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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Aid-in-dying law begins June 9

California's new End of Life Option Act goes into effect on June 9, offering terminally ill persons who face painful or prolonged...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by Joan S, on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:27 pm | 8 comments | 2441 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man arrested for package theft on Monroe Drive

A 37-year-old man allegedly found with stolen packages was arrested in Mountain View, near the border of Palo Alto, on Tuesday...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by David, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:42 pm | 4 comments | 1569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 10184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Gatos woman dies after crash on Interstate 280 near Palo Alto

A 47-year-old Los Gatos woman died this morning after her car crashed into a cement wall on northbound Interstate 280 near...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Apr 28, 2016 at 2:10 am | 8 comments | 9275 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cool, calm and collected

During the winter months, Zack Herlick's koi fish slowly mill around near the bottom of his ponds. Bald cypress trees stand...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Pond Repair, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:52 pm | 4 comments | 10350 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student accused of sexual assault fires back at university in federal lawsuit

A male Stanford University student found responsible for sexual assault in 2014 has fired back at the university in a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Amanda, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm | 17 comments | 7420 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Errors undermine data in new business registry

When Palo Alto launched its business registry last year, the goal was to gather data about employees' parking and commuting...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Gus L., on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:07 pm | 21 comments | 2920 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by C1q?, on Apr 27, 2016 at 7:49 pm | 64 comments | 36995 Views

AROUND TOWN

Racist, pro-Trump graffiti found at Palo Alto High School

The Palo Alto High School administration and Palo Alto Police Department are investigating racist and pro-Donald Trump graffiti...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Apr 27, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 13 comments | 4240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Crash, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm | 456 comments | 18804 Views

AROUND TOWN

Terman students who cross at Clemo/Arastradero Beware

Just after 2pm today, I witnessed a child on a bike crossing Arastradero at Clemo, using the crosswalk warning device. She...

Original post made by pamom on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Jordan Parent, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:16 pm | 1 comment | 153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by PA resident , on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 358 comments | 275567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto race to raise awareness about water conservation

The City of Palo Alto is teaming up again with the Tuolumne River Trust and other community groups for the Great Race for...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Apr 27, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 6 comments | 1569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Psychologist John Marquis left an indelible mark on Palo Alto and beyond

The recent passing of John Marquis, a respected psychologist and longtime Palo Alto resident, has left a hole of sadness...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jeffrey Schwartz, on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 6 comments | 2516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto real estate inventory up 20 percent over last year

The number of new listings in Palo Alto has jumped 20 percent in the first quarter of this year, compared to the same period...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Beg to Differ, on Apr 27, 2016 at 10:12 am | 8 comments | 1021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Safety measures planned for Page Mill interchange

A permanent fix to the hazardous Page Mill Road/Interstate 280 interchange could be a decade away, but transportation officials...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Apr 27, 2016 at 1:14 am | 24 comments | 2777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board eyes solutions to enrollment growth

As support on the school board has waned for opening a new elementary or high school given the district's long-term enrollment...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2016
Last comment by C, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm | 29 comments | 2545 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Developer Roxy Rapp chases down alleged thief

The real estate business lends itself to financial rather than criminal excitement, or at least it's supposed to. But a local...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by Linda DuPertuis, on Apr 26, 2016 at 10:41 pm | 10 comments | 7138 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Medical-marijuana delivery services operate in gray area

When neighbors began noticing multiple cars frequenting a residence on Clara Drive in Palo Alto a year ago, they were suspicious...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm | 105 comments | 5173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Eichler showdown heads toward May vote

A divided crowd of Royal Manor residents packed into Palo Alto City Hall on Monday night to argue for and against a proposed...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 40 comments | 4606 Views
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