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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge deeper push to improve special ed

It was supposed to be the "golden ticket" for the Palo Alto Unified School District's special-education program: an in-depth,...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Dr. Alexander, 37 minutes ago | 19 comments | 3152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford administration suspends student-run marching band

The famously boundary-pushing Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band has been suspended for the rest of the academic...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by PeterCaoCorn, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 3307 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford fires back at student's sex-assault lawsuit

Calling a student's allegations "unfounded" and lacking "factual basis," Stanford University has fired back at a lawsuit...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by PeterCaoWheat, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 1625 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

In Trump-inspired resolution, Palo Alto pledges to 'reject bigotry in all its forms'

Responding to community anxieties about the recent presidential election, Palo Alto officials plan to pass on Monday night...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by common sense, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 476 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog poop left on curb

For last 3 weeks we are seeing dog poop on curb of Waverley Street between El Carmelo and Loma Verde. Any suggestions on...

Original post made by CleanNeighbor on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Poopy, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Eric, 4 hours ago | 56 comments | 6293 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves toward 'carbon free' natural gas

Having already slashed carbon out of its electricity portfolio, Palo Alto is now looking to do the same to natural gas. Yet...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Deplorable Denier, 5 hours ago | 8 comments | 1929 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maxing out your home sale

Getting a home ready to sell is like getting dressed for the prom, says Coldwell Banker realtor Tim Kerns. Read the full...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by troll, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 611 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to boost East Palo Alto's water supply

A proposal by four members of the Palo Alto City Council to transfer a share of the city's water allocations to its parched...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Anna, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 1356 Views

AROUND TOWN

Column of blue-hanging Christmas lights

Hi. I live in Old Palo Alto and spent about 3 hours or so putting up Christmas lights in the standard bottom of roof pattern....

Original post made by Real Slim K on Dec. 10, 2016
There are no comments yet. 89 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bad-tasting water due to Hetch Hetchy water reductions

Palo Alto and other local cities' residents who have been complaining about nasty-tasting water coming from their taps can...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Paul Mason at Adobe Springs, 11 hours ago | 26 comments | 2418 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A lost opportunity

Virtually every Palo Alto politician and community activist has been talking for months about the Bay Area's housing crisis...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by musical, 13 hours ago | 19 comments | 2322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents pumped up about groundwater 'waste'

With California's drought stretching through its fourth year, the sight of water gushing out of Palo Alto's construction...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Prove it to ME, 14 hours ago | 98 comments | 9490 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawsuit: Stanford acted with 'deliberate indifference' to reports of sexual assault

A female Stanford University student who says the same male student sexually assaulted her and several other women has filed...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Skeptifemale, 15 hours ago | 15 comments | 6893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff

Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by 38 year resident, 16 hours ago | 14 comments | 1717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Repeal the Plastic Bag Ban

Seeing as we have people running for City Council, I am strongly urging the candidates to promise a repeal on the egregious...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, 17 hours ago | 18 comments | 662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to move ahead with new garages

After years of planning, Palo Alto is preparing to take a significant step toward alleviating the worsening parking shortages...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Dec 9, 2016 at 11:24 pm | 25 comments | 3659 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citing political upheaval, Oaxacan students cancel trip to Palo Alto

The election of Donald Trump to the White House has cast a shadow over Palo Alto's relationship with its sister city in Mexico,...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 9, 2016 at 9:33 pm | 16 comments | 6096 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No easy fix to the affordability crisis

A coalition of elected leaders from all nine Bay Area counties agreed to an ambitious new vision for regional growth in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by George, on Dec 9, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 1138 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer: Fines not 'warranted'

The developer for Edgewood Plaza in Palo Alto, who has faced steep daily fines for the vacant grocery-store space at the...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 9, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 58 comments | 4705 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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