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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living with mental illness

"Kaitlin Chan" was working toward her doctorate in clinical psychology when she tried to end her life. She was taken to the...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Bravo!, on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:05 pm | 2 comments | 2341 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gas Outage In Crescent Park or nearby? Anyone else?

I am not sure when this started by but I am not getting any gas to my residence as of this afternoon. This was apparently...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Little Green Apples, on Feb 9, 2014 at 5:12 pm | 2 comments | 345 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to weigh differing visions for composting

More than a year after Palo Alto voters approved a plan to set aside 10 acres in the Baylands for a possible composting plant,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 9, 2014 at 11:01 am | 15 comments | 3373 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: In baby step, PCs are put on hold

After years of hearing citizen complaints about Palo Alto's practice of allowing developers to exceed zoning limits by offering...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:07 am | 30 comments | 2945 Views

SPORTS

Pinewood a win away from the WBAL Foothill Division title

==BI Girls prep basketball== Pinewood opened up a two-game lead in the West Bay Athletic League (Foothill Division) girls'...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2014
Last comment by Bill Walsh, on Feb 9, 2014 at 9:04 am | 1 comment | 717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto prepares for weekend storms

With wet weather expected to bring two inches of rain to the area over the weekend, the City of East Palo Alto and the Menlo...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Feb 8, 2014 at 3:17 pm | 1 comment | 1609 Views

AROUND TOWN

Superintendent serves dinner, links funders and programs

Wealthy philanthropists, school principals and nonprofit leaders mingled Wednesday in an unusual session to "map resources"...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by ryan, on Feb 7, 2014 at 11:16 pm | 5 comments | 3513 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested after violent struggle over officer's gun

A 34-year-old man yesterday led Palo Alto police on a violent wild goose chase through downtown Palo Alto, at one point seizing...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by John F., on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:32 pm | 25 comments | 4662 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents clash over Dish parking plan

A plan to move dozens of parking spaces from the street next to the Stanford Dish to a parking lot more than half a mile...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Philip, on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 105 comments | 19809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open address to Ms. Mendoza, the lady who addressed the PAUSD board on 10/8/13

[Portion removed.] Dear Ms. Mendoza, I am writing to express my admiration, respect, gratitude and shame. I will...

Original post made by village fool on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Feb 7, 2014 at 7:41 pm | 12 comments | 2269 Views

AROUND TOWN

Letting nature do the work

It's nearly spring and time to confront a common gardening problem: How can one create healthy soil while keeping the weeds...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by test, on Feb 7, 2014 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 482 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Christina Schmidt and Mary Vincent: Volunteering to be part of the solution

The Office for Civil Rights report inspired Palo Alto special-education parents and Community Advisory Committee members...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Feb 7, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 10 comments | 1887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

San Francisco Airport Incoming Flight Patterns and Noise Pollution

Is it my imagination or have the incoming flight patterns changed such that more flights into San Francisco Airport are brought...

Original post made by Bill Stewart on Jul. 14, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 345 comments | 7421 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area janitors end labor strike

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Original post made on May. 27, 2008
Last comment by Bob Strong, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 6410 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Out of Control Teenagers in Palo Alto....in 1950

I just bought a copy of "An Illustrated History of Palo Alto" by Lewis Osborne, published in 1969. I found this passage...

Original post made by The Good Old Days? on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Immature brains, on Feb 7, 2014 at 3:24 pm | 12 comments | 1153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Joel, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 329 comments | 19846 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man attacks police officer, attempts to shoot him

A 34-year-old man yesterday led Palo Alto police on a violent wild goose chase through downtown Palo Alto, attacking an officer...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by taser, on Feb 7, 2014 at 9:02 am | 1 comment | 331 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto will not contract out police services

Responding to overwhelming public concerns about transparency and accountability, East Palo Alto's elected leaders on Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:37 am | 15 comments | 3801 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police hone in on robberies, auto burglaries

The Jan. 23 home-invasion robbery of an elderly Palo Alto couple was the flashpoint for a public meeting that focused on...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Citizen, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:04 am | 23 comments | 7339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why were the police and fire dept in the Baylands yesterday?

I was hiking with friends in the Baylands at the end of Geng Rd. yesterday. When I arrived around 9:45 there were several...

Original post made by Marie on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Marie, on Feb 6, 2014 at 8:21 pm | 2 comments | 333 Views
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