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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman allegedly scammed elderly aunt, pleads 'not guilty'

An East Palo Alto woman who allegedly got her 96-year-old aunt to sign over her home pleaded not guilty to a charge of elder...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2016
Last comment by kh, on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:49 am | 1 comment | 2639 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Advocates disagree on solutions to airplane noise

Residents throughout the Midpeninsula and Santa Cruz area agree that airplanes going to San Francisco International Airport...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2016
Last comment by Bill, on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:44 am | 243 comments | 11571 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Committee outlines potential plane-noise recommendations

A multi-city and county committee tasked with finding ways to reduce overhead noise from airplanes going to and from San...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2016
Last comment by Bill , on Nov 16, 2016 at 11:41 am | 51 comments | 5871 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Traffic advisory: expect delays during Palo Alto peace march Tuesday afternoon

Palo Alto police are expecting traffic delays downtown between noon and 6 p.m. when students from local high schools take...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:54 am | 16 comments | 2432 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal men open home basketball schedule with a victory

Reid Travis scored 19 points, Marcus Sheffield added 17 and the Stanford men's basketball team beat visiting CSUN, 96-69,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by bb, on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:32 pm | 1 comment | 901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo-Atherton High School students stage large anti-Trump protest march

A peaceful, if loud and boisterous, protest against the election of Donald Trump as the next president of the United States...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 15, 2016 at 4:29 pm | 29 comments | 6799 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss, Tanaka, Kou and Fine emerge victorious in Palo Alto's council race

In a heated City Council race that is largely centered on the Palo Alto's growth policies, Liz Kniss, Greg Tanaka, Lydia...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gnar, on Nov 15, 2016 at 3:29 pm | 75 comments | 14222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pro-Veenker group fined for mailer violation

The political group that formed earlier this year to support Vicki Veenker's bid for the state Assembly is facing a $2,500...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 15, 2016 at 12:31 pm | 2 comments | 2150 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County DA, universities host symposium on campus sexual assault

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has teamed up with eight local colleges and universities, including Stanford...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Nov 15, 2016 at 11:11 am | 2 comments | 1880 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Small Safeway for Edgewood Plaza?

SJ Mercury article on 11/6/16 says Safeway is opening a new small store of 23,200 sqft in Willow Glen area of SJ. Our vacant...

Original post made by Stuart on Nov. 12, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:38 am | 12 comments | 518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council election to shake up planning commission

The results of this week's City Council election in Palo Alto spell another shakeup for one of the city's most important...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:31 pm | 21 comments | 6092 Views

SPORTS

Gators take control late to nab 10th straight title

==BI Girls water polo == The Sacred Heart Prep girls water polo team made it 10 Central Coast Section Division II championships...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2016
Last comment by WP fan Doug, on Nov 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 5 comments | 1287 Views

RESTAURANTS

A newish Jewish experience

Nourish: A Newish Jewish Cafe, the new dining option at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, serves "Jewish cuisine with...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, on Nov 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 1827 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Americans program aspires to help newcomers

Last year, staff at Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library began to notice that the city's demographics were changing —...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by The Antisocial Social Club, on Nov 14, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 3 comments | 2813 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto council candidates address city's challenges

The Nov. 8 election could prove pivotal for the City of East Palo Alto as it faces an affordable-housing crisis, gentrification...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jones, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:15 am | 5 comments | 4006 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wilson, Gaona-Mendoza elected to Ravenswood school board

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees will hold onto one longtime public servant and gain a new voice after...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Shmoplifeboy, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:15 am | 9 comments | 2206 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why not keeping Paly and Gunn as they have been?

We , a group of Paly parents and students, highly respect and strongly support our principal, faculty, and staff at Paly....

Original post made by a group of Paly parents on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:07 am | 16 comments | 899 Views

AROUND TOWN

WW II vet recalls writing condolence letters to Gold Star families

Old war movies often show the stereotype: The knock on the door by a War Department representative bearing news of the death...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 4 comments | 5364 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19

Change.Org Petition to Electoral College - Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19 LINK: https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-...

Original post made by Drastic Problems Require Drastic Solutions on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 9 comments | 527 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marc Berman edges out Vicki Veenker for Assembly seat

In a tight race that split the region's Democratic establishment, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has edged out attorney...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gutang Norotsov, on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 4371 Views
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