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RESTAURANTS

From trendy transplants to the greatest comeback

In any given year in Palo Alto, restaurants come and restaurants go. But depending on who you ask, this year's turnover was...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jan 5, 2015 at 2:47 pm | 3 comments | 1401 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto officers escape injury when someone opens fire on them

One or more people in East Palo Alto shot at police officers who were responding to a call early Thursday morning, but the...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mel, on Jan 5, 2015 at 10:04 am | 1 comment | 5881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living well until you die

By the time Palo Alto physician Ellen Brown visits patients in their homes, they've considered their terminal diagnosis,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Sheldon, on Jan 4, 2015 at 9:17 am | 1 comment | 6435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford ready to look ahead after a winning finish

Fifth-year seniors like Kyle Olugbode and Ricky Seale leave the Stanford football program with lasting memories. For freshmen...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 4, 2015 at 5:43 am | 1 comment | 4182 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man pleads guilty to Gunn High School graffiti incident

An 18-year-old Palo Alto man who spray-painted racist and sexist messages on the walls of Gunn High School in May 2014 plead...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto style, on Jan 3, 2015 at 8:40 am | 7 comments | 6727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Comcast Internet Outage?

Anybody experiencing problems with Comcast Internet service in midtown....

Original post made by Zero on May. 8, 2011
Last comment by Yo Comcast!, on Jan 2, 2015 at 10:10 pm | 5 comments | 3192 Views

MOVIES

The year in film

As the year comes to a close, we look back at 12 months of films: the highlights, the low points and more. This is your invitation...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 4 comments | 3259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

useless recycling program

I have the following issues with Palo Alto Green Waste/ recycling 1. Organic kitchen matter, veggie and fruit peels etc,...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 2, 2015 at 4:24 pm | 3 comments | 592 Views

SPORTS

Three Stanford women invited to USA soccer training camp

==BI Morris to stay at Stanford == Stanford grads Christen Press, Kelley O'Hara and Nicole Barnhart were all named to the...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by SoccerFan, on Jan 2, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 1 comment | 3494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by lets stay on topic, on Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 142 comments | 26898 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Drivers' licenses for non-residents

I have been looking at this new law and have some questions I haven't been able to find answers to. What documentation...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 499 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Beach access, utilities reform and cultural competency among new laws

New laws ranging from election and utilities reform to beach access and community food producers that were authored by state...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 2, 2015 at 7:32 am | 2 comments | 4551 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Donations pour in to thank Palo Alto track guards

An effort to thank the security guards who stand watch at several Palo Alto train crossings started as a hopeful Facebook...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by A Parent, on Jan 1, 2015 at 7:39 pm | 28 comments | 7431 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Jan 1, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 31 comments | 3475 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We're the best; no, the worst

Palo Altans tend to identify strongly with the inhabitants of Garrison Keillor's fictitious Lake Wobegon, "where all the...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Jan 1, 2015 at 11:19 am | 8 comments | 9609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Noisy, screaming children at Mitchell Park Library

My three visits to the new library -- with a children's section downstairs, with large atrium/stairway to second floor--...

Original post made by Midtown Man on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by Library user, on Jan 1, 2015 at 10:48 am | 20 comments | 1105 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls head into new year with a hoop title

==BI Tuesday's prep roundup== The Palo Alto girls are off to one of their best basketball starts ever. Now, the Vikings...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 31, 2014 at 9:50 pm | 2 comments | 2888 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Unbroken'

Angelina Jolie directs this flatfooted recounting of the life of Louis Zamperini, the Italian-American Olympic runner whose...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2014
Last comment by Read it Instead, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:31 pm | 4 comments | 8972 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown residents split over parking-permit program

As Palo Alto prepares to launch its long-awaited Residential Parking Permit Program, residents in the congested downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Dec 31, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 42 comments | 5006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Embattled Palo Alto school district gets new leadership in 2014

In late September, about six weeks into his new position as Palo Alto Unified School District's superintendent, Max McGee...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2014
Last comment by Teachers yes, PAEA no, on Dec 31, 2014 at 4:58 pm | 9 comments | 6467 Views
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