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Study reveals promising results for airbag bike 'helmets'

Stanford University researchers are eyeing new bike helmet technology: an airbag "helmet," in which variable sensors are...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, on Dec 28, 2016 at 6:30 pm | 3 comments | 2095 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain collision leaves one dead in Palo Alto

An adult man in his 60s died on Friday night after a vehicle on the Caltrain right of way was struck by a train at Charleston...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident , on Dec 28, 2016 at 4:10 pm | 27 comments | 14660 Views

AROUND TOWN

This year's headshakers

From failed burglary schemes to frightening robot encounters, numerous odd crimes and showdowns in Palo Alto made the headlines...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 28, 2016 at 3:14 pm | 1 comment | 4443 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys take charge early in basketball victory

==BI Prep report == Spencer Rojahn hit five 3-pointers and scored 19 points and the Vikings beat host Carlmont, 71-48, in...

Original post made on Dec. 28, 2016
Last comment by Matt Simison, on Dec 28, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 1 comment | 1548 Views

AROUND TOWN

At long last, Menlo Park's BBC holds 'soft,' stealth opening

On the morning of Dec. 23, a passerby peeped through the window of the British Bankers Club, then entered the building. A...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by Tim, on Dec 28, 2016 at 8:31 am | 4 comments | 11904 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City explores new direction for Baylands bike bridge

When Palo Alto officials set out to build a bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 five years ago, the plan was to create the...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 27, 2016 at 7:32 pm | 40 comments | 6366 Views

RESTAURANTS

Barbecue, beer and biscuits

Don't miss the oversized biscuits, barbecue made in a 750-pound wood smoker and handcrafted brews at the reinvented Dan Gordon's...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by M2, on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 2430 Views

AROUND TOWN

County declares 'inclement weather episode' through Monday

Since Thursday night, homeless shelters in Santa Clara County have been offering additional beds due to the cold weather...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by We Are Everywhere, on Dec 26, 2016 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 2533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford's Love makes a return to the football spotlight

==BI Sun Bowl notebook == Bryce Love is ready to step up. He's already proven that. When Christian McCaffrey was out with...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Whoa!, on Dec 26, 2016 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 1825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto braces for budget deficit

Despite a thriving economy and growing revenues, Palo Alto is heading into the new year with a financial cloud on the horizon:...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 69 comments | 7405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Judge considering Buena Vista closure

A Santa Clara County Superior Court judge is considering whether Palo Alto city officials were adequate in holding hearings...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Help me too, on Dec 25, 2016 at 9:19 am | 9 comments | 2502 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three East Palo Alto residents charged with attempted murder

Three East Palo Alto residents were arraigned Thursday in San Mateo County Superior Court on charges related to the beating...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2016
Last comment by menlopark2, on Dec 25, 2016 at 4:31 am | 4 comments | 4552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A freshman facing medical emergency dies

Only eight days after going to the emergency room with a mysterious illness, Aisea Mataele, a 14-year-old freshman at Menlo-Atherton...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Akanesi, on Dec 24, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 2 comments | 5035 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto and Stanford reach stop-gap deal for fire protection

With the contract dispute between Palo Alto and Stanford University over fire services dragging into its fourth year, the...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2016
Last comment by Billiam, on Dec 24, 2016 at 1:43 pm | 5 comments | 2143 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New downtown condo rents for $32K -- per month

The condominium in one of the downtown's newest mixed-use buildings includes all the usual luxurious trappings of Silicon...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Developer is Reller, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 40 comments | 10526 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Before Trump takes office, schools look to protect undocumented students

At Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, President Thuy Nguyen is racing against time to figure out ways the community college...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm | 30 comments | 4780 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New 'retail protection' law draws opposition

When Palo Alto adopted an emergency law last year prohibiting the conversion of ground-floor retail space to other uses,...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Dec 23, 2016 at 9:54 pm | 26 comments | 10319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police Chief Dennis Burns to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns, a City Hall veteran who rose through the ranks before assuming the department's top...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jeffery P, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 14 comments | 7821 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Warby Parker opens; shopping surge at Stanford

In this week's retail news: Predictions for the holiday surge at Stanford Shopping Center, and the anticipated opening of...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2016
Last comment by Dr Demento, on Dec 23, 2016 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 5164 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being thrown from spooked horse

A Santa Clara woman out for a horseback ride with friends in Palo Alto died on Dec. 17 after her horse threw her, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2016
Last comment by Equestrian , on Dec 23, 2016 at 1:51 pm | 15 comments | 14010 Views
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