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SCHOOLS & KIDS

California just pushed back school start times — you weren't dreaming. Now what?

Of the dozens of education bills that Gov. Gavin Newsom signed into law this year, few will have a more practical impact...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2019
Last comment by radar, on Nov 7, 2019 at 11:18 am | 38 comments | 9311 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales of e-cigarettes banned in unincorporated Santa Clara County

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday voted to ban the sale of e-cigarettes in the unincorporated parts...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2019
Last comment by Fair, on Nov 7, 2019 at 9:45 am | 1 comment | 2009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At updated Reuse Zone, residents can leave -- or pick up -- leftover paint, household cleaners

It might be an overstatement to say that the city of Palo Alto's Reuse Zone proves that one person's trash is another's treasure,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by sherber, on Nov 7, 2019 at 12:08 am | 5 comments | 2759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to hire consultants for polling, outreach on business tax

With its eyes on the November 2020 ballot, Palo Alto is preparing to survey residents this month to gauge their appetite...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Kenny, on Nov 6, 2019 at 9:16 pm | 10 comments | 3515 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek teenagers in robbery at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are looking for two teenagers who they say robbed a woman outside Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday night,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by Pied Piper, on Nov 6, 2019 at 4:32 pm | 10 comments | 3762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoke from Ranch Fire drifts into Bay Area

An air quality advisory due to smoke from the Ranch Fire in Tehama County has been extended through Wednesday. Read the...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2019
Last comment by resident, on Nov 6, 2019 at 12:40 pm | 2 comments | 1663 Views

AROUND TOWN

Researchers create a natural gel that could help prevent wildfires

A long-lasting gel-like fluid developed by Stanford University researchers could keep wildfires from starting and spreading...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2019
Last comment by Chemical contamination?, on Nov 6, 2019 at 11:12 am | 3 comments | 2835 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Californians unwilling to subsidize land owners' wildfire prevention, Stanford poll finds

Years of devastating, back-to-back wildfires coupled with recent power shutdowns have not convinced Californians to fund...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2019
Last comment by pinball, on Nov 5, 2019 at 4:51 pm | 13 comments | 3747 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Having failed so far, President Hotel buyers try financial inducements to build support for the zoning changes it needs

It's not clear whether Adventurous Journeys Capital Partners did a terrible job at researching the zoning obstacles they...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by more corruption, on Nov 5, 2019 at 4:37 pm | 16 comments | 4540 Views

AROUND TOWN

If you haven't turned 70 yet, don't retire

Want to retire more comfortably? Work longer. Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/11/01/if-you-havent-turned-70-yet-dont-retire...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Nov 5, 2019 at 11:15 am | 9 comments | 5293 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn powers its way to another SCVAL El Camino football win

Gunn’s power running game pounded another opponent Friday, piling up 395 yards on 39 carries in a 44-6 Santa Clara Valley...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 4, 2019 at 6:15 pm | 4 comments | 1962 Views

RESTAURANTS

Alhambra brings Irish pub traditions to downtown Redwood City

Irish pubs capture in one warm and convivial place all that's good and right in the world: community, humor, good drink and...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2019
Last comment by Brit, on Nov 4, 2019 at 12:50 pm | 1 comment | 3171 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys hold off Menlo to win WCAL water polo tourney title

Luke Weigle and Will Swart scored the first two goals of the second half to break a 3-3 tie and lead Sacred Heart Prep past...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2019
Last comment by PoloPoloPolo, on Nov 3, 2019 at 3:43 pm | 1 comment | 1831 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford study shows link between achievement gap and racial disparities in school discipline

A new Stanford University study has documented for the first time at the national level a link between achievement gaps and...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by pinball, on Nov 2, 2019 at 11:34 pm | 20 comments | 10309 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cameras catch man video-recording himself allegedly slamming a dog to the ground

A 30-year-old East Palo Alto man seen allegedly slamming a small dog onto the ground while recording it with his phone has...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by Nick, on Nov 2, 2019 at 9:01 pm | 4 comments | 3201 Views

AROUND TOWN

With DIY haunted house, two brothers bring spirit of Halloween to Old Palo Alto

Tech billionaires and their over-the-top Halloween displays have turned the holiday into a mini-spectacle in Old Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2019
Last comment by Love the DIY, on Nov 2, 2019 at 9:55 am | 12 comments | 8777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Egg Wars - Again

It seems that once again Paly egg wars caused a big mess in many local parks and nearby streets. Did PAPD catch any of...

Original post made by Former Parent on Oct. 30, 2019
Last comment by Relaxed, on Nov 1, 2019 at 11:22 pm | 23 comments | 1146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Late score has Gunn girls into SCVAL water polo finals

Cooper McKenna scored four goals, including the game winner with less than 20 secinds to play, and the Gunn girls water polo...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Sunita V, on Nov 1, 2019 at 12:57 pm | 1 comment | 1390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents, city staff, nonprofit rally to save imperiled dawn redwood

An ailing dawn redwood outside the downtown Palo Alto post office, a tree whose species dates from the time of the dinosaurs,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2019
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 1, 2019 at 11:55 am | 1 comment | 4366 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hundreds call for more contributions from Stanford for expansion plan

With Stanford University’s ambitious expansion plan nearing the finish line, hundreds of Stanford students, public school...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2019
Last comment by Neighbor, on Nov 1, 2019 at 11:16 am | 33 comments | 7358 Views
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