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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Following Turner's release, recall-campaign organizers rally

Local and national elected officials, Stanford University students, sexual-assault survivors, parents and others threw their...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Sep 5, 2016 at 12:24 pm | 5 comments | 658 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals open up about housing struggles

A group of children sat at the back of Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, as they fidgeted with their marker and glitter-paint...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:46 am | 43 comments | 4912 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air is smokey tonight in Midtown Palo Alto

Anyone else experiencing smokey air tonight? I've just closed all of our windows because of it. Seems like either firewood...

Original post made by Lily on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 5, 2016 at 5:25 am | 1 comment | 190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Kirke Comstock survived rough-and-tumble politics, and a bomb

The passing last week of Kirke Comstock — a former mayor of both Palo Alto and Portola Valley — closes a long-ago...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by just a kid then, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:43 pm | 3 comments | 1900 Views

SPORTS

Course record set in first cross country race of the year

Palo Alto senior Kent Slaney set a Bol Park course record, racing 10:13, at the annual Palo Alto-Gunn Alumni meet Wednesday....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by running fan, on Sep 4, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 1 comment | 742 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School boys pass big water polo test over weekend

==BI Prep roundup == Menlo School boys water polo coach Jack Bowen enjoys a challenging nonleague schedule. This year he...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by Phillip, on Sep 4, 2016 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 1762 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto teens arrested on suspicion of burglary

Two East Palo Alto teens were arrested Thursday afternoon in connection with at least one burglary in Menlo Park, police...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2016
Last comment by MenloRez, on Sep 4, 2016 at 8:27 am | 1 comment | 2318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to raise storm-drain fees flows forth in Palo Alto

A proposal in Palo Alto to raise storm-drain fees and create a new structure for funding future improvements advanced this...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Betty Jo, on Sep 3, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 15 comments | 3761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Just check for soft drinks, on Sep 3, 2016 at 3:52 pm | 85 comments | 7641 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner released from jail after 90 days

Head down and silent, flanked on both sides by crowds of reporters and cameras, former Stanford University student-athlete...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by TTSF, on Sep 3, 2016 at 12:26 am | 4 comments | 8348 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore new policies for long-term growth

When it comes to growth, Palo Alto's elected leaders have plenty of divergent opinions, with some calling for the city to...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dorothy Fields, on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:56 pm | 56 comments | 5577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by VERG Menlo Park, on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 114 comments | 7397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kirke Comstock, former Palo Alto mayor, dies

Former Palo Alto councilman and mayor Kirke Comstock, who presided over the City of Palo Alto during the 1960s and early...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Harriett Ferziger, on Sep 2, 2016 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 208 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raise Awareness and Build a Community of Hope

Here are some great education opportunities to help and inspire others with messages of hope during September is Suicide...

Original post made by Project Safety Net on Sep. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 69 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 2, 2016 at 9:11 am | 11 comments | 1783 Views

AROUND TOWN

How does a garden grow?

I officiate at weddings sometimes, and to attend such a celebration is truly an honor. The arrangements and diversity of...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>ARE THINGS COOLING OFF? ... </B>According to Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a total of 122 luxury properties...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1103 Views

AROUND TOWN

New bikeways eyed for Embarcadero Road

New bikeways would roll out alongside one of the busiest stretches of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto as part of a road-improvement...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Mom, on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:51 am | 29 comments | 6555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where did Vito La Sala go? (Jordan teacher)

Hello neighbors, I'm curious if anyone knows where Mr. La Sala has gone? He was a favorite history teacher at Jordan Middle...

Original post made by PAUSD alumni on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 2, 2016 at 12:31 am | 3 comments | 907 Views

SPORTS

McNealy: Why he came back for his senior golf season

==BI In his own words == I truly believe that Stanford is the best place to improve my game and receive a world-class education....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Shaun Swartz, on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 1405 Views
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