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AROUND TOWN

Peer Power

A support group in Palo Alto is helping local caregivers cope with the physical and emotional burdens that often come along...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4515 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir charged with discrimination against Asian applicants

Palantir Technology, the data-mining giant that has gradually become one of downtown Palo Alto's most visible tenants, was...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Discrimination, on Oct 7, 2016 at 4:59 am | 68 comments | 10213 Views

MOVIES

Leaping into the shallow end

The new Marvel superhero (sorta) movie is obnoxious, snarky, gruntingly sexual and violent. And it knows it. It's everything...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4658 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Increased water use statewide could lead to mandatory restrictions

A recent dramatic drop in water conservation statewide could lead to a renewal of state-imposed mandatory water restrictions,...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2016
Last comment by Mandatory limits to population growth, on Oct 6, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 1674 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police investigate burglary at Roosevelt Circle home

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who on Sept. 26 burglarized a home on Roosevelt Circle and made off with three laptop...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by PA Ambassador, on Oct 6, 2016 at 7:37 pm | 5 comments | 3561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by A friend in the community, on Oct 6, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 70 comments | 45309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council nixes Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes

A divisive proposal to ban two-story homes in an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood fizzled on Tuesday night when...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 6, 2016 at 1:11 am | 5 comments | 2380 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supreme Court decision could toss evidence in DUI manslaughter case

A U.S. Supreme Court decision on the admissibility of DUI blood-tests could affect important evidence in the vehicular manslaughter...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Reader, on Oct 6, 2016 at 12:15 am | 4 comments | 405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 5, 2016 at 9:59 am | 58 comments | 7804 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Interfaith coalition urges city to push for fossil fuel divestment

In 2007, an Interfaith Climate Convocation drew 150 to Congregation Kol Emeth. Peninsula Interfaith Climate Action (PICA)...

Original post made by Rev. Eileen Altman and Katia Reeves on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:01 pm | 77 comments | 2827 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford's Doug Baldwin receiving death threats

CBS News report: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/news/seahawks-doug-baldwin-gets-death-threats-after-calling-for-police-training-review/ ...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by Agree, on Oct 4, 2016 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Deciding Palo Alto's future growth

The biggest issue in this year's City Council race is deciding how Palo Alto should grow. This year's council election is...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Oct 4, 2016 at 4:46 pm | 73 comments | 5945 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jet Noise web site doesn't work

Yesterday morning at around 6am I was awoken by jet noise, and counted many planes thereafter, at three to five minute intervals....

Original post made by pares on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Obligation?, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:36 pm | 7 comments | 401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board seeks innovation at existing schools, rather than new sites

A majority of the Palo Alto school board decided Tuesday that given declining enrollment and an already tight budget, there...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Yeah Right, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:25 pm | 7 comments | 2647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Collins, DiBrienza lead in school-board campaign funding

Two challengers in the race for the Palo Alto school board have amassed bigger campaign war chests than the two incumbents,...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Education Eagle, on Oct 4, 2016 at 3:08 pm | 15 comments | 2842 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford investigates report of rape on campus

Stanford University is investigating a report of rape that allegedly occurred early Friday morning in a student residence...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2016
Last comment by Badly Shaken, on Oct 4, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 5 comments | 5603 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor vetoes High Speed Rail fiscal oversight Bill

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2016/09/29/governor-vetoes-high-speed-rail-oversight-bill/ Making it clear that California’s...

Original post made by Stan on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by Dumb and Dumber, on Oct 4, 2016 at 9:24 am | 1 comment | 184 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State's earthquake-warning system edges closer to reality

California Gov. Jerry Brown's approval of earthquake-warning legislation on last week, will bring development of a statewide...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 4, 2016 at 7:49 am | 1 comment | 4633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt feud over two-story homes heads to council

For some residents of Faircourt, an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood, a ban on two-story homes is the best way...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Oct 3, 2016 at 3:51 pm | 7 comments | 4228 Views

BOOKS

Steve Young's autobiography

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Original post made by steve on Oct. 3, 2016
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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