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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: Violent crime rate in East Palo Alto plunges

After decades of negative press, East Palo Alto's violent crime rate has plunged by 64 percent in one year, according to...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Karma, on Aug 18, 2016 at 3:33 am | 19 comments | 7828 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Cubberley grad recalls Palo Alto a half-century ago

Fifty years ago in June, many of my childhood friends and I graduated from Cubberley High School. When we gathered in Mitchell...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2016 at 2:21 am | 13 comments | 4107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council strikes down Lytton Avenue project

A downtown resident scored a victory Monday night in his battle against a three-story development planned on his block when...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Aug 18, 2016 at 12:45 am | 45 comments | 9466 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

FAA, elected officials hear complaints of aircraft noise

The Federal Aviation Administration got an earful in Redwood City on June 15, having completed a study of noise complaints...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2016
Last comment by Robin, on Aug 17, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 10 comments | 2654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vancouver slaps 15% tax on foreign house buyers in effort to cool market

Food for thought: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/aug/02/vancouver-real-estate-foreign-house-buyers-tax "Foreigners...

Original post made by NoMoPa on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Equilibrium, on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:23 pm | 34 comments | 711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Berman leads slightly in Assembly race contributions

With a couple of months left until election day, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman is leading in campaign contributions...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Aug 17, 2016 at 3:20 pm | 8 comments | 1934 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Protective order granted against teacher facing alleged sex crimes

The Palo Alto High School science teacher accused of sex crimes against a 15-year-old student may not contact her, a Santa...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Caroline V., on Aug 17, 2016 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 7638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Now that school is back we have inattentive cyclists swarming the roads.

Does anyone find it a little disconcerting how these hoards of school aged cyclists take over the road and do not obey traffic...

Original post made by HRM on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by C'est Moi, on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm | 4 comments | 158 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's elementary, middle schools welcome kids back to class

New kindergartners waved goodbye to lingering parents, first-graders took "tours" of their first-ever own desks and some...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by It can be done!, on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:45 pm | 1 comment | 3830 Views

RESTAURANTS

Menlo Park natives return to launch 'foodie' startup

Kenzo Nakamura and Keisuke Teeple spent their formative years growing up in Menlo Park. Around January, they found their...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Daniel Tafoya, on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 5233 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Target to open 'flexible-format' store in East Palo Alto

Target will open a new "flexible format" store in the Ravenswood Shopping Center in East Palo Alto, the retail company announced...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Moi, on Aug 17, 2016 at 5:34 am | 5 comments | 3620 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputies arrest East Palo Alto man found with multiple items stolen from vehicles

Deputies arrested an East Palo Alto man late Saturday night in San Carlos after finding him in possession of multiple stolen...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Gethin, on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:31 pm | 2 comments | 288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google Suspended Fiber Optics in Palo Alto per WSJ

Fist this is today's WSJ news:http://www.wsj.com/articles/googles-high-speed-web-plans-hit-snags-1471193165 Did PA City...

Original post made by Google Fiber suspended on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Google ain't coming to Palo Alto, on Aug 16, 2016 at 4:56 pm | 8 comments | 778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools wrestle with class-size targets

An eighth-grade algebra class at JLS Middle School with 33 students. A French class at Jordan Middle School with 33 students....

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 16, 2016 at 11:11 am | 31 comments | 7816 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Postal inspector investigates theft of birthday money

The U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General is investigating a series of thefts of money from mailed birthday...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by Cynthia Bugg, on Aug 15, 2016 at 9:14 pm | 13 comments | 4186 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to access Jordan schedules?

Some students have been able to access their schedules through Schoology and Infinite Campus. My student's schedule is not...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly expand student mental-health efforts

As the new school year begins in Palo Alto, students at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools will see changes on their campuses...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Aug 15, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 8 comments | 4468 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Masked robbers strike Trader Joe's in Menlo Park

Menlo Park police are looking for two men who allegedly robbed a Trader Joe's supermarket at gunpoint Saturday night. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Tom, on Aug 15, 2016 at 4:36 pm | 3 comments | 287 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Making 'green waves' with traffic lights

Seeking to create a smoother ride for local drivers and bicyclists, Palo Alto plans to reprogram traffic lights along several...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2016
Last comment by CCB, on Aug 15, 2016 at 11:45 am | 31 comments | 9534 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbor challenges downtown development proposal

Vincent Leung wasn't looking for a political battle, but when the Kipling Street resident learned about a three-story building...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2016
Last comment by Mark Rothschild, on Aug 15, 2016 at 11:02 am | 29 comments | 5874 Views
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Naked Men and Pineapple with Tomato
By Laura Stec | 15 comments | 15,087 views

French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 12,230 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 773 views

Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 750 views

 

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