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AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park residents host holiday Posada

In long robes and accompanied by an angel, modern-day versions of Mary and Joseph, parents of the yet-unborn Jesus, beseeched...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 15 comments | 10579 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

2007 City Council Election Forum

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Sep. 19, 2007
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:37 pm | 19 comments | 10577 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four Gunn seniors semi-finalists in Intel contest

"You guys are rock stars," Gunn High School Principal Katya Villalobos said Wednesday to four Gunn seniors just named among...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 16, 2011 at 11:32 am | 24 comments | 10573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain grade-crossing options concern neighbors

A dilemma of how to make Palo Alto's four at-grade railroad crossings safer, with the impending electrification of Caltrain,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2018
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 6, 2018 at 7:48 pm | 96 comments | 10571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New store creates a buzz

While the attention of some Palo Altans has been diverted to more pressing issues, a new sex shop is quietly preparing to...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by too quick, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 59 comments | 10571 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Contractors cited for fraud in East Palo Alto sting

A two-day sting operation in East Palo Alto resulted in 15 people being cited for alleged contractor fraud, the California...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2017
Last comment by Ivan Sanchez Victim, on Oct 28, 2017 at 1:36 pm | 17 comments | 10568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board, Stanford close in on deal for university's expansion

After months of contentious negotiations, Stanford University and the Palo Alto Unified School District are on the verge...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2019
Last comment by Mary O, on Apr 18, 2019 at 6:00 pm | 26 comments | 10567 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Youth of the Year' finalists score a gift from Kevin Durant

Four teens who vied for the Youth of the Year award organized by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Peninsula received an unexpected...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2018
Last comment by Melo, on Feb 9, 2018 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 10566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parenting in the digital age

Palo Alto educators and parents are collaborating to give kids the critical thinking skills they need to use technology responsibly...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2018
Last comment by dave06516, on Nov 2, 2018 at 4:39 am | 11 comments | 10566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opinion: Palo Alto needs a citywide municipal fiber-to-the-premises utility

The medium of choice for wired telecommunications networks is fiber optics. But the telecom incumbents are reluctant to abandon...

Original post made on May. 17, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Jun 1, 2019 at 12:33 pm | 27 comments | 10564 Views

BOOKS

Landlords, tenants can now apply to cover unpaid rent from past year

California's COVID-19 rent relief application portal went live on March 15, which will help eligible landlords and tenants...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2021
Last comment by Sara A, on Mar 22, 2021 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 10564 Views

RESTAURANTS

Craving more outdoor dining, Palo Alto prepares to extend 'Summer Streets' to end of the year

Buoyed by rave reviews of the city's new outdoor dining scene, Palo Alto leaders are considering keeping California and University...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2020
Last comment by Jonathan Brown, on Aug 10, 2020 at 9:31 pm | 4 comments | 10563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ends legal feud with Mitchell Park Library contractor

Days after Palo Alto celebrated the grand opening of its new Mitchell Park Library and Community Center, the city has reached...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 18, 2014 at 3:13 pm | 32 comments | 10562 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto OKs senior-housing development

In broad support of its commitment to keep its low-income population within the city, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Georgia, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:46 am | 6 comments | 10561 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

As U.S. bans WeChat, local Chinese Americans face loss of tool that's become integral to their lives

The popular Chinese-owned mobile app WeChat, which has been the main communications lifeblood for local Chinese Americans,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2020
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Sep 30, 2020 at 11:45 pm | 35 comments | 10561 Views

BOOKS

Free the Children opens office, holds rally

More than a hundred teenagers and adults celebrated the opening of the first Free the Children office in California, located...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 2, 2009 at 6:23 pm | 4 comments | 10560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

To the rescue

Palo Alto is a far cry from the Third World, but in a disaster it will face many of the same challenges that often plague...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Mark, on May 15, 2016 at 10:13 pm | 5 comments | 10558 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Palo Alto's oldest black church celebrates rebirth

Clarence Nicholas, 90, stood outside a small, stucco building in downtown Palo Alto last Saturday afternoon, his hands clutching...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2009
Last comment by Kiley, on Jul 12, 2014 at 7:00 pm | 9 comments | 10558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Huge rodent at 10.30 a.m. walked up my garden

What I thought was an opossum could not be, it had no hair bristles, pinkish gray skin. It was about 16 inches long with...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Dec. 12, 2010
Last comment by Charles, on Apr 1, 2011 at 10:49 am | 46 comments | 10558 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Castilleja meeting, a call to 'reset' the project

Residents who oppose Castilleja School's proposed expansion and even some who support the school told Castilleja officials...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2017
Last comment by Just Curious, on Jun 14, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 37 comments | 10557 Views
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