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AROUND TOWN

Lighting up the season: Community celebrations spread peace and joy, from many traditions

From a musical Advent procession to the civic lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, Palo Alto celebrates the holiday season this...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Vickie, on Dec 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consultant hired to help Palo Alto with social-media updates

With Palo Alto's social-media efforts in full bloom, the City Council approved spending $160,000 on a consultant who will...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Connections, get your connections here, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:48 am | 33 comments | 5748 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4211 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shady Lane is moving!

I just got an email from Shady Lane (I'm on their mailing list). They are moving to Sharon Heights. Another nail in the...

Original post made by shopper on Dec. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 105 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women fall in NCAA volleyball semifinals

The top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford women's volleyball team came up short once again, dropping a disappointing 25-16,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 376 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sean Parker pledges $24 million to launch Stanford allergy research center

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has gifted $24 million over the next two years to establish the...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by AJ, on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 1 comment | 2074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Student, on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 132 comments | 11321 Views

AROUND TOWN

101 Bike/Ped Bridge Design Entries Online - Take a look!

The city of Palo Alto highway 101 bike/ped bridge design contest has entries posted online. This is the year round bridge...

Original post made by Robert Neff on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Artful, on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 344 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking in shopping districts

Palo Alto continued its crusade against cigarette smoke this week by expanding its existing ban to commercial districts,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Surly, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:44 pm | 23 comments | 2007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to explore incentives for slashing natural-gas use

After cutting carbon out of the city's electric supply, Palo Alto officials are now fixing their sights on the next frontier...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm | 38 comments | 3805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ends legal feud with Mitchell Park Library contractor

Days after Palo Alto celebrated the grand opening of its new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the city has reached...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 31 comments | 4724 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City ups contribution for Palo Alto History Museum

How much money should Palo Alto spend in the present and the future to establish a museum that would tell the story of the...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 18, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 17 comments | 906 Views

SPORTS

Randle scores 31, has free-throw streak end in Stanford win

Senior point guard Chasson Randle scored a season-high 31 points, two off his career best, as Stanford beat visiting Loyola...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Charlie, on Dec 18, 2014 at 11:12 am | 1 comment | 891 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Train strikes car in Atherton

A southbound Caltrain struck a car on the train tracks at Fair Oak Avenue in Atherton at about 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 16....

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Full Coverage?, on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:34 am | 7 comments | 1526 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto woman gets 15 years to life for high-speed-chase murder

An East Palo Alto woman has received 15 years to life in prison after a 2011 high-speed chase that led to the death of her...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Dec 18, 2014 at 10:19 am | 7 comments | 1310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's painful dilemma

In 2009, Palo Alto's elected leaders and top management responded to the financial walloping of the Great Recession by embarking...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Paco, on Dec 18, 2014 at 6:52 am | 3 comments | 1215 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

It's 11:40 PM & there's a party outside my bedroom

I can't believe the noise! This Marissa Mayer party tonight is so freaked loud!!! This is a neiborhood lady, go buy a boat...

Original post made by Tired on Addison on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by OscarMayerWeiner, on Dec 18, 2014 at 4:23 am | 26 comments | 1201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to regulate Airbnb rentals

With hotel-tax revenues on a happy upswing, Palo Alto officials are preparing to take aim at one source of competition for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:20 am | 45 comments | 3255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kleinberg aims to restart Chamber as a 'startup'

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce must adopt the methods of a "startup" entrepreneurial company if it is going to reclaim...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 17, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 4 comments | 1337 Views

SPORTS

PASA splashes to second overall at winter national swim meet

Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics came away from the 2014 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals with a second-place finish in the combined...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 17, 2014 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1148 Views
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