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AROUND TOWN

Halloween in Palo Alto

How do Palo Alto residents with kids celebrate Halloween? Do they go out trick-or-treating? Where? In their neighbourhood?...

Original post made by Zoya on Oct. 23, 2009
Last comment by Hmm, on Oct 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm | 61 comments | 12529 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report highlights Silicon Valley's uneven prosperity

Fueled by a sizzling tech sector, strong population growth and low unemployment, the Silicon Valley economy has grown rapidly...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by equal what?, on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:00 pm | 30 comments | 12526 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air pollutants linked to higher risk of birth defects

Breathing traffic pollution in early pregnancy is linked to a higher risk for certain serious birth defects, according to...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Earlier study, on Mar 31, 2013 at 8:50 pm | 5 comments | 12510 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cat Mom Leonorilda, on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:09 am | 49 comments | 12502 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Babbo's and Ramona's shutter

The venerable Babbo's Restaurant, a fixture for 24 years at the Stanford Shopping Center, closed last month. Ramona's Pizza...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Chris, on Dec 9, 2014 at 10:44 am | 16 comments | 12497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Keller, Kou, Kniss and Fine for City Council

In deciding whom to recommend in this year's City Council race we find ourselves in a dilemma similar to two years ago --...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Nov 3, 2016 at 4:32 am | 105 comments | 12489 Views

MOVIES

She was framed

A Nazi-enabled "finders keepers" claim comes under scrutiny in the based-on-a-true-story drama, "Woman in Gold." Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 12489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce replaces CEO

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will have a new CEO after its current leader, David MacKenzie, was asked to step down this...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Lisa Costa, on Oct 1, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 17 comments | 12482 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police to target red-light runners

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Original post made by Ray on Aug. 4, 2006
Last comment by Driver, on May 13, 2008 at 3:51 pm | 24 comments | 12473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn top nationwide rankings

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Original post made on Nov. 30, 2007
Last comment by Student, on Apr 15, 2008 at 6:49 pm | 126 comments | 12466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Website for detecting plagiarism is trading post for English papers

An Internet-based plagiarism detector has become not only a tool for teachers but also a plagiarism instructor for students...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Ridiculoso, on Feb 25, 2013 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 12464 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Fates of undocumented 'Dreamers' hang in balance

For the first time since 1986, the U.S. Congress is poised to overhaul the nation's immigration laws. It could be a life-changing...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 29, 2013 at 12:29 pm | 24 comments | 12447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Academic stress a top mental health concern

Academic stress tops the list of reasons Palo Alto teens have sought on-campus mental health counseling in the current academic...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2012
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Mar 3, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 92 comments | 12446 Views

SPORTS

Senior Games will be returning to the Bay Area

It's time to get back into shape because the fourth annual Bay Area Senior Games will be returning to venues in Santa Clara...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Angela, on Nov 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm | 5 comments | 12436 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain Palo Alto man uttered three words before shooting

The accused accomplice in the homicide of a Palo Alto engineer described his three last words and the single shot that ended...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 38 comments | 12422 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police release sketch of wanted bank robber

A man who robbed the Provident Credit Union in Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon remains at large. The man, who police described...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2013 at 8:41 am | 20 comments | 12415 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Funding questions loom over high-speed rail's new plan

Seeking to comply with a legislative requirement, the agency charged with building California's high-speed-rail system on...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 24, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 18 comments | 12384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers - please allow kids to email instead of printing homework

Besides saving lots of paper, this will also save a lot of money for the parents. I'm really tired of paying outrageous...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Aug. 25, 2013
Last comment by David Hernandez, on Apr 22, 2016 at 3:11 pm | 24 comments | 12377 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student accused of sexual assault fires back at university in federal lawsuit

A male Stanford University student found responsible for sexual assault in 2014 has fired back at the university in a lawsuit...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by Amanda, on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:19 pm | 17 comments | 12361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Achievement gap' still dogs Palo Alto schools

Despite years of efforts to combat it, a long-standing academic achievement gap persists in Palo Alto schools. African-American...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by HelpUsIn94303, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 116 comments | 12359 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
By Elena Kadvany | 14 comments | 5,018 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 1,129 views

Surviving Family Holidays
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 365 views

 

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