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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates answer 20 questions

A recap of the answers given by five candidates for the Palo Alto Board of Education at a debate Sept. 11, with a guide to...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by perspective, on Sep 17, 2014 at 7:49 am | 32 comments | 4213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kidnapping suspect pleads not guilty

A man who allegedly stole a truck with three people in the backseat, crashed the truck then stole the car of a passerby pleaded...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Joyce, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:40 pm | 1 comment | 92 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford women sweep Pac-12 defensive soccer honors

Stanford's defense took the spotlight among the Pac-12 Player of the Week awards for women's soccer, which were announced...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by franky, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 2 comments | 787 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Development director chosen as interim East Palo Alto manager

Carlos Martinez, East Palo Alto's longtime economic development director, was chosen by the City Council as interim city...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 16, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 580 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High community marks school's half-century

Gunn High School celebrated its 50th birthday this weekend, with events ranging from a BBQ to a field day. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto native, on Sep 16, 2014 at 11:06 am | 2 comments | 1035 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fake cop with gun stops youth in Palo Alto

A high school student was pulled over by a police impersonator who displayed either a stun gun or a handgun on Greer Road...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by It's always the other guy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:13 am | 17 comments | 5311 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm | 114 comments | 8110 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley theater company snags heavy-hitter as artist-in-residence

When the San Jose Repertory Theatre went under earlier this year, it left the regional theater community in dismay. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Sep 15, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 1 comment | 736 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes to Palo Alto Online

Over the past few days a few unannounced changes have occurred here. The narrowing of the body of the text with advertising...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Clarity, on Sep 15, 2014 at 4:05 pm | 21 comments | 664 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man who fought Palo Alto cops charged with San Jose murder

A 34-year-old man who was arrested in February after a violent altercation with Palo Alto officers has been charged with...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by kimberlee, on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 8 comments | 2539 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown residents, workers near consensus on parking

It took decades of dreaming, years of complaining and months of painstaking negotiations, but a residential parking-permit...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2014
Last comment by long time resident, on Sep 15, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 36 comments | 3484 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two shootings, one man killed in East Palo Alto

A man was killed in one of two shootings in East Palo Alto Saturday, Sept. 13, a police spokesman said. Read the full...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2014
Last comment by Abe Mitchell, on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm | 1 comment | 1019 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An "iconnic" bridge

In response to an editorial of the same name, and to provide the perspective of a South Palo Altan who has already waited...

Original post made by Grace Pariante on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by The Shadow Knows......., on Sep 15, 2014 at 12:11 pm | 4 comments | 267 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate: School board candidates question one other

One portion of Thursday's debate featured questions from the candidates to each other. The questions and brief summaries...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Parent too, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:52 am | 11 comments | 2479 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feds indict pair for mortgage fraud

A local mortgage broker has been indicted and faces 760 years in federal prison for defrauding banks in a loan scheme that...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by WhetherMan, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:45 am | 8 comments | 2584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools score high in Newsweek rankings

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rated better than 99.7 percent of U.S. public high schools in Newsweek Magazine's "America's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2014
Last comment by My Take, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:23 am | 32 comments | 5450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An 'iconic' bridge?

We are delighted to see the city moving forward with plans for a new pedestrian and bike bridge across 101, but we would...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 32 comments | 2434 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"A" for the Palo Alto Police Department; "F" for our abysmal mental health system

My 37 year old son has suffered from severe mental illness for almost 15 years now. Like many others who have similar diagnoses,...

Original post made by John Jacobs on Aug. 31, 2014
Last comment by John Jacobs, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:23 pm | 10 comments | 664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's own gelataio

There's something different about Gelataio, Palo Alto's newest gelato shop and the first retailer to open at brand-new development...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:07 pm | 3 comments | 2404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate: School board candidates answer additional questions

School board candidates answered a number of questions posed by moderator Joe Simitian or submitted by the audience. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 14, 2014 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 1305 Views
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