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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Train strikes car in Atherton

A southbound Caltrain struck a car on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16....

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Full Coverage?, on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:34 am | 7 comments | 1428 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto woman gets 15 years to life for high-speed-chase murder

An East Palo Alto woman has received 15 years to life in prison after a 2011 high-speed chase that led to the death of her...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:19 am | 7 comments | 1284 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Land use tops Palo Alto council members' concerns for 2015

Names and faces will change but Palo Alto's official priorities should remain largely fixed when the new City Council convenes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:25 am | 8 comments | 1690 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Paco, on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:52 am | 3 comments | 1196 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

It's 11:40 PM & there's a party outside my bedroom

I can't believe the noise! This Marissa Mayer party tonight is so freaked loud!!! This is a neiborhood lady, go buy a boat...

Original post made by Tired on Addison on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by OscarMayerWeiner, on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:23 am | 26 comments | 1176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to regulate Airbnb rentals

With hotel-tax revenues on a happy upswing, Palo Alto officials are preparing to take aim at one source of competition for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:20 am | 45 comments | 3185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kleinberg aims to restart Chamber as a 'startup'

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce must adopt the methods of a "startup" entrepreneurial company if it is going to reclaim...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 4 comments | 1296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority students speak to challenges they face

A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Jim, on Dec 17, 2014 at 2:52 pm | 9 comments | 3314 Views

SPORTS

PASA splashes to second overall at winter national swim meet

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics came away from the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals with a second-place finish in the combined...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn High School wellness center to consolidate all student services, except one

A plan to build a comprehensive wellness center at Gunn High School has evolved, with the most recent design moving the college...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by well done!, on Dec 17, 2014 at 11:04 am | 3 comments | 3533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changing the conversation: Who, or what, is Palo Alto Forward?

Few local residents had heard of Palo Alto Forward before Sept. 30, when Cory Wolbach declared at a City Council candidates'...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 16, 2014 at 4:32 pm | 175 comments | 8231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A half-hearted mea culpa

While it acknowledges some sloppiness and poor judgment in keeping information from the public, the City of Palo Alto's defensive...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 58 comments | 3834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's time to rethink our high schools

Thank you to all of the Gunn students who have spoken out recently after the suicide of your classmate. It's your courage...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by former former gunn parent, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 148 comments | 11105 Views

AROUND TOWN

SHP's 13-0 football season is certainly worth celebrating

Sacred Heart Prep football coach Pete Lavorato was in need of some holiday cheer earlier this week and headed over to a small...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 1516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki proposed as new grocer at former JJ&F market

Miki Werness, whose Alma Village market shuttered in April 2013 after less than six months of operation, may soon get another...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by proactive, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 4734 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian recommends exploration of police body cameras

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian yesterday recommended the county explore the feasibility of having sheriff's deputies...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by reality, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 8 comments | 1785 Views

SPORTS

Top Oregon high school running back commits to Stanford

==BI Of local note == Portland's Central Catholic High senior running back Cameron Scarlett, ranked among the top 30 players...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by John Thomas Whitcomb McCoy, on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 949 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Street Sweeping??

I've noticed in the past few weeks/months that the street sweeping has been done very poorly. Anyone else notice this? ...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Jason Browne, on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:32 am | 21 comments | 651 Views

SPORTS

Woodside Wildebeest runners finish in top 10%

Congratulations to all the Woodside Wildebeest X-Country runners who competed with some of the nation's fastest youth at...

Original post made by A. Runner on Dec. 16, 2014
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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto holds grand opening of Mitchell Park Library

Droves of Palo Alto residents turned out Dec. 6 for the grand opening of the Mitchell Park Library and Community Center and...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2014
Last comment by Well., on Dec 15, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 34 comments | 4399 Views
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