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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Land use tops Palo Alto council members' concerns for 2015

Names and faces will change but Palo Alto's official priorities should remain largely fixed when the new City Council convenes...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by Hal, on Dec 22, 2014 at 5:00 pm | 10 comments | 2694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changing the conversation: Who, or what, is Palo Alto Forward?

Few local residents had heard of Palo Alto Forward before Sept. 30, when Cory Wolbach declared at a City Council candidates'...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 176 comments | 13412 Views

AROUND TOWN

First Person: A conversation with Jane Shaw, dean of religious life and professor of religious studies at Stanford University

The Very Reverend Dr. Jane Shaw talks with Lisa Van Dusen having arrived on the Stanford campus this fall as the Dean for...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2014
Last comment by Jozie, on Dec 22, 2014 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 4093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority students speak to challenges they face

A group of Palo Alto middle and high school students of color spoke Tuesday night about the good, the bad and the ugly inherent...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by iSez, on Dec 21, 2014 at 11:18 pm | 11 comments | 6541 Views

AROUND TOWN

Medical examiner seeking help to ID man struck by train in Mountain View

Officials from the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office are asking for the public's help in identifying a man killed...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2014
Last comment by pay attention, on Dec 21, 2014 at 10:53 am | 2 comments | 2322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn High School wellness center to consolidate all student services, except one

A plan to build a comprehensive wellness center at Gunn High School has evolved, with the most recent design moving the college...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by make it easy, on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:09 pm | 6 comments | 5013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kid-friendly holiday

Happiness researchers consistently report that people find greater satisfaction from life experiences than from receiving...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Bethlehemite, on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:03 pm | 1 comment | 4112 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New website to predict Palo Alto flooding to debut in January

A new website to predict flooding from local creeks could be available to the public as soon as late January, Len Materman,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 20, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 3 comments | 2912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Paly student's year in Brazil

Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Marlene, on Dec 20, 2014 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 5323 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ming's Restaurant to close Dec. 28

The absolute last serving of Ming's famous Chinese chicken salad will be Dec. 28. That's the day that Ming's Restaurant,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by veggie, on Dec 20, 2014 at 11:30 am | 12 comments | 8900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:44 am | 47 comments | 6010 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park residents host holiday Posada

In long robes and accompanied by an angel, modern-day versions of Mary and Joseph, parents of the yet-unborn Jesus, beseeched...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 15 comments | 4623 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man injured after argument leads to shooting in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police said an argument led to a shooting that injured a 29-year-old Livermore resident in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by cousin, on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 1 comment | 3067 Views

SPORTS

Shooting woes lead to another loss for Cardinal women

Lili Thompson managed to score nine points as No. 7 Stanford's leading scorer in Wednesday's 54-46 loss to host Chattanooga...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Donald M., on Dec 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 1559 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rash of auto burglaries hits Palo Alto

Seven vehicles were broken into and items stolen in the span of a little more than an hour in Palo Alto on Monday, Dec. 15,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 17 comments | 9430 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consultant hired to help Palo Alto with social-media updates

With Palo Alto's social-media efforts in full bloom, the City Council approved spending $160,000 on a consultant who will...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Connections, get your connections here, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:48 am | 33 comments | 7023 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shady Lane is moving!

I just got an email from Shady Lane (I'm on their mailing list). They are moving to Sharon Heights. Another nail in the...

Original post made by shopper on Dec. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 263 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women fall in NCAA volleyball semifinals

The top-ranked and top-seeded Stanford women's volleyball team came up short once again, dropping a disappointing 25-16,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Dec 18, 2014 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sean Parker pledges $24 million to launch Stanford allergy research center

Silicon Valley entrepreneur and philanthropist Sean Parker has gifted $24 million over the next two years to establish the...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by AJ, on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:52 pm | 1 comment | 3139 Views

AROUND TOWN

101 Bike/Ped Bridge Design Entries Online - Take a look!

The city of Palo Alto highway 101 bike/ped bridge design contest has entries posted online. This is the year round bridge...

Original post made by Robert Neff on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Artful, on Dec 18, 2014 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 511 Views
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