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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Men plead 'not guilty' to masked armed robberies

Two men who allegedly robbed small markets and convenience stores while disguised in wolf and skeleton masks pleaded not...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by member, on Mar 4, 2014 at 12:05 pm | 2 comments | 1898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rare, polio-like virus striking Bay Area children

A polio-like illness has stricken 25 children in California, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital officials announced Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Amy Szymoniak, on Mar 3, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 12 comments | 9131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Joint police/fire investigation on Arastradero Road

Part of Arastradero Road in Palo Alto is closed this afternoon, Feb. 28, as police and fire officials investigate a hazardous-materials...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by winds, on Mar 3, 2014 at 1:05 pm | 11 comments | 3584 Views

SPORTS

Menlo, Priory and SHP girls all join Paly in CCS soccer semis

Menlo School opened play in the Central Coast Section Division III girls' soccer playoffs with a big 5-0 blanking of No....

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2014
Last comment by M-A Parent, on Mar 3, 2014 at 12:31 pm | 4 comments | 2225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford must allow access for endangered species inspection

A federal judge has ruled that despite drought conditions -- or perhaps because of them -- Stanford University must allow...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Former employee, on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:16 am | 3 comments | 2489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officers may moonlight at Levi's Stadium

Palo Alto's police officers would get to don the uniforms and insignia of their Santa Clara counterparts as part of a proposal...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Penn and Teller, on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:11 am | 6 comments | 1959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto initiative aims to shift drivers to trains, buses

After months of debate about new garages and permit programs, Palo Alto officials shifted gears on Monday in their search...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Troilus and Cressida, on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:04 am | 73 comments | 5889 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Worth a good laugh

In the recent City of PA Utilities bill is the usual announcements "yellow sheet' - with this item. "Take Charge of Your...

Original post made by Kate on Mar. 2, 2014
Last comment by Cognoscenti, on Mar 3, 2014 at 8:58 am | 1 comment | 448 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Reining in the Cubberley lease

Having previously criticized the City Council for not recognizing the importance of providing the public with an opportunity...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 1, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 11 comments | 2894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water conservation during drought

I just looked at our latest junk mail from PA Utilities. Glossy sheet with bright colors comparing my family to other households...

Original post made by PA Utilities Customer on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Mar 1, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 10 comments | 619 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report boosts effort to close Buena Vista Mobile Park

The proposed closure of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park took a big leap toward reality Thursday when the city accepted...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 111 comments | 7991 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The hippo in the classroom

The hippo in the classroom Read the full guest opinion by Marc Vincenti here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/02/28/guest-opinion...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by I Agree, on Mar 1, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 2 comments | 1665 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto's bicycle pioneer Ellen Fletcher dies

Ellen Fletcher, a former Palo Alto City Councilwoman who spearheaded the city's transformation into a nationally recognized...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2012
Last comment by Joe Breeze, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:56 am | 24 comments | 4032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 8691 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood kicks off new school year

Ravenswood City School District kicked off the school year Aug. 23 with about 3,500 students and an operating budget of $38.5...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by epa parent, on Feb 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 3 comments | 1494 Views

SPORTS

Ogwumike scores 32 points in Stanford's 83-60 victory

No. 5 Stanford had been chomping at the bit for Thursday's return bout against Washington, the team responsible for the Cardinal's...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Feb 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 812 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Wind Rises - Anyone seen it?

I'm a big fan of Miyazaki animated films, but am wondering about this last one. Although close family is still to a devastating...

Original post made by Boomer on Feb. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenmeadow scholarship fund marks 50 years

When Palo Alto talks about valuing its youth, it can look to the Greenmeadow Community Association for inspiration. Now in...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market burglarized

Palo Alto police arrested two men on Feb. 20 for their alleged involvement in a late-night burglary of The Fresh Market on...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by cincy, on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 21 comments | 4347 Views

AROUND TOWN

The coffee-beer buzz

The romantic adage "we go together like peanut butter and jelly" should be amended to "we go together like coffee and beer." Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Belgian Mare, on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 5913 Views
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