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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission: Palo Alto parks struggling to keep up with growth

With parking and traffic dominating Palo Alto's debate over a new "community vision," the Parks and Recreation Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 186 comments | 9588 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Where to learn more about hoarding

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/09/05/where-to-learn-more-about-hoarding posted Friday,...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2014
Last comment by Enid Davis, on Sep 7, 2014 at 7:42 pm | 1 comment | 997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Maker's studio builds a passion for science and art

Smita Kolhatkar implores the lunchtime rush of elementary school students to wash their hands, but they're not listening....

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 6, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 4 comments | 5006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peery family revealed as Paly gym donor

The family offering to build a new athletic center for Palo Alto High School says it wants to give back in ways that enable...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 6, 2014 at 6:39 pm | 13 comments | 3244 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 36 comments | 6871 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for three incidents of lewd conduct

Palo Alto police have arrested a 37-year-old man who they say repeatedly rubbed his private parts in public places and displayed...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:05 pm | 2 comments | 3607 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain to buy new cars to ease commute crowding

Caltrain officials announced Thursday plans to purchase 16 surplus Metrolink rail cars that will be used to extend train...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Donald, on Sep 6, 2014 at 8:50 am | 10 comments | 2340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A money-back 'guarantee' of college admission?

Steven Ma says his business is "hated by most colleges." But the business -- helping Asian-American students, and students...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by MoralHazard, on Sep 6, 2014 at 8:47 am | 111 comments | 15582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Vi at Palo Alto files motion to dismiss lawsuit

The Vi at Palo Alto has filed a motion to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed by residents of the retirement community,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Sep 6, 2014 at 3:23 am | 15 comments | 7083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Moonlight Run & Walk tonight

The 30th Annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run & Walk takes place tonight under the full Harvest Moon in the Palo Alto Baylands. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Samantha, on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 3 comments | 3345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood group raises fresh concerns about Hamilton Avenue development

Months after losing an appeal, Palo Alto neighborhood leaders are voicing new concerns about an approved development at 240...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 5, 2014 at 4:17 pm | 37 comments | 5056 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford police seek man in pepper-spray assault

Police launched a manhunt on the Stanford University campus on Friday morning after a person working in a parking lot was...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:49 pm | 1 comment | 1710 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Small earthquake hits Peninsula

A magnitude 2.9 earthquake hit Ladera along the San Andreas Fault Wednesday evening around 8:24 p.m., according to the U.S....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Betsy, on Sep 5, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 9 comments | 3996 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wells Fargo robber arrested after shedding clothes

A wig-wearing woman who police said robbed a Wells Fargo bank on California Avenue on Wednesday afternoon before discarding...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by fuck, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 11 comments | 4391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge board to consider middle school Mandarin immersion program

A group of six Palo Alto parents spoke to the Board of Education during a brief public comment session at the beginning of...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:44 am | 61 comments | 7912 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto massage therapist arrested for sexual battery

An East Palo Alto man who has been allegedly running an unregulated massage-therapy business from his home for the past 30...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2014
Last comment by lms, on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:14 am | 3 comments | 3438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto group awards 25 college scholarships

Four recent graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are among this year's recipients in a scholarship program begun...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Janeen Phillips, on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:00 am | 3 comments | 5196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senator hosts 'Java with Jerry' Friday

State Sen. Jerry Hill will host "Java with Jerry," a meeting and discussion with District 13 residents, on Friday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by BrownStreak, on Sep 5, 2014 at 6:06 am | 1 comment | 721 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tenants file class action lawsuit against East Palo Alto's largest landlord

Three tenants who live in the Woodland Park Apartments in East Palo Alto filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 4, 2014 at 11:55 pm | 5 comments | 5616 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto celebrates a special 50th football anniversary

It was Oct. 4, 1963. With one minute left in the third quarter, the Cubberley Cougars scored a touchdown and extra point...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by David T (SEQ), on Sep 4, 2014 at 8:15 pm | 4 comments | 3302 Views
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