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PALO ALTO ISSUES

On homelessness, and those who strive to help

I have spent more than 3,920 hours working with the homeless population in Palo Alto. To most people employed in the social...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Jan 6, 2016 at 6:33 am | 9 comments | 4387 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man shot, killed in Las Vegas

A 42-year-old Palo Alto man was killed in a parking lot in Las Vegas on Dec. 29, according to Las Vegas Metro police. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jan 5, 2016 at 9:58 pm | 9 comments | 15719 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In final meeting as mayor, Karen Holman wins praise from 'united' council

In her first council meeting of the year and her final night as Palo Alto mayor, Karen Holman won a pair of standing ovations...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm | 3 comments | 2572 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Rebounding from loss, refocusing on the students

2015 in the Palo Alto Unified School District was, indelibly, a year of immense loss but also one of significant change and...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jan 5, 2016 at 4:44 pm | 41 comments | 7267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Low stock of eggs at safeway and piazza.

I was at the Safeway in Moutain view and later on at Piazzas and noticed that the egg shelves had low stocks of most brands...

Original post made by Wondering on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 5, 2016 at 3:59 pm | 1 comment | 425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The wisdom of horses

Can horses teach people with early-stage dementia useful lessons about how to cope with their disease? Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Stephanie M., on Jan 5, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 4 comments | 6110 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested, two at large after robberies, crash into building

Four males who fled East Palo Alto police after allegedly committing two robberies crashed their car through a University...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 8478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic light changes every 11 seconds

Anyone notice this around Palo Alto or is it just this one traffic light at Coulombe and Arastradero? Every 11 seconds it...

Original post made by pares on Jan. 3, 2016
Last comment by pares, on Jan 5, 2016 at 11:10 am | 7 comments | 602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to select new mayor tonight

Palo Alto will have a new mayor tonight and, if tradition holds, the annual honor will go to a soft-spoken, data-hungry economist...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by Again, on Jan 4, 2016 at 11:49 pm | 12 comments | 3735 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Palo Alto school administrator dies in scuba diving accident

Kathleen Meagher, a former teacher and administrator in the Palo Alto school district, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in a scuba...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm | 9 comments | 11013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New generations lab to be announced at tech fair

Connecting older adults to young entrepreneurs is the impetus behind a new Generations Lab to be announced by Avenidas in...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 4, 2016 at 6:42 pm | 5 comments | 4292 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

New Year's Day fire displaces eight in East Palo Alto

An early morning house fire displaced eight people and left a dog dead in East Palo Alto on New Year's Day. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2016
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Jan 4, 2016 at 12:51 pm | 2 comments | 3406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: New mayor, vice mayor to be elected

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of Jan. 4. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/01/01/public-agenda-new-mayor-vice-mayor-to-be-e...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2016
Last comment by Looking forward, on Jan 3, 2016 at 6:58 pm | 1 comment | 2500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Release the Video!

The PAPD needs to release the video so we can see what happened to our fellow citizen in the officer-involved shooting. This...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Jan. 3, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 3, 2016 at 6:17 pm | 4 comments | 390 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police describe 'quick and violent' confrontation before fatal shooting

When three Palo Alto police officers arrived at the front lawn of a home at 652 Forest Ave. in the waning hours of Christmas...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2015
Last comment by Physician and mom of special needs kids, on Jan 3, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 49 comments | 9446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Air quality district issues Spare the Air alert for Saturday

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District today issued a Spare the Air Alert for the entire Bay Area for Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 3, 2016 at 9:03 am | 7 comments | 2160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connecting to education

In a humble house in East Palo Alto's Gardens neighborhood, mothers and young children gathered around colorful picture books,...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2016
Last comment by Irene, on Jan 3, 2016 at 7:50 am | 1 comment | 728 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino bus-lane trial wins committee's backing

A controversial proposal to create dedicated bus lanes along El Camino Real gained a major boost Wednesday when a committee...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Not a NIMBY, on Jan 2, 2016 at 8:36 pm | 73 comments | 5403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford sanctions marching band

Stanford's boisterous Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is being sanctioned by the university after officials...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Poor iowa, on Jan 2, 2016 at 7:26 pm | 52 comments | 11681 Views

AROUND TOWN

A Fresh Look

"Books do furnish a room," according to 20th-century novelist Anthony Powell. There's nothing like a collection of well-loved...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2015
Last comment by Another idea, on Jan 2, 2016 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 12921 Views
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