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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City: Human Resources director resigned because of 'changing needs'

The recent resignation of Kathryn Shen from her position as director of the city's Human Resources Department was prompted...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 7859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undeck the halls

Now that Christmas is here, the next thing for residents to consider is what to do with their trees and holiday decor. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by David Moore, on Dec 28, 2015 at 11:38 am | 5 comments | 7503 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building permits in Palo Alto

New furnaces and fixtures abound as Palo Alto permits finish out 2015. Scan the rest of the building permits to learn more...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3477 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

This week includes a holiday art market, the California Avenue Farmers' Market, a sewing clinic, a rose trimming lesson and...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5428 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recent home sales

Two sales took place on North Whisman Road this week. Learn about these home sales and others in this week's list of recent...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3930 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

This week, Palo Alto saw six homes sales, including the top sale of $7,600,000. Read the rest of the real estate numbers...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to replace cramped fire house

The small wood-framed fire station known as Station 3 made its debut in 1948, the year of the Marshall Plan, Gandhi's assassination,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Tell It Like It Is, on Dec 28, 2015 at 9:12 am | 27 comments | 5828 Views

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Neurosurgeon remembered as 'hero' to his children

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Original post made on Aug. 15, 2008
Last comment by MKL, on Dec 28, 2015 at 3:03 am | 26 comments | 6267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police to assist with Super Bowl security

When the 2016 Super Bowl kicks off in Santa Clara on Feb. 7, the crowd of spectators at Levi's Stadium will likely include...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:20 am | 2 comments | 3498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On Today's NYT Front Page: Palo Alto's high schools

Dec. 26, 2015 Dear Fellow Onliners, "The alternative, he suggested, was to face the prospect of becoming another...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Dec. 26, 2015
There are no comments yet. 720 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

County closer to opening youth psych unit

After about six months of staff research and gathering of community input on the utter lack of inpatient psychiatric beds...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2015
Last comment by Mara, on Dec 24, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 14 comments | 7787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: The spirit of 2015

As I looked back over our coverage of the events that unfolded in 2015, it became apparent that this was a year filled with...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by CarolB, on Dec 24, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 1 comment | 3616 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto man arrested for robbery at Trader Joe's in Menlo Park

After a "lengthy foot pursuit," police captured and arrested a 56-year-old man Monday afternoon on suspicion of stealing...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Dec 24, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 2 comments | 5245 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto reacts to Atlantic article

The appearance in a national publication of a now-familiar story — that of a community, Palo Alto, grappling with youth...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by RETOOL SCHOOL, on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:31 am | 137 comments | 16113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district hires communications and equity coordinators

Two key hires will begin work in the Palo Alto school district in 2016: a new spokesperson, and an equity coordinator who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sigh, on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:21 am | 5 comments | 6237 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey is named AP's college football player of the year

Stanford sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey did not win the Heisman Trophy this year, but he did receive an honor...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Dec 24, 2015 at 1:54 am | 1 comment | 4807 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto organization in need of toys, gifts

East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program is asking for emergency donations of toys and gifts because their supplies are...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Interesting, on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:10 am | 3 comments | 3543 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Men plead 'not guilty' in Palo Alto tennis instructor's death

Two men charged in the killing of a Palo Alto tennis instructor pleaded not guilty in Santa Clara County Superior Court on...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by A, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:46 am | 7 comments | 6147 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday volunteering is around the corner

For some Palo Alto residents, the greatest gift they'll receive this holiday season is the gift they'll give. Here are a...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by a, on Dec 23, 2015 at 12:32 am | 3 comments | 2597 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congress eases curbs on foreign real estate investors

From today's WSJ: http://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-eases-curbs-on-foreign-real-estate-investors-1450657972 "The changes...

Original post made by disgusted on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by not sure, on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 698 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.

VOTE HERE