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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Second suspect in armed robbery at Fry's Electronics arrested

A Hayward man who allegedly committed an armed robbery at Fry's Electronics in late January, stealing gaming consoles, has...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 4 comments | 5102 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown parking program delayed after union criticism

Palo Alto's long-awaited downtown parking-permit program will be delayed by at least three months because of concerns from...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Disguisted, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 46 comments | 6573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto reaches settlement with Turner Construction over delayed library project

Months after Palo Alto ended its feud with the contractor responsible for the delayed reconstruction of the Mitchell Park...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Hue E. Long, on Mar 20, 2015 at 7:54 pm | 2 comments | 2708 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista rally brings hundreds to City Hall

With a cloud of uncertainty looming over their homes, residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park and hundreds of their...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:35 am | 44 comments | 7058 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Medical Foundation doctors issue advice on youth mental health

The Palo Alto Medical Foundation pediatrics department took an unprecedented step into the community debate on teen well-being...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Online Editor, on Mar 20, 2015 at 10:01 am | 8 comments | 10364 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Health professionals urge board to consider later school start times

Thirty-five local and regional health professionals sent a letter to the Palo Alto school board and superintendent Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by and for learning, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:27 am | 63 comments | 6701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn community deserves support, not blame

My name is Chloe Sorensen, and I'm the sophomore class president at Gunn High School. Throughout my first year and a half...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:16 am | 24 comments | 6027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

All kids should be asleep at 7:00am

All kids, especially teens, should be asleep at 7:00am according to the clear, concise and undisputed, data-driven and scientifically-proven...

Original post made by Minshin Lee on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by new sleep news, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:06 am | 3 comments | 602 Views

BOOKS

Community Notebook: Stanford alumna, Palo Alto resident to head Sempervirens Fund

Stanford alumna and Palo Alto resident Shelley Ratay has been appointed as Sempervirens Fund's executive director, the board...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 20, 2015 at 12:35 am | 3 comments | 3924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm | 98 comments | 11211 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Uhhhh, on Mar 19, 2015 at 6:17 pm | 82 comments | 7298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police investigating two deaths in south Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating two deaths this afternoon at the low-income senior housing complex Alta Torre Apartments...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Rose A, on Mar 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 19059 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto man arrested on suspicion of home burglary

An East Palo Alto man was arrested during a Menlo Park traffic stop for allegedly burglarizing a home and stealing a bottle...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Mar 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 3589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAPD activity early AM at Newell & Channing

At about 5:50am, there were five PAPD cars parked at the corner of Newell and Channing...none had occupants. Anyone know...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Mar. 18, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Mar 19, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 4 comments | 729 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Storify: Palo Alto community urges support for teen well-being

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to capture the numerous voices, opinions and our news coverage on teen well-being. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:41 am | 3 comments | 3526 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto joins push toward divestment from fossil fuel

Spurred by concerns about climate change and a grassroots push from Palo Alto's faith community, the City Council enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:48 pm | 42 comments | 5378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Person: A conversation with Stephanie Martinson, Racing Hearts founder and speech pathologist

Armed with a matter-of-fact cheerfulness and her fellow Palo Altans' willingness to help, Stephanie Martinson, a part-time...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jon, on Mar 18, 2015 at 9:39 pm | 2 comments | 4234 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maloney's message

Prior to his stroke, Sean Maloney, a lifelong athlete who maintained a healthy diet and lifestyle and had yearly medical...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Irishman, on Mar 18, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 7 comments | 4587 Views

AROUND TOWN

Kerosene odor in air

Does anyone know what caused the air to smell like kerosene around the Stanford mall at about 4 today....

Original post made by cab on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by checking, on Mar 18, 2015 at 7:04 pm | 13 comments | 984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The 'zero' period hypocrisy

In the face of a community-wide discussion over how to respond to a suicide contagion that has now taken four teenagers since...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 18, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 236 comments | 17133 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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