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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man's 50-year-to life sentence is re-affirmed

The convicted murderer of an East Palo Alto man sought to have his 50-years-to life sentence cut in half on Wednesday under...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2018
Last comment by Tim, on Jan 3, 2018 at 8:09 pm | 1 comment | 2836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home schooling grows up

For many Palo Alto families who opt to home-school their children, the term is a misnomer for what their children's education...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Jan 3, 2018 at 1:10 pm | 74 comments | 27800 Views

AROUND TOWN

More city workers make the switch to Caltrain

As traffic problems continue to plague downtown Palo Alto, more City Hall workers are opting to swap their car keys for Caltrain...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Jan 3, 2018 at 10:30 am | 22 comments | 4615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to launch lecture series on race, equity

As part of its ongoing efforts to close the achievement gap, the Palo Alto school district is hosting a UCLA expert on race...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 3, 2018 at 8:25 am | 31 comments | 3196 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air violation

The winter spare the air alert is in effect for today 1/1/2018, www.sparetheair.org. Some one near Channing and Lincoln is...

Original post made by Spare the Air on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by perhaps they simply don't know, on Jan 2, 2018 at 2:24 pm | 4 comments | 179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>HAIL TO THE NEW CHIEF ...</B> Palo Alto's new police chief, <B>Robert A. Jonsen</B>, won't officially start his new...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
Last comment by nat, on Jan 2, 2018 at 12:09 pm | 6 comments | 2744 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Year in Review: What happened to...?

News cycles come and go, briefly bringing issues and disputes to the public's attention. Some situations are later resolved...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Innovator, on Jan 1, 2018 at 11:05 pm | 1 comment | 10160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Spare the air on New Year's Day

Bay Area residents are being asked to start the new year by sparing the air, as the Bay Area Air Quality Management District...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2018
Last comment by parent, on Jan 1, 2018 at 1:04 pm | 1 comment | 914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The year in words

As we took a look back at 2017, several words jumped out in our coverage that sum up the year in Palo Alto. We've compiled...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by John, on Jan 1, 2018 at 11:24 am | 4 comments | 2295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Memoriam: Notable Palo Alto area people who died this year

We look back at people who left a lasting impression on many in the Palo Alto community and beyond through their accomplishments,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Still Grieving Friend, on Dec 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 3 comments | 5803 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police seek coyote killer

Palo Alto police are seeking information from anyone who might know who killed and partially skinned a coyote in Arastradero...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on Dec 31, 2017 at 3:42 pm | 8 comments | 4149 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested for embezzling more than $10,000 from Nordstrom

An employee at Stanford Shopping Center's Nordstrom and an alleged accomplice were arrested for felony embezzlement and felony...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2017
Last comment by Katie, on Dec 31, 2017 at 7:42 am | 3 comments | 2568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Christmas Tree Lane

Curious as to what might have set "Mary" off re political signs on Christmas Tree Lane, I went by Fulton St. to see what...

Original post made by Stephen on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 30, 2017 at 3:44 pm | 23 comments | 734 Views

AROUND TOWN

Inmate from East Palo Alto among 10 allegedly involved in drug ring

Ten people, including an East Palo Alto woman, are accused of being involved in a scheme to distribute methamphetamine inside...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by ABC, on Dec 29, 2017 at 6:13 pm | 1 comment | 4342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cambridge Avenue proposal meets opposition

Residents and business owners on Cambridge Avenue are raising concerns about a proposed three-story development that they...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 29, 2017 at 5:08 pm | 22 comments | 3842 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Words to remember

Many are the ways to take stock of a year. Photographs can sum up powerful moments of raw emotion <I>(see the photo essay...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1751 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air alert for next three days

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District has issued Winter Spare the Air alerts for the final three days of 2017 because...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Dec 29, 2017 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 1028 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Odds and ends

From a brawl over an eaten doughnut to the woman who decided to join her dog in biting a would-be robber, Palo Alto had its...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wild cards of the year

While Palo Alto's housing and traffic challenges dominated City Hall chatter in 2017, Palo Alto's elected leaders still found...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1467 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A turbulent year in education

As the Palo Alto school district enters 2018, it's still in transition, working to move the needle on critical issues and...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
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