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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford dismisses lawyer following criticisms in New York Times story

Stanford University has dismissed an attorney it retained to represent students in sexual-assault cases after she publicly...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by Been There, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:32 pm | 18 comments | 6090 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'No contest' plea in East Palo Alto spree

A 23-year-old man who was involved in three armed robberies in East Palo Alto that ended with a car crashing into a building...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2017
Last comment by Gethin, on Feb 16, 2017 at 3:04 pm | 1 comment | 2251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students no longer waiting to exhale

There's a scientific reason the saying "take a deep breath" exists. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/05/08/students-no-longer-waiting-to-exhale...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Migues, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 10 comments | 8382 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Amid bus shakeup, VTA looks to retain paratransit service

As the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority prepares to redraw the bus map throughout the county, Palo Alto is bracing...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 16, 2017 at 12:21 pm | 9 comments | 2235 Views

BOOKS

Valentine's progress

This Feb. 14, ditch the box of chocolates and flowers for a plan to hop from one restaurant to another for food and drink. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by Lovely!, on Feb 16, 2017 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 1478 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Good news about mega bus route

According to MV Voice, VTA are piloting a non-stop mega bus route from Gilroy, Morgan Hill to Mountain View. http://www.mv-voice.com/square/2017/02/14/new-bus-route-aims-to-get-mega...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 16, 2017
There are no comments yet. 62 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wake up, little SUSIE

Bill Frye, 96, may be in a wheelchair, but on April 22, he was still rotating his bike pedals through the Balinese forest....

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Marcelo, on Feb 16, 2017 at 4:48 am | 2 comments | 8429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

AT&T's sweeping antenna plan wins final OK

A contentious plan by AT&T to mount dozens of antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto cruised to the finish line Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Don't Freaking Fry Me, on Feb 15, 2017 at 10:51 pm | 26 comments | 8842 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Anon2, on Feb 15, 2017 at 8:43 pm | 7 comments | 9536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Complaint: school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Marcie Lipsitt, on Feb 15, 2017 at 5:43 pm | 7 comments | 3572 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford joins universities in challenging Trump's travel ban

An amicus brief filed in federal court on Monday by Stanford University and 16 other universities argues that President Donald...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Wingnut Alert!, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:58 pm | 7 comments | 2152 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Body builder on probation for drug-trafficking offense

A body builder who was arrested for selling $250,000 worth of steroids and prescription medications through his Menlo Park...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2017
Last comment by Disgusted, on Feb 15, 2017 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1780 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where does the paper bag charge go?

Due to a momentary lack of foresight (leaving bags at home) on a recent rainy day I was forced to "purchase" a bag to get...

Original post made by Questioning Mind on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Questioning Mind, on Feb 15, 2017 at 9:33 am | 9 comments | 190 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Meteor' sighted over Bay Area sky was a missile test launch

A bright light traveling across the dark sky Tuesday morning was one of two missile tests conducted by the U.S. Navy over...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Mulder, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 1187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: When democracy is hijacked

Monday night, in a brazen display of power, some members of the Palo Alto City Council massacred our Comprehensive Plan,...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2017
Last comment by AL Franken, on Feb 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm | 77 comments | 5858 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto tries to get a piece of the 'sharing economy'

It's called the "sharing economy," but Palo Alto officials are growing increasingly concerned that the city isn't getting...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Theresa Mayer, on Feb 14, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 52 comments | 8007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Measuring the challenges for city's future

There are five numbers that capture the size and scale of the challenges that the city faces. Our choice of how to deal with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2017
Last comment by jh, on Feb 14, 2017 at 2:37 pm | 11 comments | 2163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woman throws hot coffee on would-be robber near Stanford Shopping Center

A woman targeted in an attempted robbery near Stanford Shopping Center on Saturday morning threw hot coffee on one of the...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Barbara, on Feb 14, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 9 comments | 3351 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Pet Depot to close, Accent Arts moves

In the latest Palo Alto retail news, Pet Food Depot is set to close after 30-plus years, Amity Crossfit opens on California...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2017
Last comment by Shopper, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm | 6 comments | 5969 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

A communal, yet informal, atmosphere seems to permeate life in The Willows -- from a publicly maintained traffic island (complete...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Burke, on Feb 14, 2017 at 12:01 pm | 1 comment | 5724 Views
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