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AROUND TOWN

Caltrain has escaped cuts for now, but what's next?

The final piece of funding to secure at least one year of no-cuts to Caltrain's operating schedule was approved last month....

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ahem, on Jan 8, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 6 comments | 1638 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto women's shelter won't open

Heart and Home Collaborative, a startup that sheltered homeless Palo Alto women last year during the coldest winter months,...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:42 pm | 31 comments | 6175 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to ponder higher salaries for City Council

Having recently approved salary increases for almost every employee group in City Hall, the Palo Alto City Council is now...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by that's it??, on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 2003 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Air district issues seventh consecutive Spare the Air alert

Officials at the Bay Area Air Quality Management District have announced that Thursday will be the seventh straight Winter...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on Jan 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 6 comments | 2017 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Duo arrested after Palo Alto storage locker burglary

Palo Alto police arrested two men for burglary early Tuesday morning after the victim provided police a partial license plate...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 8, 2015 at 11:40 am | 4 comments | 3318 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Karen Holman wins mayor's seat

Signaling a philosophical and political shift in City Hall, Palo Alto's new City Council on Monday night elected Karen Holman...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Jan 8, 2015 at 10:00 am | 17 comments | 7534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College vying to offer new, affordable four-year degree

Foothill College is in the running to become one of the first California community colleges to offer a four-year bachelor's...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jan 8, 2015 at 7:37 am | 4 comments | 5963 Views

BOOKS

Written in the stars: Silicon Valley authors explore cosmic questions in new children's book

Scientific discoveries are often presented as a series of spontaneous brainstorms by famous thinkers. In reality, according...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by clogannj1, on Jan 8, 2015 at 2:35 am | 1 comment | 671 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Atherton family heads effort to build athletic field in East Palo Alto

Nine years ago, on Jan. 7, 2006, East Palo Alto police officer Rich May was gunned down. Today, construction is underway...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Oops ... , on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 6 comments | 3868 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Born fighters

On a hot, late-August evening, the air in the gym felt thick with sweat and perspiration; the heat elevated an already difficult...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ray, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 6 comments | 2606 Views

AROUND TOWN

New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Surly, on Jan 7, 2015 at 2:23 pm | 8 comments | 4419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Education author to speak on achievement, learning in Palo Alto

Alfie Kohn, lecturer and author of numerous books and articles on education, parenting and human behavior, will be at the...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2014
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 22 comments | 7766 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"We have avenged the prophet."

Palo Alto is home to Google, Facebook, Yahoo and several other startups whose technologies have made information infinitely...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:31 pm | 7 comments | 454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Harnessing the power of coding

Can coding change the course of a life? Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/01/02/harnessing-the-power-of-coding...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Warren Slocum, San Mateo County Supervisor, on Jan 7, 2015 at 12:05 pm | 6 comments | 8818 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family flees Palo Alto house fire

A fire that broke out at a Palo Alto home awakened a father and forced the family to flee early Tuesday morning, fire officials...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Josef Stalin, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 6390 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caterer sentenced for theft at funeral reception

An East Palo Alto man was sentenced to two years of incarceration Monday for stealing a wallet while working as a caterer...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Former Resident of PA, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 2616 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to 'fuel switch' away from natural gas

When Palo Alto cut carbon out of its electricity supply last year, City Council members and environmentalists lauded the...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:07 am | 57 comments | 5825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by WannaBuildANewHome, on Jan 7, 2015 at 7:29 am | 56 comments | 31541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holman wins mayor's seat

Signaling a philosophical and political shift in City Hall, Palo Alto's new City Council on Monday night elected Karen Holman...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2015
Last comment by Cal Ave, on Jan 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm | 10 comments | 550 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto masseur arrested second time for sex crimes

An East Palo Alto man who was arrested in September for sexual battery was taken into custody again after 21 women came forward...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Rene Cartagena, on Jan 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 3 comments | 4503 Views
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