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SPORTS

PASA splashes to second overall at winter national swim meet

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics came away from the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals with a second-place finish in the combined...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 3 minutes ago | 1 comment | 698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by mh, 23 minutes ago | 37 comments | 3263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, 28 minutes ago | 10 comments | 729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ends legal feud with Mitchell Park Library contractor

Days after Palo Alto celebrated the grand opening of its new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the city has reached...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by mc, 40 minutes ago | 26 comments | 3838 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority students speak to challenges they face in Palo Alto school district

A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mil, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1087 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City ups contribution for Palo Alto History Museum

How much money should Palo Alto spend in the present and the future to establish a museum that would tell the story of the...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by commonsense, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn High School wellness center to consolidate all student services, except one

A plan to build a comprehensive wellness center at Gunn High School has evolved, with the most recent design moving the college...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by well done!, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 2753 Views

AROUND TOWN

101 Bike/Ped Bridge Design Entries Online - Take a look!

The city of Palo Alto highway 101 bike/ped bridge design contest has entries posted online. This is the year round bridge...

Original post made by Robert Neff on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by PRICE PLEASE!, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 155 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto woman gets 15 years to life for high-speed-chase murder

An East Palo Alto woman has received 15 years to life in prison after a 2011 high-speed chase that led to the death of her...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by nena, 14 hours ago | 6 comments | 1223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to regulate Airbnb rentals

With hotel-tax revenues on a happy upswing, Palo Alto officials are preparing to take aim at one source of competition for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by AirBnB Hostess, 17 hours ago | 43 comments | 3073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changing the conversation: Who, or what, is Palo Alto Forward?

Few local residents had heard of Palo Alto Forward before Sept. 30, when Cory Wolbach declared at a City Council candidates'...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 20 hours ago | 175 comments | 8016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore incentives for slashing natural-gas use

After cutting carbon out of the city's electric supply, Palo Alto officials are now fixing their sights on the next frontier...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 21 hours ago | 35 comments | 3315 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A half-hearted mea culpa

While it acknowledges some sloppiness and poor judgment in keeping information from the public, the City of Palo Alto's defensive...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 58 comments | 3813 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 former former gunn parent, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 148 comments | 10970 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 Mark Weiss, on Dec 16, 2014 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 1449 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

It's 11:40 PM & there's a party outside my bedroom

I can't believe the noise! This Marissa Mayer party tonight is so freaked loud!!! This is a neiborhood lady, go buy a boat...

Original post made by Tired on Addison on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:42 am | 25 comments | 1066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki proposed as new grocer at former JJ&F market

Miki Werness, whose Alma Village market shuttered in April 2013 after less than six months of operation, may soon get another...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by proactive, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 4680 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian recommends exploration of police body cameras

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian yesterday recommended the county explore the feasibility of having sheriff's deputies...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by reality, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 8 comments | 1733 Views

SPORTS

Top Oregon high school running back commits to Stanford

==BI Of local note == Portland's Central Catholic High senior running back Cameron Scarlett, ranked among the top 30 players...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by John Thomas Whitcomb McCoy, on Dec 16, 2014 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Street Sweeping??

I've noticed in the past few weeks/months that the street sweeping has been done very poorly. Anyone else notice this? ...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Jason Browne, on Dec 16, 2014 at 8:32 am | 21 comments | 642 Views
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