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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Berman, Veenker lead Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman cruised to a first-place finish in the race to succeed Rich Gordon in the 24th Assembly...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:12 am | 27 comments | 10763 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Williams continues decathlon climb at NCAA meet

Stanford sophomore Harrison Williams crushed his own school record in the decathlon, scoring 8,032 points Thursday in the...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Thomas Bledsoe, on Jun 10, 2016 at 4:22 am | 1 comment | 1622 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council hits the brakes on Mercedes proposal

A proposal to build a Mercedes-Benz dealership at the former site of Ming's Restaurant hit a dead end Tuesday morning when...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 9, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 27 comments | 7681 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raging about aging

The closing show of TheatreWorks' season is fittingly about the winding down of one woman's life and her refusal to "go gently"...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Vivi, on Jun 9, 2016 at 6:09 pm | 1 comment | 1609 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Great for Landlords. Great for Veterans.

Over 700 veterans have no place to call home in Santa Clara County (Palo Alto through Gilroy) and almost two-thirds have...

Original post made by Mehdi Alhassani on Jun. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 444 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Defense, prosecution spar over effects of drunkenness at assault trial

Can a person who is involved in sexual activity while so intoxicated that she later has no memory of it be considered to...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by two drunks, on Jun 9, 2016 at 8:25 am | 9 comments | 1303 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner sentencing draws strong reaction across country

Reaction to last Thursday's high-profile sentencing of a former Stanford University student-athlete convicted of sexual assault...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 86 comments | 19730 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA board OKs new sales-tax measure

The Valley Transportation Authority board of directors gave the green light on Thursday evening to put a long-planned sales-tax...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on Jun 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 11 comments | 2788 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Voters overwhelmingly approve Ravenswood schools bond

A $26 million bond measure on the June 7 ballot to fund major capital improvements throughout the Ravenswood City School...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sue Allen, on Jun 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 1 comment | 2641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's Project Safety Net seeks input on youth suicide

Palo Alto youth well-being collaborative Project Safety Net has issued a survey to gather more information about perceptions...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Hua Zheng, on Jun 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 5 comments | 2563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labor groups boost Berman, Veenker in Assembly bids

With the primary election fast approaching, Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman and patent attorney Vicky Veenker are getting...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by Stephen, on Jun 7, 2016 at 8:22 pm | 29 comments | 3355 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voting begins in June 7 primary

Nearly 550,000 ballots have been mailed to Santa Clara County residents who requested to vote by mail in the June 7 primary...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Voter, on Jun 7, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 4880 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford University student arrested for attempted rape

A male Stanford University student was arrested early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 18, for attempted rape, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 6, 2016 at 11:50 pm | 16 comments | 9985 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Independent Expenditures for Berman-Who are these people?

I'm afraid that I had no idea what a difference independent expenditures could make in a race. I just looked at Election...

Original post made by Naive Voter on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Craig, on Jun 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm | 9 comments | 1347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bernie Sanders rallies crowd during Palo Alto stop

Thousands flocked to Palo Alto to chant, to cheer, to wave signs, and to "feel the Bern" and to experience the rare thrill...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 6, 2016 at 9:15 pm | 35 comments | 6537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide Prevention and Youth Well-Being Survey - ALL COMMUNITY VOICES NEEDED

Project Safety Net Community Survey Attention Palo Alto Students, Parents, Grandparents and Neighbors: YOUR voice is Needed...

Original post made by Community on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 508 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspects sought in high-end purse heist in Palo Alto

Three thieves who stole five high-end purses in a lunchtime caper from the Neiman Marcus department store in Palo Alto got...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
There are no comments yet. 640 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to switch special ed law firms

A law firm whose handling of special-education issues for the Palo Alto school district has been criticized for creating...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Reasons, on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 11 comments | 4499 Views

SPORTS

Marquess set to retire after Stanford's 2017 season

College baseball Mark Marquess, Stanford's Clarke and Elizabeth Nelson Director of Baseball, announced on Monday that the...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by Keith Peters, on Jun 6, 2016 at 2:20 pm | 2 comments | 1727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to host meeting on roadway restriping project

Palo Alto residents are invited to attend an open house at City Hall on Thursday, June 9, to provide feedback on and get...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jun 6, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 6 comments | 1956 Views
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