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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 23 comments | 18664 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 3475 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City still struggling to find site for new police station

Palo Alto's long search for a place where it can build a new police building remains hampered by a shortage of options, though...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 20 comments | 3729 Views

MOVIES

Family Movie Night

Friday, January 30 at 7 pm, the Disney classic, "Sleeping Beauty" will be shown at the Atherton Library. Doors open at 6:45...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 28, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Plans for new bike boulevards surge ahead in Palo Alto

Once a novelty, bike boulevards are about to become a common sight in Palo Alto, with the city embarking on more than 20...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Just Mike, on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm | 61 comments | 6488 Views

BOOKS

The gay heart of San Francisco

With "The Days of Anna Madrigal," the ninth book in his "Tales of the City" series, beloved San Francisco writer Armistead...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Exasperated reader, on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 1724 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sutter Health, Blue Shield in contract dispute

Hundreds of thousands of people have been told they will need to switch doctors soon due to a contract dispute between Sutter...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Eve in Mountain View, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:42 am | 37 comments | 10201 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood school district to integrate mindfulness, yoga into regular curriculum

All 3,400 students in the Ravenswood City School District will soon have yoga and mindfulness as a regular part of their...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Mark Abramson, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:12 am | 12 comments | 8433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property

Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm | 77 comments | 86388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 98 comments | 5924 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 5157 Views

MOVIES

Standing still, 'Alice' moves

There's a master class in screen acting coming to a theater near you, which is reason enough to see "Still Alice." Heavily...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 2743 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students gain access to admissions records

About 1,000 students are due to get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Stanford University's admissions office...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Niko, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 9 comments | 7874 Views

SPORTS

Price's perfect vault leads Stanford past Oregon State

==BI Women's gymnastics == Elizabeth Price attained the first 10.0 score in Stanford women's gymnastics competition in eight...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Grace, on Jan 27, 2015 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1557 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:20 am | 15 comments | 616 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Board Meeting - organize ourselves to appear on Tuesday and demand changes

In light of the recent suicides and student stress, as many parents, students, concerned residents, should turn up at the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2015 at 7:35 am | 1 comment | 269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 33 comments | 6185 Views

SPORTS

Thompson leads Stanford women past USC in Pac-12 hoops

Lili Thompson scored 21 points, making her first 12 free throws in the process, in helping the 11th-ranked Stanford women's...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Maryanne Welton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 1585 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speedy bus service planned for El Camino

While Caltrain dreams of electrification and California's high-speed rail project slogs through its design process, Santa...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Eugene B., on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 23 comments | 4764 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Ding Dong, on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 51 comments | 5373 Views
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