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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price walks fine line in supporting high-speed-rail brief

Palo Alto may be one of the staunchest opponents of California's controversial high-speed rail system, but one council member...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 16, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 47 comments | 2729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Forecast predicts years of budget surpluses

A surging economy and an expected influx of revenue from new hotels have prompted Palo Alto officials to predict a decade...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Marrol, on Feb 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm | 20 comments | 3760 Views

AROUND TOWN

Healing the mind

When Donald Ray Williams, in the grip of a psychotic episode, torched the University Avenue Walgreens in Palo Alto on July...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Do more, on Feb 15, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 5 comments | 4112 Views

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Miki's Market in Palo Alto to close

Less than six months after Miki's Farm Fresh Market opened its doors at Alma Plaza, filling a vacancy that has blighted the...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by JP, on Feb 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm | 221 comments | 941 Views

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A law that forces mental health treatment

To commit, or not commit? That is the question for many families and advocates in the mental health system. Read the full...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Abuse, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:57 pm | 2 comments | 531 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline

Silicon Valley economy 'sizzling,' but many are left out in the cold Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/02/07/off-deadline...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by General Practitioner, on Feb 15, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 2 comments | 489 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family says teacher breached son's privacy

A family has sued the Palo Alto school district, saying they suffered embarrassment, humiliation, medical issues and financial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by MukhMan, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 23 comments | 8874 Views

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Six celebrated for longtime service

For many, the 2014 Lifetimes of Achievement honorees are household names. They are a former college counselor, a corporate...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by Phyllis , on Feb 15, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 2 comments | 4115 Views

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Hotel-tax hike recommended in Palo Alto

Seeking to tap into the riches generated by the city's flourishing hotel scene, a Palo Alto council committee on Wednesday...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 15, 2014 at 2:29 pm | 21 comments | 3489 Views

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Something to do today (Sat) Feb 15

Hi Folks, I've decided to come down from the mountain and visit my city today and thought, hmmm, wouldn't it be nice to...

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Feb. 15, 2014
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Gunn students take on 'Vagina Monologues'

Students at Gunn High School are mounting a production of "The Vagina Monologues" -- a Valentine's Day staple on colleges...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 60 comments | 5495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chamber blasts Palo Alto's proposed hotel-tax increase

A proposal by Palo Alto officials to raise the city's tax rate may be popular with potential voters, but it is already facing...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:57 am | 16 comments | 2195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly 'de-laning' proposal off the table

Palo Alto school district officials apparently have reversed their recommendation to de-lane freshman English at Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Tokheim can't manage, on Feb 14, 2014 at 3:38 am | 62 comments | 6461 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Best Food & Drink

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/08/30/best-food--drink posted Friday, August 30, 2013,...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Ducat hutch, on Feb 13, 2014 at 8:06 pm | 4 comments | 1894 Views

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Police investigate suspicious backpack found at Stanford

Part of the Stanford University campus was evacuated, and a police bomb squad unit came in to investigate a suspicious backpack...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Feb 13, 2014 at 4:36 pm | 11 comments | 2875 Views

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Huge observatory plane startles residents

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Original post made on Jan. 14, 2008
Last comment by Andy Howey, on Feb 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm | 10 comments | 3804 Views

SPORTS

Stanford men lose a chance to climb Pac-12 hoop standings

Dwight Powell scored 18 points and grabbed nine points but the Stanford men's basketball team dropped a 64-60 decision to...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by cburiiii, on Feb 13, 2014 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 843 Views

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Shirley Temple Black dies at her home in Woodside

Shirley Temple Black died Monday night at her home in Woodside. She was 85. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/02/11/shirley-temple-black-dies-at-her...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Feb 13, 2014 at 8:40 am | 6 comments | 2601 Views

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Myth and metamorphosis

"Metamorphosis: Junior Year," a new theatrical adaptation of Palo Alto author Betsy Franco's novel, strikes close to home...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by sethulakshmi, on Feb 13, 2014 at 1:20 am | 6 comments | 1569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on harassment policy

The Palo Alto Board of Education is set to vote Tuesday, Feb. 11, on new policies governing the bullying of disabled and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Feb 12, 2014 at 11:43 pm | 42 comments | 2341 Views
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