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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 A Parent, on Jan 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 28 comments | 5540 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 Long Time Resident, on Jan 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 31 comments | 2490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We're the best; no, the worst

Palo Altans tend to identify strongly with the inhabitants of Garrison Keillor's fictitious Lake Wobegon, "where all the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:19 am | 8 comments | 7326 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, on Jan 1, 2015 at 10:48 am | 20 comments | 612 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls head into new year with a hoop title

==BI Tuesday's prep roundup== The Palo Alto girls are off to one of their best basketball starts ever. Now, the Vikings...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 31, 2014 at 9:50 pm | 2 comments | 1534 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Unbroken'

Angelina Jolie directs this flatfooted recounting of the life of Louis Zamperini, the Italian-American Olympic runner whose...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Read it Instead, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 4 comments | 1932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown residents split over parking-permit program

As Palo Alto prepares to launch its long-awaited Residential Parking Permit Program, residents in the congested downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 42 comments | 3787 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Embattled Palo Alto school district gets new leadership in 2014

In late September, about six weeks into his new position as Palo Alto Unified School District's superintendent, Max McGee...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Teachers yes, PAEA no, on Dec 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 9 comments | 4525 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Manager of Communications

There must be somebody who posts on Palo Alto Online who has the skills for the following job opening. The Palo Alto City...

Original post made by Deep Throat on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by More PR ha ha, on Dec 31, 2014 at 2:35 pm | 2 comments | 174 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Hall Signing and Graphics Project

The City of Palo Alto has issued an Invitation for Bids for the City Hall Signing and Graphics project. Sign quantities...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Dec 31, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 1 comment | 120 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Requiring DUI offenders to use 'ignition interlocks'

First-time DUI offenders would be required to install "ignition interlock devices" in their cars that will test their breath...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Lifer, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 20 comments | 10183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man arrested after hidden camera found in restroom

Palo Alto police arrested a grocery store employee who allegedly planted a hidden camera in an employee-only restroom, according...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 5844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The 10 most-viewed stories in 2014

What local stories gripped readers of PaloAltoOnline.com in 2014? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/26/the-10-most-viewed-stories-in-2014...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Judith, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 3966 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man sentenced to 96 years for fatal slashing

A 50-year-old East Palo Alto man who stabbed and slashed his girlfriend to death in a jealous rage was sentenced to more...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 31, 2014 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 4349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

American Express tech hub to add 200 people in Palo Alto

More details have emerged regarding the American Express takeover of the former Zibibbo restaurant space in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Robert, on Dec 31, 2014 at 11:30 am | 12 comments | 6829 Views

SPORTS

Kick for Charity Soccer Camp

Looking for a soccer camp this summer? "Kick for charity" is perfect for children ages 8-12. Taking place from June 3-6,...

Original post made by Cristobal on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Sam Adams, on Dec 31, 2014 at 10:10 am | 2 comments | 1971 Views

RESTAURANTS

A mecca for meat: After 40 years, Sundance retains its high standards and charm

1974 was a momentous year. Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, the Oakland A's beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 31, 2014 at 8:59 am | 2 comments | 243 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Ming's last day, acai comes to Cal Ave

Shop Talk columnist Daryl Savage has the latest on Ming's impending hiatus, a new toy store for the brain and an acai cafe...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Timetomove, on Dec 31, 2014 at 8:55 am | 6 comments | 3992 Views

SPORTS

Harbaugh makes it official and takes over at Michigan

To perhaps no one's surprise, Palo Alto High grad and former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh was named head football coach...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Dec 31, 2014 at 2:54 am | 8 comments | 2064 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New library? Check. Free Wi-Fi? Check.

Sometimes it's hard to keep track of what actually has been completed, especially when a project drags on for months, if...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 30, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 12 comments | 4193 Views
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Employees-turned-owners revamp Cafe Alto, open new restaurant
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New York City College Tours, Part Two: NYU, CUNY Baruch, and NYIT
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Reducing Congestion and Parking Challenges While Respecting the Mobility Advantages of Cars
By Steve Levy | 7 comments | 1,824 views

Why is Palo Alto politics so stubbornly pre-Internet? Part 2
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 1,579 views

Backlash Begins Following Serra Canonization Announcement
By Nick Taylor | 11 comments | 1,053 views