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Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 37894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Shelter

They arrived en masse, wielding signs, wearing buttons and clutching letters and petitions. By the time the four members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by businessdecision, on Jun 8, 2012 at 6:31 pm | 54 comments | 37479 Views

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Firefighters knock out College Terrace fire

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that began in a back room of a house on the 2100 block of Princeton Street after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Margit, on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 7 comments | 37388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman seriously injured in crash

A 57-year-old resident of Palo Alto is in critical condition following a head-on collision on University Avenue at Bayfront...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 10 comments | 37065 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former tech executive takes plea deal in LEGO scam

A former vice president of a Palo Alto software firm took a plea deal Monday, July 29, for one felony commercial burglary...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by headbussa, on Aug 9, 2013 at 1:34 am | 16 comments | 37001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 64 comments | 36350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at narrow sidewalks

There are few places in Palo Alto where dreams and reality clash as starkly as on El Camino Real. Envisioned as a "Grand...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 53 comments | 36312 Views

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Historic Palo Alto Bowl gets a reprieve to 2014

The lease for the historic Palo Alto Bowl in south Palo Alto -- Palo Alto's only bowling alley and one of the few remaining...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by mom of teens, on May 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm | 26 comments | 36159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At shuttered swim center, community seeks answers, action

Clients of the Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto expressed their sense of loss -- and anxiety -- Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Katharine Untch, on Apr 15, 2014 at 4:21 pm | 28 comments | 35776 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Special report: murder victim Jennifer Schipsi's final hours

A narrative account of Oct. 15, 2009, the day Palo Alto real-estate agent Jennifer Schipsi was murdered, based on testimony...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by AnnaNicoleSmith, on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:10 am | 20 comments | 35687 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with citywide fiber plan

The good news for Palo Alto's technophiles is that if all goes as planned, construction of a long-sought, citywide ultra-high-speed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Silly Me, on Oct 11, 2014 at 11:05 am | 58 comments | 35370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State launches special ed review

In an emotional meeting Tuesday night, about 50 parents of Palo Alto special education students recounted their children's...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Terman student, on Feb 5, 2014 at 6:35 pm | 46 comments | 35203 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire department defends pancake-breakfast alert

When 27,000 Palo Alto residents received an emergency alert telling them about an upcoming fire department pancake breakfast,...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2013
Last comment by Bruce Li, on Oct 18, 2013 at 5:45 pm | 47 comments | 35086 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigate bomb threat at HP

Police don't believe a bomb threat at Hewlett Packard's headquarters that forced employees to stay inside in Palo Alto this...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2017
Last comment by Sophie Mutter , on Oct 14, 2017 at 8:59 am | 6 comments | 35035 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

County releases Brock Turner court documents

Santa Clara County Superior Court released Friday more than 400 pages of court documents for the Brock Turner case, illustrating...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by VG, on Jun 15, 2016 at 11:49 am | 31 comments | 35030 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar consensus emerges

A consensus emerged on the touchy issue of the Palo Alto school calendar Tuesday as Board of Education members indicated...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Another Palo Alto Res, on Oct 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm | 21 comments | 34902 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversy mars Newell Bridge debate

Residents on either side of Newell bridge, a 102-year-old structure that links Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, agree that it...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Andrew Kloak, on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm | 61 comments | 34898 Views

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Caltrain improvements may come soon because of High Speed Rail

I think these are both important upgrades to the existing Caltrain system. According to the Mercury-News: "What particularly...

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by Clem, on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm | 135 comments | 34891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by How do you spell relief?, on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:26 am | 331 comments | 34884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OpEd: Don't sacrifice August by forcing early school start

The August summer break for Palo Alto schoolchildren and their families is on the chopping block, and little will be gained...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Paly Grad 09, on May 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | 111 comments | 34815 Views
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