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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto committee recommends hotel-tax hike

A ballot measure to raise hotel taxes in Palo Alto on Friday took its biggest leap yet toward this November's ballot, though...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Jan 11, 2014 at 8:56 am | 2 comments | 2071 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two reported dead in Palo Alto house fire

A house fire tonight at 988 Embarcadero Road has claimed the lives of two people, according to Palo Alto police and fire...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 10, 2014 at 11:12 pm | 3 comments | 658 Views

SPORTS

Worth a Look

Hunting around for something to do in the coming week? Here's a look at arts events along the Midpeninsula that you may not...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tall, dark & handsome , on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:05 pm | 1 comment | 3691 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students demonstrate as new Sofia president takes office

As an interim president took office at Palo Alto's Sofia University this week, students demonstrating outside the school...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Mimi, on Jan 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 3 comments | 3693 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford Health Psychologist: "I've changed my mind about stress"

Stanford Health Psychologist: "I've changed my mind about stress" TED Talk: "My mission is to help people be happier...

Original post made by interesting stress research on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 10, 2014 at 7:46 pm | 2 comments | 2533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midtown resident to receive 'Community Champion' honor

Midtown Palo Alto resident Annette Glanckopf Ashton will receive the 13th Senate District Community Champion award on Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 25 comments | 4850 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's accomplishments, civic trends in 2013

By many measures it's been a productive and prosperous year in Palo Alto -- even with its recent growing pains. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by MightyTravels, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 32 comments | 6201 Views

AROUND TOWN

No business promotion allowed here, but can customers post reviews?

I know the Terms of Service for the site and Town Square Forum prohibit posts that promote a business, but can someone at...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Jan 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 423 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property

Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Chris Weeks, on Jan 10, 2014 at 9:34 am | 71 comments | 84514 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Latest OCR case alleges disability bias

A recently initiated federal civil rights probe of the Palo Alto Unified School District is the ninth such investigation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Jan 10, 2014 at 12:05 am | 23 comments | 3795 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officer cited for 'discourteous' conduct

A Palo Alto police officer faced disciplinary action after he swore at a pedestrian at a crosswalk, refused to disclose his...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by bill g, on Jan 9, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 11 comments | 3873 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State may declare water drought emergency

The state of California's water supply is in a third year of drought and is prompting state water officials to ask for a...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 19 comments | 8517 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver responds to lawsuit over Menlo Park crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has denied...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm | 73 comments | 15956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

why no air pollution warnings for Palo Alto?

I noticed that the Menlo Park Almanac and Mountain View Voice publish Spare The Air pollution warnings. Why are these not...

Original post made by parent on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 627 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain priest was former Saint Francis High School chaplain

Saint Francis High School and its alumni are mourning the death of their former chaplain, Rev. Eric Freed, after his body...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Atheist, on Jan 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 4 comments | 7468 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

"The Wolf of Wall Street" charges out of the gate with immediate evidence of Martin Scorsese's skill, abetted by Terence...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 10377 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain ridership skyrockets

After years of seeking emergency funding to keep from drastically slashing services, Caltrain is on track to balance its...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on Jan 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm | 45 comments | 3960 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Seniors reflect on life with 'guided autobiographies'

The death of Sheila Dunec's mother was the spark that ultimately led her to launch community-based classes in "life stories...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hersh, on Jan 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 3895 Views

MOVIES

The best of 2013 on the big screen

When the Weekly film critics assemble their lists of the top 10 movies of the year, it's anyone's guess whether anyone will...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 28173 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed on Interstate 280

A two-vehicle collision on Sunday, Jan. 5, caused one vehicle to split in two and a second to overturn on Interstate 280,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 5912 Views
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