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AROUND TOWN

Caltrain should back away from HSR

Time moves on and it has become obvious that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 85 comments | 1429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto could seek resolution on federal civil rights cases

More than a year after the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights opened two separate sexual-harassment investigations...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Karma, on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:07 am | 12 comments | 2538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staff recommends joint committee to review high-school counseling

A new counseling survey administered at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools again indicates low rates of student satisfaction...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2675 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Healthy City' plan wins support

Palo Alto's newest official priority is tricky to define and difficult to oppose. But in voicing support for a resolution...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm | 15 comments | 2875 Views

SPORTS

Menlo grad helps Johns Hopkins win water polo title

==BI Of local note== Menlo School grad John Wilson came up with 13 saves in goal to help the Johns Hopkins men's water polo...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 4 comments | 1956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook's Zuckerberg, Chan to open new school in East Palo Alto

Philanthropist couple Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are investing in yet another educational venture, this time in their...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:13 am | 21 comments | 10034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Destination: trick or treat

The life-size skeletons in front of Andrea Edelman's College Terrace home lean into their ghoulish task, thick chains pulling...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Oct 27, 2015 at 10:36 am | 7 comments | 5725 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to reconsider minimum wage for tipped workers

Palo Alto's new minimum-wage law officially became a reality on Monday night, though in formally approving the new ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 am | 34 comments | 3976 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City blasts 'outrageous' tax

For the past four decades, Palo Alto residents have been paying taxes to a water district without getting a drop of water...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Tread, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:32 am | 11 comments | 5952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Millennial matters

Millennial homeownership has hit an all-time low — 34.6 percent. Local owners and renters share their stories of what...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Marlys J. Stewart, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:05 am | 2 comments | 2341 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NO FLY DAY, Saturday October 24th @SFO and nationwide

Tired of Relentless Aircraft Noise? Protest on No Fly Day With Your Neighbors On October 24th, protesters nationwide will...

Original post made by PA resident on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by joe giraffe, on Oct 26, 2015 at 5:12 pm | 64 comments | 1776 Views

SPORTS

Hogan, McCaffrey pile up yardage in Pac-12 win over Huskies

Kevin Hogan threw for 290 yards and a pair of touchdowns and added 37 rushing yards as Stanford won its sixth straight Saturday...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 26, 2015 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 2339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto, Stanford clash over fire services

Nearly four decades after the Palo Alto Fire Department and Stanford University entered into a partnership for fire-protection...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Mark, on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:29 pm | 13 comments | 3763 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man, 31, fatally shot in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto Police are investigating a shooting that left a 31-year-old city resident dead Sunday night. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Real G Town, on Oct 26, 2015 at 2:10 pm | 1 comment | 4837 Views

RESTAURANTS

Special moments for Stanford football on special night

Of the lasting images from Saturday night's 31-14 victory against Washington, one stands alone. It happened so quickly, you...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Julie Armitano, on Oct 26, 2015 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 3399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks $1 billion for improved rail crossings from VTA tax

Calling it a critical project not just for Palo Alto but for commuters throughout the Santa Clara County, city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 26, 2015 at 6:44 am | 110 comments | 6223 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand opera on an intimate scale

Sixty years after it was founded, Palo Alto's West Bay Opera continues to thrive, attracting major international talent and...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Local newbie, on Oct 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm | 2 comments | 2190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garden Tips

Jack McKinnon suggests ways to think outside the box when it comes to gardening — ways that will not only save water...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 25, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 1 comment | 2617 Views

RESTAURANTS

Tastes like the real thing

Located at 2464 W. El Camino Real, two-year-old Veggie Garden serves affordable vegan Chinese food in a clean, modern setting....

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2015
Last comment by Foodie, on Oct 24, 2015 at 11:41 pm | 4 comments | 4173 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Another McGee flip-flop

Palo Alto school Superintendent Max McGee is now backing away from a plan he was trumpeting months ago and which the school...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent2, on Oct 24, 2015 at 10:46 pm | 35 comments | 3461 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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