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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Loud boom near University Ave

Did anyone else hear it or know what it was?...

Original post made by Victor on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by heard it., on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:27 am | 3 comments | 1331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plastic bag era comes to an end in Palo Alto

For Palo Alto shoppers, the question "Paper or plastic?" officially becomes an anachronism Monday, as the city's new ban...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:29 am | 32 comments | 3854 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school in July

Nearly 150 Palo Alto elementary and middle-school teachers returned to school Monday for an optional four-day "summer institute...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Maybe this will help, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 1326 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park: Bus breaks off crossing arm, crosses tracks shortly before train arrives

A SamTrans bus broke off a lowering railroad crossing arm and hurtled across the tracks at the Oak Grove Avenue train crossing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Whew!, on Jul 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm | 5 comments | 1897 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car drives onto Alma off-ramp, hits cop car

A gold Chevrolet Impala collided head-on with a police car after it turned the wrong way from Alma Street onto an Oregon...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm | 14 comments | 3162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn science team takes second-best in nation

A Gunn High School science club walked away with second place in a national cyber-security competition for students earlier...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by thanks, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 16 comments | 7000 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 17146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Apartment fire displaces Palo Alto family

A two-alarm fire forced a mother and her young child out of an apartment and displaced the family in Palo Alto's Charleston...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 2424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Where have all the flowers gone?

Palo Alto's oldest florist is shutting its doors. After 19 years in business, Stanford Floral Design at 433 Hamilton Ave....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jul 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 21 comments | 8539 Views

SPORTS

Feature story: Lessons from rowing

When people hear the word "crew," they typically think of prep schools or a sport on the East Coast. But local rowing club...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Kate, on Jul 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm | 6 comments | 7664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz

From the late 1960s until recently, Santa Cruz, California was the most politically progressive medium-sized or large city...

Original post made by Former Palo Altan on Jul. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 672 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mobile-home park faces redevelopment

Buena Vista, the only surviving mobile-home park in Palo Alto, could soon be history, according to city officials. Residents...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by name removed, on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:06 am | 65 comments | 10298 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Palo Alto gets the high-tech treatment

El Palo Alto, the city's iconic redwood that has stood near the banks of San Francisquito Creek for more than 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 5 comments | 5227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local chess club puts Bay Area on national map

The tension in the room is high, and not a move is being made. Players sit across from each other, their brows furrowed as...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Sorvich, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 8 comments | 7028 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Medical Foundation educator earns President's Award

Becky Beacom, a health educator with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, will receive the President's Volunteer Service Call...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2011
Last comment by Deanna Messinger, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 12 comments | 1666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

An old-fashioned, face-to-face student summer exchange

This year, Gunn High School sophomore Katie Russell and Oaxaca 15-year-old Sofi Morales Calvo are the sole participants in...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2013
Last comment by Chris Logan, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 3 comments | 1357 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford products lead U.S. water polo teams

The U.S. men's and women's national teams, each loaded with Stanford products, made their final preparations for the upcoming...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Thomas Watkins, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:03 pm | 1 comment | 3014 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto races to predict future traffic

When it comes to planning for city growth, no area is more difficult to keep pace with than traffic. And within Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:45 am | 6 comments | 1298 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Setting a CA tax penalty precedent - help please!

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Original post made by California Citizen on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by Another Victim of FTB, on Jul 29, 2013 at 11:12 am | 8 comments | 4201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cyclists, please obey traffic rules!!

I believe biking around town is good and I myself like to bike when I have a chance. However, some of the cyclists are irresponsible,...

Original post made by Car Driver on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by looking on bright side, on Jul 28, 2013 at 3:29 pm | 12 comments | 1475 Views
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