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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: A child shall lead the way -- with a good deal of help

When the Opportunity Center officially opens on Sunday, the ribbon-cutter will be my 7-year-old son, Isaac. He's been waiting...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 6, 2013 at 11:55 am | 2 comments | 7476 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police probe two street robberies and a burglary

Palo Alto police are investigating two attempted street robberies and one residential burglary that occurred in the north...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2011
Last comment by Concerned, on Jan 7, 2012 at 10:20 pm | 30 comments | 7476 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fire at Glass Slipper Inn in Palo Alto causes evacuation

The Glass Slipper Inn was evacuated Tuesday night after a fire broke out in a motel room, prompting a response from Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by inn, on Sep 9, 2016 at 12:24 am | 6 comments | 7476 Views

AROUND TOWN

I'm back, and things have changed

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Original post made by Alice Smith on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by troy, on Jun 17, 2006 at 10:33 pm | 6 comments | 7473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on Dec 7, 2016 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 7472 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View: Coroner releases name of man killed on train tracks

After seeking the public's help in identifying a man killed Friday evening on the train tracks between Mountain View and...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2014
Last comment by Gertrude, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:07 am | 4 comments | 7470 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Gordon Biersch temporarily closes

Palo Alto's Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant closes its doors this week for a dramatic renovation, while Whole Foods celebrates...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by MPdog, on Mar 13, 2016 at 2:44 pm | 13 comments | 7470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen & Parents Counseling

This is a cry for help! I urgently need a recommendation of an excellent counselor for families of teens. Problem is not...

Original post made by Downtown Mom on Dec. 8, 2008
Last comment by Teresa, on Dec 3, 2016 at 7:03 am | 19 comments | 7468 Views

BOOKS

Palo Alto Libraries vs. Borders

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Original post made by r on Sep. 25, 2006
Last comment by Questions & Comments, on May 30, 2007 at 4:29 pm | 14 comments | 7468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

American Express moving into former Zibibbo space

Three-year-old American Express Ventures Strategic Investment Group is taking over the downtown space formerly occupied by...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by Sad, sad, sad, on Jul 2, 2014 at 9:59 am | 21 comments | 7466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers seek pay raise

As Palo Alto schools cheer the best financial picture they've seen in years, teachers are asking for a pay raise. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | 93 comments | 7466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study sheds light on Buena Vista children

While Hispanic children in Silicon Valley tend to experience high drop-out rates and steep barriers to quality medical care,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Mar 25, 2014 at 9:18 pm | 47 comments | 7465 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested in Mountain View for robberies

Mountain View police on Thursday announced the arrest of a 53-year-old man suspected of robbing five banks in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2009
Last comment by Jymbo, on Jun 30, 2014 at 2:01 am | 14 comments | 7464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mysterious meat sales concern Palo Alto residents

Barron Park neighborhood residents have been puzzling over mysterious meat salesmen in blue trucks who have been knocking...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bernadette Hsing, on May 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 37 comments | 7464 Views

SPORTS

Experience with 'voluntary' high school practices?

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by bringbackcolombo, on Apr 16, 2007 at 11:57 pm | 28 comments | 7458 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tenants file class action lawsuit against East Palo Alto's largest landlord

Three tenants who live in the Woodland Park Apartments in East Palo Alto filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 4, 2014 at 11:55 pm | 5 comments | 7457 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ends legal feud with Mitchell Park Library contractor

Days after Palo Alto celebrated the grand opening of its new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the city has reached...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 31 comments | 7456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Festival of the Arts returns to Palo Alto

The annual Palo Alto Festival of the Arts returns Aug. 22-23 and will bring together more than 300 hundred artists, local...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2015
Last comment by Janice Viariseo-Bothwell, on Aug 9, 2015 at 3:03 pm | 8 comments | 7456 Views

AROUND TOWN

New emergency-operations center unveiled

Palo Alto's Emergency Operations Center has gone from a dusty, closet-like space only staffed during emergencies to a fully...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2013
Last comment by Can't have it both ways, on Dec 22, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 10 comments | 7453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Growing the shuttle

As one piece of a multi-pronged approach to improving transit options and addressing parking and congestion, city officials...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 24, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 24 comments | 7452 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,968 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 764 views

Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 174 views

 

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