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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City workers: Ethics concerns hard to broach

The ethical climate at Palo Alto City Hall is generally sunny, though many city workers feel the city can do better when...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Aug 2, 2013 at 9:54 am | 1 comment | 893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opponents of Maybell project complete signature drive

A grassroots effort to stop a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue in Palo Alto hit another milestone Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 2, 2013 at 6:48 am | 66 comments | 2656 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man convicted of murder in police-chase death

A man who struck and killed a motorcyclist after fleeing East Palo Alto police was convicted of second-degree murder and...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2013
Last comment by Mom by Gunn, on Aug 2, 2013 at 1:32 am | 3 comments | 1215 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Solicitor selling childrens books

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Original post made by Craig on Jun. 27, 2007
Last comment by Dpomm, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm | 21 comments | 5348 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford to replace diplomas over signature mix-up

A mix-up over the signatures on Stanford University diplomas issued during the 2012-13 academic year -- which may be more...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Employer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 6 comments | 1816 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure effort stymied by info gap

For more than a half century, the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has stood out as a quiet counterpoint to Palo Alto's affluent,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 207 comments | 7468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 27 comments | 81403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Aggressive Squirrels in Mitchell Park

Hi, just wanted to give a heads up to parents about aggressive squirrels in Mitchell Park. Yesterday another squirrel scratched...

Original post made by Resident w/kids on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments | 1051 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Loud boom near University Ave

Did anyone else hear it or know what it was?...

Original post made by Victor on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by heard it., on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:27 am | 3 comments | 1171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plastic bag era comes to an end in Palo Alto

For Palo Alto shoppers, the question "Paper or plastic?" officially becomes an anachronism Monday, as the city's new ban...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:29 am | 32 comments | 3288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school in July

Nearly 150 Palo Alto elementary and middle-school teachers returned to school Monday for an optional four-day "summer institute...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Maybe this will help, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 1067 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park: Bus breaks off crossing arm, crosses tracks shortly before train arrives

A SamTrans bus broke off a lowering railroad crossing arm and hurtled across the tracks at the Oak Grove Avenue train crossing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Whew!, on Jul 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm | 5 comments | 1550 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car drives onto Alma off-ramp, hits cop car

A gold Chevrolet Impala collided head-on with a police car after it turned the wrong way from Alma Street onto an Oregon...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm | 14 comments | 2654 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn science team takes second-best in nation

A Gunn High School science club walked away with second place in a national cyber-security competition for students earlier...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by thanks, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 16 comments | 6728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 12883 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Apartment fire displaces Palo Alto family

A two-alarm fire forced a mother and her young child out of an apartment and displaced the family in Palo Alto's Charleston...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 1837 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Where have all the flowers gone?

Palo Alto's oldest florist is shutting its doors. After 19 years in business, Stanford Floral Design at 433 Hamilton Ave....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jul 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 21 comments | 7069 Views

SPORTS

Feature story: Lessons from rowing

When people hear the word "crew," they typically think of prep schools or a sport on the East Coast. But local rowing club...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Kate, on Jul 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm | 6 comments | 5387 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz

From the late 1960s until recently, Santa Cruz, California was the most politically progressive medium-sized or large city...

Original post made by Former Palo Altan on Jul. 30, 2013
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SPORTS

Palo Alto Oaks plan a baseball boycott of the World Series

The Palo Alto Oaks have been playing semipro baseball on the Peninsula for 65 years. It's very doubtful, however, that the...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Sparty, on Jul 30, 2013 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 1476 Views
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