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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Council focuses on more housing for land-use plan

It's time for Palo Alto to make affordable housing a cornerstone of its land-use plan, and the mixed-use offices-and-retail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:45 pm | 11 comments | 1926 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Geeks vs. Zombies' invades the stage

This holiday season, Mountain View's Pear Theatre is steering away from traditional fare in favor of something a bit less...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Nina G. Perry, on Dec 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm | 1 comment | 1205 Views

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Menlo Park: Locals seek to protect vulnerable groups before Trump takes office

Before President-elect Donald Trump takes office Jan. 20, some people in Menlo Park are trying to cement protections for...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Pragmatist, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 22 comments | 2424 Views

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Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto

"It's time to put the rumors to rest," Seth McDaniels, general manager of Palo Alto's The Epiphany Hotel said in a statement....

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Laughing Again, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:10 pm | 6 comments | 498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration

A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Brethren, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments | 2280 Views

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Dance fans

Paper fans, handkerchiefs and dance sticks are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional fitness equipment on exercise...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forming bonds

Akshay Dinakar, a Stanford University sophomore, recently attended a birthday party for a cousin in San Jose. The attendees...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park donkey Perry returns home

Perry the miniature donkey, who had been missing from his pasture since the death of his companion, Miner 49-er, about six...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by DONKEY, on Dec 2, 2016 at 8:48 am | 7 comments | 6695 Views

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Chimney checkup

Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melchers, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm | 4 comments | 948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Suicide survivors urge open conversations, awareness around mental health

Five women whose lives have been intimately, irreversibly touched by youth suicide -- two by their own attempts and three...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Parent, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 8 comments | 4861 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Racial, gender gaps persist in AP courses

Oft-reported anecdotes about the persistently low numbers of students of color in Advanced Placement classes in the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 19 comments | 3597 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership

Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Cooper is right, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 14 comments | 2360 Views

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Escaped Palo Alto inmate found hiding in attic

Laron Campbell, the Palo Alto inmate who escaped from a San Jose jail nearly a week ago, was found Tuesday night when he...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cid Young, on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 592 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student wins art award

Avelyn Jing, a Palo Verde Elementary School kindergartner, has won first prize in her age group in the 2016 Peace Pals International...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Thomas, on Dec 1, 2016 at 2:41 pm | 9 comments | 945 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad McElfresh named men's soccer All-American

Gunn grad Cameron McElfresh was one of two UC San Diego men's soccer players named as Division II Conference Commissioners...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kevin Regalado, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 636 Views

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In expansion, Junior Museum eyes new features, fees

When Palo Alto's small but beloved Junior Museum & Zoo completes its renovation, visitors will gain access to new classrooms,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Annual memberships make sense, on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 17 comments | 4913 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Wellness class series for parents

The Palo Alto school district is hosting a free three-class series to help parents support their children's physical and...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by 2017!, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1420 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Embarcadero Road underpass to close overnight for eight nights

Palo Alto police are advising drivers to build extra time into any nighttime travel that would take them on the Embarcadero...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Noel, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 5 comments | 2768 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Search continues for escaped inmates, including Palo Alto man

A woman suspected of helping one of two inmates, including a Palo Alto man, who escaped from the Santa Clara County Main...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ventura-91, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to boost East Palo Alto's water share

As East Palo Alto continues to cope with a water shortage that has effectively frozen new development, four members of the...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Onion, on Nov 29, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 41 comments | 5993 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,801 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 742 views

Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 137 views

 

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