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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Linda Sher, artist and political wife, dies at 82

Artist Linda B. Sher, a former Palo Alto and Stanford resident and wife of former State Sen. Byron Sher, died Sunday, Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2014
Last comment by Barbara Klein, on Jan 21, 2014 at 8:55 pm | 5 comments | 3153 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek man for indecent exposure

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect who was seen masturbating in his parked car on a busy street...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 11 comments | 3088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Woodside High basketball coaches dismissed following alleged hazing incident

As the 2014 high school basketball season gets underway, the varsity and junior varsity teams at Woodside High School will...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Joinpa, on Jan 21, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 6 comments | 3092 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: two newcomers, four goners downtown

NEW BLOOMIES UNDERWAY AT MALL ... A new Bloomingdale's is scheduled to open at Stanford Shopping Center later this year....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Davis fan, on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:18 am | 51 comments | 14603 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fatal fire on Embarcadero deemed accidental

The house fire on Embarcadero Road that claimed the lives of two people Friday night was accidental and started in the kitchen,...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by certainly sad, on Jan 20, 2014 at 10:07 pm | 9 comments | 5410 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two events to mark MLK Day in Palo Alto

Palo Altans will honor the life and legacy of civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with two community events...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by opus, on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:25 pm | 1 comment | 964 Views

MOVIES

Review: The Nut Job

OK, so you didn't plan ahead, but don't worry. The new animated flick "The Nut Job" has squirreled away enough lame nut puns...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Cathy, on Jan 20, 2014 at 8:08 pm | 1 comment | 5800 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone changes bridge gap between city, critics

Palo Alto's elected officials and land-use watchdogs rarely walk in stride on zoning issues but as the City Council approved...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 20, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 47 comments | 7053 Views

AROUND TOWN

Abilities United head Lynda Steele to retire

Lynda Steele, executive director of the Palo Alto nonprofit Abilities United, will retire by June, the organization's board...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, on Jan 20, 2014 at 3:33 pm | 4 comments | 3011 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Liquid-gas machinery plant could create 900 East Palo Alto jobs

A proposed facility to manufacture machines that make liquid natural gas could break ground in East Palo Alto within a year....

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 20, 2014 at 1:34 pm | 6 comments | 5214 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two seriously injured in Menlo Park accident

A man and a woman were seriously injured in a two-vehicle accident at Bayfront Expressway and Chrysler Drive at around 8:30...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2014
Last comment by Martha, on Jan 20, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 4074 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plans unveiled for new Pope-Chaucer bridge

Even during a prolonged drought, the threat of flooding rarely strays far from the minds of residents around the fickle San...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Stephen, on Jan 20, 2014 at 5:11 am | 17 comments | 7459 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sports, teen social issues, personal growth & behavioral risks

Hi all, As a parent with children at Paly, I wanted to share with the community some thoughts I hope will be helpful...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mom of Senior, on Jan 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 63 comments | 4211 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto chooses new interim police chief

A former San Bruno police chief who has assisted numerous Peninsula cities while they searched for new chiefs will step into...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Tired of the BS, on Jan 19, 2014 at 2:55 pm | 5 comments | 1571 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent evaluation Feb. 6

Well, it's that time again, time for Dana Tom, Barb Mitchell, Camille Townsend, Melissa Caswell, and Heidi Emberling to decide...

Original post made by Thumbs up or down? on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by Left of Boom, on Jan 19, 2014 at 10:25 am | 6 comments | 544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juana Run race could cross finish line

The 18-year run of a popular Palo Alto foot race that raised money for local schools could come to an end in February if...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2013
Last comment by Barron Park parent, on Jan 18, 2014 at 9:27 pm | 10 comments | 5965 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Yellowish cold tap water in last few days

Anyone else noticed that in Palo Alto?...

Original post made by Hamid F. on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yessiree Bob, on Jan 18, 2014 at 3:19 pm | 1 comment | 349 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Firefighters knock down Ventura neighborhood house fire

Firefighters quickly controlled a house fire on the 400 block of Fernando Avenue on Wednesday evening. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by watts, on Jan 18, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 13 comments | 6693 Views

AROUND TOWN

Online poker, reinvented -- and legal

Under federal and most state law, online poker is illegal. But one Palo Alto man claims his 100-percent skill-based version...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Oppenheimer, on Jan 18, 2014 at 11:55 am | 6 comments | 8251 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls grab sole possession of first place in PAL Bay Division

==BI Tuesday's prep soccer== The Menlo-Atherton girls remained undefeated in league play and got some big help in the race...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 18, 2014 at 10:30 am | 1 comment | 1059 Views
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