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AROUND TOWN

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 | 4213 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 | 852 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 | 338 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ballot measure seeks to curb health care costs at Stanford

Palo Alto voters may have a chance next year to put a cap on how much Stanford Health facilities can charge patients for...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Doctor Pickpocket, on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 8 comments | 2962 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gas leak prompts downtown evacuations

Police and fire officials have closed a one-block area of downtown Palo Alto and have evacuated nearby buildings because...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Novelera, on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2900 Views

SPORTS

Stanford men's soccer coaching staff voted best of year

Stanford men's soccer coach Jeremy Gunn and his staff have been voted the Men's Division I National Staff of the Year as...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Joel, on Dec 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 441 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feeding frenzy

Realtors say low inventory combined with sales strategies from the dot-com boom are playing a role in bidding wars. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by buyer seller, on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:35 am | 38 comments | 8370 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Molestation charges mount for former nanny

A former Palo Alto elementary school volunteer and nanny accused of child molestation 23 years ago was arraigned on 34 counts...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Kathy Hyams, on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:22 pm | 6 comments | 5896 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Webcast: Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard

Chris Corrao, a city of Palo Alto senior transportation planner, explains the reasons behind street modifications on Ross...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by StarSpring, on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm | 36 comments | 3849 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anti-idling proposal steers toward education

Palo Alto drivers caught running their engines without going anywhere could be slapped with a fine but will more likely receive...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by I can't sit by and do nothing, on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 44 comments | 2993 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Sunny Day' defendant strikes plea deal in fatal shooting

A 24-year-old man who pleaded no contest on Friday to manslaughter charges in the shooting death of an alleged gang member...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Rusticate, on Dec 19, 2017 at 1:04 pm | 3 comments | 1570 Views

AROUND TOWN

Inmates had elaborate escape plan

Two robbery defendants who escaped from the Palo Alto courthouse on Nov. 6 allegedly orchestrated an elaborate plan by phone...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Dad, on Dec 18, 2017 at 10:16 pm | 2 comments | 2840 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto prepares to adopt new priorities

The Palo Alto City Council is preparing to adopt new priorities for 2018, even as it acknowledges the need to stay focused...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, on Dec 18, 2017 at 5:13 pm | 19 comments | 3075 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Effort to provide shelter beds runs into difficulty

Santa Clara County is searching for new ways to open up more temporary shelters, safe parking programs and other short-term...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by , on Dec 18, 2017 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 1323 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two fatally shot in East Palo Alto home identified

Two women found dead from gunshot wounds at an East Palo Alto home in a possible murder-suicide on Wednesday morning have...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by John E, Chingas, on Dec 18, 2017 at 5:43 am | 3 comments | 8140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nearly 300 Utilities customers without power

Around 260 customers are without electricity due to a power outage in Palo Alto this afternoon, according to the city's Utilities...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 17, 2017 at 10:00 am | 7 comments | 2447 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: caring for kids; pie giveaway

In the latest Around Town column, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital celebrates its expanded facility, East Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2017
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Dec 16, 2017 at 10:58 am | 1 comment | 1584 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone hear a sonic boom about 5:50 PM Friday Nov. 24

Did anyone hear a single boom at about 5:50 PM (+-10min) on Friday Nov. 24th? I'm near the corner of Middlefield and San...

Original post made by Alan on Nov. 24, 2017
Last comment by Vlad , on Dec 16, 2017 at 9:50 am | 5 comments | 337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Webcast: Home schooling in Palo Alto

"Behind the Headlines" guest Robin Bayer, a Palo Alto resident whose children are home-schooled, joins Palo Alto Weekly journalists...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Jane Gill, on Dec 15, 2017 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 2089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More worker permits mulled for parking programs

Palo Alto may soon increase the number of permits that could be purchased by workers who park on the streets of the Evergreen...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by Jane, on Dec 15, 2017 at 7:18 pm | 12 comments | 2245 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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The Cost of Service
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Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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One-on-one time
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