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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs funding plan for transportation-tax measure

Seeking to preserve a fragile and fraying coalition of cities, Palo Alto officials on Monday night rallied behind a proposal...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 1676 Views

AROUND TOWN

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes slated for today

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) is planning a helicopter assault on winter salt-marsh mosquito in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by David, on Feb 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm | 17 comments | 5086 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford building gathers neuroscience researchers, clinicians

Stanford University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as well as its Center for Memory Disorders are among the groups...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by JHC, on Feb 10, 2016 at 9:03 am | 6 comments | 4583 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama returns to Atherton on Feb. 11

President Barack Obama is due to visit Atherton, again, on Feb. 11, to raise funds for Democrats but this time the town's...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 10, 2016 at 2:42 am | 20 comments | 5683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss funding, models for student mental health

The Palo Alto school district is eyeing several new approaches to supporting student mental health and well-being, including...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 5 comments | 1333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prep basketball titles will be on the line this week

==BI Weekend prep roundup== Titles will be on the line in two of three local basketball races this week as the Sacred Heart...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by BBall Fan, on Feb 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 1593 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Changing the tide' on youth mental illness

More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Feb 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 66 comments | 2997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises approved for top Palo Alto officials

With all of Palo Alto's labor groups engaged in negotiations over new contracts, the City Council swiftly approved raises...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Watchdog, on Feb 9, 2016 at 9:36 am | 14 comments | 2082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wine co-op is lifeblood of neighborhood

Good spirits are flowing in Crescent Park. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2008/10/24/wine-co-op-is-lifeblood-of-neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mark Holler, on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 4946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities join forces to back transportation-funding plan

With Santa Clara County cruising toward a November transportation tax measure, Palo Alto and eight other cities in the north...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Rose, on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 11 comments | 3126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by translation?, on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 62 comments | 33274 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Real compassion in college admissisons

Good NYT op-ed on the new college admissions proposal. What do people here think about the likelihood that our high schools...

Original post made by Barron Park dad on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 306 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton Feb. 21

February is proving to be a busy month for high-profile visitors to Atherton, including a political fundraising visit from...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments | 2445 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Are we heading toward a correction this year?

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote the column "A long-term cyclical view" and pointed out the high probability of a temporary...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ask China, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 4 comments | 2863 Views

SPORTS

Elway finally gains some revenge for the 1982 Big Game

John Elway had to wait more than 30 years, but it was well worth it to gain a measure of revenge for losing to Ron Rivera...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Feb 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1598 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Palo Alto man robbed after walking in on burglary

A Palo Alto man was robbed Friday morning after he walked in on a burglary that was taking place at his home in the Duveneck-St....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by A neighbor, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 10 comments | 5162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Super Bowl Sunday hoopla? Not in Palo Alto

The banners won't fly and Super Bowl 50 special events won't be taking place in one of Silicon Valley's premier destinations...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 32 comments | 6290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by joel, on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:56 am | 27 comments | 4781 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Multigenerational living

Betsy Hobson is thrilled to share a new routine with her next-door neighbor, her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter. That's just...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Godspower Amraibure , on Feb 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm | 7 comments | 1808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas honors seven with 'Lifetime of Achievement' awards

Seven local residents — three individuals and two couples — will be honored this spring by the senior services...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anneke, on Feb 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 1818 Views
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