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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 translation?, on Feb 8, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 62 comments | 33216 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Real compassion in college admissisons

Good NYT op-ed on the new college admissions proposal. What do people here think about the likelihood that our high schools...

Original post made by Barron Park dad on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 298 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton Feb. 21

February is proving to be a busy month for high-profile visitors to Atherton, including a political fundraising visit from...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments | 2344 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Are we heading toward a correction this year?

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote the column "A long-term cyclical view" and pointed out the high probability of a temporary...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ask China, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 4 comments | 2548 Views

SPORTS

Elway finally gains some revenge for the 1982 Big Game

John Elway had to wait more than 30 years, but it was well worth it to gain a measure of revenge for losing to Ron Rivera...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Feb 8, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 1316 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Palo Alto man robbed after walking in on burglary

A Palo Alto man was robbed Friday morning after he walked in on a burglary that was taking place at his home in the Duveneck-St....

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by A neighbor, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm | 10 comments | 5106 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Super Bowl Sunday hoopla? Not in Palo Alto

The banners won't fly and Super Bowl 50 special events won't be taking place in one of Silicon Valley's premier destinations...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 32 comments | 6198 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by joel, on Feb 8, 2016 at 11:56 am | 27 comments | 4750 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Multigenerational living

Betsy Hobson is thrilled to share a new routine with her next-door neighbor, her 2 1/2-year-old granddaughter. That's just...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Godspower Amraibure , on Feb 7, 2016 at 8:10 pm | 7 comments | 1803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas honors seven with 'Lifetime of Achievement' awards

Seven local residents — three individuals and two couples — will be honored this spring by the senior services...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Anneke, on Feb 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm | 1 comment | 1777 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys fall out of sole possession of first in WBAL race

==BI Friday's prep basketball== The West Bay Athletic League basketball race is all tied up and the Sacred Heart Prep boys...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Fred Lansing, on Feb 7, 2016 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 805 Views

AROUND TOWN

They are in a play!

Parents, children's literature fans, and well-read local kids are likely familiar with the work of Mo Willems. His style...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Gaston Olvera, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 4578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Another teacher, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 14898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 6259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto firms up rules for pumping groundwater

Responding to a rising tide of citizen concerns, Palo Alto officials on Monday took aim at the controversial practice of...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Fear Groundwater, on Feb 5, 2016 at 5:58 pm | 53 comments | 4603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic drives 2016 priorities in Palo Alto

No one disputes the idea that traffic congestion is one of Palo Alto's most urgent and mystifying priorities. But as the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 5, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 49 comments | 5658 Views

AROUND TOWN

Get the romance going at Gallery 9

Los Altos Gallery 9 is showcasing different artwork by 30 local artists, focusing on the symbolic meaning of the color red...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
There are no comments yet. 126 Views

AROUND TOWN

Decorating for the Lunar New Year

To more than 9,000 Palo Alto residents of Chinese descent, February can be as festive as December. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ex-Cupertinian, on Feb 5, 2016 at 12:33 pm | 2 comments | 2730 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One dead from downtown police shooting

Palo Alto police: An officer-involved incident near downtown is in progress near downtown tonight. No officers have been...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2015
Last comment by an insider, on Feb 5, 2016 at 11:18 am | 144 comments | 21105 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Drones prohibited over Super Bowl airspace

With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding Bay Area residents...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Feb 5, 2016 at 9:54 am | 14 comments | 2948 Views
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Ike's Place makes another go at Stanford; Palo Alto outpost stalls
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Relaxing the Height Limit for Housing with Conditions
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Foods of Love
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I had no Idea How to Deal with Anger and Conflict
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Forget You're Reading This
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