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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Karen Holman wins mayor's seat

Signaling a philosophical and political shift in City Hall, Palo Alto's new City Council on Monday night elected Karen Holman...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 10:00 am | 17 comments | 6218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College vying to offer new, affordable four-year degree

Foothill College is in the running to become one of the first California community colleges to offer a four-year bachelor's...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:37 am | 4 comments | 4060 Views

BOOKS

Written in the stars: Silicon Valley authors explore cosmic questions in new children's book

Scientific discoveries are often presented as a series of spontaneous brainstorms by famous thinkers. In reality, according...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by clogannj1, on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:35 am | 1 comment | 420 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Oops ... , on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 6 comments | 2992 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Born fighters

On a hot, late-August evening, the air in the gym felt thick with sweat and perspiration; the heat elevated an already difficult...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ray, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 6 comments | 2297 Views

AROUND TOWN

New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Surly, on Jan 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 8 comments | 3259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education author to speak on achievement, learning in Palo Alto

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 22 comments | 6725 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"We have avenged the prophet."

Palo Alto is home to Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several other startups whose technologies have made information infinitely...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 7 comments | 293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harnessing the power of coding

Can coding change the course of a life? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/01/02/harnessing-the-power-of-coding...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 6 comments | 7348 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family flees Palo Alto house fire

A fire that broke out at a Palo Alto home awakened a father and forced the family to flee early Tuesday morning, fire officials...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Josef Stalin, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 5608 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caterer sentenced for theft at funeral reception

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced to two years of incarceration Monday for stealing a wallet while working as a caterer...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Former Resident of PA, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 2116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to 'fuel switch' away from natural gas

When Palo Alto cut carbon out of its electricity supply last year, City Council members and environmentalists lauded the...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:07 am | 57 comments | 4694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by WannaBuildANewHome, on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:29 am | 56 comments | 25995 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman wins mayor's seat

Signaling a philosophical and political shift in City Hall, Palo Alto's new City Council on Monday night elected Karen Holman...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Cal Ave, on Jan 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm | 10 comments | 425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto masseur arrested second time for sex crimes

An East Palo Alto man who was arrested in September for sexual battery was taken into custody again after 21 women came forward...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Rene Cartagena, on Jan 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 3554 Views

AROUND TOWN

Citizen Corps Awards ceremony to focus on pandemics

The 6th annual Palo Alto/Stanford Community Partnership Awards honoring community members who have helped the city and residents...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Peter K. Mueller, on Jan 6, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 1 comment | 2543 Views

RESTAURANTS

Boba sensation comes to Palo Alto

Bubble tea. Boba tea. Pearl tea. No matter which way people say it, they want it. And now they can get it in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by MIke, on Jan 6, 2015 at 3:34 pm | 5 comments | 2303 Views

MOVIES

Hackers, meet hackwork

How did we get here? Never in the history of movies has there been a situation like the one surrounding "The Interview,"...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jan 6, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 3 comments | 1805 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Learning how to code

A rainy evening during finals week, after school got out for the day, eight Palo Alto high school students sat enraptured...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by taxpayer, on Jan 6, 2015 at 11:07 am | 19 comments | 6177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 13292 Views
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