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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by mag lev rider, on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 20 comments | 12856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedantic politics

Playwright Kenneth Lin focuses his newest work, "Warrior Class," on the smarmy backroom of politics, where deals are made...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 12848 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto proceeds cautiously on tackling homelessness

Palo Alto took a small step toward tackling a colossal problem Monday night when officials agreed to spend $250,000 on shelter...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by papd, on Oct 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 26 comments | 12817 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to spread smoking ban downtown

Palo Alto's ever-expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown and California Avenue. By an 8-1 vote, with Greg...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 12791 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Cat Network co-founder's home burns, 100 cats perish

The president of Stanford Cat Network narrowly escaped a house fire that gutted her home and killed nearly 100 cats in the...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2013
Last comment by businessdecision, on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:04 am | 44 comments | 12769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan would send planes flying over Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhoods could find themselves under the flight path of a relatively...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 160 comments | 12685 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawyer: 'Innocent mistake' sparked Gunn lockdown

Weston Healy, an Eagle Scout with a 4.17 grade-point-average, was about to complete his senior year at Gunn High School and...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by member, on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm | 208 comments | 12676 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Older men, younger women help everyone

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Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by MostSensible, on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:07 am | 37 comments | 12671 Views

RESTAURANTS

Child Friendly Restaurants....

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Original post made by Jill on Jan. 8, 2007
Last comment by Charlotte, on May 15, 2011 at 11:27 am | 19 comments | 12619 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly's annual Holiday Fund launches

The Palo Alto Weekly formally launched its annual Holiday Fund drive this week, with a goal of reaching $350,000, Publisher...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Nov 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 12592 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bicyclist has major injuries after Stanford crash

A Menlo Park man was struck by a motorist in the early morning darkness at Stanford University on Wednesday, according to...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 33 comments | 12534 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 12513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Immersion Programs--'Choice' or 'luck'

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Nov. 8, 2006
Last comment by curious, on Nov 30, 2006 at 6:53 am | 224 comments | 12496 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 12491 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tiffany necklace, iPads reported stolen from Jobs' home

The home of the late Steve Jobs, Apple's iconic co-founder, became one of Palo Alto's latest burglary targets last month...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Aug 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm | 44 comments | 12478 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In secret, school board weighs not cooperating with federal agency

Palo Alto Board of Education members and their attorneys have discussed in closed session and in emails how they might challenge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 142 comments | 12424 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arts season kicks off

Students may go back to school in August nowadays, but autumn is still the time when many arts groups roll out their new...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2010
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Sep 17, 2010 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 12397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City staff defends maligned Web site

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Original post made on Oct. 25, 2007
Last comment by Cant find, on Nov 8, 2007 at 10:05 am | 157 comments | 12356 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Jobs' home burglar receives seven-year sentence

Kariem McFarlin, the man who burglarized the home of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, was sentenced to seven years in state prison...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jan 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 14 comments | 12345 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When help is refused

When "Jake Johanson" had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Help the mentally ill, on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:41 am | 19 comments | 12337 Views
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