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AROUND TOWN

Midtown resident to receive 'Community Champion' honor

Midtown Palo Alto resident Annette Glanckopf Ashton will receive the 13th Senate District Community Champion award on Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:09 pm | 25 comments | 5225 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's accomplishments, civic trends in 2013

By many measures it's been a productive and prosperous year in Palo Alto -- even with its recent growing pains. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2013
Last comment by MightyTravels, on Jan 10, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 32 comments | 6597 Views

AROUND TOWN

No business promotion allowed here, but can customers post reviews?

I know the Terms of Service for the site and Town Square Forum prohibit posts that promote a business, but can someone at...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Jan 10, 2014 at 3:14 pm | 2 comments | 505 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Latest OCR case alleges disability bias

A recently initiated federal civil rights probe of the Palo Alto Unified School District is the ninth such investigation...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Jan 10, 2014 at 12:05 am | 23 comments | 4084 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Officer cited for 'discourteous' conduct

A Palo Alto police officer faced disciplinary action after he swore at a pedestrian at a crosswalk, refused to disclose his...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by bill g, on Jan 9, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 11 comments | 4124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

State may declare water drought emergency

The state of California's water supply is in a third year of drought and is prompting state water officials to ask for a...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 9, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 19 comments | 9160 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver responds to lawsuit over Menlo Park crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has denied...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm | 73 comments | 16673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

why no air pollution warnings for Palo Alto?

I noticed that the Menlo Park Almanac and Mountain View Voice publish Spare The Air pollution warnings. Why are these not...

Original post made by parent on Dec. 24, 2013
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on Jan 8, 2014 at 1:31 pm | 1 comment | 715 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain priest was former Saint Francis High School chaplain

Saint Francis High School and its alumni are mourning the death of their former chaplain, Rev. Eric Freed, after his body...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Atheist, on Jan 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 4 comments | 8259 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

"The Wolf of Wall Street" charges out of the gate with immediate evidence of Martin Scorsese's skill, abetted by Terence...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 12890 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain ridership skyrockets

After years of seeking emergency funding to keep from drastically slashing services, Caltrain is on track to balance its...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Hutch 7.62, on Jan 7, 2014 at 5:44 pm | 45 comments | 4884 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Seniors reflect on life with 'guided autobiographies'

The death of Sheila Dunec's mother was the spark that ultimately led her to launch community-based classes in "life stories...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Jack Hersh, on Jan 7, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 1 comment | 4232 Views

MOVIES

The best of 2013 on the big screen

When the Weekly film critics assemble their lists of the top 10 movies of the year, it's anyone's guess whether anyone will...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Jan 7, 2014 at 9:37 am | 15 comments | 30926 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed on Interstate 280

A two-vehicle collision on Sunday, Jan. 5, caused one vehicle to split in two and a second to overturn on Interstate 280,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 6203 Views

AROUND TOWN

Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo Park

Off the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 22 comments | 7632 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Steve Levy: blogger rights or thin-skinned censor?

This comment is not really directed toward Mr. Steve Levy, PA online blogger, but rather to the editors and administrators...

Original post made by a reader on Jan. 5, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 6, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 11 comments | 5046 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cheating Death on Skateboard

What is it with kids longboarding (skateboards) down the mountain roads in Los Altos Hills. All I can say is stupid! And...

Original post made by David on Jan. 5, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jan 6, 2014 at 1:12 pm | 7 comments | 756 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lawsuit filed against driver who struck young boys

A Menlo Park family has filed a lawsuit against the driver of a car that reportedly jumped a curb and pinned two 6-year-old...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Retired teacher, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 19895 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Solar program remains a challenge in Palo Alto

When Palo Alto launched in spring 2012 a program that allows local businesses to sell solar energy to the city, officials...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Got it right, on Jan 6, 2014 at 9:17 am | 16 comments | 10938 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto: Man accidentally shoots himself in head

An East Palo Alto man apparently shot himself in the head while intoxicated on New Year's Eve, a police sergeant said. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:54 am | 8 comments | 5217 Views
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