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AROUND TOWN

Rob de Geus tapped to lead Community Services Department

Palo Alto didn't have to look long or far to find a new leader for its busy Community Services Department. Rob de Geus, a...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Misha, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 955 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Smoking ban spreads to Palo Alto business districts

From local parks and nature preserves to business districts, shopping centers and outdoor dining tables, Palo Alto's smoking...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2014
Last comment by MS, 19 hours ago | 28 comments | 5848 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer faces felony sex-assault charges

A Stanford University freshman is facing five felony sexual-assault charges, including rape of an unconscious woman and rape...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, 20 hours ago | 5 comments | 3815 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 20 hours ago | 26 comments | 2933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto votes to shut down Cubberley 'shelter'

The countdown to Cubberley Community Center's closure as Palo Alto's "de facto homeless shelter" officially began Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, 21 hours ago | 48 comments | 14014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Skeptical council not sold on Page Mill development

A plan to replace four homes on a busy stretch of Page Mill Road with a three-story building featuring apartments, office...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 21 hours ago | 36 comments | 5142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's transportation chief resigns

Jaime Rodriguez, Palo Alto's chief transportation officer and the architect of the city's aggressive plan to build a wide...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by OLDER, 22 hours ago | 53 comments | 4343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family: Student had suffered from depression

The parents of a Palo Alto student who died by suicide on Jan. 24 have released a statement saying that their son had struggled...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:00 am | 12 comments | 11076 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys waste career best by Mullin in key loss

Boys' prep basketball Kevin Mullin did his best to keep the Palo Alto boys in the running for the SCVAL De Anza Division...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mervyn Bratz, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 14 comments | 1311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Fred Flintstone, on Jan 28, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 26 comments | 6179 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers legal options against Caltrain

Weeks after learning about Caltrain's plan to seek an exemption from California's environmental law for its proposed electrification...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident, on Jan 28, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 58 comments | 5738 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 23 comments | 17264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss student wellness, vote on parcel tax

The school board will Tuesday night hold a public hearing on an increased parcel tax and, in light of a student's death this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 29 comments | 2846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City still struggling to find site for new police station

Palo Alto's long search for a place where it can build a new police building remains hampered by a shortage of options, though...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 28, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 20 comments | 3303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged them to organize. Otherwise,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Jan 28, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 15 comments | 3078 Views

MOVIES

Family Movie Night

Friday, January 30 at 7 pm, the Disney classic, "Sleeping Beauty" will be shown at the Atherton Library. Doors open at 6:45...

Original post made by Atherton Library on Jan. 28, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Plans for new bike boulevards surge ahead in Palo Alto

Once a novelty, bike boulevards are about to become a common sight in Palo Alto, with the city embarking on more than 20...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Just Mike, on Jan 28, 2015 at 2:52 pm | 61 comments | 5787 Views

BOOKS

The gay heart of San Francisco

With "The Days of Anna Madrigal," the ninth book in his "Tales of the City" series, beloved San Francisco writer Armistead...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Exasperated reader, on Jan 28, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 1 comment | 1430 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sutter Health, Blue Shield in contract dispute

Hundreds of thousands of people have been told they will need to switch doctors soon due to a contract dispute between Sutter...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Eve in Mountain View, on Jan 28, 2015 at 11:42 am | 37 comments | 9342 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood school district to integrate mindfulness, yoga into regular curriculum

All 3,400 students in the Ravenswood City School District will soon have yoga and mindfulness as a regular part of their...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Mark Abramson, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:12 am | 12 comments | 6810 Views
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