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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Truck driver convicted in 2011 crash that killed Palo Alto family

A truck driver involved in a fiery 2011 accident in Canada that killed a Palo Alto family of four was convicted Monday on...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2014
Last comment by Yvanna, on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm | 9 comments | 7153 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes emergency law to protect retail

With several long-time retail establishments recently shutting down to make way for offices in downtown Palo Alto, city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2015
Last comment by stephen levy, on Apr 1, 2015 at 10:01 am | 67 comments | 7152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls opposing high-speed rail project

Palo Alto may soon take a formal stance against California's proposed high-speed-rail line and begin lobbying state legislators...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by The vote, on Sep 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 153 comments | 7151 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Conquering the clutter

A woman entered her parents' home office, quickly scanned the room and noted the mounds of unfiled bills, stock transactions...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2014
Last comment by Memories, on Sep 8, 2014 at 12:51 pm | 6 comments | 7151 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parisian nail salon to replace Fresh Market

A chain of organic nail salons that has taken Paris by storm will be moving into the space recently vacated by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Zoe Barnes, on Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 34 comments | 7150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grading the mile run?

My average weight boy runs the mile at J.L.S. He is not a fast runner but he does run (not walk) and averages about 9:30....

Original post made by PA Mom on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Anther Mom, on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:41 am | 38 comments | 7147 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tragic Cutbacks at Hidden Villa

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Original post made by Shana Barchas on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by Polly Clare-Rothe, on Jun 16, 2006 at 2:51 pm | 8 comments | 7142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sixth-graders learn 'the JLS way' in Panther Camp

Palo Alto students went back to school Tuesday, but at week's end the campus of JLS Middle School still resembled a summer...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2011
Last comment by Tuba, on Jun 1, 2013 at 10:40 pm | 16 comments | 7140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teens should be able to learn from mistakes, new Gunn principal says

As a chemistry teacher in suburban Chicago, Denise Herrmann teamed up with a biology teacher to create a project-based curriculum...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by feedback, on Aug 12, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 48 comments | 7139 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:44 am | 47 comments | 7136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Questions persist about basement construction

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Original post made on Sep. 25, 2008
Last comment by Helen Grant, on Sep 23, 2011 at 10:00 am | 18 comments | 7132 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sheriff caught in brothel

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Original post made by Camejo on Apr. 24, 2007
Last comment by Rodham, on Apr 26, 2007 at 9:45 pm | 20 comments | 7132 Views

AROUND TOWN

Motorist kidnapped at Palo Alto gas station

A motorist pumping gas at the Shell gas station on Embarcadero Road was kidnapped and forced to drive an allegedly drunk...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Edgewood Resident, on Aug 5, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 12 comments | 7131 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto caps office development

Palo Alto on Monday night took its most aggressive and polarizing step yet toward curbing the rapid pace of growth when it...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm | 42 comments | 7131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New civil-rights complaints filed against Palo Alto district

The Palo Alto Unified School District received notification last week that federal investigators are probing two new cases...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Apr 21, 2013 at 10:56 am | 148 comments | 7130 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man arrested after hidden camera found in restroom

Palo Alto police arrested a grocery store employee who allegedly planted a hidden camera in an employee-only restroom, according...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Dec 31, 2014 at 12:32 pm | 3 comments | 7123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City: Human Resources director resigned because of 'changing needs'

The recent resignation of Kathryn Shen from her position as director of the city's Human Resources Department was prompted...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Humble observer, on Dec 28, 2015 at 12:27 pm | 11 comments | 7119 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to ban vehicle dwelling

Palo Alto's emotional two-year debate over whether it should be illegal for people to sleep in vehicles could reach its conclusion...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 107 comments | 7118 Views

AROUND TOWN

Things to do on the 4th of July

The Midpeninsula skies will be quieter this Fourth of July. Still, it takes more than a recession to keep Palo Alto's Summer...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2010
Last comment by Madeline, on Jul 2, 2010 at 3:38 pm | 8 comments | 7116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group tries to calm Palo Alto's parking debate

As Palo Alto's office workers and downtown neighborhoods continue to battle it out over parking, a group of residents has...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by If you want to park you gotta pay!, on Aug 22, 2013 at 1:50 pm | 32 comments | 7116 Views
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