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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district faces unexpected challenges

In many ways, 2016 was a year of surprises for the Palo Alto school district. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/30/school-district-faces-u...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 4566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund: Getting justice and a safe home

Jose Cabrera cranked up the heater to full blast in his duplex unit to keep his wife and three children warm. It wasn't the...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2016
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Food bank faces deep drop in donations

Silicon Valley's local food bank is sounding the alarm this holiday season after donations from residents in the South Bay...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Mary, on Dec 30, 2016 at 5:05 am | 11 comments | 5464 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Recycling and Composting ORDINANCE?

Are people aware of what's being considered for this ordinance? Take a gander at this: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civica/filebank/blobdload.asp?BlobID=19015 "...resulti...

Original post made by PAmoderate on Mar. 5, 2010
Last comment by Scott McVicker, on Dec 29, 2016 at 8:19 pm | 50 comments | 4051 Views

AROUND TOWN

Free Caltrain rides on New Year's Eve

Caltrain has volunteered to be the designated driver for Peninsula residents on New Year's Eve, offering free train service...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 29, 2016 at 3:29 pm | 2 comments | 2685 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace Brutalist building sent back to drawing board

Love it or hate it, the Brutalist six-story building at 2600 El Camino Real is unlike any other in Palo Alto, a city better...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Dec 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 26 comments | 5946 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford to launch new youth mental health services

Stanford Children’s Health and Lucile Packard Children’'s Hospital will be addressing in 2017 what they describe as "immediate...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Mama Bear, on Dec 29, 2016 at 12:20 pm | 13 comments | 3648 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista owners receive $36 million-plus offer

The Housing Authority of Santa Clara County has made a $36.7 million offer to purchase the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park,...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Random, on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:43 am | 44 comments | 6182 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto suing Menlo Park over general plan updates

East Palo Alto says it is suing Menlo Park over recently adopted changes to Menlo Park's general plan and zoning allowing...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Barbara Wood, on Dec 29, 2016 at 11:26 am | 2 comments | 2593 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women surpass century mark in hoops win over Yale

Anna Wilson made a nice collegiate debut, Alanna Smith recorded a career-high in rebounds with 13 and the Stanford women's...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Chris , on Dec 29, 2016 at 6:02 am | 1 comment | 1489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Study reveals promising results for airbag bike 'helmets'

Stanford University researchers are eyeing new bike helmet technology: an airbag "helmet," in which variable sensors are...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, on Dec 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm | 3 comments | 2255 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain collision leaves one dead in Palo Alto

An adult man in his 60s died on Friday night after a vehicle on the Caltrain right of way was struck by a train at Charleston...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident , on Dec 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm | 27 comments | 14970 Views

AROUND TOWN

This year's headshakers

From failed burglary schemes to frightening robot encounters, numerous odd crimes and showdowns in Palo Alto made the headlines...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 4633 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys take charge early in basketball victory

==BI Prep report == Spencer Rojahn hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points and the Vikings beat host Carlmont, 71-48, in...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Matt Simison, on Dec 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1671 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Tim, on Dec 28, 2016 at 8:31 am | 4 comments | 12383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City explores new direction for Baylands bike bridge

When Palo Alto officials set out to build a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 five years ago, the plan was to create the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm | 40 comments | 6665 Views

RESTAURANTS

Barbecue, beer and biscuits

Don't miss the oversized biscuits, barbecue made in a 750-pound wood smoker and handcrafted brews at the reinvented Dan Gordon's...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by M2, on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 2593 Views

AROUND TOWN

County declares 'inclement weather episode' through Monday

Since Thursday night, homeless shelters in Santa Clara County have been offering additional beds due to the cold weather...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by We Are Everywhere, on Dec 26, 2016 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 2665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford's Love makes a return to the football spotlight

==BI Sun Bowl notebook == Bryce Love is ready to step up. He's already proven that. When Christian McCaffrey was out with...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Whoa!, on Dec 26, 2016 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 1933 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 musical, on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 69 comments | 7756 Views
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