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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eleven candidates to square off in council race

Eleven candidates, including planning commissioners, past contenders and a few political newcomers, will square off for four...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by concerned citizen, on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:29 pm | 61 comments | 7208 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton girls win seventh straight volleyball match

==BI The prep report == The Menlo-Atherton girls volleyball team survived a grueling nonleague schedule and then survived...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by RickEymer, on Sep 19, 2016 at 11:14 am | 2 comments | 1411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

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Original post made by Bill Johnson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Sep 19, 2016 at 10:47 am | 5 comments | 6154 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed by debris on Highway 101 in Menlo Park

An elderly man was struck in the neck and killed by an unidentified object while driving north on U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 19, 2016 at 8:27 am | 15 comments | 5349 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane makes mysterious landing in East Palo Alto

Police are trying to determine why a small plane landed in a marshy area along the San Francisco Bay near East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by close PAO, on Sep 19, 2016 at 7:45 am | 7 comments | 3508 Views

AROUND TOWN

Close Palo Alto Airport to save the endangered Aedes aegypti

The Aedes aegypti is one of Palo Alto's most beautiful creatures, and each year the presence of this airport inhibits their...

Original post made by Richard Clark on Sep. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jenny, on Sep 18, 2016 at 9:49 am | 2 comments | 339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board rejects Zuckerberg's plans for homes

Mark Zuckerberg's plan to demolish and replace his four homes in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood took an unexpected...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Oh Brother, on Sep 18, 2016 at 9:26 am | 63 comments | 22405 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hiker rescued after fall down trail at Foothills Park in Palo Alto

An 85-year-old hiker was rescued after she slipped off a trail and went about 50 feet down to an embankment at Foothills...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:11 pm | 14 comments | 7176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With Ford's help, city looks to accelerate bike sharing

Palo Alto's small and underused bike-share system would undergo a ten-fold expansion and a technological makeover under a...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Scott McMahon, on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 13 comments | 4883 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn grad leads Crisis Text Line's Bay Area efforts

Palo Alto native and Gunn High School graduate Libby Craig is leading Crisis Text Line's efforts to grow the 24-7 support...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jon, on Sep 17, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 4 comments | 8348 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

El Camino housing project earns cautious support

For Palo Alto's housing advocates, the apartment complex proposed for the busy corner of El Camino Real and Page Mill Road...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by hewmin, on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:12 am | 67 comments | 10437 Views

SPORTS

Bears make a stand in 35-28 football victory over Los Gatos

Menlo-Atherton made enough mistakes to turn a full head of a young coaches' hair gray in seconds. The Bears also did a lot...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2016
Last comment by Regina Riviello, on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:11 am | 1 comment | 1437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Moderators: spammers are posting new posts

The spammers are creating new posts on TS because we readers cannot flag the topic posts themselves. The latest appears...

Original post made by TS reader on Sep. 17, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:44 am | 1 comment | 222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Elementary enrollment dips; work to reduce class sizes continues

As the Palo Alto community continues to debate class size and school capacity, enrollment is sharply down at the school district’s...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:00 am | 17 comments | 4253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thousands of dollars in donations stolen from Palo Alto church collection baskets

Thousands of dollars were stolen from collection baskets at a Palo Alto church after a service Sunday afternoon, police said. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 16, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 3 comments | 1494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are there still parrots (conures) around Palo Alto?

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Original post made by Looking for Parrots on Feb. 17, 2007
Last comment by Ross Smith , on Sep 16, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 21 comments | 7870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The building blocks of understanding are memorization and repetition.

A timely article from Nautilus as PAUSD considers repairing its math curriculum. http://nautil.us/issue/40/learning/how-i-rewired-my-brain-to-become-fluent-in-math-rp A...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Agreed!, on Sep 16, 2016 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 256 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Turning lives around

Plastered in bold letters on the wall of the welcome center of the Menlo Park Veterans Affairs (VA) complex — a sprawling...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Volunteer, on Sep 16, 2016 at 1:38 pm | 1 comment | 5071 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Watt a finalist at the Rio Paralympic Games

Gunn grad Amy Watt finished sixth in the women's 400 meters at the Rio Paralympics on Wednesday. It was her third event at...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Gwen, on Sep 16, 2016 at 12:56 pm | 4 comments | 1236 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$10,000 stolen from Palo Alto church collection plate

Many local tv news reporting on this but I can't see any mention in the Weekly. http://www.ktvu.com/news/205479177-story ...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Fraud?, on Sep 16, 2016 at 10:33 am | 3 comments | 286 Views
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