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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Knife-wielding man arrested in Palo Alto

A man who allegedly pulled a knife on police officers on Monday was arrested after an officer tackled the man from behind...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jul 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 5 comments | 3287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Nine years in, a citizens committee

There is no better example of how Palo Alto gets tied up in knots trying to achieve delicate tasks that are anticipated to...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by disconnected, on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:59 am | 69 comments | 3459 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A helping hand in mental health

People hospitalized for a mental illness have a long road ahead of them, with plenty of pitfalls to sidestep as they try...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2015
Last comment by Harold A. Maio, on Jul 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 1 comment | 1078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors jump in to find Fresh Market replacement

With the clock ticking down to the March 31 closure of Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store, residents who live near...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 22, 2015 at 10:04 am | 40 comments | 1736 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto Utilities Department warns against scam

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department is warning residents about a scam in which the scammers call residents, posing...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jul 21, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 5 comments | 3743 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living on empty

By all accounts, Whitney Dafoe was leading a vibrant life before the mysterious illness overtook him. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Karen Russell, on Jul 21, 2015 at 8:10 pm | 54 comments | 22667 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist suffers critical injuries in collision

A bicyclist was critically injured in Mountain View on Friday evening after he was struck by a car on San Antonio Road. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 21, 2015 at 7:06 pm | 56 comments | 9216 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Undoing the culture of sexual shaming

"UnSlut: A Documentary Film" will screen in Palo Alto on Wednesday, July 22, with a panel discussion following the film. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2015
Last comment by Shame & Shamelessness, on Jul 21, 2015 at 3:36 pm | 5 comments | 1992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Retirement life in Palo Alto's fast lane

by Gloria Pyszka Read the full guest opinion here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/17/guest-opinion-retirement-life-in-palo-altos-fast-lane...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by gloria Pyszka, on Jul 21, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 25 comments | 4615 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

West Nile mosquitoes found in Palo Alto

Santa Clara County officials announced Wednesday that mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus were found in Mountain View and...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2015
Last comment by To Bee or Not To Bee?, on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:49 am | 55 comments | 5451 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why Eichler and Not Greenmeadow?

I don't get it. Two south Palo Alto swim clubs about a half a mile apart, both old and Eichlerish, both competing with the...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Eichler Member, on Jul 21, 2015 at 11:41 am | 23 comments | 2201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas plan excludes more parking

Avenidas Senior Center expects its building renovations will double the number of daily visitors, but it would not add parking...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jul 21, 2015 at 8:07 am | 13 comments | 1015 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's longtime preK principal to retire

Longtime Palo Alto educator Sharon Keplinger is retiring from her post as the district's preK principal at the end of this...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by Susan Clark, on Jul 20, 2015 at 7:36 pm | 8 comments | 3368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Girl Scouts quilt for developmentally disabled adults

Four local Girl Scouts, all close friends, have found a service project that will garner not only their "silver award" badges...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2015
Last comment by ex-GS leader, on Jul 20, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 5 comments | 2582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS Swim Lessons?

What happened to the Palo Alto Recreation swim lessons at JLS? Seems they are closed for registration for the rest of the...

Original post made by Anonymous on Jul. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:28 pm | 1 comment | 165 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain loses bid for EIR exemption

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Adina, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 107 comments | 4757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Move to boost fencing, add sensors on rail tracks

With Palo Alto preparing to install cameras and boost fencing around the rail tracks, city officials are inviting the community...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Jul 20, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 14 comments | 2116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will this court ruling kill the Paly Gym deal?

Uh-oh.... http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/No-bid-practice-for-funding-school-projects-found-6389681.php...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Hmmmm, on Jul 20, 2015 at 9:31 am | 6 comments | 491 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn High shut down following Facebook threat

Gunn High School was shut down Thursday afternoon after a student reported a "threatening" Facebook post to police, Superintendent...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by PAUSD parent, on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:49 am | 18 comments | 5736 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

InnVision to merge with Shelter Network

InnVision, Santa Clara County's leading homeless agency, has merged with Shelter Network of San Mateo, the two agencies announced...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2012
Last comment by Lisa, on Jul 20, 2015 at 8:15 am | 8 comments | 2181 Views
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The Four E's--Pope Francis and the Middle Class
By Steve Levy | 4 comments | 1,261 views

My College Mindset is Intrinsically Motivated
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The Remedy to Inadequate Citizen Input? More of the same
By Douglas Moran | 6 comments | 649 views