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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man dies in highway hit-and-run

A 29-year-old Palo Alto man died Saturday night after the motorcycle he was riding collided on a Milpitas highway with a...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by Amelia, on Jul 8, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 5 comments | 6262 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elmo & the Old Quackers snags July Fourth Chili Cook-Off title

Elmo & the Old Quackers bested 15 returning teams and five new competitors to take the top prize of Best Overall in this...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 8, 2015 at 2:00 pm | 3 comments | 2492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Personal belief' exemption for vaccinations will end

Come July 2016, California parents will no longer be able to claim a "personal belief" exemption from requirements that all...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Priorities, on Jul 8, 2015 at 10:13 am | 86 comments | 1995 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can social media play a role in youth suicide prevention?

An internationally known suicide prevention researcher visited the Stanford University School of Medicine on Monday to share...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Community, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:39 pm | 7 comments | 8020 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outage blacks out large swath in Palo Alto

A power outage is affecting a large area in Palo Alto on July 4 morning, according to Palo Alto Utilities. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by No mylar balloons, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:21 pm | 52 comments | 6099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bridge replacement could jam up Highway 101 this week

Drivers on U.S. Highway 101 can expect lane closures during the evening, night and early morning hours this week as the California...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Jul 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm | 14 comments | 5603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to beef up code enforcement

Blasting a gas-powered leaf blower is technically illegal in Palo Alto, but that offers little solace to residents who routinely...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 7, 2015 at 2:13 pm | 53 comments | 4057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

T&C/Paly Intersection Status?

Does anyone know where we stand on any progress towards a solution? Beside the obvious need to synchronize the three...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 7, 2015 at 11:05 am | 5 comments | 250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:13 am | 30 comments | 5565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Confused, on Jul 7, 2015 at 10:03 am | 78 comments | 4150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Happy, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 47 comments | 5328 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Key ingredient for opening a restaurant in Palo Alto? Patience.

The City of Palo Alto has streamlined its processes to help new businesses open more quickly, but some restaurateurs say...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2014
Last comment by Time is of the Essence, on Jul 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 6 comments | 4102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Fran's Market closes

Palo Alto's Fran's Market closes suddenly; owners and customers say the eviction notice came at a bad time. Read the full...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Agenda, on Jul 6, 2015 at 3:10 pm | 22 comments | 3765 Views

SPORTS

U-S-A proves itself worthy as Women's World Cup champions

Carli Lloyd, the latest American hero, recorded a hat trick and helped the U.S. women's national soccer team leave no doubt...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by James R., on Jul 6, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 3 comments | 1859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City contracts out parking enforcement for new downtown program

If there's one thing that's more frustrating for downtown residents than finding parking on their congested streets, it's...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, on Jul 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm | 12 comments | 2833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley resident halts apparent burglary

A Portola Valley resident came home just in time to prevent an apparent burglary on Wednesday, according to the San Mateo...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Chance, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:42 pm | 1 comment | 2802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules approved for proposed cell towers

Much like bad cell reception, new wireless facilities have been causing plenty of static in Palo Alto neighborhoods of late....

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 46 comments | 3429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Calpers is on shaky ground...how much will it cost Palo Alto?

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/09/business/dealbook/calpers-to-cut-ties-with-many-fund-managers-to-save-on-fees.html?_r=0 "Calpers,...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by John, on Jul 6, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 8 comments | 353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New proposal for Maybell affordable housing site

Residents near the Maybell/Clemo property which was at the heart of the Measure D ballot measure two years ago have received...

Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jul. 4, 2015
Last comment by Francisco Sanchez, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:44 am | 10 comments | 392 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion shot and killed

The mountain lion that strayed into Palo Alto residential areas Monday morning was shot and killed by a Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jul. 5, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 6, 2015 at 6:21 am | 9 comments | 16334 Views
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