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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police arrest suspected Portola Valley bank robber

Authorities on Wednesday (June 1) arrested a 51-year-old transient suspected of multiple bank robberies in three counties,...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2011
Last comment by transient?, on Jun 3, 2011 at 12:19 pm | 1 comment | 1114 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Vehicle struck by express train in Menlo Park

A mother and daughter were transported to a hospital on Friday evening, April 13, after their Saab was struck by an express...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2012
Last comment by anon, on Apr 14, 2012 at 9:02 pm | 2 comments | 1114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Injured worker lifted off building deck

Palo Alto firefighters on Thursday rescued a construction worker who fell off the framing of an El Camino Way building and...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Billionaires take over, on Apr 24, 2013 at 7:13 pm | 10 comments | 1114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Gunn sophomore wins $10,000 grant to help children in Sierra Leone

Eleanor Su, a sophomore at Henry M. Gunn High School, won Amway's "Who Cares Challenge," securing a $10,000 grant for the...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2013
Last comment by s, on Jul 18, 2013 at 9:15 pm | 1 comment | 1114 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The achievement treadmill

There is some irony that the same week we learn that Palo Alto is the most educated city in California, if not the nation,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 28, 2011 at 12:25 pm | 5 comments | 1113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Noise pollution or music to your ears?

While picking up pastries this morning at Paris Baguette I couldn't help but notice loud, piped-in (piped-out?) music filling...

Original post made by Music Lover but... on Jan. 20, 2013
Last comment by s, on Jan 24, 2013 at 5:10 am | 4 comments | 1113 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Girl robbed at gunpoint, pushed from car

A teenager who apparently was hanging out with the wrong crowd was robbed of her cell phone at gunpoint and pushed from a...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2011
Last comment by George K., on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:32 pm | 7 comments | 1113 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman faces gunman during Menlo Park stroll

A nighttime stroll turned terrifying for a woman on Sharon Road in Menlo Park Monday night when she was confronted by a man...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2011
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 6, 2011 at 11:30 pm | 10 comments | 1113 Views

SPORTS

Stanford tops Pac-12 with six players picked in NFL Draft

Stanford had a record-tying six former players selected in the 2014 NFL Draft, tying the mark previously set in 1972, 1975,...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on May 12, 2014 at 6:00 pm | 1 comment | 1113 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What Silicon Valley Might Look Like If All of Its Employees Actually Lived There

20 to 50-story apartment/condo towers Article from Atlantic Cities: http://www.theatlanticcities.com/housing/2014/02/heres-what-it-would-look-if-all-silicon-valleys-employees-act...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 5, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 12 comments | 1113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

noisy biplane advertising

For at least an hour now, a noisy biplane with an allstate sign has been circling the neighborhood of professorville. not...

Original post made by lea cox on Aug. 28, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 31, 2011 at 4:38 pm | 7 comments | 1112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to Gunn construction?

Last year the Gunn High School campus was reconfigured in preparation for a construction project which was to add new classrooms,...

Original post made by Observer on Jul. 27, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Aug 15, 2011 at 1:38 pm | 3 comments | 1112 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto elementary enrollment up 4 percent

An elementary enrollment boom charges ahead in Palo Alto this fall, with city-wide K-5 growth -- at 4 percent -- approaching...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2011
Last comment by John Markevitch, on Sep 29, 2011 at 2:42 pm | 6 comments | 1112 Views

SPORTS

Luck's last college game finally comes to pass

==B Fiesta Bowl, Jan. 2, 5:30 p.m., ESPN== We've seen Andrew Luck do some amazing things on the football field, rallying...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2011
Last comment by Cal Morton, on Dec 30, 2011 at 1:01 pm | 1 comment | 1112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Guy Consolmagno lecture canceled

A talk slated to take place tonight (Feb. 4, 2011) featuring Vatican astronomer Brother Guy Consolmagno, Ph.D., has been...

Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Feb. 4, 2011
Last comment by Do we?, on Feb 4, 2011 at 9:57 pm | 4 comments | 1112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: A painter's touch

Artist Nathan Oliveira has racked up an impressive career: former longtime professor of studio art at Stanford University...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2011
Last comment by Ann Shelby Valentine, on Mar 16, 2011 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 1112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters save Maddux Drive home from blaze

A smoky fire was quickly doused by Palo Alto firefighters this morning after a garage erupted in a blaze in the 3100 block...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2011
Last comment by F. Evans., on Jul 15, 2011 at 7:09 am | 22 comments | 1112 Views

AROUND TOWN

New auxiliary lanes being built on 101

Caltrans crews today will break ground on a project to build auxiliary lanes along a three-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 101...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2011
Last comment by Donald, on Jul 20, 2011 at 6:17 pm | 13 comments | 1112 Views

AROUND TOWN

The ripples of Sept. 11

Ten years ago, the Midpeninsula was jolted awake on a Tuesday by urgent phone calls and televised images no one could soon...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2011
Last comment by profile kilt, on Sep 14, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 27 comments | 1112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to rule on downtown 'Gateway' building

A revised plan to build a prominent "gateway" building at the downtown intersection of Alma Street and Lytton Avenue in Palo...

Original post made on May. 14, 2012
Last comment by T Peak, on May 14, 2012 at 5:15 pm | 14 comments | 1112 Views
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