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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversial plan for office building ekes out approval

Despite a chorus of protests from residents, Palo Alto's architectural board on Thursday approved a new three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tired of Overdevelopment, on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 41 comments | 5298 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man fatally shot at Shoreline Ampitheatre

A 38-year-old man has died as a result of injuries suffered during a shooting after a Wiz Khalifa concert at Mountain View's...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm | 7 comments | 3393 Views

AROUND TOWN

A neighborhood challenge

Smriti Gautam has never been to a block party in her University South neighborhood because there hasn't been one. There's...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Adrian, on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 10 comments | 3755 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Loma Prieta earthquake -- 18 years later

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Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by tommygee54, on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 4 comments | 3510 Views

AROUND TOWN

Waxsanity: Jeremy Lin gets statue at Madame Tussauds

Two days before his 26th birthday, NBA point guard and Palo Alto's own Jeremy Lin received perhaps one of his most memorable...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by HoHum, on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 2002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two familiar faces enter Palo Alto council race

The crowded race for the Palo Alto City Council further expanded Wednesday, when two familiar candidates -- Mark Weiss and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 37 comments | 5601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where is bh?

I've repeatedly overheard Paly kids discuss "bh" as a gathering spot for smoking pot during school hours and for storing...

Original post made by PalyParent on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by anony mouse, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly among state's top six in SAT scores

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rank in the top six California high schools in average SAT scores, according to data to be...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by BTW, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 39 comments | 4101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cory Wolbach jumps into Palo Alto's council race

Seeking to bring a fresh voice to Palo Alto's simmering debate over growth and development, Sen. Jerry Hill's staff member...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:25 am | 37 comments | 4580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Board Priorities, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 68 comments | 23363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Did anyone hear an airplane buzzing Palo Alto Mon. night / Tue. morning?

Last night I was up working and all of a sudden it sounded like the blitz, three was a noise like a plane was strafing my...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by complaint form, on Aug 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 160 comments | 3397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

National VA secretary visits, lauds Palo Alto facility

As part of a weeks-long trip across the country, the newly confirmed secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 17 comments | 3846 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Human trafficking commission to crack down on 'modern-day slavery'

Determined to push human sex and labor trafficking out of Santa Clara County and to prosecute its perpetrators, Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Someone told me....., on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 14 comments | 3915 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by More important, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 5092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | 23 comments | 5369 Views

SPORTS

Ledecky sets another world record at Pan Pacific Games

Olympian Katie Ledecky broke the world, American and meet records in the women's 400-meter freestyle Saturday at the Pan...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:23 am | 1 comment | 813 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Long slow earthquake

OK, that was a pretty long, slow, gentle shake -- did everyone else feel that?...

Original post made by Night Owl on Aug. 24, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 24, 2014 at 4:52 am | 6 comments | 246 Views

SPORTS

Fleener now a slam dunk as top-flight tight end

==B Stanford football== Some claim Stanford senior tight end Coby Fleener might be the second-fastest player on the football...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2011
Last comment by GAM33GG, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:18 am | 3 comments | 1375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents alerted about invasive mosquito

Two weeks after the discovery of a yellow-fever mosquito in Menlo Park, the Santa Clara County Vector Control District is...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Peapod, on Aug 23, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 3 comments | 3797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art imitates style

A group of large, stainless steel, kinetic animal sculptures from first-time exhibitor Fredrick Prescott will populate Sculpture...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by Kim Leigh, on Aug 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm | 1 comment | 561 Views
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