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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by vic, 10 hours ago | 13 comments | 2625 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn community deserves support, not blame

My name is Chloe Sorensen, and I'm the sophomore class president at Gunn High School. Throughout my first year and a half...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 148 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
There are no comments yet. 126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creating a community for Nordic startups

Nordic Innovation House started out as a Norwegian initiative in October 2011, with an office in San Francisco to help startups...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
There are no comments yet. 164 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New development on Forest Avenue to include 13 housing units

A proposal to redevelop a 0.52 acre lot in downtown Palo Alto is currently percolating, with the 13 new residential units...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Live nearby, 13 hours ago | 24 comments | 2434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to sue Caltrain

Palo Alto has a few qualms about Caltrain's plan to electrify the rail corridor, but after a closed-door meeting early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, 16 hours ago | 28 comments | 3438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Paul, 19 hours ago | 65 comments | 6863 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir co-founder accused of sexual assault

Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and a partner at the venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by worth noting, 23 hours ago | 9 comments | 4410 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men wanted after armed robbery at Fry's

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they say committed armed robbery at Fry's Electronics on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Walter, on Jan 29, 2015 at 7:31 pm | 9 comments | 3540 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district responds to teen's death

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Lucas, on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm | 119 comments | 78798 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rob de Geus tapped to lead Community Services Department

Palo Alto didn't have to look long or far to find a new leader for its busy Community Services Department. Rob de Geus, a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Misha, on Jan 29, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 1 comment | 1071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by MS, on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 28 comments | 5850 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer faces felony sex-assault charges

A Stanford University freshman is facing five felony sexual-assault charges, including rape of an unconscious woman and rape...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Jan 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 5 comments | 3947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 48 comments | 14021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Skeptical council not sold on Page Mill development

A plan to replace four homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road with a three-story building featuring apartments, office...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 36 comments | 5171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family: Student had suffered from depression

The parents of a Palo Alto student who died by suicide on Jan. 24 have released a statement saying that their son had struggled...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:00 am | 12 comments | 11497 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys waste career best by Mullin in key loss

Boys' prep basketball Kevin Mullin did his best to keep the Palo Alto boys in the running for the SCVAL De Anza Division...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mervyn Bratz, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 14 comments | 1359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Fred Flintstone, on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 26 comments | 6190 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers legal options against Caltrain

Weeks after learning about Caltrain's plan to seek an exemption from California's environmental law for its proposed electrification...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident, on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 58 comments | 5763 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 23 comments | 17337 Views
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