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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Inattentive drivers in PA

Three of five members of our family have had multiple instances in the past several weeks where inattentive drivers in Palo...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Sindy, 6 minutes ago | 27 comments | 865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to 'fuel switch' away from natural gas

When Palo Alto cut carbon out of its electricity supply last year, City Council members and environmentalists lauded the...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Terry, 1 hour ago | 22 comments | 1527 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by anna, 1 hour ago | 996 comments | 139262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to break ground on El Camino Park

The long-awaited reconstruction of the small but busy El Camino Park is finally set to kick off next month after the City...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Bob, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Noisy, screaming children at Mitchell Park Library

My three visits to the new library -- with a children's section downstairs, with large atrium/stairway to second floor--...

Original post made by Midtown Man on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Library user, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 49 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by TheSortingHat, 2 hours ago | 84 comments | 2435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to broaden public art requirements

When people think about public art, they often think of things like the egg-shaped "Digital DNA" sculpture at Lytton Plaza...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by History Buff, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 1405 Views

AROUND TOWN

SHP's 13-0 football season is certainly worth celebrating

Sacred Heart Prep football coach Pete Lavorato was in need of some holiday cheer earlier this week and headed over to a small...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Culture of violence, 8 hours ago | 5 comments | 1622 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donations pour in to thank Palo Alto track guards

An effort to thank the security guards who stand watch at several Palo Alto train crossings started as a hopeful Facebook...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Neilson Buchanan, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 3255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council votes to take over Palo Alto Airport

Palo Alto Airport on Monday became Palo Alto's airport after the City Council unanimously agreed to transfer the facility...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by less is more, 11 hours ago | 140 comments | 15664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto: One-alarm fire originated in oven, damages kitchen

Two people in Palo Alto were able to make it out of a house safely after the oven caught fire Sunday, fire officials said. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Think Positively, 21 hours ago | 3 comments | 4450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by wmartin46, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 27 comments | 2645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto: School district settles construction lawsuit

Less than a week before a scheduled case meeting at which Taisei Construction Company planned to seek a trial date in its...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by just wondering, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments | 1847 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's time to rethink our high schools

Thank you to all of the Gunn students who have spoken out recently after the suicide of your classmate. It's your courage...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 149 comments | 11281 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park officers involved in fatal shooting back at work

Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 2033 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pure poetry

Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by PoetryLover, on Dec 23, 2014 at 12:09 pm | 11 comments | 3075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Jane Urbach, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 3 comments | 9415 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View: Coroner releases name of man killed on train tracks

After seeking the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the train tracks between Mountain View and...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Gertrude, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 4443 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge

Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Build it. We will come., on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:02 am | 69 comments | 5831 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lighting up the season: Community celebrations spread peace and joy, from many traditions

From a musical Advent procession to the civic lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, Palo Alto celebrates the holiday season this...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Roxanne Reeves, on Dec 23, 2014 at 5:27 am | 2 comments | 1978 Views
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Muracci’s 2 in Los Altos closing Dec. 23
By Elena Kadvany | 0 comments | 1,991 views

Strong Regional Job and Population Growth Continues
By Steve Levy | 10 comments | 1,552 views

Just Stuff Me and Wrap Me Up
By Laura Stec | 4 comments | 1,277 views

Never Give Up
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 2 comments | 1,197 views

Family theater at its best!
By Sally Torbey | 6 comments | 681 views