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AROUND TOWN

From FLY speck to mighty force for good

It started out as an idea in the minds of incarcerated boys 13 years ago. But Christa Gannon turned a fly-speck of a program...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Hastings, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm | 5 comments | 29451 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shepherd, Kniss to lead City Council in 2014

Nancy Shepherd, an accountant with a flair for crunching numbers and diplomacy, will lead the city as mayor in 2014 after...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by sad but true, on Jan 16, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 77 comments | 29405 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks at trenches for Caltrain

Commuting by train may be on the rise in job-rich Palo Alto, but when the City Council meets on Monday to discuss the local...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 37 comments | 29357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top-ranked but 'viscerally' disappointing: New book details one family's challenges in Palo Alto schools

Teru Clavel, a mother with a masters degree in comparative international education, has sharp criticism for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Back to basic, on Sep 21, 2019 at 1:50 pm | 87 comments | 29338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anonymous donor spurs major renovation plans at Addison

A new two-story building, outdoor-learning environments, a maker's space, a multipurpose room that can actually fit the entire...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by about time!, on Feb 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm | 75 comments | 29319 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County imposes fines on public health violators as COVID-19 cases surge

Violating public health orders in Santa Clara County now carries a hefty fine of up to $500, giving teeth to mask requirements...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2020
Last comment by chris, on Aug 13, 2020 at 1:20 pm | 14 comments | 29317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Into thin air -- Why Silicon Valley Wi-Fi fizzled

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Original post made on Jul. 9, 2008
Last comment by Brett Glass, on Jul 20, 2008 at 5:34 pm | 13 comments | 29242 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park approves new union contract

Despite a flood of emails protesting a time-off policy that gives some city employees a minimum seven weeks off a year, no...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2011
Last comment by Kim S. , on Nov 17, 2011 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 29236 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders a digital billboard

When Palo Alto leaders talk about building a "leading digital city," they're usually talking about open data and high-speed...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Henry, on Oct 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 68 comments | 29219 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sewage shows spread of coronavirus across Santa Clara County

The amount of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in local wastewater has tripled, and in some cases quadrupled, since June 16, indicating...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2021
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 6, 2021 at 8:35 am | 24 comments | 29219 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto parents ask public's help to find missing son

The parents of a Palo Alto man who vanished 11 days ago are seeking the public's help to find their son, 30-year-old Andrew...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jul 29, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 21 comments | 29144 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On day one of the unprecedented stay-at-home order, some in Palo Alto try to keep it 'business as usual'

In the face of the new coronavirus pandemic that's now killed six people in Santa Clara County, residents, employees and...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2020
Last comment by Rick, on Mar 22, 2020 at 9:11 am | 22 comments | 29122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Newsom: Schools in watch-list counties cannot reopen in person

Gov. Gavin Newsom announced that all schools in counties on the state's coronavirus watch list -- including currently, Santa...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2020
Last comment by Truth Shall Set You Free, on Jul 28, 2020 at 5:20 pm | 209 comments | 29108 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thieves tamper with pumps, make off with gas

Thieves were able to fill up multiple vehicles without paying a dime when they tampered with gas pumps at the Valero station...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by Duh, on Jul 11, 2013 at 9:54 am | 11 comments | 29037 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Message from our publisher: An appeal for your support of good journalism

Just three weeks ago, it was hard to imagine the imminent human and economic impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Yet here we...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2020
Last comment by ResidentX, on Jun 9, 2020 at 10:46 am | 43 comments | 29032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google's Page plans 6,000 sf Palo Alto home

Try Googling Google Co-founder Larry Page and you won't find out much -- certainly not about what he's got in mind for his...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 26, 2009 at 12:52 am | 69 comments | 28963 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman in Stanford sexual-assault case testifies

The woman whom former Stanford University student Brock Turner allegedly raped on campus in January appeared in court in...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Chill96, on Feb 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm | 13 comments | 28951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

University, California avenues could close to traffic as soon as June 4, providing relief to restaurants

University and California avenues could be closed to traffic four days a week as soon as next week, allowing restaurants...

Original post made on May. 30, 2020
Last comment by Carl, on Jun 19, 2020 at 10:42 am | 49 comments | 28922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Development Center, Palo Alto quietly untangles its bureaucracy

The Development Center at 285 Hamilton Ave. has undergone a quiet but dramatic transformation in the two years since City...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by matt williams fan, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23 am | 19 comments | 28917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One message told 16 ways: Artists behind Black Lives Matter mural in Palo Alto ask what more will be done beyond street art

Right now, the public can visit Hamilton Avenue in front of City Hall to see a nearly 245-foot-long and 17-foot-tall vibrant...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Aug 18, 2020 at 10:39 am | 29 comments | 28913 Views
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