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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman faces five-year sentence for embezzling $700K

A woman faces five years in prison at her sentencing today for embezzling more than $700,000 from a Palo Alto landscaping...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Another Tom, on Dec 14, 2017 at 8:49 am | 5 comments | 4263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to add advisory group to superintendent search

Palo Alto Unified's search for a new superintendent will be slightly different this time around, with the added involvement...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Dec 13, 2017 at 9:59 pm | 4 comments | 675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spare the Air alerts issued for Wednesday, Thursday

Bay Area air quality officials have issued Winter Spare the Air Alerts banning the burning of wood, manufactured fire logs...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2017 at 6:02 pm | 4 comments | 1034 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford policy change means no more pro tennis at Taube

Inside Tennis reported that the Bank of the West Classic will be leaving Stanford after the University made it known it doesn't...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 13, 2017 at 4:51 pm | 7 comments | 2469 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man charged in tech-theft conspiracy case

Four executives, including one from Palo Alto, have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to steal technology from Applied...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by AP, on Dec 12, 2017 at 9:47 pm | 13 comments | 4730 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Crescent Park, a push to end traffic gridlock

Fed up with the daily traffic gridlock on their neighborhood's streets, Crescent Park residents are banding together to get...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm | 124 comments | 6728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The risks of secrecy

A new policy at the Palo Alto school district is a clever attempt to appear to construct safeguards against improper influence...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by That gal, on Dec 12, 2017 at 7:15 pm | 20 comments | 3331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why so little use of dog parks?

I often walk by empty dog parks in Palo Alto, though people will be exercising dogs off-leash close by. Why are folks avoiding...

Original post made by Dog park usage on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by Dogs Trespass, on Dec 12, 2017 at 5:16 pm | 10 comments | 337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council approves pared-down sustainability plan

The City Council approved a four-pronged revision to its 2018-2020 Sustainability Implementation Plan on Monday, which will...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 12, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 2357 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park: Police name a suspect in Nov. 22 shooting in marshland area

Police have named Dagoberto Franco-Penaloza, 24, as the suspect in a Nov. 22 shooting of a Menlo Park man in the marshland...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by PA, on Dec 12, 2017 at 6:47 am | 3 comments | 2591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>PRICEY LANDSCAPING ...</B> In what might be one of the most expensive bills for a grass-trimming job, the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by parent and taxpayer, on Dec 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm | 4 comments | 4795 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood market holds soft opening

The new and long-awaited grocery store at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto finally opened on Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2017
Last comment by Lynne, on Dec 11, 2017 at 12:27 pm | 44 comments | 9320 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Selling the nest?

The tight Midpeninsula housing market is having a big impact on empty nesters Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/12/07/selling-the-nest...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Dec 11, 2017 at 12:22 pm | 5 comments | 1594 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ross Road - Hazard

Ross Road is now a major hazard area and for safety's sake I urge anyone using it to consider the following. 1. Would...

Original post made by Ross Road on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by I've slowed down, on Dec 11, 2017 at 9:46 am | 69 comments | 1637 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City seeks more protection from Stanford expansion

With Stanford looking to build more than 2 million square feet of academic space and 3,150 housing units by 2035, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Ralph Eckland, on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 7 comments | 3855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves new rule for anonymous donations

The Palo Alto school board was divided on a requirement to internally disclose anonymous donors' identities it ultimately...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Hoover parent, on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm | 19 comments | 3485 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Models at Silicon Valley Holiday Parties

From today's Bloomberg News: Models at Silicon Valley Holiday Parties From the article: "Local modeling agencies, which...

Original post made by unbelievable! on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:23 am | 15 comments | 521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The gift of knowledge

St. Elizabeth Seton School was able to provide new Glencoe Series science textbooks and additional LearnSmart software for...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 2307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

History Museum looks to rev up fundraising effort

A decade after Palo Alto officials set out to transform the historic Roth Building into a history museum, the effort is starting...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Ares, on Dec 9, 2017 at 7:15 am | 21 comments | 4071 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City braces for impacts of new housing laws

Palo Alto is bracing for a slew of new laws that will take effect in January and that could transform the community conversation...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 37 comments | 4452 Views
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