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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's priorities: land use, health and infrastructure

A new year brought a new cast and a new philosophy to the Palo Alto City Council, but the chronically pressing issues of...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by Agenda, on Feb 3, 2015 at 4:42 pm | 19 comments | 4683 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain fatality ID'd as Palo Alto man

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified the man struck and killed by Caltrain south of the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by So Sad, on Feb 3, 2015 at 3:15 pm | 13 comments | 10190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Cameron Turner, on Feb 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 66 comments | 7284 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pacific Art League director Seth Schalet resigns

The director of the Pacific Art League, Seth Schalet, has announced his resignation, and has accepted a leadership role with...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Former PAL member, on Feb 3, 2015 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 1833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja vows to reduce enrollment

Castilleja School has pledged to reduce its enrollment by 33 students over the next four years if it cannot come to new terms...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by castilleja student, on Feb 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 26 comments | 6112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn to move to later morning start time

Gunn High School students will have the chance for a half hour of extra sleep next year when the school moves its morning...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2011
Last comment by sea seelam Reddy, on Feb 2, 2015 at 3:08 pm | 48 comments | 4449 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves increased parcel tax

The Palo Alto school board unanimously passed just after midnight on Tuesday night a $758, six-year parcel tax that will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 2, 2015 at 2:26 pm | 58 comments | 4497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carl Djerassi, 'father of the pill,' dead at 91

Carl Djerassi, 91, known as the father of the birth control pill and the founder of the Djerassi Resident Arts Program at...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by AlexDelarge, on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 3 comments | 3707 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creating a community for Nordic startups

Nordic Innovation House started out as a Norwegian initiative in October 2011, with an office in San Francisco to help startups...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Great, on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 3 comments | 6451 Views

SPORTS

Schram gives Cardinal wrestlers edge over Arizona State

==BI Stanford roundup == Redshirt freshman Connor Schram gave the Stanford wrestling team the lead and the Cardinal held...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jim Deen, on Feb 1, 2015 at 8:24 pm | 1 comment | 1365 Views

SPORTS

Cougars recover from 14-point deficit to beat Stanford men

Chasson Randle matched his career high with 33 points but it still wasn't enough to avoid an upset, with Washington State...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl Jones, on Feb 1, 2015 at 7:58 pm | 1 comment | 1611 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 Incognito, on Feb 1, 2015 at 5:24 pm | 10 comments | 6524 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn community deserves support, not blame

My name is Chloe Sorensen, and I'm the sophomore class president at Gunn High School. Throughout my first year and a half...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Julie, on Feb 1, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 5 comments | 2655 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cupertino developer buys Fry's site in Palo Alto

Cupertino-based developer Sobrato Organization has purchased a 15-acre property in Palo Alto that includes Fry's Electronics...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by David, on Feb 1, 2015 at 10:22 am | 84 comments | 8513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreement

Health care provider Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California have finalized a new two-year contract, according to an...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Feb 1, 2015 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 2819 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Property Owner at Birch Court, on Jan 31, 2015 at 11:30 pm | 41 comments | 4469 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Some schools lag in measles immunizations

Despite cases of the measles now showing up in Santa Clara County, some Palo Alto schools still have up to 12 percent of...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sandy, on Jan 31, 2015 at 10:45 pm | 32 comments | 3442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Offended by use of the term "Tiger Parent"

It's becoming commonplace to see the term "tiger parent" used in these forums, particularly in the threads related to excessive...

Original post made by Just another Palo Parent on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Jan 31, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 7 comments | 545 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer faces felony sex-assault charges

A Stanford University freshman is facing five felony sexual-assault charges, including rape of an unconscious woman and rape...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Anne, on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:46 pm | 7 comments | 5285 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 31, 2015 at 3:47 pm | 31 comments | 3702 Views
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