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AROUND TOWN

Starting Thursday, Surf Air will no longer have Bayside route option

To the consternation of local residents and Surf Air alike, San Mateo County announced this week that the alternate route...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jan 8, 2017 at 11:32 pm | 12 comments | 4549 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Minor power outages, trees on Caltrain tracks reported in Palo Alto

A storm moving through the Bay Area on Sunday has resulted in fallen tree branches on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto, causing...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2017
Last comment by qqpa, on Jan 8, 2017 at 10:06 pm | 4 comments | 3297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police seek suspects in armed cell-phone store burglary

Palo Alto police are searching for two men who, armed with a handgun and a knife, allegedly stole merchandise and cash from...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2017
Last comment by Crime Wave, on Jan 8, 2017 at 6:26 pm | 1 comment | 1883 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Firefighters use new techniques to douse blaze

Palo Alto firefighters are crediting an aggressive new technique for allowing them to quickly stifle a blaze on Louis Road...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 8, 2017 at 2:36 pm | 13 comments | 17313 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brain research enters 'golden era' at Stanford

For patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease, little progress in the way of treatment has been made for decades, says...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by anne, on Jan 8, 2017 at 7:06 am | 5 comments | 7142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Swimmers frown at outsourcing plan for Rinconada

David Levinson has been swimming at Rinconada Park for 40 years, and he credits the Palo Alto pool for keeping him "healthy...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 8, 2017 at 12:52 am | 24 comments | 9735 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto school district trustee injured in 'serious' car accident in Israel

Palo Alto Board of Education member Terry Godfrey was injured in a "serious" car accident this week while traveling with...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Ellen Wheeler, on Jan 7, 2017 at 8:35 pm | 8 comments | 6100 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Poorly drawn swastikas found in Palo Alto, Stanford

Poorly drawn swastikas were found throughout Palo Alto and on Stanford University's campus late last month, police and the...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Curious, on Jan 7, 2017 at 6:23 pm | 22 comments | 6312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Year in Review: Housing shortage takes center stage at City Hall

More than any other issue, Palo Alto's housing shortage was the leading driver of City Hall discussions in 2016. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 7, 2017 at 5:57 pm | 32 comments | 2871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto teen to serve on White House advisory board

Gunn High School senior Kevin Ji is one of 17 students across the country who have been selected to serve on the White House's...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2017
Last comment by Diane Gongora , on Jan 7, 2017 at 5:37 am | 1 comment | 7202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic-fighting nonprofit struggles to lessen congestion

Two years after Palo Alto jump-started a new nonprofit charged with reducing traffic congestion and offering other commuting...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 7, 2017 at 4:38 am | 25 comments | 7922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto stocks sandbags, prepares for storm

Palo Alto is bracing for a weekend of heavy rain by stocking the sandbag stations at Rinconada and Mitchell parks and at...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Jan 6, 2017 at 7:07 pm | 1 comment | 6056 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Ajanaku earns volleyball's Honda Sports Award

==BI Cardinal corner == Fifth-year senior Inky Ajanaku was named the Honda Sports Award winner for volleyball by the Collegiate...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2017
Last comment by Volleyball Fan, on Jan 6, 2017 at 7:11 am | 1 comment | 721 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Department of Labor sues Google to obtain employee data

The U.S. Department of Labor sued Google Wednesday in a dispute about how much employee information the technology giant...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 5, 2017 at 10:16 pm | 8 comments | 2097 Views

MOVIES

The year in film

Palo Alto Weekly movie critic Peter Canavese shares his highlights in film from 2016, including his top 10 -- and bottom...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by Sylvia, on Jan 5, 2017 at 9:16 pm | 3 comments | 1794 Views

AROUND TOWN

The year in dining

In many ways, 2016 was a year of recognition, second acts and upscale dining for the Midpeninsula restaurant scene. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2017
Last comment by kj, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:28 pm | 1 comment | 2816 Views

AROUND TOWN

how much does it cost to add an addition to a house?

I am just starting to consider adding an addition to my 95 year old house. I have no idea how much this kind of thing costs....

Original post made by curious on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by Mary, on Jan 5, 2017 at 8:23 pm | 35 comments | 7854 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council chooses Scharff, Kniss to lead

Marking a changing of the guard at City Hall, the Palo Alto City Council bid farewell Tuesday night to three outgoing members,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2017
Last comment by Annette, on Jan 5, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 13 comments | 6114 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto girl, 2, died of blunt-force trauma

A 2-year-old East Palo Alto girl died of blunt-force trauma and her mother's boyfriend now faces murder charges in her death,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Petterpanak47, on Jan 5, 2017 at 4:33 am | 5 comments | 9969 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

LA Times reports swastikas in Palo Alto

"Six locations around Palo Alto, including two law offices, were vandalized with what police believe were meant to be swastikas...

Original post made by Another Reader on Dec. 31, 2016
Last comment by Small Town, on Jan 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm | 5 comments | 445 Views
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