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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fry's Electronics to shutter Palo Alto store in January

Fry's Electronics, which has been a fixture at the 340 Portage Ave. for more than a quarter century, will close its store...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Hinrich, on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm | 33 comments | 39532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why do the libraries carry DVDs?

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Original post made by David on Oct. 24, 2006
Last comment by Suggest_It_To_Me, on Dec 28, 2006 at 1:59 pm | 51 comments | 39530 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: In city that loves to plan, Palo Alto's creates cynicism

Palo Alto's official and legally mandated Comprehensive Plan bills itself as "the primary tool for guiding future development...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 12 comments | 39530 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

David Boesch resigns as San Mateo County manager

David Boesch, the current San Mateo County manager and former Menlo Park city manager, will resign the county post Dec. 31,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by A Concerned Citizen, on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:14 am | 3 comments | 39460 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged victim testifies in Brock Turner trial

The 23-year-old woman whom former Stanford University student Brock Turner allegedly sexually assaulted on campus in the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Terrace Antelope, on Mar 21, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 15 comments | 39445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'It is not safe to return to the classroom.' Teachers union lobbies for full distance learning

After two months of negotiations, the Palo Alto Unified teachers union is urging the district against reopening schools this...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2020
Last comment by Thank you, Sherry.., on Jul 22, 2020 at 9:04 pm | 213 comments | 39424 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto man, 21, dies in 'freak accident' while on hike in San Diego

Max Lenail, a 21-year-old man from Palo Alto died over the weekend while hiking in San Diego, according to his family, friends...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2021
Last comment by GaryB, on Feb 1, 2021 at 7:05 pm | 8 comments | 39418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters knock out College Terrace fire

Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire that began in a back room of a house on the 2100 block of Princeton Street after...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Margit, on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 7 comments | 39393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 64 comments | 39341 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voters shoot down Maybell development

A grassroots campaign in Palo Alto to overturn an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue scored a sweeping Election...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | 262 comments | 39236 Views

AROUND TOWN

Santa Clara County reports first death due to new coronavirus at El Camino Hospital

A woman in her 60s died Monday morning, March 9, from COVID-19 at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, the first fatality...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2020
Last comment by Jill Ledet, on Mar 13, 2020 at 11:34 pm | 36 comments | 39230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at narrow sidewalks

There are few places in Palo Alto where dreams and reality clash as starkly as on El Camino Real. Envisioned as a "Grand...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 53 comments | 39040 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman seriously injured in crash

A 57-year-old resident of Palo Alto is in critical condition following a head-on collision on University Avenue at Bayfront...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm | 10 comments | 38975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Aug 5, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 457 comments | 38906 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power to hurt: how social media impacts our kids

Social media is an integral and growing force in young lives, everyone agrees. Yet it carries significant risks. In cyberspace,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by weekly reader, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:08 am | 13 comments | 38869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What does preschool look like during a pandemic? Socially distant play, temperature checks and virtual storytime.

HeadsUp is among the local preschools that have been allowed to stay open to provide child care to parents who are essential...

Original post made on May. 6, 2020
Last comment by Fact Checker, on May 6, 2020 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 38797 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by lets stay on topic, on Jan 2, 2015 at 3:09 pm | 142 comments | 38786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with citywide fiber plan

The good news for Palo Alto's technophiles is that if all goes as planned, construction of a long-sought, citywide ultra-high-speed...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Silly Me, on Oct 11, 2014 at 11:05 am | 58 comments | 38767 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford nurse disappears after abruptly leaving shift

A search effort is underway for a Stanford Hospital nurse who disappeared on Tuesday after abruptly leaving his shift. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2022
Last comment by Fritzie Blue, on Jan 21, 2022 at 11:19 pm | 8 comments | 38661 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic Palo Alto Bowl gets a reprieve to 2014

The lease for the historic Palo Alto Bowl in south Palo Alto -- Palo Alto's only bowling alley and one of the few remaining...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by mom of teens, on May 7, 2010 at 6:27 pm | 26 comments | 38538 Views
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