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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launch

A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Mulder, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: When democracy is hijacked

Monday night, in a brazen display of power, some members of the Palo Alto City Council massacred our Comprehensive Plan,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by AL Franken, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 77 comments | 5820 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Theresa Mayer, on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 52 comments | 7996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by jh, on Feb 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 11 comments | 2072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman throws hot coffee on would-be robber near Stanford Shopping Center

A woman targeted in an attempted robbery near Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday morning threw hot coffee on one of the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Barbara, on Feb 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 3250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Pet Depot to close, Accent Arts moves

In the latest Palo Alto retail news, Pet Food Depot is set to close after 30-plus years, Amity Crossfit opens on California...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Shopper, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 6 comments | 5869 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

A communal, yet informal, atmosphere seems to permeate life in The Willows -- from a publicly maintained traffic island (complete...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Burke, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5718 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The retail quandary

The retail health of Palo Alto's various commercial districts has ebbed and flowed over the decades, influenced by economic...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:10 am | 7 comments | 2102 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm | 13 comments | 313 Views

AROUND TOWN

First rain of the season forecast for Sunday

Roads will be slick on Sunday in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas as the first rain of the rainy season falls that...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal complaint alleges school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hilarious, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 557 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to discuss budget cuts

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday morning a proposed round of budget cuts for the 2017-18 school year to mitigate...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm | 7 comments | 1939 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monitoring software sparks concern, relief

Parents of sophomores and juniors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and seventh-graders at Jordan Middle School will soon...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 5033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Progress report: Assessing all-day kindergarten

Jennifer DiBrienza's son was prone to tears and hiding under desks at the start of kindergarten last fall at Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3468 Views

AROUND TOWN

Campaign to expand Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo raises $25M

A proposal to transform the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo into a more spacious, safe and whimsical habitat for humans and...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 2253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Power outages hit Palo Alto through the morning

A power outage that put 1,800 customers in the dark and turned off many traffic signals has been fully repaired as of 11:15...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 6643 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities unite for Midpeninsula bike route

In its most recent survey, the League of American Bicyclists gave accolades to almost every Midpeninsula city, singling them...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by Rose , on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 24 comments | 4858 Views

AROUND TOWN

County to launch aerial assault on Palo Alto marsh mosquitoes

County helicopters will launch an assault next week on a mosquito species that county officials say has been laying its eggs...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by West Nile Victim, on Feb 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm | 6 comments | 1159 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City opens Emergency Operations Center due to weather

The City of Palo Alto has activated its Emergency Operations Center due to today's storm, the police department announced...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 6437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changes proposed for downtown parking program

Downtown Palo Alto's ever-evolving residential-parking program is about to undergo another gear shift, as city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by JamesB, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:33 am | 7 comments | 2036 Views
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