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Menlo Park Fire Protection District President’s Report 2017

As my term as Fire Board President (and my 15th year on the Board) ends, here is what I see as our biggest accomplishments...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 21, 2017
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Home sales

A complete list of sold homes on the Midpeninsula. This week's highs range from $729,000 to $10 million. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by dee, on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 866 Views

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East Palo Alto extends Weeks Street RV parking ban

The East Palo Alto City Council voted on Tuesday night to extend a moratorium on RV parking along the dead-end portion of...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:07 am | 3 comments | 2190 Views

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Stanford's Sullivan earns soccer's Honda Sport Award

Stanford senior midfielder Andi Sullivan was named the Honda Sport Award winner for soccer, Collegiate Women's Sports Awards...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by BaldEagle, on Dec 21, 2017 at 5:56 am | 1 comment | 1512 Views

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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 | 4193 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 | 844 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 | 334 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 | 2912 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 | 2860 Views

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For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing

Palo Alto's effort to turn a street into a bicycle-friendly boulevard is encountering a chorus of complaints from residents...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm | 131 comments | 9606 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 | 438 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 | 8023 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 | 5861 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 | 3792 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 | 2972 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 | 1515 Views

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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 | 2804 Views

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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 | 3042 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 | 1320 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 | 8098 Views
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