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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto officials brace for story in The Atlantic magazine

Palo Alto school and city officials, with the help of local mental health professionals, are bracing for the release of a...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael O., on Nov 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 48 comments | 20845 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 20802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza builder loses $94,200, wins green light

After inadvertently destroying a physically decrepit but symbolically precious piece of Palo Alto history, the developer...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 10, 2013 at 7:23 am | 20 comments | 20697 Views

AROUND TOWN

High-speed-rail critics eye fresh legal challenges

As state officials prepare to approve the environmental analysis for California's planned high-speed-rail system, Peninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 20678 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sea level rise could flood east of Bayshore

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Original post made on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 21, 2007 at 12:10 am | 51 comments | 20622 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 | 20615 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 20614 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to redesign 'critical' downtown site

When billionaire developer John Arrillaga proposed last year to build a complex of high-rises and a theater near Palo Alto's...

Original post made on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by Overbuilding all over, on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:58 pm | 27 comments | 20561 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lawsuit filed against driver who struck young boys

A Menlo Park family has filed a lawsuit against the driver of a car that reportedly jumped a curb and pinned two 6-year-old...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Retired teacher, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 20555 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

On Deadline: No more "dithering"--Palo Alto pushes 'carbon free' electricity to fight climate change

Palo Alto must "quit dithering" and expedite its carbon-reduction efforts significantly, starting with its electrical utility,...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 14, 2012 at 9:14 am | 10 comments | 20515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does anonymity cause online rudeness?

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Original post made on Sep. 26, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 2, 2007 at 9:17 pm | 66 comments | 20499 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jobs and mentoring program sets youth on positive path

The Sponsored Employment Program is more than a summer job, participants and organizers of the East Palo Alto initiative...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mel, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:02 am | 2 comments | 20492 Views

AROUND TOWN

House committee kills Hangar One funding

Hopes for federal money to save Moffett Field's historic Hangar One were dashed on Tuesday when it was announced that the...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Jul 19, 2011 at 6:33 am | 18 comments | 20484 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Commission voices support for new 'tech corridor'

Members of Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission came out in favor of transforming a segment of Park Boulevard...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 44 comments | 20457 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Mandarin immersion 4-1

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by yet another parent, on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:01 am | 192 comments | 20421 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

An alliance to help make Palo Alto a 'sustainable community'

In recent weeks and months, a group of us in Palo Alto have forged a new organization, the "Alliance for a Livable Palo Alto,"...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2008
Last comment by Trapped, on Nov 30, 2008 at 11:52 pm | 44 comments | 20364 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 20329 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 20319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Report: Pollution spikes despite years of cleanup

Despite nearly three decades of clean-up efforts at a central Palo Alto Superfund site, groundwater contamination from a...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2010
Last comment by Residen Barron Park Ventura, on Apr 6, 2012 at 5:20 pm | 83 comments | 20304 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jing Lyman, activist and wife of former Stanford president, dies at 88

Elizabeth "Jing" Lyman, the "first lady" of Stanford University from 1970 to 1980 and an activist in her own right, died...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Edith Eddy, on Nov 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 5 comments | 20273 Views
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