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AROUND TOWN

Mother of Joan Baez dies at 100

Woodside resident Joan Chandos Baez, the mother of famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez, died at home on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Charles Wibel, on Jan 18, 2016 at 6:57 am | 9 comments | 18082 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 | 18014 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 | 17963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Not just another chain restaurant

Paul Martin's American Grill in Mountain View has pedigree along with serious money and know-how behind it. Co-founder Paul...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by foodie, on Mar 24, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 17946 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bicyclist has major injuries after Stanford crash

A Menlo Park man was struck by a motorist in the early morning darkness at Stanford University on Wednesday, according to...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 33 comments | 17936 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver responds to lawsuit over Menlo Park crash that injured 6-year-old twins

The 90-year-old driver of a car that reportedly pinned 6-year-old twin brothers against a wall on Santa Cruz Avenue has denied...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Jan 8, 2014 at 10:08 pm | 73 comments | 17924 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Altan dies from injuries sustained in brawl

He was a young, athletic tennis instructor at Kim Grant Tennis Academy. His wife of two years said he was a peaceful person...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park, on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:13 am | 64 comments | 17867 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls wrap up season with a fourth place in state finals

The Palo Alto girls golf team accomplished more in its first season of existence than most teams do in program history. The...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim H., on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 17787 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Airplane crash puts hospitals' 'mass casualty plan' to the test

Within minutes of Saturday's crash-landing at San Francisco International Airport of an Asiana Airlines flight carrying 307...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by DE-myelinated, on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:07 pm | 23 comments | 17775 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 | 17751 Views

BOOKS

Tom Wyman, library champion and activist, dies at 86

Tom Wyman, a longtime Palo Alto volunteer, died on March 10. He was 86. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/03/21/tom-wyman-library-commissioner-dies...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Liz Davis, on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:19 am | 10 comments | 17749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family: Student had suffered from depression

The parents of a Palo Alto student who died by suicide on Jan. 24 have released a statement saying that their son had struggled...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jan 29, 2015 at 1:00 am | 12 comments | 17708 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto pulls the plug on proposed billboard

After flickering for just long enough to enrage the public, Palo Alto's plan to install a digital billboard along U.S. Highway...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 30, 2013 at 11:33 am | 12 comments | 17682 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to widen sidewalks meets resistance on El Camino Real

A regional drive to turn El Camino Real into a pedestrian-friendly boulevard clashed with thorny reality Tuesday night as...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by Planning Commissioners, on Apr 10, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 20 comments | 17611 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

'Climate warrior' Steve Schneider dies of heart attack on airplane

Stephen Schneider, a Stanford biology professor who for decades has been a central figure in the debate on global climate...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2010
Last comment by your kids and their kids, on May 25, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 89 comments | 17552 Views

AROUND TOWN

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 | 17552 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football loses control of Pac-12 title chase

Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to play to lift unranked USC past visiting No. 4 Stanford,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm | 11 comments | 17550 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Wolf of Wall Street'

"The Wolf of Wall Street" charges out of the gate with immediate evidence of Martin Scorsese's skill, abetted by Terence...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 7, 2014 at 7:54 pm | 4 comments | 17544 Views

SPORTS

Castilleja makes history at CCS golf finals with runnerup finish

Normally at this time of the year, members of the Castilleja golf team are either putting away their clubs and heading off...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2010
There are no comments yet. 17528 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Robbery suspect had been struggling mentally

Jeffrey Owen Smith, the Palo Alto man arrested Tuesday night and charged with robbing a purse from a woman in Menlo Park,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Nov 25, 2008 at 1:32 pm | 20 comments | 17485 Views
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