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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Emergency roadwork causes heavy traffic on Hwy. 101

Commuters have been facing headaches and delays today, June 30, on northbound U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto due to emergency...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 1, 2015 at 4:52 am | 9 comments | 4054 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Penalized for saving water

I received notice from city of Palo Alto utilities. Water rates going up. Why? Due to the drought , water usage has dropped...

Original post made by Joe on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Salty, on Jun 30, 2015 at 11:56 pm | 5 comments | 547 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford: Expanded crime reporting requirements go into effect

Under a new state law amendment that goes into effect July 1, Stanford University police officers, security personnel and...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2015
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Jun 30, 2015 at 5:00 pm | 4 comments | 3999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: 520 Chef's Table now more affordable

Chef Clive Berkman of Garden Court Hotel has decided to offer his monthly, gourmet, multi-course meal for half the previous...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2015
Last comment by the Dining Dime, on Jun 30, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 6 comments | 4841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cementing protections for retail

After passing an urgency law earlier this year to preserve ground-floor retail from converting to offices, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, on Jun 30, 2015 at 12:11 pm | 14 comments | 1580 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jane Dough, on Jun 29, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 12 comments | 30574 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Analysis: Supreme Court ruling likely to affect equal-rights laws

The U.S. Supreme Court's sweeping decision that same-sex marriage is protected by the Fourteenth Amendment will have widespread...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2015
Last comment by Anna Longwell, on Jun 29, 2015 at 6:39 pm | 4 comments | 4107 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man arrested in Palo Alto package-theft case

Mountain View police arrested a man early Wednesday morning who was found to have a package allegedly stolen from a Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 6006 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County pledges more funds for Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors on Tuesday upped the ante in a bid to preserve the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park when they...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jun 29, 2015 at 9:38 am | 70 comments | 5927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto defers master plan for Fry's site

Palo Alto officials rarely turn down grant funding but they made an exception on Monday night when they agreed not to launch...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto , on Jun 29, 2015 at 9:18 am | 13 comments | 5808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Report: Cities unprepared for sea-level rise

The Santa Clara County Civil Grand Jury has a message for city and county officials who are dragging their feet regarding...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 28, 2015 at 6:24 pm | 18 comments | 5935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

ARB chair resigns, citing 'public perception'

Randy Popp, chair of Palo Alto's influential and occasionally embattled Architectural Review Board, resigned from the board...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by Another resident, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:19 pm | 35 comments | 6936 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto teen booked for allegedly cooking hash oil, starting fire

A teenager who police said was cooking hash oil in his Palo Alto apartment was arrested Thursday night after he started a...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 13 comments | 6098 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

H-1B visas, outsourcing and pink slips

From today's NYT "But the layoffs at Disney and at other companies, including the Southern California Edison power utility,...

Original post made by tech worker on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 2:09 pm | 50 comments | 2137 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighbors on Eichler block won't appeal new house

Despite major reservations about a new two-story home that will soon go up on their Eichler-style block, residents of Richardson...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 27, 2015 at 11:24 am | 34 comments | 6554 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SAP Palo Alto vice president arrested for LEGO scam

The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC will be charged on Tuesday with four felony burglary charges...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by sea reddy, on Jun 27, 2015 at 6:55 am | 39 comments | 270428 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Arrest made in anti-Semitic graffiti incident at Stanford

Stanford University police have arrested 19-year-old Lucas Joseph Ninow in connection with the spray-painting of anti-Semitic...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by say it like it is, on Jun 26, 2015 at 8:50 pm | 9 comments | 5157 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Claim settled for home damaged by police

When a SWAT team entered Gladys Leu's Palo Alto home on March 23, they were looking for a burglar. They got their man, but...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Jun 26, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 9 comments | 5761 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman nearly drowns in Palo Alto condo complex swimming pool

Authorities in Palo Alto are investigating the third near-drowning incident in the city since June 1 after an 89-year-old...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 3 comments | 6476 Views

AROUND TOWN

County looks to set aside more funds to preserve Buena Vista

Santa Clara County supervisors are preparing to raise the pool of money available for a possible purchase of Buena Vista...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 25, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 68 comments | 7614 Views
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