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PALO ALTO ISSUES

American Express tech hub to add 200 people in Palo Alto

More details have emerged regarding the American Express takeover of the former Zibibbo restaurant space in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Rainer, on Feb 10, 2015 at 9:10 am | 13 comments | 15467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marsh mosquitoes invade Palo Alto

Like the offspring in alien movies, mosquito eggs that have lain dormant in the Palo Alto Baylands mud for 10 to 15 years...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Watch Out!, on Feb 10, 2015 at 8:46 am | 69 comments | 16530 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gas main break shuts down Page Mill Road in Palo Alto

Construction workers on Page Mill Road in Palo Alto punctured a gas line Monday, Feb. 9, forcing police and fire crews to...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by hm, on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 4026 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk

SEVEN-YEAR VACANCY ENDS ... In what may be one of Palo Alto's longest commercial/retail vacancies ever, the wait is over...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nique Fajors, on Feb 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 1661 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents launch mobile health-record challenge

The parents of a 2011 Palo Alto High School graduate who died from meningitis have launched a campaign to teach people how...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 7848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto weighs new limits on office growth

With office developments blooming in Palo Alto and downtown's traffic problems increasingly driving the City Hall agenda,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 22 comments | 5245 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

power outage

No power here in Barron Park. Does anyone know the cause?...

Original post made by flashlight on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Joe BP, on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 1338 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 54 comments | 15810 Views

AROUND TOWN

A giant leap for humankind

This weekend, the curtains rise on "HumanKIND," a dance production put on by the students of Castilleja School. The show...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Esmi Pena , on Feb 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm | 2 comments | 3100 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$5,000,000 for 610 sq ft home on sub lot

Does anyone know to whom and why a 610 sq. ft. house on 5K lot sold for $5 million dollars (1321 Bryant Street, Palo Alto):...

Original post made by EnjoyPaloAltoANDbeHappy on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Juke, on Feb 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 1111 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nine years after homicide, family longs for justice

Andrea Hsiao still thinks of her sister every day, even though it's been nine years since Maria was shot and killed outside...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:17 am | 9 comments | 5980 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee jury to begin deliberations

The image of an innocent-looking "Jane Doe" from her high school yearbook picture flashed on a video screen where Todd Burpee...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Christopher, on Feb 8, 2015 at 9:30 am | 9 comments | 2921 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Where is PAEA?, on Feb 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 28 comments | 8695 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report highlights Silicon Valley's uneven prosperity

Fueled by a sizzling tech sector, strong population growth and low unemployment, the Silicon Valley economy has grown rapidly...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by equal what?, on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 30 comments | 12165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

By the students, for the students

As Palo Alto's high schools work to implement short-term changes to combat student stress, four Gunn High School students...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 8 comments | 5784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 132 comments | 19211 Views

AROUND TOWN

A singing tradition

It's a Friday evening on the Stanford campus, and as the sun sinks behind the Dish, the members of one student choral ensemble...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by John Sack, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 7397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In zeal to hear appeal, council butts up against state law

Members of the Palo Alto City Council accidentally ran afoul of state law late last week when they attempted to discuss over...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:21 am | 25 comments | 4607 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto traffic stop yields arrest for pimping

Following an early morning traffic stop on Jan. 29, Palo Alto police arrested a man for pimping, pandering, identity theft,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:08 am | 5 comments | 5351 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police nab suspected Fry's robber

One of two men suspected of stealing gaming consoles from Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto on Jan. 28 was arrested Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 5 comments | 4153 Views
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