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AROUND TOWN

Facebook partnership to build 394 Menlo Park apartments

One question that quickly arose when Facebook decided to relocate to and then expand in Menlo Park was, "What about employee...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2013
Last comment by JoAnn, on Feb 5, 2014 at 1:44 am | 11 comments | 2028 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three proposals rejected at the Presidio

I like that spunk. Not one but three proposals rejected at the Presidio in SF for being "too big or not suitable for the...

Original post made by \"Too big, or not suitable\" on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by "Too big, or not suitable", on Feb 4, 2014 at 11:07 pm | 1 comment | 941 Views

RESTAURANTS

Saving Cho's Restaurant

As we all know, legendary Palo Alto landmark Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum Restaurant is about to be evicted from its present location...

Original post made by Chris Clementson on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by Chris Clementson, on Feb 4, 2014 at 10:34 pm | 5 comments | 618 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cardinal relay team posts fastest time in the country

==BI Track and field == The Stanford team of sophomores Amy Weissenbach, Kristyn Williams, Claudia Saunders, and fifth-year...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Thomas Williams, on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:35 pm | 1 comment | 892 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man sentenced to 11 years for 2009 shooting

A San Jose man who shot and killed an East Palo Alto resident following a parking spat in 2009 was sentenced to 11 years...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:13 pm | 15 comments | 1521 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Menlo Park: No appeal of decision to allow food trucks at Caltrain station

Ten food trucks will roll into the Caltrain station on Feb. 19, when Off the Grid expects to kick off its new weekly event...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Feb 4, 2014 at 9:39 am | 2 comments | 5718 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police make arrest after manhunt in Midtown

Palo Alto police used four K-9 units -- including one from Los Altos and one from Sunnyvale -- to apprehend a man who had...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2011
Last comment by laurenw, on Feb 4, 2014 at 1:24 am | 20 comments | 1993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let children learn from play the good old fashioned way

A friend forwarded me this article and I find it fascinating. Kids need to play more as kids to learn how to deal with...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Geek who thrived, on Feb 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 9 comments | 609 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek purse snatcher

Palo Alto police are looking for a bike-riding purse snatcher who they said committed two crimes in the span of 15 minutes...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm | 27 comments | 6824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents raise issues with Pope-Chaucer bridge project

Despite organizational difficulties and a gym with poor acoustics, Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents clearly voiced their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Save The Oaks, on Feb 3, 2014 at 12:56 pm | 28 comments | 5794 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 14411 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo School's Ball wins USTA's Talbert Jr. Sportsmanship Award

Menlo School senior David Ball has won the USTA Bill Talbert Junior Sportsmanship Award for his honorable tournament play...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Laurie Hunter and Jonathan MacQuitty, on Feb 3, 2014 at 10:35 am | 1 comment | 1931 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto may consider contracting sheriff

A potential consideration to outsource police services in East Palo Alto to the San Mateo County Sheriff has a council member...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 2, 2014 at 6:08 pm | 13 comments | 4024 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 14928 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto man doesn't contest charge of setting firm on fire

A Palo Alto doctor pleaded no contest Thursday to a felony charge stemming from an attempted to set fire to his San Carlos...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2014
Last comment by marywanna, on Feb 2, 2014 at 1:29 pm | 4 comments | 1848 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County reports the most flu deaths in Bay Area

The number of people who died in Santa Clara County during the current flu season has increased by two to 10, the most of...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Feb 2, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 2334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly ..eReaders?

At the PALY parent meeting they mentioned the library loans books on eReaders . Would you happen to know which eReaders work...

Original post made by NewPalyParent on Feb. 2, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Feb 2, 2014 at 8:59 am | 1 comment | 305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans surface for 27 University Ave.

A year after Palo Alto pulled the plug on a proposed office complex near the downtown train station and committed to more...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Oldster, on Feb 1, 2014 at 9:57 pm | 94 comments | 7446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's management lapse may have cost $281,000

Insufficient oversight of a contractor and poor contract management may have resulted in the City of Palo Alto Utilities...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by Ex-employee, on Feb 1, 2014 at 6:19 pm | 10 comments | 8866 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Time out' proposed for disputed zoning rule

Bowing down to intense community pressure and years of criticism from land-use watchdogs, Palo Alto officials have announced...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by What's a time out?, on Feb 1, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 16 comments | 4434 Views
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