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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford grad Douglas Tarlow arrested for blackmailing Silicon Valley billionaire

Victim was Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems and prominent Sand Hill Road venture capitalist. News report: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Khosla-family-extortion-pl...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 23, 2014
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 11422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds sued over Stanford's Searsville Dam

Environmental groups who have an ongoing lawsuit against Stanford University for its diversion of water from endangered species...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 3648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Associate superintendent evaluation news needed

Tucked away in tonight's board agenda is an evaluation of the associate superintendent, in closed session, of course, a nugget...

Original post made by Evaluate this! on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm | 5 comments | 446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Make way for 3-D 'selfies'

At first glance the tiny figurines lined up at Palo Alto's Artec studio appear like colored toy soldiers. But the subjects...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stupid is as stupid does, on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 1924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly reverses position on bullying policies

After saying last month that he favored a single system for handling all school bullying complaints, Palo Alto Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by angelo, on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 38 comments | 10681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air traffic noise increasing

Am I the only one noticing an increase in air traffic noise from SFO? SFO noise abatement doesn't seem to include Palo Alto....

Original post made by Tired of the Noise? on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm | 49 comments | 5358 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close, Grocery Outlet thriving

Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Diana W. Chen, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 12 comments | 5864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Green ideas and inspiration

After restoring a Category I historical home in the University South neighborhood, the homeowners turned to the landscape....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Colette Rudd, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 752 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts, Drugs, Alcohol, cheating and Teen Sex on our high school campuses.

I think we should be outraged about the amount of bike thefts, pot smoking, alcohol, cheating and teen sex that seems to...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:56 am | 21 comments | 1154 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22, and Palo Alto plans to mark the annual event with a range of environmentally focused activities...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Will-The-Craziness-Never-End?, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 2435 Views

AROUND TOWN

New classes, Jordan donation on school board agenda

New course offerings for next year, the proposed issuance of a facilities bond and a $250,000 donation to Jordan Middle School...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by numbers game, on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:19 am | 5 comments | 3271 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry

Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 15 comments | 7541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plane Noise

Does anyone feel like they are hearing constant plane noise flying over their home? What is going on? The plane noise is...

Original post made by Catherine on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 601 comments | 5901 Views

RESTAURANTS

Treading water

Opportunity knocked, opportunity not answered -- at least for now. That's Dale Benson's assessment of Sam's Chowder House...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by Illuminato, on Apr 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 4 comments | 1252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford law student receives award for helping crime victims

Stanford University law student Natasha Haney entered law school in part out of a desire to seek justice for crime victims....

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Natasha Haney, on Apr 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 3 comments | 2530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PARKING PROGRESS: "The High Cost of Free Parking" by Donald C Shoup

Parking downtown, and neighborhood parking, seems like it needs a fresh look. This book (2011) mentions PALO ALTO many times,...

Original post made by John hackmann on Sep. 4, 2012
Last comment by Right On!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 1190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local marathoners reflect on what makes them run

Nine local runners reflect on why, time and time again, they push their bodies to run 26.2 miles in a race that is the ultimate...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by Yupp, on Apr 21, 2014 at 1:32 pm | 3 comments | 3208 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where do (Us) Nerds Go to Retire?

Palo Alto is too urban these days. I don't want to retire here anymore, even if I could afford it. Please suggest good...

Original post made by Long-time Palo Altan on Mar. 31, 2014
Last comment by East Side!, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 16 comments | 1049 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman arrested for stealing diamonds, replacing with fakes

Police arrested a Palo Alto woman on Monday after she was lured back to a San Mateo jewelry store where she allegedly stole...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, on Apr 21, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 2907 Views
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