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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Convicted East Palo Alto murderer gets parole

An East Palo Alto man who served 20 years in prison for a gang-retaliation murder was granted parole on Jan. 6 after four...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Bru, on Jan 10, 2015 at 9:53 am | 9 comments | 6140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water wastage

I reported what I thought was a water pipe ( hydrant ) break to the city yesterday. This was by the adobe creek on East Meadow...

Original post made by Baffled on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Useful Information , on Jan 10, 2015 at 9:28 am | 5 comments | 327 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls keep their perfect soccer season rolling along

==BI Thursday's prep soccer== Palo Alto coach Kurt Devlin achieved a couple of milestones and his girls soccer team remained...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by PALY Soccer Fan, on Jan 9, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 1 comment | 2535 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Environmental Professional, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 27 comments | 6330 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto adopts inventory of historic places

East Palo Alto's rich history took a first step toward preservation on Jan. 6 after the City Council unanimously voted to...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ana, on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:12 am | 7 comments | 1873 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

100 plus what?: Local author predicts the benefits and drawbacks of longer life

In her book "100 Plus," Sonia Arrison points to an impending wave of technology — including gene therapy and tissue...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man remains at large after robbery in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating a robbery in which a man ripped a gold necklace from a woman's neck, according to a police...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Mayfield Child, on Jan 9, 2015 at 4:26 am | 19 comments | 5613 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain has escaped cuts for now, but what's next?

The final piece of funding to secure at least one year of no-cuts to Caltrain's operating schedule was approved last month....

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 6 comments | 1446 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto women's shelter won't open

Heart and Home Collaborative, a startup that sheltered homeless Palo Alto women last year during the coldest winter months,...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 31 comments | 5465 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to ponder higher salaries for City Council

Having recently approved salary increases for almost every employee group in City Hall, the Palo Alto City Council is now...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by that's it??, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 1616 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Air district issues seventh consecutive Spare the Air alert

Officials at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have announced that Thursday will be the seventh straight Winter...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on Jan 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 6 comments | 1571 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Duo arrested after Palo Alto storage locker burglary

Palo Alto police arrested two men for burglary early Tuesday morning after the victim provided police a partial license plate...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:40 am | 4 comments | 2831 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Karen Holman wins mayor's seat

Signaling a philosophical and political shift in City Hall, Palo Alto's new City Council on Monday night elected Karen Holman...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 10:00 am | 17 comments | 6582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College vying to offer new, affordable four-year degree

Foothill College is in the running to become one of the first California community colleges to offer a four-year bachelor's...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:37 am | 4 comments | 4643 Views

BOOKS

Written in the stars: Silicon Valley authors explore cosmic questions in new children's book

Scientific discoveries are often presented as a series of spontaneous brainstorms by famous thinkers. In reality, according...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by clogannj1, on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:35 am | 1 comment | 492 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Oops ... , on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 6 comments | 3211 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Born fighters

On a hot, late-August evening, the air in the gym felt thick with sweat and perspiration; the heat elevated an already difficult...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ray, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 6 comments | 2372 Views

AROUND TOWN

New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Surly, on Jan 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 8 comments | 3475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education author to speak on achievement, learning in Palo Alto

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 22 comments | 7003 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"We have avenged the prophet."

Palo Alto is home to Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several other startups whose technologies have made information infinitely...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 7 comments | 356 Views
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