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AROUND TOWN

Politics on Christmas Tree Lane

I walked Christmas Tree Lane last night and was disappointed to see that a couple of the residents had chosen to place political...

Original post made by Mary on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 31 comments | 806 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man pleads guilty to illegally transporting hazardous materials

A Palo Alto man pleaded guilty to felony charges of illegally shipping and receiving hazardous materials and toxic materials...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Dec 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 1462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto to consider RV parking ban extension

East Palo Alto city staff will ask the City Council to extend a temporary parking prohibition on a portion of Weeks Street...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 31 comments | 2812 Views

AROUND TOWN

High winds topple tree onto bicyclist

A Palo Alto bicyclist suffered severe injuries after being trapped under a large tree toppled by powerful winds on Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2017
Last comment by Name, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm | 17 comments | 7488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board urges specific goals, accountability in equity plan

The Palo Alto school board and community members were largely supportive of a new two-year equity plan aimed at closing the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Breitbart West Coast edition, on Dec 22, 2017 at 9:01 am | 9 comments | 2535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reclaiming their city one brush stroke at a time

Colorful murals, conceived and painted by youth artists, blanket East Palo Alto's parks, public buildings and schools through...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2391 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

2017: From behind the camera lens

In photos, we take a look at how the community marked 2017 by coming together to stand up against perceived injustices, to...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2375 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Big-rig crash leaks oil into U.S. Highway 101

All lanes are open on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto following a big-rig crash early...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Smurf, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 am | 3 comments | 1584 Views

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Getting an education that's legal

Home-schooling families have several options for complying with California education requirements: enroll in a public charter...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm | 13 comments | 2072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by BP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 52 comments | 6563 Views

RESTAURANTS

Urbane and unfussy

Both the front and back-of-the-house stand out at The Striped Pig, which opened in downtown Redwood City in 2015. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by GGinMP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2663 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School student-athletes who signed early

Menlo fall college commits (Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics): Top row, from left, Niko Bhatia (Brown water polo), Siddharth...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by merit, on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 2067 Views

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Dazzling production, dated stereotypes

From a purely technical perspective, TheatreWorks puts on a fantastic show. But for all of its merits from the technical...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Dec 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 12 comments | 2606 Views

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Menlo Park Fire Protection District President’s Report 2017

As my term as Fire Board President (and my 15th year on the Board) ends, here is what I see as our biggest accomplishments...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 92 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Home sales

A complete list of sold homes on the Midpeninsula. This week's highs range from $729,000 to $10 million. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by dee, on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 864 Views

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East Palo Alto extends Weeks Street RV parking ban

The East Palo Alto City Council voted on Tuesday night to extend a moratorium on RV parking along the dead-end portion of...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:07 am | 3 comments | 2166 Views

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Stanford's Sullivan earns soccer's Honda Sport Award

Stanford senior midfielder Andi Sullivan was named the Honda Sport Award winner for soccer, Collegiate Women's Sports Awards...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by BaldEagle, on Dec 21, 2017 at 5:56 am | 1 comment | 1508 Views

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Survey shows mixed results in Middlefield 'road diet'

Palo Alto's pilot program on a particularly hazardous segment of Middlefield Road has so far netted mixed results, according...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by DT North, on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:52 pm | 36 comments | 4185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Car and Pedestrian culture in Palo Alto

I have been in Palo Alto for about two months now, and am becoming increasingly confused over the right-of-way for drivers...

Original post made by John Doe on Dec. 16, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm | 16 comments | 840 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cars Driving the Wrong Way via Downtown Streets

For the past year, I have seen at least five incidents of witnessing cars going the wrong way throughout our downtown streets....

Original post made by Tanya on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 6 comments | 334 Views
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