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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robbery suspect had been struggling mentally

Jeffrey Owen Smith, the Palo Alto man arrested Tuesday night and charged with robbing a purse from a woman in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm | 20 comments | 23509 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County planners approve Stanford study

The Santa Clara County Planning Commission, in a rare Palo Alto meeting Thursday night, unanimously recommended approval...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Palo Alto High School Grad & Stanford Alum, on Dec 7, 2008 at 11:27 am | 12 comments | 23489 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist killed was tech executive

Jeffrey Donnelly, the bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car on Page Mill Road Tuesday morning, was the chief operating...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 113 comments | 23489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 23481 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurant bag ban starts Friday

Plastic to-go bags at Palo Alto restaurants are going to go as of Friday, Nov. 1, when the third phase of Palo Alto's ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 23405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Preventing teen suicides

The morning after a Gunn High School student died on the Caltrain tracks May 5, shell-shocked parent leaders and school officials...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by God has an answer, on Nov 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 48 comments | 23397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 23358 Views

AROUND TOWN

School heads called parents in cyberbully case

In a recent incident in which local teens "cyberbullied" a fellow Palo Alto student, school district officials said they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 14 comments | 23339 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Argument preceded shooting of David Lewis

In the minutes prior to being fatally shot in the back Wednesday afternoon, East Palo Alto drug-intervention leader David...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by Patricia A., on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:03 am | 78 comments | 23276 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coroner releases identity of man killed on train tracks

A man who died on the train tracks in Palo Alto on Oct. 15 has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by dolfsmom, on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 17 comments | 23259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parents shudder, too, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 58 comments | 23235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police embrace new recording technology

If you see a Palo Alto police cruiser passing by, the odds are that the cruiser can also see you, even if the officers inside...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Mar 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 23 comments | 23160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why All This Controversy Over Mandarin Immersion?

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Original post made by Shan Phillips on Jun. 16, 2006
Last comment by Lorraine Sparaco, on Oct 13, 2006 at 1:21 pm | 48 comments | 23139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Overcoming abuse

Editor's note: This article includes graphic language and may not be suitable for younger readers. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Curious, on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 20 comments | 23053 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 22978 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is Measure D really about?

After hearing each side out during public meetings, in-depth interviews, a tour of the orchard site and dozens of conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 246 comments | 22962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman mugged, robbed in downtown Palo Alto

A woman was thrown to the ground and robbed of her purse in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, and the robber...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 49 comments | 22950 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike-loan program considered for Palo Alto

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Original post made on Jul. 22, 2008
Last comment by danny the homeless guy, on Jul 25, 2008 at 2:01 am | 39 comments | 22933 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist struck, killed by car on Page Mill

A bicyclist was struck and killed by a car just outside of Palo Alto this morning, according to the California Highway Patrol. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Spicer, on Nov 6, 2015 at 4:09 am | 102 comments | 22927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 22898 Views
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