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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

Named for an ancient redwood tree that was a living landmark for late-1700s Spanish explorers, Palo Alto today is a diverse...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Andrew Wolkstein, Col., retired, on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 4 comments | 44296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn volleyball makes a point of sticking to fundamentals

Apparently the Gunn girls volleyball team pays very little attention to the score, whether the Titans are up a few points...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Proud of Titans, on Nov 3, 2016 at 7:25 am | 1 comment | 1291 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto advances to NorCals; Yu wins individual title in playoff

==BI CCS girls golf == Stephanie Yu and her Palo Alto golfing teammates kept their coach Doyle Knight in the dark as they...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Bruce, on Nov 3, 2016 at 7:16 am | 1 comment | 944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Keller, Kou, Kniss and Fine for City Council

In deciding whom to recommend in this year's City Council race we find ourselves in a dilemma similar to two years ago --...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Nov 3, 2016 at 4:32 am | 105 comments | 12473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Theatre's production of The Crucible--Haunting, riveting...relevant.

I just came from a preview of Gunn Theatre’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible. Riveting! Haunting….and,...

Original post made by Penny on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by The Real Donald, on Nov 2, 2016 at 9:46 pm | 1 comment | 112 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police, school district review policies for school resource officers

Palo Alto police and school officials are looking to revise their procedures for police officers' conduct on campuses in...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2015
Last comment by Police - School Resource Officer , on Nov 2, 2016 at 8:03 pm | 17 comments | 4304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stewart Carl

Stewart Carl began his civic involvement on the ground. More recently, he shifted his focus to the sky. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 2, 2016 at 4:44 pm | 5 comments | 1051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Brock Turner sex-assault survivor honored as one of Glamour's 'Women of the Year'

"Emily Doe," the anonymous young woman and Palo Alto native at the center of the firestorm around the high-profile sentencing...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Sick of the lies, on Nov 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm | 9 comments | 672 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest Uber driver for alleged sex crimes

A Redwood City driver for transportation company Uber is accused of sexually battering and stalking a passenger over the...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Nov 2, 2016 at 1:25 pm | 3 comments | 3668 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 Midtown, on Nov 2, 2016 at 10:12 am | 38 comments | 5961 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent opposes weighted grades this year

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is sticking with his recommendation that the high schools continue to only report...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by GParent, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:58 pm | 55 comments | 4856 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek pepper-spraying robbers

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who allegedly pepper sprayed a woman in downtown Palo Alto Monday night before robbing...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Safe City, on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:53 pm | 8 comments | 1723 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep earns top seeds for CCS championships

==BI Prep water polo == West Catholic Athletic League champions Sacred Heart Prep earned the top seeds in each the Central...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by really, on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 3 comments | 2657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Khaled Bizri, on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm | 83 comments | 10972 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greg Tanaka

When residents of Palo Alto rose up in 2013 to overturn freshly approved plans for a housing development on Maybell Avenue,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by stephen levy, on Nov 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm | 4 comments | 1781 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Mayfield Bakery refocuses; new Anthropologie to open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a Palo Alto sixth grader designing bandanas and bowties for dogs; a new focus...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Moira, on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 3 comments | 1979 Views

AROUND TOWN

In Old Palo Alto, something to talk about

Last Halloween, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs launched a beautification project in her neighborhood aimed at bringing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Srsly?, on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 3904 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Assembly race splits Democratic establishment

When Peninsula voters go to the polls in November to select their new Assembly representative, it's a safe bet that they'll...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Vote Berman, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:41 am | 37 comments | 6687 Views

AROUND TOWN

Snapshots from the neighborhoods' vaults

The spiderweb gauntlet leading to Aki Ueno's front door on the 1100 block of Hamilton Avenue is enough to make anyone's skin...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Springs at Chandler AZ, on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 4478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highly Misleading Mailer Might as Well be Negative

I got a highly misleading mailer from pro-development slate of Kniss, Fine, Tanka and McDougall today that seemed to imply...

Original post made by Untruths on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Janet Dafoe, on Oct 31, 2016 at 9:48 pm | 10 comments | 381 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 23 comments | 9,274 views

Secretary of Plate
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New York College Tours
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Family Planning: Both Agree Before Getting Pregnant
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,119 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 5 comments | 430 views

 

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