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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain fatality identified as Palo Alto teen

A 15-year-old Palo Alto student was killed by a train on the railroad tracks south of Churchill Avenue in Palo Alto at about...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by alpaca, on Mar 13, 2015 at 11:08 am | 167 comments | 69019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teens share stories in 'Youth of the Year' speech contest

Silicon Valley luminaries heard stories of parental neglect, local poverty and domestic violence Thursday night as teenage...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Susan Usman, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:46 am | 1 comment | 4388 Views

RESTAURANTS

Superfruit smoothies

The açaí-bowl trend has touched down in the Peninsula over the last several months with the opening of Bare Bowls in downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:38 am | 1 comment | 4451 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Social worker to stand trial in sex-abuse cases

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting two East Palo Alto girls was...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
There are no comments yet. 3907 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New earthquake forecast shows greater chance of magnitude-8 temblors

A new California earthquake forecast predicts that the state will experience a decrease in magnitude-6.7 earthquakes in the...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Safety first, on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 4 comments | 6992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outage leaves Palo Alto residents without power

Palo Alto's Utilities Department is in the process of restoring power to hundreds of residents in the Duveneck/St. Francis...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 3 comments | 3060 Views

AROUND TOWN

Laura Martinez to serve on Sequoia school board

East Palo Alto Councilwoman and Palo Alto High School graduate Laura Martinez was selected to serve on the governing board...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Margaret Row, on Mar 12, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 2 comments | 6247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent drivers behaving badly

Dear (insert Palo Alto middle school name here) parents: 1. The school did not post the "no left turn until 8:30 a.m." sign...

Original post made by Truthseeker on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by iSez, on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:17 pm | 4 comments | 830 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Inteesting SJ Merc Article from 2009 and Caltrain Suicide Study 2010

In this article http://www.mercurynews.com/topstories/ci_13195853 Kevin Skelly states that the district is "considering changing...

Original post made by Jim H. on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Mar 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm | 1 comment | 659 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglar steals from Palo Alto home while residents sleep

Palo Alto police are looking for a burglar who broke into a home on Sunday night, March 8, while the residents were asleep...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Frank, on Mar 12, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 6 comments | 6176 Views

SPORTS

Priory, SHP boys advance in NorCal hoop playoffs

Priory senior Andy Isokpehi stole the ball at midcourt, flew down the lane and dunked the ball as the capacity crowd cheered...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2015
Last comment by Go Corbin, Tony and SHP, on Mar 12, 2015 at 11:36 am | 1 comment | 3127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Mar 12, 2015 at 10:09 am | 29 comments | 2743 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City leaders propose neighborhood-liaison program

Seeking to better understand what Palo Alto's neighborhoods need, four members of the City Council hope to appoint a staff...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 12, 2015 at 7:39 am | 7 comments | 3828 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brutal day of plane noise over North Palo Alto

Today was an exceptionally bad day of plane noise over North Palo Alto. I had 25 planes over my home in 2 hours. That's about...

Original post made by tiredofthenoise on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 11, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 147 comments | 2915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fresh Market grocery store to close

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store in Palo Alto will close by March 31, the company announced on Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 129 comments | 19551 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power Outage

The power has been out since 2:30 a.m. today - and no word from the City. Does anyone know what is going on ? I live near...

Original post made by Jeny on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Answer, on Mar 11, 2015 at 11:50 am | 1 comment | 1497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Korean restaurant set to take over old Apple Store

A Korean restaurant with a rooftop terrace is setting its sights on the former Apple Store in the heart of downtown Palo...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on Mar 11, 2015 at 9:03 am | 34 comments | 8974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local mom launches app to help kids lose weight

Joanna Strober's 11-year-old son had a weight problem. Looking for advice and specific weight-loss tools, she took her son...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by mathewmurdock, on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:01 am | 11 comments | 8173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

South African brothers create app to help fight Ebola

Although the Ebola crisis has been snuffed out of the news cycle in the U.S. these days, the epidemic continues to ravage...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by mathewmurdock, on Mar 11, 2015 at 12:53 am | 3 comments | 6664 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown North

Walkability is what attracted Eric Rosenblum and his wife Titi Liu to their Downtown North neighborhood in 2012. They loved...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by @ resident, on Mar 10, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 22 comments | 3042 Views
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