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AROUND TOWN

City to crack down on El Camino RVs

Nearly 50 recreational vehicles lining El Camino Real in Palo Alto along the Stanford University border will soon be told...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2017
Last comment by AreVeeHavingFunYet, on Sep 19, 2017 at 10:44 am | 129 comments | 44265 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Stanford student found guilty in fatal DUI case

A 28-year-old man who drove the wrong way down U.S. Highway 101 in 2013, killing one man and seriously injuring two others,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2017
Last comment by F, on Dec 1, 2017 at 6:51 pm | 16 comments | 43998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coupa Cafe customers can buy items with bitcoins

When paying for a latte -- or any menu item -- at Coupa Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, customers have two options. Use cash...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by CD, on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 43835 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park father intends to plead guilty to an unspecified charge in college admissions scam

A Menlo Park man intends to plead guilty to an as-yet unspecified charge in the $25 million college admissions scam which...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on Apr 3, 2019 at 8:45 pm | 2 comments | 43772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 72 comments | 43707 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurants given new restrictions to reduce spread of the novel coronavirus

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department notified restaurants that its new legal orders to slow the spread of the...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2020
Last comment by Grocery Shopper, on Mar 23, 2020 at 11:43 am | 21 comments | 43684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home schooling grows up

For many Palo Alto families who opt to home-school their children, the term is a misnomer for what their children's education...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Jan 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm | 74 comments | 43668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fines proposed for construction laggards

Seeking to clamp down on mysterious, blight-inducing and seemingly never-ending construction projects, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by localmom, on Nov 14, 2013 at 6:32 pm | 8 comments | 43576 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Steve Jobs, Apple's creative genius, dies at 56

Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple and the creative force behind the company's transformation into one of the world's most...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by kjo5, on Oct 15, 2011 at 9:52 pm | 77 comments | 43421 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changes ahead for Stanford Shopping Center

Stanford Shopping Center would build five new retail buildings, including a "lifestyle" center and a smaller Bloomingdale's...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2012
Last comment by Torquatus, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 31 comments | 43031 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Jan 6, 2015 at 9:34 am | 326 comments | 43015 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 42836 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect in grisly Stanford Memorial Church murder kills self

The suspect in an infamous unsolved 1974 murder in Stanford Memorial Church apparently killed himself on Thursday morning...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2018
Last comment by Sume, on Jun 29, 2018 at 9:18 am | 6 comments | 42833 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Union charges Palo Alto with violating law

Palo Alto's largest labor union has filed an "unfair practice charge" against the city, accusing city officials of acting...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Dried up Nanny, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25 am | 86 comments | 42689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Arrest made in burglary at Duveneck

Seven people have been linked to a school burglary that occurred in Palo Alto over the summer, police said today. Several...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by monarch, on Dec 2, 2011 at 3:37 pm | 15 comments | 42659 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former tech executive takes plea deal in LEGO scam

A former vice president of a Palo Alto software firm took a plea deal Monday, July 29, for one felony commercial burglary...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by headbussa, on Aug 9, 2013 at 1:34 am | 16 comments | 42593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

All the 2018 California propositions, each explained in one minute

The reporters and editors at CALmatters worked together on a series of 1-minute video explainers on each of the 2018 California...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2018
There are no comments yet. 42416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain improvements may come soon because of High Speed Rail

I think these are both important upgrades to the existing Caltrain system. According to the Mercury-News: "What particularly...

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by Clem, on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm | 135 comments | 42048 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Project WeHOPE offers shelter, restores dignity

Project WeHOPE has grown in strides since it was founded in the winter of 2009. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2013/11/15/project-wehope-offers-s...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by member, on Nov 15, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 41972 Views

AROUND TOWN

Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 6, 2015 at 8:41 am | 9 comments | 41670 Views
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