on Park Boulevard, and new, unconventional artwork at Watercourse Way in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:20 am | 5 comments | 3825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Save Lap Swimming and Masters Swimming at Rinconada Pool

The City of Palo Alto is proposing to contract with the private company "Team Sheeper" to provide aquatics programs and services...

Original post made by lisamkrieger on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Nov 29, 2016 at 8:39 am | 8 comments | 393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dead or alive?

The 120-foot redwood presiding over the Castilleja School campus didn't look sick. Its lush canopy sported dark green, shiny...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Castilleja neighbor, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:10 am | 8 comments | 5253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 7753 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Lowell, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 32 comments | 9747 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto nonprofit expands 61-year tradition

A holiday tradition started by Palo Alto residents for Palo Alto residents that has been making the season brighter for those...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by MH, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm | 2 comments | 2888 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The best and worst trees for Palo Alto streets

Although redwoods are certainly beloved trees and Palo Alto was named after El Palo Alto, a tree at a campsite of the Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 11 comments | 1412 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey gives Stanford football fans a kind of a rush

The biggest mystery of Stanford's 41-17 nonconference football victory over Rice on Saturday night was guessing what kind...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by John, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm | 5 comments | 2323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board election votes to be recounted

The results of this month's Palo Alto Board of Education election will be automatically recounted by the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Undue Influence?, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 5811 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior nonprofits spar over Avenidas space in Palo Alto

Just weeks after the nonprofit Avenidas secured the city's permission to significantly expand its historic facility in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by cynical, on Nov 28, 2016 at 6:58 am | 11 comments | 4387 Views

RESTAURANTS

Persian delights

At Kolbeh in Mountain View, there are enticing appetizers, delicious kabobs, delightful wraps, earthy soups, redolent salads,...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Nov 28, 2016 at 3:26 am | 1 comment | 1517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:44 pm | 130 comments | 11914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:31 pm | 26 comments | 3333 Views

SPORTS

Bears start planning their return trip to the state championship

The Menlo-Atherton girls' volleyball team won its second consecutive Northern California Division I championship Saturday...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2016
Last comment by M-A VB Parent, on Nov 27, 2016 at 8:04 pm | 1 comment | 1077 Views
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