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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Explosion Sunday night?

About 11:15 p.m. tonight I heard what sounded like a loud explosion. Anyone else hear it, or happen to know what it was?...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by that photo, on Jan 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 86 comments | 5797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Demand for EV charging stations sparks high interest, conflict in Palo Alto

Rising numbers of electric vehicles in Palo Alto have put the city's public charging stations to use almost all day long...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Ev owner, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:44 am | 43 comments | 8785 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horrific crash prompts license re-examination for driver

The 90-year-old driver whose car jumped a curve in downtown Menlo Park and pinned twin 6-year-old brothers against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim Hols, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21 am | 45 comments | 23053 Views

AROUND TOWN

Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

Concerned about people sleeping on the streets or in their cars during the recent cold snap, Midtown-based Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by David Wolf, on Jan 29, 2014 at 9:30 am | 12 comments | 98292 Views

RESTAURANTS

Restaurant review: In Gott's we trust

Just another burger stand or something iconic? Restaurant reviewer Dale Bentson gives his verdict on the Niman Ranch beef...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Also Not Impressed, on Jan 29, 2014 at 8:28 am | 7 comments | 3547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adobe Meadow / Meadow Park

As Adobe Creek babbles its last few miles from Black Mountain to the San Francisco Bay, it crosses under the Louis Road Bridge,...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Al Hastings, on Jan 29, 2014 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 2264 Views

SPORTS

Six home games highlight Stanford's 2014 football schedule

While the 2013 college football season officially came to an end Monday night with the BCS Championship Game, plans for the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Barry Miller, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm | 3 comments | 1827 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Referendum threatens transgender student law

A law that articulates the rights and treatment of transgender students at schools across the state goes into effect Jan....

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Pscoll16, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm | 38 comments | 6900 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

I want toilet opinions!

My old toilet has started to leak. I need a new one and I've learned that there are rebates available. You can get $125...

Original post made by homeowner on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by uunnnnnnngh!, on Jan 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 769 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged serial car burglar re-arrested

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a man they believe is responsible for numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 6153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to review proposed rules for protecting disabled, other minority students

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will discuss proposed new policies governing bullying of disabled and other "protected"...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 2307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan would send planes flying over Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhoods could find themselves under the flight path of a relatively...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 160 comments | 14456 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen input on growth, traffic

Faced with a tense political climate, a dearth of parking and a daunting laundry list of traffic-related initiatives, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Silly, on Jan 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 55 comments | 4595 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace golf course trees moves ahead

With more than 600 trees about to get the axe at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, city officials are looking at nearby...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Good call, on Jan 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 8 comments | 5220 Views

SPORTS

A pair of doubles leads to another Stanford victory

The fourth-ranked Stanford women's basketball team beat visiting USC, 86-59, on Monday night for its 18th consecutive victory...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Maryanne Welton, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1335 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Is high school 'civics' to blame for America's political quagmire, and naiveté?

A new study from Stanford University drifted through my inbox recently. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/17/on-deadline-is-high-school-ci...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Heather Malin, on Jan 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 11 comments | 10858 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not your ordinary field trip

With paisley backpacks, Adidas sweats and baseball caps, many of the 9- and 10-year-old children visiting from China were...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Equivalent, on Jan 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 8 comments | 5282 Views

AROUND TOWN

Randle's extra work pays off for Cardinal men's basketball

Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, John Gage came up huge in the extra period and the Stanford men's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Editor, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1509 Views

SPORTS

Season-best team score leads Stanford gymnasts to victory

==BI College roundup == The No. 12 Stanford women delivered the complete team performance they had been searching for this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by rick rosensweig, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 1449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Quality of life tops neighborhood concerns in 2014

Climaxing with the passage of an anti-development referendum in November, 2013 was a year when Palo Alto residents pushed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1594 Views
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