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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide survivors to speak on panel in Palo Alto Wednesday

Three parent-survivors of youth who have died by suicide and two young adult survivors of suicide attempts will share their...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Local Parent, on Nov 18, 2016 at 7:31 am | 10 comments | 4910 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to take action on weighted grades, discuss college enrollment

At the height of the annual college-application process, the Palo Alto school board will hear a timely report Tuesday night...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by it's pretty simple, on Nov 18, 2016 at 5:28 am | 24 comments | 2134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Appeals court overturns dismissal of DNA-privacy lawsuit

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned this week the dismissal of a family's lawsuit against the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Good, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:10 pm | 2 comments | 2057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown voters boosted growth-friendly council candidates to victory

Analysis of the Palo Alto election results precinct by precinct indicates that residents' support for Liz Kniss was emphatic...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by What PAF wants , on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:50 pm | 15 comments | 3197 Views

AROUND TOWN

A place to be

Just a few blocks away from the bustle of downtown Palo Alto, there is a house whose old-fashioned style, blue hues and slender...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Barbara, on Nov 17, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 15 comments | 8867 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PG&E using helicopters to upgrade East Palo Alto transmission towers

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) will fly helicopters to improve high-voltage electric transmission towers in East...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by John, on Nov 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 3 comments | 1579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District defends itself in student-DNA case

The Palo Alto school district has fired back in response to an amicus brief the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2016
Last comment by What Really Happened, on Nov 17, 2016 at 10:47 am | 29 comments | 6286 Views

AROUND TOWN

Restoration Hardware Sends Out Another Unrequested Huge Catalog To Local Doorsteps

Apparently the senior management at Restoration Hardware did not understand the message from irate citizens back in 2014...

Original post made by Long Time Resident on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by Incredible, on Nov 16, 2016 at 8:41 pm | 1 comment | 139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Protesters heading toward U.S. Highway 101

A large group of protesters is heading toward U.S. Highway 101 in Menlo Park with a potential for blocking the highway on...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Disappointed, on Nov 16, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 5 comments | 1515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kid-friendly neighborhood fosters community in Palo Alto

Tucked away behind Embarcadero Road and San Francisquito Creek in lies the Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhood. Here, one can...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by No Joke, on Nov 16, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 10 comments | 1066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules aim to promote architectural harmony

Nothing disrupts neighborhood harmony like new buildings that don't seem to fit in. On Monday, Palo Alto officials took two...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Nov 16, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 7 comments | 3830 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman allegedly scammed elderly aunt, pleads 'not guilty'

An East Palo Alto woman who allegedly got her 96-year-old aunt to sign over her home pleaded not guilty to a charge of elder...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by kh, on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 2456 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Advocates disagree on solutions to airplane noise

Residents throughout the Midpeninsula and Santa Cruz area agree that airplanes going to San Francisco International Airport...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Bill, on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:44 am | 243 comments | 11277 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations

A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2016
Last comment by Bill , on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:41 am | 51 comments | 5509 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Traffic advisory: expect delays during Palo Alto peace march Tuesday afternoon

Palo Alto police are expecting traffic delays downtown between noon and 6 p.m. when students from local high schools take...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:54 am | 16 comments | 2258 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal men open home basketball schedule with a victory

Reid Travis scored 19 points, Marcus Sheffield added 17 and the Stanford men's basketball team beat visiting CSUN, 96-69,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by bb, on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:32 pm | 1 comment | 779 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo-Atherton High School students stage large anti-Trump protest march

A peaceful, if loud and boisterous, protest against the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 29 comments | 6471 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss, Tanaka, Kou and Fine emerge victorious in Palo Alto's council race

In a heated City Council race that is largely centered on the Palo Alto's growth policies, Liz Kniss, Greg Tanaka, Lydia...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gnar, on Nov 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm | 75 comments | 13510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pro-Veenker group fined for mailer violation

The political group that formed earlier this year to support Vicki Veenker's bid for the state Assembly is facing a $2,500...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2013 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County DA, universities host symposium on campus sexual assault

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has teamed up with eight local colleges and universities, including Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:11 am | 2 comments | 1709 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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