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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City braces for impacts of new housing laws

Palo Alto is bracing for a slew of new laws that will take effect in January and that could transform the community conversation...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 37 comments | 3705 Views

AROUND TOWN

City's new anti-idling law unlikely to be enforced

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt a new law banning idling vehicles, city officials are warning that the new prohibition --...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Tim, on Dec 8, 2017 at 6:21 pm | 25 comments | 2579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Edgewood market holds soft opening

The new and long-awaited grocery store at Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center in Palo Alto finally opened on Friday afternoon,...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2017
Last comment by Hoping for Improvements, on Dec 8, 2017 at 12:17 pm | 43 comments | 8309 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman faces five-year sentence for embezzling $700K

A woman faces five years in prison at her sentencing today for embezzling more than $700,000 from a Palo Alto landscaping...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 7, 2017 at 8:41 pm | 4 comments | 3274 Views

RESTAURANTS

High hopes

Many of Nobu's signature dishes and cocktails have stood the test of time, but the new Palo Alto location is still uneven...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by JLN, on Dec 7, 2017 at 6:12 pm | 1 comment | 1172 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rising costs strain Palo Alto's infrastructure goals

Palo Alto's ambitious plan to fix up the city's aged infrastructure and build a new bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 is...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2017
Last comment by Remember the Rainbow Bridge, on Dec 7, 2017 at 10:33 am | 35 comments | 2899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores ways to pay for revamped Caltrain intersections

Despite years of discussions about the need to separate the Caltrain tracks from the local streets that intersect the rail...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2017
Last comment by Guess What, on Dec 7, 2017 at 12:33 am | 79 comments | 5681 Views

SPORTS

Prep report: Paly, Menlo boys open hoops tourney with a win

William Schlemmer scored 17 points, one of three to reach double figures, and the Palo Also boys varsity basketball team...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Fred Sanford, on Dec 6, 2017 at 8:26 pm | 1 comment | 530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

RV evictions in East Palo Alto protested

About 50 protesters blocked a tow truck Wednesday morning that came to haul away RVs in East Palo Alto in which an estimated...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2017
Last comment by Patricia Finau Lopez, on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:16 pm | 86 comments | 11845 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Delivery trucks at Edgewood create ruckus for neighbors

The beeping of trucks as they back up at 4 a.m., the clanking of metal cargo ramps on pavement, delivery trucks parking in...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2017
Last comment by Parking maze, on Dec 6, 2017 at 11:44 am | 38 comments | 4601 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto firefighters head to Thomas Fire

Four Palo Alto firefighters and their counterparts throughout the Bay Area are responding to the Thomas Fire that has burned...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Russell, on Dec 6, 2017 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 1677 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board to discuss gifts policy

Under a proposed administrative regulation, a donor who gives more than $50,000 to the Palo Alto school district but wants...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2017
Last comment by No Dark Money, on Dec 6, 2017 at 9:51 am | 8 comments | 2365 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Animal Farm' revisited

Fifteen retirees starring in Avenidas' staged reading of George Orwell's "Animal Farm" this month at Cubberley Community...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2017
Last comment by Income inequality, on Dec 6, 2017 at 4:37 am | 4 comments | 1943 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto police search for missing teen

Jonathan Bedolla, 17, was last seen three days ago leaving the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2017
Last comment by Katie , on Dec 5, 2017 at 9:07 pm | 11 comments | 21504 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sunset magazine sold to Los Angeles private equity investor

Sunset magazine, once located on Willow Road in Menlo Park, has been sold to Regent L.P., a Los Angeles-based private equity...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 2295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves Junior Museum and Zoo expansion

One of Palo Alto’s most popular family attractions received a big boost Monday night, when the City Council gleefully backed...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by mattie, on Dec 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm | 9 comments | 3272 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ex-teacher sentenced to five years for molestation

After tearfully begging a San Mateo County judge for leniency during her sentencing hearing for molesting two East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2017
Last comment by Just Yo, on Dec 5, 2017 at 12:17 pm | 14 comments | 4043 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner files appeal

A year and a half after a jury found Brock Turner guilty of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman on campus, the former...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Dad, on Dec 5, 2017 at 9:14 am | 14 comments | 5942 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Smoking hot fusion

Sometimes I wander into a restaurant that looks interesting without much knowledge of what might be in store. Kemuri Japanese...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2017
There are no comments yet. 323 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thousands of records exposed in Stanford data breaches

Personal employee information, confidential financial aid and student sexual-assault reports were exposed in three separate...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 4, 2017 at 2:18 pm | 6 comments | 2368 Views
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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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