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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

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SEVEN-YEAR VACANCY ENDS ... In what may be one of Palo Alto's longest commercial/retail vacancies ever, the wait is over...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nique Fajors, on Feb 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm | 1 comment | 988 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents launch mobile health-record challenge

The parents of a 2011 Palo Alto High School graduate who died from meningitis have launched a campaign to teach people how...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Sally Bemus, on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 5863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto weighs new limits on office growth

With office developments blooming in Palo Alto and downtown's traffic problems increasingly driving the City Hall agenda,...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Feb 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 22 comments | 3474 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

power outage

No power here in Barron Park. Does anyone know the cause?...

Original post made by flashlight on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Joe BP, on Feb 9, 2015 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 315 Views

RESTAURANTS

Cantonese comfort food

Cooking Papa, now in Mountain View, conjures the pace and Cantonese comfort foods of busy restaurants in Hong Kong. With...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:09 pm | 7 comments | 2353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 8, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 54 comments | 14342 Views

AROUND TOWN

A giant leap for humankind

This weekend, the curtains rise on "HumanKIND," a dance production put on by the students of Castilleja School. The show...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Esmi Pena , on Feb 8, 2015 at 7:48 pm | 2 comments | 1917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$5,000,000 for 610 sq ft home on sub lot

Does anyone know to whom and why a 610 sq. ft. house on 5K lot sold for $5 million dollars (1321 Bryant Street, Palo Alto):...

Original post made by EnjoyPaloAltoANDbeHappy on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Juke, on Feb 8, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 16 comments | 784 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nine years after homicide, family longs for justice

Andrea Hsiao still thinks of her sister every day, even though it's been nine years since Maria was shot and killed outside...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:17 am | 9 comments | 4234 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burpee jury to begin deliberations

The image of an innocent-looking "Jane Doe" from her high school yearbook picture flashed on a video screen where Todd Burpee...

Original post made on May. 27, 2009
Last comment by Christopher, on Feb 8, 2015 at 9:30 am | 9 comments | 2205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Where is PAEA?, on Feb 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 28 comments | 5212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by pares, on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 25 comments | 4522 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report highlights Silicon Valley's uneven prosperity

Fueled by a sizzling tech sector, strong population growth and low unemployment, the Silicon Valley economy has grown rapidly...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by equal what?, on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 30 comments | 8950 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

By the students, for the students

As Palo Alto's high schools work to implement short-term changes to combat student stress, four Gunn High School students...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:55 pm | 8 comments | 3519 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 132 comments | 13011 Views

AROUND TOWN

A singing tradition

It's a Friday evening on the Stanford campus, and as the sun sinks behind the Dish, the members of one student choral ensemble...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by John Sack, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:46 pm | 2 comments | 4491 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In zeal to hear appeal, council butts up against state law

Members of the Palo Alto City Council accidentally ran afoul of state law late last week when they attempted to discuss over...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Feb 6, 2015 at 9:21 am | 25 comments | 3015 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto traffic stop yields arrest for pimping

Following an early morning traffic stop on Jan. 29, Palo Alto police arrested a man for pimping, pandering, identity theft,...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Feb 6, 2015 at 3:08 am | 5 comments | 3836 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district hires new data director

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new director of research and assessment: Chris Kolar, who since 2011 was the director...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Improving, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:44 pm | 13 comments | 3214 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police nab suspected Fry's robber

One of two men suspected of stealing gaming consoles from Fry's Electronics in Palo Alto on Jan. 28 was arrested Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 5, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 5 comments | 2749 Views
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