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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero Road fixes coming

Few road segments in Palo Alto flummox commuters and traffic engineers like the short but bustling stretch of Embarcadero...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:21 am | 77 comments | 6292 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto's free wireless network to shut down

In May 2008, the WiFi101 network went live in East Palo Alto to bridge the "digital divide" separating residents from the...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by KP, on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:22 am | 10 comments | 4702 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic hampered firefighters responding to East Palo Alto house fire

Firefighters were hampered from reaching an East Palo Alto home on Monday evening when a fire broke out in a densely cluttered...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by growing impacts, on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:24 am | 16 comments | 2676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday turned their attention...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:16 am | 52 comments | 8534 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Gunn sophomore wins $10,000 grant to help children in Sierra Leone

Eleanor Su, a sophomore at Henry M. Gunn High School, won Amway's "Who Cares Challenge," securing a $10,000 grant for the...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by G, on Jan 14, 2015 at 11:02 pm | 2 comments | 1617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC freshman applications grow

From the SJ Mercury News: "Every one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses had more freshman applications this year, making...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto gets new center for domestic-violence services

A domestic-violence services center for women in affluent communities is now headquartered in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Surly, on Jan 14, 2015 at 9:08 am | 5 comments | 3225 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto house fire starts in cluttered garage

A fire that damaged an East Palo Alto home on Monday evening started in a densely cluttered garage, a Menlo Park fire official...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm | 7 comments | 3238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A space where creativity reigns

In a cluttered classroom at Cubberley Community Center last Friday afternoon, the sound of smooth jazz was playing in the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barack Obama, on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 4636 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

TEDx returns to Gunn High on Jan. 16

TEDx is returning to Gunn High School in Palo Alto for the fourth year this Friday, Jan. 16, with high school students lined...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Christine Yang, on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 2259 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino shutdown

What caused the near-total shutdown of southbound El Camino from about Palm to Churchill and beyond this afternoon?...

Original post made by Traffic snarl on Jan. 13, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

After the last death: Doctors, academics debate the possibility, value of a 150-year lifespan

Halloween was approaching and Dr. Joon Yun was explaining why he wanted someone to hack our bodies. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Jixxer, on Jan 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 17 comments | 6316 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Acacia totals car in downtown Palo Alto

A woman who had only been at work 10 minutes received a phone call from Palo Alto police that she couldn't imagine. Her car...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Great Canopy - Great City, on Jan 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm | 24 comments | 7105 Views

BOOKS

Wild woman writer

How do you know you've arrived as a writer? When Nick Hornby decides to adapt your memoir for the big screen -- and Reese...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Melissa Anderson, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Caltrain's bad judgment

With trains on the Peninsula currently operating at record, standing-room-only levels and providing an increasingly unpleasant...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm | 59 comments | 5686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor's priorities include 'how we communicate' as a community

The political shift in Palo Alto became official Monday night with the unanimous election of Councilwoman Karen Holman as...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Veritas, on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:40 am | 11 comments | 2322 Views

SPORTS

East Palo Alto youth wins national Punt, Pass & Kick title

==BI Of local note== Raymond Price III of East Palo Alto was one of 10 young athletes among a field of 40 national finalists...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm | 2 comments | 1966 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marc Berman sets sights on Sacramento

Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman is now looking to Sacramento. Berman, who was elected to the council in 2012, said...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 60 comments | 4251 Views

BOOKS

Written in the stars

Authors Emer Martin and Suzana Tulac and illustrator Magdalena Zuljevic offer a fresh look at astronomy in a new children's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mary Nichols, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 970 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council may OK funds for new waste facility

Palo Alto has a rich history of discord and disagreement when it comes to disposing of the city's organic waste, but if there...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Gridlock: It's Official, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 8 comments | 2581 Views
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