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PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue construction now set for 2017 completion

In what some might call a Public Works mea culpa, Palo Alto officials are embarking on a new $7.2 million streetscape project...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by sheri, 21 minutes ago | 16 comments | 1970 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With a sense of urgency, board approves mental health funding

Facing what multiple board members and the superintendent called a public health crisis at Palo Alto's two high schools,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, 23 minutes ago | 76 comments | 3466 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Jerry Brown orders mandatory reduction in water usage

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Green or brown, 50 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by xPA, 1 hour ago | 28 comments | 4129 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by james radda, 2 hours ago | 474 comments | 191591 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Suspicions of theft triggered Palo Alto's murder-suicide

The Palo Alto man who police said fatally shot the apartment manager at the Alta Torre Apartments before killing himself...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 7 comments | 1786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown garage makes an 'iconic' statement in Palo Alto

With its glassy facade, its arch shape and its ambiance of silent elegance, Palo Alto's iconic new garage is like no other...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Maria, 2 hours ago | 18 comments | 3227 Views

AROUND TOWN

Filoli's Cynthia D'Agosta addresses volunteer agreement issue

Filoli's beleaguered executive director, Cynthia D'Agosta, has released a statement in which she apologizes to volunteers...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Volunteer, 3 hours ago | 5 comments | 3321 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher burned in science-experiment accident

A Palo Alto High School teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns after a fire broke out during a science experiment...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Parent, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 951 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Apple store to be razed; combo farm-restaurant planned

Capitalizing on the farm-to-table movement, billionaire philanthropist John Arrillaga is planning to demolish the former...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 3 hours ago | 39 comments | 13700 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Sigh, 3 hours ago | 250 comments | 14812 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford graduate student accused of poisoning lab mates

A Stanford University graduate medical student faces charges of poisoning her fellow lab mates in a series of incidents that...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Wife of M.D., 3 hours ago | 8 comments | 4347 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversial moratorium takes effect in Palo Alto

With residents raving mad about new developments transforming a once vibrant downtown transforming into a bland "monoculture,"...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by lol, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 1742 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto adopts water-use restrictions

With drought conditions continuing to plague the state, Palo Alto officials swiftly passed a resolution Monday restricting...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by jerry99, 3 hours ago | 20 comments | 6758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New art project, 'Collisions,' approved for downtown Palo Alto

Come September, 2015, downtown Palo Alto pedestrians will be bumping into art – literally. The city's latest public...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Vasundhara Kandpal, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 1674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parisian nail salon to replace Fresh Market

A chain of organic nail salons that has taken Paris by storm will be moving into the space recently vacated by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Rose A, 4 hours ago | 29 comments | 3646 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local attorney eyeing U.S. Senate race

Local attorney George "Duf" Sundheim is floating a trial balloon for a possible run for Barbara Boxer's United States Senate...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 5 hours ago | 16 comments | 2588 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man dies after fight at downtown San Jose restaurant

Police are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was in a fight at a downtown San...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by John, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 3277 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keeping the home fires burning

Bay Area temperatures dipped below freezing on New Year's Day and remained frigid during the first week of the year, which...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 10 hours ago | 8 comments | 2171 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail

With several long-time retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by stephen levy, 10 hours ago | 67 comments | 5298 Views
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Freebirds Palo Alto shutters, Pieology to move in
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A Glimpse into local HS Suicide
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I blame soccer (teamwork)
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Deny the 429 Univ Ave Project Appeal
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Iíll have the Kraft Mac n Cheese w/Ketchup, Please
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