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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Racial, gender gaps persist in AP courses

Oft-reported anecdotes about the persistently low numbers of students of color in Advanced Placement classes in the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 19 comments | 4057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership

Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Cooper is right, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 14 comments | 2649 Views

AROUND TOWN

Escaped Palo Alto inmate found hiding in attic

Laron Campbell, the Palo Alto inmate who escaped from a San Jose jail nearly a week ago, was found Tuesday night when he...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cid Young, on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 638 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad McElfresh named men's soccer All-American

Gunn grad Cameron McElfresh was one of two UC San Diego men's soccer players named as Division II Conference Commissioners...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kevin Regalado, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 831 Views

AROUND TOWN

In expansion, Junior Museum eyes new features, fees

When Palo Alto's small but beloved Junior Museum & Zoo completes its renovation, visitors will gain access to new classrooms,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Annual memberships make sense, on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 17 comments | 5216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Wellness class series for parents

The Palo Alto school district is hosting a free three-class series to help parents support their children's physical and...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by 2017!, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1607 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Embarcadero Road underpass to close overnight for eight nights

Palo Alto police are advising drivers to build extra time into any nighttime travel that would take them on the Embarcadero...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Noel, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 5 comments | 2983 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Search continues for escaped inmates, including Palo Alto man

A woman suspected of helping one of two inmates, including a Palo Alto man, who escaped from the Santa Clara County Main...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ventura-91, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to boost East Palo Alto's water share

As East Palo Alto continues to cope with a water shortage that has effectively frozen new development, four members of the...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Onion, on Nov 29, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 41 comments | 6423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Surround Home

On Wednesday evening, at approximately 5:15 pm, four police cars were parked with lights flashing at the corner of Waverley...

Original post made by Concerned on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Wondering, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 7 comments | 634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls raising the height limit for new buildings

Palo Alto's 50-foot ceiling for new developments may start showing cracks next week, when the City Council considers new...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by CH, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 46 comments | 6173 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Essentique opens; Watercourse Way redecorates

A look at Essentique, a new beauty store on Park Boulevard, and new, unconventional artwork at Watercourse Way in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:20 am | 5 comments | 4054 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Save Lap Swimming and Masters Swimming at Rinconada Pool

The City of Palo Alto is proposing to contract with the private company "Team Sheeper" to provide aquatics programs and services...

Original post made by lisamkrieger on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Nov 29, 2016 at 8:39 am | 8 comments | 464 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dead or alive?

The 120-foot redwood presiding over the Castilleja School campus didn't look sick. Its lush canopy sported dark green, shiny...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Castilleja neighbor, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:10 am | 8 comments | 5584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 8052 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Lowell, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 32 comments | 10008 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto nonprofit expands 61-year tradition

A holiday tradition started by Palo Alto residents for Palo Alto residents that has been making the season brighter for those...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by MH, on Nov 28, 2016 at 10:21 pm | 2 comments | 3078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The best and worst trees for Palo Alto streets

Although redwoods are certainly beloved trees and Palo Alto was named after El Palo Alto, a tree at a campsite of the Portola...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 28, 2016 at 9:39 pm | 11 comments | 1621 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey gives Stanford football fans a kind of a rush

The biggest mystery of Stanford's 41-17 nonconference football victory over Rice on Saturday night was guessing what kind...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by John, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:57 pm | 5 comments | 2669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board election votes to be recounted

The results of this month's Palo Alto Board of Education election will be automatically recounted by the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Undue Influence?, on Nov 28, 2016 at 5:51 pm | 9 comments | 5848 Views
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