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PALO ALTO ISSUES

In zeal to hear appeal, council butts up against state law

Members of the Palo Alto City Council accidentally ran afoul of state law late last week when they attempted to discuss over...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:21 am | 25 comments | 3008 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto traffic stop yields arrest for pimping

Following an early morning traffic stop on Jan. 29, Palo Alto police arrested a man for pimping, pandering, identity theft,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:08 am | 5 comments | 3820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district hires new data director

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new director of research and assessment: Chris Kolar, who since 2011 was the director...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Improving, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:44 pm | 13 comments | 3200 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police nab suspected Fry's robber

One of two men suspected of stealing gaming consoles from Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto on Jan. 28 was arrested Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 5 comments | 2736 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford filmmaker earns Oscar nomination for documentary

When J. Christian Jensen set out for North Dakota to film his Stanford thesis project about the state's booming oil trade,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1684 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another plan for Maybell housing draws fire

The developer of 2.46 acres on Maybell Avenue near Arastradero Road may be up against a considerable battle with some Barron...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by About the Kids, on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 65 comments | 5482 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jump in mail-in ballots caused election-count woes

Last November's election-count troubles were mainly due to changing voting habits, with 50 percent of mail-in ballots turned...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:27 pm | 4 comments | 1984 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cases of whooping cough high in Palo Alto

A rise in whooping cough cases in Santa Clara County, including many in Palo Alto, has prompted officials to issue a health...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by Memories, on Feb 5, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 18 comments | 13538 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Southwood - What's Going On?

There are a bunch of police cars at the end of Southwood. Does anyone know what's going on? ...

Original post made by Memories on Feb. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 138 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by mom, on Feb 5, 2015 at 12:56 pm | 24 comments | 5480 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe comes to Palo Alto, Farmigo adds new pickup location

In this week's retail news, San Jose's popular breakfast-and-lunch restaurant Bill Cafe comes to Midtown Palo Alto, and Farmigo...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Angela, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:47 am | 18 comments | 3414 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football lands another solid group of recruits

It was National Signing Day for high school football seniors on Wednesday and Stanford signed 22 student-athletes, many of...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Jim Shanor, on Feb 5, 2015 at 5:17 am | 1 comment | 2351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keeping the home fires burning

Bay Area temperatures dipped below freezing on New Year's Day and remained frigid during the first week of the year, which...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Vic Steblin, on Feb 4, 2015 at 6:58 pm | 6 comments | 1426 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bloomies goes high-tech, Common Ground closes

A brand new Bloomingdale's opens at the Stanford Shopping Center, Mac's Smoke Shop and Gryphon Stringed Instruments celebrate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by Kim, on Feb 4, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 12 comments | 4403 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect sought in Baylands beating

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who they said exposed himself to woman in the Baylands and then repeatedly punched...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Feb 4, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 12 comments | 3522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:36 am | 94 comments | 6314 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why the helicopter(s) overhead right now?

They don't seem to be going away. 8:45am...

Original post made by resident on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:26 am | 4 comments | 350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2014: The year the game changed

In the defining act of 2013, Palo Alto residents rebuffed elected officials by rejecting Measure D in the November election,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 4, 2015 at 11:19 am | 11 comments | 4219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Beyond the anguish

As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager the third in four months we...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2015 at 12:37 am | 61 comments | 5267 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Stanford swimmer pleads not guilty to sexual-assault charges

Former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who is accused of raping an unconscious woman on campus in January, pleaded...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Feb 3, 2015 at 8:08 pm | 12 comments | 4995 Views
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