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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen dies by suicide

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, 26 minutes ago | 50 comments | 31107 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by community, 33 minutes ago | 7 comments | 3752 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by parent, 37 minutes ago | 11 comments | 2537 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by B Phillips, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 3 hours ago | 28 comments | 4843 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by who doesnt pay, 3 hours ago | 61 comments | 3406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park resident, 4 hours ago | 48 comments | 4489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto

Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by PA North, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 3637 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, 17 hours ago | 5 comments | 225 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Protest on San Mateo Bridge caused crashes, CHP says

A regional division chief of the California Highway Patrol responded to at least four collisions resulting from protesters'...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 19 hours ago | 31 comments | 2878 Views

SPORTS

Roberson helps Stanford women rally to hoops win

Briana Roberson earned her first start and played like she wanted to stay there, scoring a career-high 21 points as the 11th-ranked...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Chatham Forbes, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plans for new bike boulevards surge ahead in Palo Alto

Once a novelty, bike boulevards are about to become a common sight in Palo Alto, with the city embarking on more than 20...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Two wheels good, four wheels bad, 23 hours ago | 59 comments | 5073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 2042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 21 comments | 4420 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors offer aid in preserving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed today to the Board of Supervisors to use $8 million from its affordable...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Jan 24, 2015 at 11:31 am | 54 comments | 5767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs increased parcel tax

All of the Palo Alto school board members expressed support Tuesday night for what they said is a much-needed financial injection...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:43 am | 60 comments | 5788 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New police chief brings new attitude

When East Palo Alto's new police Chief Albert Pardini took over in November, he inherited a department that was struggling...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by What?, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:05 am | 9 comments | 4028 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks feedback on new traffic-reduction nonprofit

Palo Alto's bid to create a nonprofit that would manage downtown's traffic-reduction programs will be the focus of a community...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by iParkomat, on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 21 comments | 2585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To sleep, perchance to dream of change

The Palo Alto Weekly article (Jan. 9) on the sleep assembly at Gunn High School continued a lively discussion on how we can...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 57 comments | 4935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council OKs new bike routes on Churchill and Maybell

Students biking to Palo Alto's two public high schools and southernmost middle school will be getting help with their commutes,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent alum, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 439 Views
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