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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge

Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 26, 2014 at 6:31 am | 70 comments | 6768 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing proposal for Maybell Avenue site set for review

A year after Palo Alto voters struck down an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue, the city is preparing to review...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Dec 25, 2014 at 9:33 pm | 26 comments | 5003 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Inattentive drivers in PA

Three of five members of our family have had multiple instances in the past several weeks where inattentive drivers in Palo...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Dad, on Dec 25, 2014 at 4:18 am | 28 comments | 1767 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto: One-alarm fire originated in oven, damages kitchen

Two people in Palo Alto were able to make it out of a house safely after the oven caught fire Sunday, fire officials said. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Think Positively, on Dec 23, 2014 at 10:42 pm | 3 comments | 4900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by wmartin46, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:46 pm | 27 comments | 3332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto: School district settles construction lawsuit

Less than a week before a scheduled case meeting at which Taisei Construction Company planned to seek a trial date in its...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by just wondering, on Dec 23, 2014 at 6:10 pm | 2 comments | 2203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's time to rethink our high schools

Thank you to all of the Gunn students who have spoken out recently after the suicide of your classmate. It's your courage...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2014
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 23, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 149 comments | 12298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park officers involved in fatal shooting back at work

Although the district attorney's review of the Nov. 11 fatal shooting of a burglary suspect is not yet complete, Menlo Park...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 23, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 6 comments | 2665 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Jane Urbach, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 3 comments | 10107 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View: Coroner releases name of man killed on train tracks

After seeking the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the train tracks between Mountain View and...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Gertrude, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 5500 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lighting up the season: Community celebrations spread peace and joy, from many traditions

From a musical Advent procession to the civic lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, Palo Alto celebrates the holiday season this...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Roxanne Reeves, on Dec 23, 2014 at 5:27 am | 2 comments | 2475 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Phil, on Dec 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm | 30 comments | 3394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Land use tops Palo Alto council members' concerns for 2015

Names and faces will change but Palo Alto's official priorities should remain largely fixed when the new City Council convenes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hal, on Dec 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 10 comments | 2301 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changing the conversation: Who, or what, is Palo Alto Forward?

Few local residents had heard of Palo Alto Forward before Sept. 30, when Cory Wolbach declared at a City Council candidates'...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 176 comments | 11948 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Person: A conversation with Jane Shaw, dean of religious life and professor of religious studies at Stanford University

The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw talks with Lisa Van Dusen having arrived on the Stanford campus this fall as the Dean for...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Jozie, on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 3298 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority students speak to challenges they face

A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm | 11 comments | 5920 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical examiner seeking help to ID man struck by train in Mountain View

Officials from the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office are asking for the public's help in identifying a man killed...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2014
Last comment by pay attention, on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:53 am | 2 comments | 1929 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High School wellness center to consolidate all student services, except one

A plan to build a comprehensive wellness center at Gunn High School has evolved, with the most recent design moving the college...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by make it easy, on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 6 comments | 4396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kid-friendly holiday

Happiness researchers consistently report that people find greater satisfaction from life experiences than from receiving...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Bethlehemite, on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm | 1 comment | 3555 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New website to predict Palo Alto flooding to debut in January

A new website to predict flooding from local creeks could be available to the public as soon as late January, Len Materman,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 3 comments | 2289 Views
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