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AROUND TOWN

Caltrain improvements may come soon because of High Speed Rail

I think these are both important upgrades to the existing Caltrain system. According to the Mercury-News: "What particularly...

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by Clem, on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm | 135 comments | 31819 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get 4 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers this year will get a 4 percent raise along with a onetime bonus of 2 percent under a tentative collective-bargaining...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by You scratch my back, on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 33 comments | 31818 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto police begin using license-plate reader

The Palo Alto Police department began using an automated license-plate reader mounted atop a patrol car on Tuesday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by CAMD, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | 101 comments | 31687 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Of Palo Alto 2010

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13518 posted...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2012
Last comment by Moe, on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:43 am | 1 comment | 31633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coupa Cafe customers can buy items with bitcoins

When paying for a latte -- or any menu item -- at Coupa Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, customers have two options. Use cash...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by CD, on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 31588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto embraces new laws to promote electric vehicles

Seeking to cement Palo Alto's position in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, city officials on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by peter huffton, on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 44 comments | 31516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bloomingdale's building a smaller Palo Alto store

Longstanding Stanford Shopping Center tenant Bloomingdale's will build a smaller store at the mall, its parent company, Macy's,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 31478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 31380 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:19 am | 34 comments | 31228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View Neighborhoods

From an early stagecoach stop and agricultural center, Mountain View has grown since its incorporation in 1902 to a thriving...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2011
Last comment by P. Dorst, on Mar 3, 2016 at 9:33 pm | 3 comments | 31196 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman dies after being struck by train

A woman was struck by a train Friday afternoon near downtown Palo Alto, according to Caltrain officials. She is alive and...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:27 am | 25 comments | 31071 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja neighbor launches petition drive

A neighbor of Castilleja School has launched a petition urging city officials to crack down harder on the school, which has...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 114 comments | 31032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Stanford Dish' parking plan is better but still has problems, residents say

A plan to add trails that would connect to the famed "Stanford Dish" hill is much improved since last spring, but there are...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 3, 2013 at 7:11 pm | 40 comments | 30990 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee backs new penalties for stalled construction

Residents who take too long to remodel their Palo Alto homes, leaving sections of their blocks fenced off and mired in construction...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Wonderer, on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 30777 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

County releases Brock Turner court documents

Santa Clara County Superior Court released Friday more than 400 pages of court documents for the Brock Turner case, illustrating...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by VG, on Jun 15, 2016 at 11:49 am | 31 comments | 30772 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford's Hennessy questions state teacher tenure laws

Stanford University President John Hennessy this week questioned why California grants job tenure to K-12 teachers after...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2013
Last comment by KISS, on Nov 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm | 37 comments | 30764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students to board: 'It's not Gunn's fault'

Scores of Gunn High School students flooded the district's usually sparsely filled board room on Tuesday night to speak out...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 30, 2015 at 11:27 am | 35 comments | 30573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 30554 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 30525 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Office manager sentenced for health care fraud

The manager of a Palo Alto dental office convicted of faking an insurance claim and pocketing more than $3,000 was sentenced...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by NS, on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 4 comments | 30524 Views
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