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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by mag lev rider, on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 20 comments | 12506 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Cat Network co-founder's home burns, 100 cats perish

The president of Stanford Cat Network narrowly escaped a house fire that gutted her home and killed nearly 100 cats in the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:04 am | 44 comments | 12456 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Immersion Programs--'Choice' or 'luck'

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Nov. 8, 2006
Last comment by curious, on Nov 30, 2006 at 6:53 am | 224 comments | 12455 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan would send planes flying over Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhoods could find themselves under the flight path of a relatively...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 160 comments | 12423 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Older men, younger women help everyone

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Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by MostSensible, on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:07 am | 37 comments | 12381 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tiffany necklace, iPads reported stolen from Jobs' home

The home of the late Steve Jobs, Apple's iconic co-founder, became one of Palo Alto's latest burglary targets last month...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Aug 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm | 44 comments | 12357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In secret, school board weighs not cooperating with federal agency

Palo Alto Board of Education members and their attorneys have discussed in closed session and in emails how they might challenge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 142 comments | 12344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedantic politics

Playwright Kenneth Lin focuses his newest work, "Warrior Class," on the smarmy backroom of politics, where deals are made...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 12339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Shelter

They arrived en masse, wielding signs, wearing buttons and clutching letters and petitions. By the time the four members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm | 54 comments | 12327 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to spread smoking ban downtown

Palo Alto's ever-expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown and California Avenue. By an 8-1 vote, with Greg...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 12296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Coroner identifies Menlo Park teen killed by train

The San Mateo County coroner has released the identity of the 16-year-old Menlo Park boy killed by a train on Monday afternoon. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Oct 17, 2013 at 12:48 am | 3 comments | 12288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City staff defends maligned Web site

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Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cant find, on Nov 8, 2007 at 10:05 am | 157 comments | 12266 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The Paly English kerfuffle

It was hardly a surprise that a proposal to combine the two "lanes" of freshman English into one would meet some resistance...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by 100 parents, on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:11 am | 173 comments | 12256 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jobs' home burglar receives seven-year sentence

Kariem McFarlin, the man who burglarized the home of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was sentenced to seven years in state prison...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jan 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 14 comments | 12220 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bicyclist has major injuries after Stanford crash

A Menlo Park man was struck by a motorist in the early morning darkness at Stanford University on Wednesday, according to...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 33 comments | 12168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly's annual Holiday Fund launches

The Palo Alto Weekly formally launched its annual Holiday Fund drive this week, with a goal of reaching $350,000, Publisher...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Nov 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 12162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A dining renaissance

There's a generally held perception that the Peninsula dining scene is dead. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/17/a-dining-renaissance...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 21, 2014 at 9:45 pm | 44 comments | 12159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 12148 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When help is refused

When "Jake Johanson" had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Help the mentally ill, on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:41 am | 19 comments | 12106 Views

RESTAURANTS

Anyone tried Green Elephant Gourmet or Indochine?

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Original post made by Jocelyn Dong on Jul. 25, 2006
Last comment by Asian Food Enthusiast, on Sep 21, 2007 at 2:18 am | 35 comments | 12087 Views
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Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
By Steve Levy | 16 comments | 2,214 views

Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 2 comments | 1,940 views

It's the End of the World as We Know It: "Snowpiercer"
By Anita Felicelli | 1 comment | 1,481 views

Why is doing nothing so difficult?
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 961 views

Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 118 views