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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:51 pm | 44 comments | 4721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone notice the funny smelling tap water?

tap Water on this end of town taste like well water and smells like skunkey lake water. Any off you notice the difference??? Wonder...

Original post made by HUTCH 7.62 on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Sep 19, 2014 at 8:16 pm | 1 comment | 79 Views

RESTAURANTS

Where pizza calls, lasagna answers

My mother never made lasagna. We ate spaghetti Bolognese every Thursday, although we just called it "noodles with meat sauce."...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Sep 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 132 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What makes an Expressway an Expressway?

The term "expressway" conjures up a picture of a road where traffic can travel faster and with less obstructions than a regular...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Garland resident, on Sep 19, 2014 at 4:52 pm | 5 comments | 175 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fast is Not Always Better

Recently as a pedestrian I was struck by a car in the Town and Country Square. I was dazed and confused, without realizing...

Original post made by cindy mason on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Call Back, on Sep 19, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 226 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks $9.4M from Mitchell Park Library contractor

Palo Alto is seeking more than $9 million from a contractor that the city deems primarily responsible for the botched reconstruction...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:41 pm | 23 comments | 3022 Views

SPORTS

Rare bye week gives Stanford some important time off

==BI Cardinal notebook== For the first time in three years, Stanford football coach David Shaw actually has a little time...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Sep 19, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 420 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Auditor finds flaws in Palo Alto Police Department's internal probe

Palo Alto's independent police auditors raised flags this week about the way the Police Department investigated an allegation...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by dillon, on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 2 comments | 1234 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New fines target Palo Alto's water wasters

Water wasters in Palo Alto who ignore the city's admonitions to conserve could face fines of $100 per day under an enforcement...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Silly, on Sep 19, 2014 at 1:44 pm | 36 comments | 4062 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School helps start 13 libraries in Africa

With 1,000 books and $500, you can build a library in Africa. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/09/19/jordan-middle-school-helps-start-13-lib...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes reforms after transparency gaffes

A week after Palo Alto officials offered public apologies for their secret and ultimately ill-fated negotiations with developer...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:32 am | 42 comments | 2917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto community fixture Ellen Wyman dies at 86

Ellen Wyman, a longtime resident and activist in Palo Alto, died on Sunday, Sept. 14, following years of frail health, her...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by JoyO, on Sep 19, 2014 at 11:24 am | 9 comments | 155 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High senior publishes children's book on autism

Inspired by a friend and class assignment, an autistic senior at Gunn High School has self-published a children's book on...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Michelle, on Sep 19, 2014 at 5:47 am | 8 comments | 3858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Mosquito fogging in Menlo Park

Parts of Menlo Park will be sprayed for mosquitoes tonight to curb the spread of the West Nile virus, according to the San...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by cindy mason, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 6 comments | 1223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace JJ&F meets with opposition, skepticism

A proposal by the project developer's son to run the new grocery store at College Terrace Centre proved to be a tough sell...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by Zapatos, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 26 comments | 7631 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

3-foot buffer zone for cyclists takes effect

A new state law requiring motorists to keep a 3-foot buffer zone when overtaking or passing bicyclists took effect today....

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2014
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Sep 18, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 52 comments | 3213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Quotes by Simitian making me not want to vote for Simitian

Wow, I used to support Simitian, but the quotes in the Scharff and Shepherd ads are just advertising how out of touch he...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Toss Them Out of Offfice, on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 5 comments | 195 Views

AROUND TOWN

Offspring of famous are Stanford freshmen

Rob Lowe and Katie Couric dropped off their children yesterday at Stanford University. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2759468/Class-celebrity-offspring-Katie-Couric-Ro...

Original post made by Mom on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by So?, on Sep 18, 2014 at 4:15 pm | 4 comments | 182 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys' soccer team takes nation's No. 1 ranking into the national championships

Gunn High graduate Daniel Tirosh was only eight years old when he joined the Palo Alto Soccer Club's Blue 93 Panthers. Every...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by long live PA blue 93, on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 1468 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mark Hurd resurrected

Mark Hurd, who was infamously fired as CEO of HP after a sex scandal seems to have resurrected himself. Larry Ellison announced...

Original post made by marky mark on Sep. 18, 2014
Last comment by Happy Wife, on Sep 18, 2014 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 91 Views
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