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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Help me too, on Dec 25, 2016 at 9:19 am | 9 comments | 2498 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three East Palo Alto residents charged with attempted murder

Three East Palo Alto residents were arraigned Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court on charges related to the beating...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by menlopark2, on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:31 am | 4 comments | 4549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies

Only eight days after going to the emergency room with a mysterious illness, Aisea Mataele, a 14-year-old freshman at Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Akanesi, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 5027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto and Stanford reach stop-gap deal for fire protection

With the contract dispute between Palo Alto and Stanford University over fire services dragging into its fourth year, the...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Billiam, on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm | 5 comments | 2142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New downtown condo rents for $32K -- per month

The condominium in one of the downtown's newest mixed-use buildings includes all the usual luxurious trappings of Silicon...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Developer is Reller, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 40 comments | 10519 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Before Trump takes office, schools look to protect undocumented students

At Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, President Thuy Nguyen is racing against time to figure out ways the community college...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm | 30 comments | 4776 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New 'retail protection' law draws opposition

When Palo Alto adopted an emergency law last year prohibiting the conversion of ground-floor retail space to other uses,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm | 26 comments | 10316 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police Chief Dennis Burns to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns, a City Hall veteran who rose through the ranks before assuming the department's top...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jeffery P, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 14 comments | 7813 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Warby Parker opens; shopping surge at Stanford

In this week's retail news: Predictions for the holiday surge at Stanford Shopping Center, and the anticipated opening of...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Dr Demento, on Dec 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 5161 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being thrown from spooked horse

A Santa Clara woman out for a horseback ride with friends in Palo Alto died on Dec. 17 after her horse threw her, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Equestrian , on Dec 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm | 15 comments | 14006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: The play's the thing

"All the world's a stage," according to the king of theater, William Shakespeare. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley has taken that...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1893 Views

AROUND TOWN

Defining moments

Protests, peace gatherings and a presidential candidate inspiring hope along the campaign trail were among the key moments...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sidney Drell, Stanford theoretical physicist and national security expert, dies at 90

A giant in the worlds of both academia and policy, Sidney Drell, emeritus professor of theoretical physics at SLAC National...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:05 pm | 3 comments | 2999 Views

SPORTS

Good things come in 3s for Pinewood girls basketball

==BI Girls' basketball == Brianna Claros says she's at her best when she stops using her brain. If that's the case, she...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Full disclosure , on Dec 22, 2016 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ecumenical Hunger Program seeks gifts for teens

With only days left in the Ecumenical Hunger Program's holiday distribution of food and gifts, the organization is low on...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by giving, on Dec 22, 2016 at 7:43 pm | 2 comments | 1705 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State commission: No evidence of judicial bias in Brock Turner sentencing

Embattled Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky, who has been widely criticized for his sentencing of former...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Srsly?, on Dec 22, 2016 at 3:40 pm | 11 comments | 9072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Whooping cough hits some Palo Alto schools

Cases of whooping cough are affecting some Palo Alto middle and high school students, prompting school officials to send...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by Not Again!, on Dec 22, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 19 comments | 8078 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Unity rally this weekend in Palo Alto

The Peninsula Peace and Justice Center is organizing a rally for this Sunday, Dec. 18, in Palo Alto to emphasize unity the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 22, 2016 at 10:56 am | 10 comments | 3758 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey to skip Sun Bowl and train for the NFL draft

Christian McCaffrey will not play in the Sun Bowl, the junior running back announced Monday. McCaffrey will direct his focus...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Lovethegame, on Dec 22, 2016 at 9:26 am | 13 comments | 1080 Views

AROUND TOWN

New rules target water pumping

Palo Alto residents have deep concerns about what's happening above the city's shallow aquifer -- namely, the millions of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Foundation Engineer, on Dec 20, 2016 at 3:16 pm | 24 comments | 5802 Views
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