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AROUND TOWN

Downtown restaurant blaze shuts streets

A fire at Three Seasons restaurant in downtown Palo Alto started in the kitchen and spread to a stove and equipment before...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Dave Hoffman, 3 minutes ago | 4 comments | 5052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New pickleball courts planned for Mitchell Park

Pickelball's growing clout has not gone unnoticed at City Hall, where the City Council recently passed a special proclamation...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2018
Last comment by Walls removal, 12 minutes ago | 140 comments | 5817 Views

AROUND TOWN

City constructing new roundabout on Ross Road

A new roundabout designed to slow traffic along the Ross Road bike boulevard will be installed over the Palo Alto Unified...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Brit, 24 minutes ago | 47 comments | 3715 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Does PAUSD find all sports-achievement-related absence requests "unexcused?"

As I have a kid whose school (Ohlone) excused one son for the same reason that my other kid's Jordan Middle school said "unexcused"...

Original post made by Chen Kai Wen on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by bemused, 24 minutes ago | 15 comments | 260 Views

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Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to speak at Stanford

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is scheduled to discuss the future of Syria during an event at Stanford University...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Concerned Observer, 25 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1670 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Music teacher placed on leave following molestation arrest

The Palo Alto school district has placed on leave a part-time Palo Alto High School music teacher after he was arrested on...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Amused, 29 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board members supportive of term limits, but some wary of cost

A proposal to impose a two-term limit on Palo Alto school board members received near unanimous support on Tuesday -- save...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by Barron Park dad, 33 minutes ago | 4 comments | 494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Patients go nuts over new allergy therapy

This month marked a major milestone for 8-year-old Amelia, who flew across the country to eat a handful of nuts that, just...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by MP, 47 minutes ago | 1 comment | 946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New accessory-dwelling units law brings hope, confusion

Palo Alto's recent effort to encourage more accessory-dwelling units has resulted in a modest uptick of these dwellings --...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2018
Last comment by Dan, 48 minutes ago | 18 comments | 2071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss A-G completion rates

In another indication of the Palo Alto school district's achievement gap, black, Latino, low-income and special-education...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by a parent, 52 minutes ago | 5 comments | 1460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Groundwater spurs basement changes

For city officials, the basement at 2121 Webster St. is kind of a big deal: the first residential basement project in Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, 1 hour ago | 15 comments | 6848 Views

SPORTS

Love to return to Stanford for senior year of football

Stanford junior running back Bryce Love announced Tuesday that he will return to Stanford for his senior year of football....

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2018
Last comment by StanfordFootballLover, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 580 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>LET THEM EAT CAKE ... </B> "After tonight, you can have a piece of your favorite council member," outgoing Mayor <B>Greg...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Cool cake!, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 1736 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Ross Road really safer for bikers?

I drive a car and I also bike. The other day I biked on Ross Road. I was nearing one of the bumps where the road now narrows...

Original post made by CCW on Jan. 9, 2018
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 34 comments | 613 Views

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Palo Alto won't allow marijuana shops

Legalized marijuana may be a popular proposition among Palo Alto voters, but the City Council indicated on Monday night that...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2017
Last comment by LOL, 2 hours ago | 43 comments | 5898 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto marks MLK Day through activism

The Palo Alto community remembered the legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. through volunteer events, a protest and...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2018
Last comment by Chuck, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 1485 Views

AROUND TOWN

Signatures filed to place judge recall on ballot

In a milestone for the grassroots effort to unseat Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his alleged bias in sexual violence...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2018
Last comment by @Thinking Voter, , 10 hours ago | 51 comments | 4076 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor signals heavy push on housing

Moments after Liz Kniss took center stage as Palo Alto's newly elected mayor Monday night, she brought up an issue that is...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Developer $, 18 hours ago | 77 comments | 6144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks public input on next superintendent

Members of the public who want to weigh in on desired characteristics of the Palo Alto school district's next superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2018
Last comment by StClaire Guy, on Jan 16, 2018 at 11:57 am | 8 comments | 2392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks input on 'Grand Boulevard' project

Three community meetings are set for next week on re-envisioning the Palo Alto section of El Camino Real under the Grand...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 16, 2018 at 11:05 am | 41 comments | 4082 Views
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