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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeowners protest 50-foot office building proposed next door

A planned 50-foot-high office development with a shadow that neighbors said would plunge their home into darkness could receive...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm | 25 comments | 3126 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority

Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 22 comments | 3936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 3994 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accident on Alma/Central - San Antonio Rd

The southbound road on Alma (just before it turns into Central Expressway) was shut down for quite a while at around Noon...

Original post made by Nayeli on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by anon, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 14 comments | 581 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 14 comments | 8272 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why the police and fire on Alma today?

Today, Sunday, around noon, there was a large gathering of police, ambulances, and fire trucks (probably a half dozen police...

Original post made by Still no news on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JD, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 6 comments | 337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre announces new home

After months of building anticipation and community speculation, Mountain View's Pear Avenue Theatre has announced the location...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Kathy H, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 1513 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

African Methodist Episcopal members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings

The killing of nine African American churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has sent shock...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by revdreileen, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm | 20 comments | 2762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing the air about green

Some say that the term "green" is so overused that it has lost its distinction, but I disagree. There is a steady stream...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm | 24 comments | 5614 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 4712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why police activity on 280 this afternoon?

Saturday afternoon, about 1:15pm, the police stopped traffic on 280S near the Arastradero Road exit. They stopped it for...

Original post made by Driver on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Driver, on Jun 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development up for review

Few projects better encapsulate everything that locals love and loathe about new developments than the three-story building...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 53 comments | 4359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to contract out parking program

Despite vehement opposition from the city's largest union and an unfavorable ruling this week from a fact-finding panel,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by S. Palo alto resident / DT worker, on Jun 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 24 comments | 2651 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto girl sues former social worker for alleged molestation

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Jun 21, 2015 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 2611 Views

SPORTS

Wulff is a high school baseball All-American

Stanford incoming freshman Brandon Wulff was named a third team ABCA/Rawlings High School All-American, the American Baseball...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 20, 2015 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 793 Views

AROUND TOWN

Potluck to celebrate neighborhood diversity

Midtown Residents Association members don't have to travel to New York to visit the United Nations; it's right in their own...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:48 am | 7 comments | 2881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto teen nearly drowns at country club

A 17-year-old male nearly drowned at the Palo Alto Country Club on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:32 am | 4 comments | 2938 Views

AROUND TOWN

Down the rabbit hole

Doors that open to alternate universes. People who speak in confounding riddles, and a queen whose whims can be deadly. Sound...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 235 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zuckerberg, Chan give $5M to undocumented immigrant college fund

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are donating $5 million to TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for young...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm | 19 comments | 2791 Views
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