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BOOKS

Join Silicon Valley Reads 2014

Palo Alto City Library is once again joining the county wide Silicon Valley Reads. The theme this year is Books & Technology:...

Original post made by Kathy Shields, librarian on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Librarian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 2 comments | 634 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Guest Opinions

Everything not roses at Stanford, Paly editors point out Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/31/guest-opinions...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:49 am | 2 comments | 1170 Views

MOVIES

Review: Labor Day

One name for Hollywood that's stuck is "The Dream Factory," implying a big-screen projection of our fantasies. The trend...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 8367 Views

BOOKS

Changing the way we die

What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/31/changing-the-way-we-die...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jan 31, 2014 at 11:31 am | 1 comment | 5202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers propose new classes for Palo Alto

Palo Alto school board members reacted to teachers' proposals for a host of new class offerings for 2014-15, and indicated...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm | 63 comments | 6936 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurants, techies spur boom on California Avenue

As Palo Alto officials prepare to give California Avenue an extreme makeover, the arty, eclectic and under-maintained thoroughfare...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by marty klein, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 19 comments | 2945 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 7805 Views

SPORTS

M-A boys miss shot at tying for first in PAL Bay Division soccer

==BI Prep roundup== The Menlo-Atherton boys soccer team rallied with two minutes left in the game against visiting Woodside,...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Gus Johnson, on Jan 30, 2014 at 5:49 pm | 1 comment | 1192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking program moves ahead

After years of dire warnings, angry complaints and impassioned pleas from downtown residents about their once-quiet streets...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 30, 2014 at 3:52 pm | 41 comments | 12857 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford geneticist to lead major stem-cell grant

Stanford University geneticist Michael Snyder will lead a state-funded stem-cell research project that Wednesday won $40...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by It's all about the money, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:40 pm | 2 comments | 406 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto City Manager celebrates 5 year anniversary - with a $1000+ per month increase in his City paid retirenet funding

Congratulations are in order for Palo Alto City Manager James Keene, who early this month celebrated his 5 year anniversary...

Original post made by Diogenes on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Keene's background, on Jan 30, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 10 comments | 3296 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man pleads not guilty to smashing church windows

A San Jose man who allegedly smashed windows at three East Palo Alto churches because he wanted to use the bathroom has pleaded...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by Bru, on Jan 30, 2014 at 12:01 am | 2 comments | 1433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Post pics of license plates of poor parkers

As someone who has seen lots of bad parking around schools (and other areas) I love this idea. Not sure how legal it would...

Original post made by Parent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 5 comments | 448 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wouldn't a parking ticket be a reasonable way to enforce parking?

Imagine that you get the flu, or a house guest parks on your street, or you are called away for business, or any of the many...

Original post made by Achromatic Intent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 11 comments | 3244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remi Wolf going to Hollywood!

Local student Remi Wolf going to Hollywood on American Idol! Well deserved! I don't know her, just proud of one of our...

Original post made by Proud of you on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Proud of You, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm | 2 comments | 2892 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hopes to fill garage vacancies

Residential streets in downtown Palo Alto may be filled to capacity with parked cars, but the picture inside several garages...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by jack, on Jan 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm | 7 comments | 2579 Views

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 | 5855 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 | 8910 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 | 23232 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 | 126259 Views
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Early Decision Blues
By John Raftrey and Lori McCormick | 0 comments | 2,294 views

One night only: ‘Occupy the Farm’ screening in Palo Alto
By Elena Kadvany | 1 comment | 2,164 views

First Interview
By Sally Torbey | 10 comments | 1,400 views

Death with Dignity
By Chandrama Anderson | 2 comments | 1,364 views

Guest Post #2 from HSSV: Labradoodle Back on His Feet
By Cathy Kirkman | 2 comments | 442 views