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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner: alleged victim gave him verbal consent

Brock Turner, the 20-year-old former Stanford University student charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by iSez, on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 6 comments | 19479 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 19473 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto property values surge

The market value of a single-family home in Palo Alto went up 10.8 percent in 2013 and has more than recovered from the last...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 34 comments | 19423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto labor union may call strike

Palo Alto's largest labor union voted Thursday to authorize a strike if the city continues to call for long-term concessions...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2009
Last comment by stretch, on Sep 23, 2009 at 2:19 pm | 345 comments | 19414 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs takes leave of absence, citing health issues

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Wednesday that he will take a leave of absence until the end of June because of health concerns....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Rob, on Jan 17, 2009 at 9:43 am | 17 comments | 19413 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man reported missing

A 30-year-old Palo Alto man has been missing for almost a week, Palo Alto police said Sunday. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Community Member, on Jul 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 24 comments | 19397 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic steers discussion on Jay Paul development

In its effort to get city approval for a new office complex at 395 Page Mill, developer Jay Paul Company faces an uphill...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:43 am | 100 comments | 19379 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police warn about doorbell-ring burglaries

Police are cautioning Palo Alto residents about a recurring type of crime: burglars who ring door bells, posing as a solicitor...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2013
Last comment by gutbug, on Aug 27, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 13 comments | 19376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 74 comments | 19370 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by board watcher, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:06 am | 96 comments | 19311 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to spread smoking ban downtown

Palo Alto's ever-expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown and California Avenue. By an 8-1 vote, with Greg...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 19270 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buena Vista owner hits another snag

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park must go back and further revise his plan for compensating the residents who would...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm | 37 comments | 19229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In-depth report: How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying

In a liberal-minded community that prides itself on top-notch schools, high-achieving students and progressive values, the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm | 64 comments | 19222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Challenge: let's have a healthy debate without the cloak of anonymity

In my opinion, one of the most dangerous sites that preteens/teens are on now is ask.fm because anyone can post anonymous...

Original post made by Danielle Laursen on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:09 am | 4 comments | 19200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin program sparks parents' hopes

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Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:55 am | 328 comments | 19180 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports pedestrian fatality near Charleston

Caltrain confirmed on Wednesday evening at 6 p.m. that a pedestrian fatality had occurred near Charleston Avenue on the Caltrain...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2014
Last comment by Rev. Daniel, on Oct 16, 2014 at 10:47 am | 3 comments | 19180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Safe schools' task force mulls recommendations

A new system for anonymous reporting of bullying is among the recommendations of a Palo Alto school district task force on...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by Campaign Insider, on Jun 12, 2013 at 8:06 am | 27 comments | 19177 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water board deals a blow to flood-control effort

An long-planned effort to protect Palo Alto, East Palo Alto and Menlo Park from the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek suffered...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 12, 2014 at 10:41 am | 66 comments | 19167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto growth brings traffic angst to Los Altos Hills

Spurred by a popular outcry over planned traffic signals at the busy interchange of Interstate 280 and Page Mill Road, Los...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by First Responder, on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:21 pm | 36 comments | 19146 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police investigating two deaths in south Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating two deaths this afternoon at the low-income senior housing complex Alta Torre Apartments...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Rose A, on Mar 19, 2015 at 5:53 pm | 10 comments | 19061 Views
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