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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford, Kaiser hold drive-thru coronavirus testing, but you can't just head over there

At least two large, local medical centers are now providing drive-through testing for COVID-19. Stanford Health Care’s...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2020
Last comment by Trump fired the national pandemic team, on Mar 21, 2020 at 10:24 am | 16 comments | 54703 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"Shelter in place" alert issued due to fire

Palo Alto police are urging residents to stay indoors and keep windows and doors closed if they smell or see smoke this afternoon...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 18, 2013 at 8:19 pm | 54 comments | 54408 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 | 54282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mother struck, seriously injured by car

A woman who was walking her young child to school was struck by a car in Barron Park Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Cindy, on Dec 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 103 comments | 53906 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by Sk8marie, on Dec 17, 2015 at 2:08 pm | 57 comments | 53583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

Monique's Chocolates to close, bees invade the Chocolate Garage and three new clothing boutiques at Town & Country Village...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jun 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm | 13 comments | 53172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 52502 Views

RESTAURANTS

Happy Donuts to close on Friday

It's the only place in Palo Alto were one can hang out or satisfy a 3 a.m. craving, and the Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jle, on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm | 54 comments | 52492 Views

RESTAURANTS

The 2020 vintage: How Peninsula wineries are struggling — and innovating — during the pandemic

Local wineries are still grappling with the losses brought on by the pandemic while thinking creatively about how to draw...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Dec 11, 2020 at 9:26 am | 2 comments | 52091 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary math textbook adoption: Reactions to Wed. night meeting

The debate on what math textbook program Palo Alto schools should adopt continues with differing viewpoints on last night's...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 25, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous 78, on Apr 5, 2009 at 3:31 pm | 207 comments | 51980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto couple presses for 'sense of urgency' in relieving academic stress

It seemed to come like a shot from nowhere. Ken and Michele Dauber, Palo Alto parents of five, called for "new leadership"...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:21 am | 167 comments | 51761 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular clothing brands for middle school girls

What are the clothing brands that are most popular with middle school girls right now? I know that wearing the right clothes...

Original post made by Parent on Jun. 7, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Aug 18, 2012 at 1:18 pm | 42 comments | 51613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters

When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by What Color Are Their Helicopters?, on Feb 2, 2016 at 11:30 pm | 25 comments | 51569 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man, 85, detained in North Korea

A Palo Alto man was removed from a plane and detained in North Korea, his traveling companion to the country confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 23, 2013 at 1:56 pm | 25 comments | 51016 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: In search of the car-less commute

On any weekday morning, upwards of 17,000 commuters -- some in buses, others on bicycles, but the majority in cars -- stream...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 16, 2014 at 11:09 am | 58 comments | 50842 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to unveil huge 'light sculpture' Saturday

A two-year grassroots effort led by a Palo Alto father and his two young children to bring a 35-foot-tall interactive light...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 26, 2013 at 10:29 am | 25 comments | 50834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford creates new coronavirus test that produces fast results

Stanford Health Care has invented a new test for the COVID-19 disease and is using it to verify suspected cases of the illness...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jano, on Mar 20, 2020 at 4:17 pm | 16 comments | 50753 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto boy killed in Friday night collision

A middle-school aged boy riding a bicycle was killed Friday night (March 6) in a collision at El Camino Real and California...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2020
Last comment by Nick, on Mar 7, 2020 at 8:42 pm | 19 comments | 50030 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 | 49799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Want to understand Silicon Valley?

We arrived in Palo Alto from Hamburg, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2015, with a 5-year-old daughter who was proud to master writing...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by just curious, on May 30, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 58 comments | 49696 Views
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