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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Body builder on probation for drug-trafficking offense

A body builder who was arrested for selling $250,000 worth of steroids and prescription medications through his Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1748 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where does the paper bag charge go?

Due to a momentary lack of foresight (leaving bags at home) on a recent rainy day I was forced to "purchase" a bag to get...

Original post made by Questioning Mind on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Questioning Mind, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:33 am | 9 comments | 185 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launch

A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Mulder, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1161 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: When democracy is hijacked

Monday night, in a brazen display of power, some members of the Palo Alto City Council massacred our Comprehensive Plan,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by AL Franken, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 77 comments | 5829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Theresa Mayer, on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 52 comments | 7998 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by jh, on Feb 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 11 comments | 2125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman throws hot coffee on would-be robber near Stanford Shopping Center

A woman targeted in an attempted robbery near Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday morning threw hot coffee on one of the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Barbara, on Feb 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 3303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Pet Depot to close, Accent Arts moves

In the latest Palo Alto retail news, Pet Food Depot is set to close after 30-plus years, Amity Crossfit opens on California...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Shopper, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 6 comments | 5924 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

A communal, yet informal, atmosphere seems to permeate life in The Willows -- from a publicly maintained traffic island (complete...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Burke, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5720 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The retail quandary

The retail health of Palo Alto's various commercial districts has ebbed and flowed over the decades, influenced by economic...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Suspicious, on Feb 14, 2017 at 8:10 am | 7 comments | 2152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs

Stop Castilleja Expansion signs are all over Palo Alto asking PACC to Save PA Neighborhoods. Freedom of Speech in action!...

Original post made by Expansion signs on Feb. 9, 2017
Last comment by YIMBY, on Feb 13, 2017 at 11:38 pm | 13 comments | 317 Views

AROUND TOWN

First rain of the season forecast for Sunday

Roads will be slick on Sunday in the San Francisco and Monterey Bay areas as the first rain of the rainy season falls that...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
There are no comments yet. 3292 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Federal complaint alleges school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Hilarious, on Feb 13, 2017 at 10:32 pm | 1 comment | 559 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to discuss budget cuts

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday morning a proposed round of budget cuts for the 2017-18 school year to mitigate...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Ed, on Feb 13, 2017 at 9:50 pm | 7 comments | 1993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Monitoring software sparks concern, relief

Parents of sophomores and juniors at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools and seventh-graders at Jordan Middle School will soon...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:05 pm | 13 comments | 5091 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Progress report: Assessing all-day kindergarten

Jennifer DiBrienza's son was prone to tears and hiding under desks at the start of kindergarten last fall at Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by Skelly is still laughing, on Feb 13, 2017 at 8:04 pm | 15 comments | 3527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Campaign to expand Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo raises $25M

A proposal to transform the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo into a more spacious, safe and whimsical habitat for humans and...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm | 1 comment | 2306 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Power outages hit Palo Alto through the morning

A power outage that put 1,800 customers in the dark and turned off many traffic signals has been fully repaired as of 11:15...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 13, 2017 at 7:21 pm | 1 comment | 6694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cities unite for Midpeninsula bike route

In its most recent survey, the League of American Bicyclists gave accolades to almost every Midpeninsula city, singling them...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2017
Last comment by Rose , on Feb 13, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 24 comments | 4911 Views

AROUND TOWN

County to launch aerial assault on Palo Alto marsh mosquitoes

County helicopters will launch an assault next week on a mosquito species that county officials say has been laying its eggs...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2017
Last comment by West Nile Victim, on Feb 13, 2017 at 2:04 pm | 6 comments | 1211 Views
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