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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglars smash vehicle into Apple Store in Palo Alto

A burglary ring crashed through the front glass windows of the downtown Palo Alto Apple Store early Sunday morning by driving...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 7, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 16 comments | 17423 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 Sweet, on Dec 7, 2016 at 8:37 pm | 8 comments | 2012 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek residential burglary suspects

A man and woman who were captured by surveillance cameras allegedly committing a daytime residential burglary last month...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:38 pm | 2 comments | 2985 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 7472 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Teens and Uber

It seems that Palo Alto teens under 16 y.o. are using Uber cars to go off campus to use drugs during school hours and travel...

Original post made by Uber, Teens and Drugs on Mar. 29, 2015
Last comment by Good Mom - Troubled Kid, on Dec 7, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 36 comments | 2305 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto scores early, hangs on to beat Menlo-Atherton

Junior Neil Verwillow scored early in the first half and then had to leave the game late in the first half with an apparent...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2016
Last comment by Neil's dad, on Dec 7, 2016 at 1:50 pm | 1 comment | 816 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto council deals a blow to Communication & Power Industry

Barron Park residents who have long complained about the perils of living next to a plating shop filled with toxic chemicals...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by JRi, on Dec 7, 2016 at 9:11 am | 17 comments | 5747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic mess gridlocks Palo Alto for hours

A big rig breakdown on the Dumbarton Bridge caused a traffic backup in Palo Alto and Menlo Park that lasted for hours on...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by We ARE the traffic., on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:44 pm | 23 comments | 1442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cold, wet weather in this week's forecast

Nature appears to finally be kicking open the storm door, with winter storms expected to begin on Wednesday and to continue...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 6, 2016 at 10:28 pm | 1 comment | 2390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Park safe?

Given the horrific fire and loss of life in Oakland, is the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park safe? I believe we've heard for...

Original post made by Barron Park Dad on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Family, on Dec 6, 2016 at 7:56 pm | 1 comment | 119 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto girl, 2, died of blunt-force trauma

A 2-year-old East Palo Alto girl died of blunt-force trauma and her mother's boyfriend now faces murder charges in her death,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2016
Last comment by Novelera, on Dec 6, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 7896 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 6, 2016 at 2:49 pm | 7 comments | 1306 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Visa to open new campus in Palo Alto

Credit card company Visa Inc. plans to open a new facility in Palo Alto's California Avenue Business District in November,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2016
Last comment by Zee Kay, on Dec 6, 2016 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 11739 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford eyes undergraduate enrollment increase

Stanford University's new General Use Permit application, submitted to the county on Nov. 21, maps out ambitious expansion...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Idea, on Dec 5, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 18 comments | 5693 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas scores victory in expansion bid

As Palo Alto's senior population continues to grow, the city's premier senior-services provider is preparing to do the same...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by CNY, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2096 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grant aims to boost Valley's traffic-reduction efforts

An effort by Palo Alto and neighboring cities to get drivers to instead use trains, buses and other modes of transportation...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by History Buff, on Dec 5, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 25 comments | 2518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facebook donates $20M for East Palo Alto affordable housing

Facebook announced on Friday that it is committing $20 million to help create badly needed affordable housing in East Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Thanks, FB, on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:35 pm | 7 comments | 5658 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council ratchets up pressure on Edgewood Plaza developer

First, they lost their neighborhood grocery store. Then, their patience. Now, residents near Edgewood Plaza are hoping that...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Big Time Crooks, on Dec 5, 2016 at 1:35 pm | 48 comments | 23606 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mentoring nonprofit seeks to support high schoolers

Stanford University sophomore Akshay Dinakar recently launched Covalence, a budding nonprofit that pairs Asian college-student...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2016
Last comment by Strange, on Dec 5, 2016 at 12:58 pm | 11 comments | 1385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

TCE joins list of known carcinogens

The prevalent groundwater toxin around Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park and Mountain View's northern region received new...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2016
Last comment by Brent Han, on Dec 4, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 17 comments | 4235 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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