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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Paul, 13 hours ago | 65 comments | 6858 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks ideas for new traffic-fighting nonprofit

From Emeryville to Boston, nonprofits called "transportation management associations" have sprung up in the last few decades...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by This isn't Rocket Science, 15 hours ago | 5 comments | 886 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir co-founder accused of sexual assault

Joe Lonsdale, the co-founder of Palantir and a partner at the venture capital firm Formation 8, has been accused of sexual...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by worth noting, 17 hours ago | 9 comments | 4285 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men wanted after armed robbery at Fry's

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who they say committed armed robbery at Fry's Electronics on Wednesday afternoon...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Walter, 18 hours ago | 9 comments | 3469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district responds to teen's death

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Lucas, 20 hours ago | 119 comments | 78372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rob de Geus tapped to lead Community Services Department

Palo Alto didn't have to look long or far to find a new leader for its busy Community Services Department. Rob de Geus, a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Misha, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by MS, 23 hours ago | 28 comments | 5849 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer faces felony sex-assault charges

A Stanford University freshman is facing five felony sexual-assault charges, including rape of an unconscious woman and rape...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, 23 hours ago | 5 comments | 3862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 23 hours ago | 26 comments | 2946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm | 48 comments | 14015 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Skeptical council not sold on Page Mill development

A plan to replace four homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road with a three-story building featuring apartments, office...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 36 comments | 5149 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's transportation chief resigns

Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation officer and the architect of the city's aggressive plan to build a wide...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by OLDER, on Jan 29, 2015 at 12:14 pm | 53 comments | 4354 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family: Student had suffered from depression

The parents of a Palo Alto student who died by suicide on Jan. 24 have released a statement saying that their son had struggled...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:00 am | 12 comments | 11226 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys waste career best by Mullin in key loss

Boys' prep basketball Kevin Mullin did his best to keep the Palo Alto boys in the running for the SCVAL De Anza Division...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mervyn Bratz, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 14 comments | 1325 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Fred Flintstone, on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 26 comments | 6183 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers legal options against Caltrain

Weeks after learning about Caltrain's plan to seek an exemption from California's environmental law for its proposed electrification...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident, on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 58 comments | 5745 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 23 comments | 17301 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 2864 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City still struggling to find site for new police station

Palo Alto's long search for a place where it can build a new police building remains hampered by a shortage of options, though...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 20 comments | 3305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged them to organize. Otherwise,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Jan 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 15 comments | 3098 Views
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