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MOVIES

Review: 'The Armstrong Lie'

The title of Alex Gibney's film derives from a 2005 headline in the French paper "L'Equipe." The paper alleged what many...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Too big to fail, on Nov 17, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 7 comments | 21414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students post college rejections for all to see

In something of a tradition at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools, some seniors this week chose to post their college rejection...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by danny the homeless guy, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 13 comments | 21364 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Open space district bond measure picks up yes votes

The latest vote count shows that Measure AA, the $300 million bond measure for the open space district, has picked up a lot...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Plain dumb, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:06 am | 16 comments | 21288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City takes the ax to parking exemptions

With downtown's parking woes on everyone's mind, Palo Alto officials are scouring far and wide for solutions, from large...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Sep 29, 2013 at 3:46 pm | 22 comments | 21274 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FDA orders 23andMe to stop selling DNA tests

The Food and Drug Administration has ordered Mountain View-based 23andMe to immediately stop marketing its DNA sequencing...

Original post made on Nov. 26, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 10 comments | 21264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Superman' hits Woodside High School

Woodside High School is cast in an unflattering spotlight this week with the nation-wide opening of the documentary "Waiting...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 8, 2010 at 7:55 am | 38 comments | 21253 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 21226 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: Foothills mystery parcel proposed as park addition

A piece of property at the base of Foothills Park's beautiful Las Trampas Valley, once the subject of closed-door discussions...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Mar 31, 2014 at 12:02 pm | 43 comments | 21209 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board underwhelmed by new $2 million staffing proposal

Palo Alto school board members appeared underwhelmed this week when presented with a plan to add nearly $2 million of new...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by toady, on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 15 comments | 21197 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto officials brace for story in The Atlantic magazine

Palo Alto school and city officials, with the help of local mental health professionals, are bracing for the release of a...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael O., on Nov 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 48 comments | 21159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 21134 Views

AROUND TOWN

Volunteers replant trees along California Avenue

The trees are back on California Avenue -- and not without considerable fanfare. What started as a black eye for the City...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Harmony, on Feb 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 9 comments | 21027 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 23 comments | 20988 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza builder loses $94,200, wins green light

After inadvertently destroying a physically decrepit but symbolically precious piece of Palo Alto history, the developer...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:23 am | 20 comments | 20904 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed-rail critics eye fresh legal challenges

As state officials prepare to approve the environmental analysis for California's planned high-speed-rail system, Peninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 20862 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 20838 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to redesign 'critical' downtown site

When billionaire developer John Arrillaga proposed last year to build a complex of high-rises and a theater near Palo Alto's...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Overbuilding all over, on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 27 comments | 20803 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sea level rise could flood east of Bayshore

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Original post made on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 21, 2007 at 12:10 am | 51 comments | 20796 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Commission voices support for new 'tech corridor'

Members of Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission came out in favor of transforming a segment of Park Boulevard...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 44 comments | 20763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 20741 Views
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