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AROUND TOWN

$10K offered for leads on Midtown Safeway armed robbers

Palo Alto police have announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of three men who violently...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2020
Last comment by the Party of Personal Responsibility, on Jan 14, 2020 at 10:16 am | 19 comments | 6600 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Women fleeing from Stanford Shopping Center with $5K worth of merchandise arrested

Four women who allegedly stole arms full of clothing and shoes from Macy's at Stanford Shopping Center were arrested Sunday...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2020
Last comment by john, on Jan 14, 2020 at 9:14 am | 8 comments | 5033 Views

BOOKS

Former Eastside hoops coach enjoying his time in China

After many years coaching at the high school level, Donovan Blythe made the decision to strike out into new territory. He...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2020
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 842 Views

AROUND TOWN

Revenues below par at Palo Alto's new golf course

Since it reopened to the public in May 2018 after a two-year closure, Palo Alto's reconfigured and refurbished golf course...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Joe Ferguson, on Jan 13, 2020 at 4:50 pm | 22 comments | 4739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: 'Safe parking' program ready to launch; DeLorean drifts for science

In the latest Around Town column, news about the Palo Alto City Council considering a program for RV dwellers and the development...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2020
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2020 at 2:35 pm | 6 comments | 3941 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police records reveal nearly 50 car break-ins in Palo Alto within 10 days

For some local drivers, the holiday season was not the most wonderful time of year. Between Dec. 24 and Jan. 2, nearly 50...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 13, 2020 at 12:30 pm | 34 comments | 5286 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Senate Bill 50 returns — and so does Palo Alto's housing debate

Responding to local concerns about the top-down mandates of his contentious bill, Senate Bill 50, state Sen. Scott Wiener...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by george drysdale, on Jan 12, 2020 at 10:26 am | 58 comments | 3912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood board votes to close Willow Oaks and Brentwood elementary schools

After a lengthy debate, the Ravenswood school board voted to move Willow Oaks Elementary students to Belle Haven Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2020
Last comment by Mutti, on Jan 10, 2020 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 3591 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City faces color quandary over bus shelters at Stanford Research Park

Some Palo Alto officials have raised concerns about a proposal to build bus shelters at Stanford Research Park, which they...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 10, 2020 at 5:53 pm | 20 comments | 3018 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Gavin Newsom to propose that California manufacture its own generic drugs, lowering prescription costs

In a bold strategy to drive down prescription drug prices, Gov. Gavin Newsom is proposing that California become the first...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2020
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 10, 2020 at 11:47 am | 7 comments | 1791 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slammed by critics, VTA strives to fix leadership

Pretty much everyone seems to agree that the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority desperately needs a leadership fix...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2020
Last comment by Alex, on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:51 pm | 21 comments | 2960 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rep. Jackie Speier looks to lower airplane noise with 5 bills

Responding to growing concerns about airplane noise, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier has proposed a series of bills aimed at improving...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 9, 2020 at 1:42 pm | 52 comments | 5351 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another market bites the dust at College Terrace Centre

After just one year in business, Khoury's Market at Palo Alto's College Terrace Centre plans to close, the second grocer...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2020
Last comment by Hmm, on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:35 am | 59 comments | 9853 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plans envision housing, retail at former Fry's site

With Fry's Electronics officially fading out of Palo Alto last week after three decades of operations, city officials are...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2020
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 9, 2020 at 9:46 am | 51 comments | 9490 Views

AROUND TOWN

The era of Fry's Electronics comes to an end in Palo Alto

After close to 30 years of operation, Fry's Electronics officially shut down its Palo Alto store on Friday afternoon, leaving...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2019
Last comment by Oh well..., on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:59 am | 43 comments | 39554 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police nab 5 teens for auto burglaries near Greer Park

Palo Alto police caught five teenagers on Monday in connection with eight auto burglaries in the area around Greer Park,...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2020
Last comment by SuperD, on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:53 am | 6 comments | 3744 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: A look back and a glimpse ahead at the local market

This year, both Menlo Park and Los Altos had a double-digit increase in the number of new listings and transaction volume,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2020
Last comment by Please lower property values, on Jan 7, 2020 at 6:13 pm | 4 comments | 2587 Views

SPORTS

M-A turns up intensity late to rally past Menlo boys hoops

For three quarters Menlo School appeared to be in control. But in the fourth quarter Menlo-Atherton turned up the aggression...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2020
Last comment by Mr. Pucture, on Jan 7, 2020 at 3:36 pm | 2 comments | 1344 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest 2 for auto burglaries after brief chase leads officers to car carrying children

A man and a woman were arrested in connection with a series of car burglaries at a Palo Alto parking lot, the latest one...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2019
Last comment by Worried, on Jan 7, 2020 at 11:55 am | 15 comments | 3669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spanish and French programs at Paly!

Why are they such a disaster? Mandarin and Japanese teachers are teaching well but the Spanish and French teachers are not...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 19, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous1, on Jan 7, 2020 at 11:06 am | 25 comments | 1051 Views
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