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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district responds to teen's death

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Lucas, on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm | 119 comments | 104843 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner juror to judge: 'Shame on you'

"Absolutely shocked and appalled" -- that's the reaction of a juror in the Brock Turner sexual-assault case to the sentence...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2016
Last comment by baszia, on Jul 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm | 87 comments | 104335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emails reveal internal school discussions

Palo Alto school-district superintendent Kevin Skelly has made a practice of communicating with school board members via...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Alumni, on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:07 am | 122 comments | 102529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members take umbrage at allegations of possible Brown Act violations

Stung by what they view as unfair allegations that they violated California's open-meeting law, Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by amazed, on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | 131 comments | 99554 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police warn about doorbell-ring burglaries

Police are cautioning Palo Alto residents about a recurring type of crime: burglars who ring door bells, posing as a solicitor...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by gutbug, on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 13 comments | 92369 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Political polarization sparks confrontation at Starbucks, triggering online fury

In the latest example of social-media fueled extremism, a heated confrontation over politics in a Palo Alto Starbucks on...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2019
Last comment by Old Steve, on Apr 3, 2019 at 6:01 pm | 57 comments | 92032 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High student dies by suicide

Gunn High School Principal Kathie Laurence, in an email to school families this afternoon, is urging parents to talk openly...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by A friend in the community, on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 70 comments | 90175 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Silicon Valley Robot Block Party features the latest in robotics

More than 1,000 people are expected to celebrate National Robotics Week at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, where...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ron, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 89085 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Ed Barbar, on Feb 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm | 44 comments | 87599 Views

AROUND TOWN

Last train to Palo Alto

The train whistle hooted in Eric Struck's backyard as 15 railroad cars made their way out of the station, wheels chugging...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 3 comments | 85793 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Angeles study backs Stanford researchers' conclusion about high prevalence of COVID-19

Days after Stanford University researchers suggested that COVID-19 cases in Santa Clara County are far more prevalent --...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by rld, on May 3, 2020 at 10:14 pm | 58 comments | 84116 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Third coronavirus case found in Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County public health department leaders have reported a third case of coronavirus (COVID-19) within the county,...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2020
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 1, 2020 at 9:56 am | 63 comments | 80522 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

Named for an ancient redwood tree that was a living landmark for late-1700s Spanish explorers, Palo Alto today is a diverse...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Andrew Wolkstein, Col., retired, on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 6 comments | 80376 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner sentenced to six months in county jail, three-year probation

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced on Thursday former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner to six...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by marie, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 35 comments | 78702 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts consider how long the coronavirus crisis will last — and how we'll get out of it

Health officials have been reluctant to predict the duration of the coronavirus outbreak, but most measures indicate that...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2020
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 9, 2020 at 7:27 am | 59 comments | 76453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by alpaca, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:08 am | 167 comments | 75595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students plan peaceful protest to 'hate minister'

Nearly 1,500 students plan a "peaceful protest" against an anti-gay, anti-Semitic activist who has announced his group will...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 96 comments | 75135 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

COVID-19 put her in the hospital for nearly 2 weeks. A clinical-trial drug was her 'saving grace.'

What was supposed to be an adventure-filled trip to Egypt for Palo Alto resident Monica Yeung-Arima and her husband took...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2020
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2020 at 9:50 am | 42 comments | 73671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford cancels in-person classes; two students in isolation pending COVID-19 test results

Stanford has become the second major U.S. university to cancel in-person classes to prevent the spread of the coronavirus....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2020
Last comment by dangerous situation, on Mar 22, 2020 at 4:34 pm | 37 comments | 72981 Views
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