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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City completes settlement over claims of excessive police force

The Los Altos Hills resident who claimed that Palo Alto officers used excessive force on him after he suffered an epileptic...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Mar 8, 2016 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 2919 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford grad qualifies for Olympics in synchronized swim

==BI Of local note == Stanford grad Mariya Koroleva qualified for the Rio Olympic Games in synchronized swimming this summer...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2016
Last comment by Gunn 'Mum, on Mar 8, 2016 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 2928 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board committee eyes new donations policy

The Palo Alto Board of Education's policy-review committee proposed Thursday morning that the superintendent seek the board's...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Spade, on Mar 8, 2016 at 10:51 am | 12 comments | 2885 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe opens in Palo Alto

After months of delays, Bill's Cafe has opened in Midtown Palo Alto, serving breakfast and lunch seven days a week. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Mar 8, 2016 at 4:16 am | 34 comments | 9577 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View council puts pod cars back in the mix

Taking the initiative, Mountain View is hitting the accelerator on a goal to create a cutting-edge transit system that would...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by southbayresident, on Mar 8, 2016 at 12:51 am | 6 comments | 3838 Views

SPORTS

Menlo girls break string of ties with SHP at the right time

CCS roundup After two ties between the Menlo School and Sacred Heart Prep girls soccer teams during the regular season,...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2988 Views

SPORTS

A poor shooting effort sinks Stanford women in Pac-12 hoops

The Stanford women's basketball team lost to host UCLA, 56-36, on Sunday in a Pac-12 Conference contest, ending its 22-game...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2016
Last comment by Stanford DDDD, on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:08 pm | 2 comments | 3842 Views

SPORTS

Sanders suspended from Stanford men's basketball

Stanford senior guard Christian Sanders has been suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules, Cardinal men's basketball...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by DawkBaby, on Mar 7, 2016 at 10:17 am | 7 comments | 4645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hires new HR director

City Manager James Keene didn't wait long in selecting a new leader for the city's Human Resources Department, tapping a...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2016
Last comment by Better Still..., on Mar 7, 2016 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 15033 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Gordon Biersch temporarily closes

Palo Alto's Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant has closed its doors for a dramatic renovation, while Whole Foods celebrates...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Dan, on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:26 am | 3 comments | 1392 Views

SPORTS

How record mile by Stanford's McGorty stacks up with history

We now know Stanford's Sean McGorty ran a fast mile on Saturday – 3:53.95 at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2016
Last comment by dennis, on Mar 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 3738 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A block-by-block approach to climate change

Can a city block become a building block in Palo Alto's battle against climate change? That's the question city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm | 39 comments | 4717 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The Addison gift horse

Last March, Addison Elementary School Principal Amanda Boyce, in her position for less than a year and new to the school...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Watch the Bling, on Mar 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 34 comments | 5990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University student featured in Oscars performance

A Stanford University junior was one of 50 survivors of sexual assault asked to appear on stage with Lady Gaga during Oscars...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 6, 2016 at 11:56 am | 6 comments | 10551 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Americans less prepared for longer lives

Americans of all age groups are exercising more and smoking less than they were five or 10 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 5 comments | 4982 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe comes to Palo Alto, Farmigo adds new pickup location

In this week's retail news, San Jose's popular breakfast-and-lunch restaurant Bill Cafe comes to Midtown Palo Alto, and Farmigo...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2015
Last comment by PaloAlto, on Mar 5, 2016 at 7:37 pm | 3 comments | 10303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto struggles to keep up with job growth

The problems are clear: too many jobs, too much traffic and a housing shortage that is pushing long-time residents out of...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Yes You Can!, on Mar 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm | 52 comments | 6933 Views

SPORTS

Bad stretch costly for Stanford men in Pac-12 hoops loss

Dorian Pickens came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points, but it wasn't enough as the Stanford men's basketball team...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2016
Last comment by Les, on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 2282 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Addison project & progressive parity: An open letter to the school board

To Heidi Emberling, Terry Godfrey, Melissa Baten Caswell, Camille Townsend, and Ken Dauber, Thank you for the thoughtful...

Original post made by Greg W on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Mother Necessity, on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:58 am | 54 comments | 2600 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Track Watch guard to be sentenced in burglary, robbery

A Palo Alto Track Watch guard who was arrested for burglarizing three residences and robbing a disabled woman is expected...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by I've heard , on Mar 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 3849 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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