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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Smoldering railroad tie stops trains

A railroad tie on the Caltrain tracks in Palo Alto shut down train service on Friday afternoon, Caltrain spokeswoman Christine...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Big Al, on Jun 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm | 3 comments | 1965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google makes big real estate buy in south Palo Alto

Mountain View-based Google Inc. has bought seven properties on East Meadow Circle in south Palo Alto, an area the city has...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 21, 2014 at 7:59 am | 50 comments | 3891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Back Yard Smoke

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Original post made by Richard on Jun. 3, 2006
Last comment by Get a big fan, on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:45 am | 24 comments | 6828 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google expands into Stanford Research Park

Mountain View-based Google is continuing its quiet expansion into Palo Alto, with two new Stanford Research Park spaces joining...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by BringBacktheHorse, on Jun 21, 2014 at 6:16 am | 15 comments | 4075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board set to vote on challenging OCR

The Palo Alto school board will vote Tuesday on a resolution sharply criticizing the federal Office for Civil Rights for...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by another parent, on Jun 20, 2014 at 11:00 pm | 23 comments | 4169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plans to take over airport, despite snag

Just as Palo Alto is planning an ambitious takeover of Palo Alto Airport operations from Santa Clara County, the facility...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 118 comments | 6398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Striving for a higher stage

The recently launched local youth stage company, A Theatre Near U, is meant to "introduce kids to a higher level of acting,"...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by A Supporter, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undisclosed meetings, private funds cloud downtown debate

In July 2011, just weeks after Palo Alto approved the mammoth expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center -- the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 am | 78 comments | 7401 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Humane Society eyes new animal shelter

After two years of uncertainty and a brush with closure, Palo Alto's aged animal shelter could undergo a radical expansion...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Bunny Wunny, on Jun 20, 2014 at 8:53 am | 22 comments | 2730 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Palo Alto school chief vows 'open, frequent' communication

Palo Alto's incoming school-district superintendent Tuesday made a commitment to communicate "frequently, openly and clearly"...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hopeful, on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 8 comments | 1771 Views

AROUND TOWN

Magical Bridge Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony on Monday, June 23rd at 11 am

Dear Palo Alto Community. We can't believe it... but MAGIC IS REALLY HAPPENING IN PALO ALTO! Please join us for the...

Original post made by Jill Asher on Jun. 19, 2014
Last comment by Goody, goody, on Jun 19, 2014 at 6:32 pm | 1 comment | 139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto World Music Day sees big crowd, diverse music

The city's annual World Music Day festival, with a wide variety of music from around the world, drew people from all over...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 19, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 11 comments | 3048 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto hires third interim police chief in eight months

The revolving door of East Palo Alto police chief took another turn on Tuesday night after the City Council approved a third...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 19, 2014 at 2:09 pm | 6 comments | 1726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs challenge to U.S. agency

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday unanimously approved a resolution challenging the investigative practices of a federal...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Jun 19, 2014 at 1:01 pm | 36 comments | 2792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board hopefuls split over OCR resolution

Four hopefuls in this fall's Palo Alto school board race have split over a resolution -- to be considered by the Board of...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Patsy Mink, on Jun 19, 2014 at 7:32 am | 32 comments | 2770 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly gym demo now slated for September

School officials last week disclosed several last-minute changes in plans as Palo Alto High School prepares to embark on...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by YSK, on Jun 18, 2014 at 10:02 pm | 11 comments | 2417 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Price tag for new Paly athletic center: $36 million to $40 million

The price tag for Palo Alto High School's new athletic facility — for which groundbreaking is slated this fall —...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Can't afford pound foolish, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 81 comments | 4851 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen dating hell

Laura had her hands full last fall. She had broken up with her boyfriend, Mark, the week before. Since then, he had been...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mass Mom, on Jun 18, 2014 at 8:51 pm | 23 comments | 8348 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto property values surge

The market value of a single-family home in Palo Alto went up 10.8 percent in 2013 and has more than recovered from the last...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 34 comments | 7184 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buyer Beware! Door to Door guys trying to sell AT&T U-verse

There are sales guys going door to door trying to sell you AT&T U-verse. They are not AT&T employees, they work for an...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by Ruthless Thug, on Jun 18, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 21 comments | 6522 Views
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Services, Dining and Shopping Downtown in Palo Alto
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Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
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Why is doing nothing so difficult?
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Call it a novel: Dirty Love by Andre Dubus III
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