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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Bike thief nabbed near Caltrain station in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police have arrested a man who allegedly used a power tool to saw a bicycle lock in an apparent attempt to steal...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Merlintuh, 3 minutes ago | 4 comments | 4089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In south Palo Alto, a battle is brewing

A proposal to build a 69-room hotel and eight townhomes has residents of the next-door Palo Alto Redwoods condominium complex...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2017
Last comment by sorry charlie, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 887 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Judge Persky's misjudgment

Regardless of whether one believes Santa Clara County Superior Court Judge Aaron Persky should be removed from office because...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by Gary, 3 hours ago | 31 comments | 2833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Law professors voice opposition to Persky recall

More than 90 law professors from throughout California, including 29 from Stanford University, signed a letter this week...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by Fair Play, 7 hours ago | 30 comments | 1927 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As school starts, new social-emotional curriculum debuts

During the first days of school this week, along with finding their lockers and classrooms, Gunn High School freshmen got...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by Old Timer, 7 hours ago | 12 comments | 3551 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A Palo Alto son asks: 'Would I raise a family here?'

In June of this year, both my body and mind were in strange places. My body, in Thailand: racing through bustling Bangkok...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2017
Last comment by GrandPa with 3, 8 hours ago | 132 comments | 13254 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A roadway Odyssey -- Palo Alto-style

While some of my friends binge on their second safaris, cruise European canals or time-share in Hawaii, I consider a trip...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by Contrarian, 10 hours ago | 12 comments | 1626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls new approach on fiber network

For nearly two decades, Palo Alto's plan to dramatically expand its fiber ring and bring high-speed internet to every household...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 11 hours ago | 9 comments | 1585 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Joe Franzini (J.B.), 12 hours ago | 1134 comments | 221179 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pre-construction work starts on Caltrain electification

Preparations for the construction work needed to electrify Caltrain along the Peninsula corridor have started and will last...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, 14 hours ago | 44 comments | 4501 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposed cafe for seniors means lunch program will need new home

Avenidas, a nonprofit that provides services to seniors, plans to open a cafe in its center at 450 Bryant St. -- ending speculation...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2017
Last comment by Art, 15 hours ago | 16 comments | 2777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, 16 hours ago | 40 comments | 29219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School's back in session for elementary, middle schools

Teachers across the Palo Alto school district's elementary and middle schools greeted students and parents - many excited,...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2017
Last comment by Experienced Parent, 18 hours ago | 6 comments | 2678 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS HEAD QUITS ...Jorge Quintana, the Palo Alto school district's communications coordinator, suddenly...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2017
Last comment by dad, on Aug 19, 2017 at 2:57 pm | 3 comments | 2222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee recommends no stakeholder group in rail redesign

Palo Alto could move ahead with plans to transform its rail corridor without a formal community stakeholder group to provide...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Greg Bell, on Aug 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm | 28 comments | 2363 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man wanted for purse robbery at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are looking for a man wanted for robbing a woman of her purse at Stanford Shopping Center on Sunday. He...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2017
Last comment by Unfortunate, on Aug 19, 2017 at 11:16 am | 8 comments | 2783 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo man fakes police lights with cellphone app

A 23-year-old Menlo Park man was arrested Monday night for allegedly impersonating a police officer by using a cellphone...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by david endliss yes the one from this article, on Aug 19, 2017 at 7:34 am | 7 comments | 2441 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to extend ban on outdoor pot growth

Outdoor cultivation of cannabis will remain illegal in Palo Alto for at least another year-and-a-half under a proposal that...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2017
Last comment by Use Our Beautiful Sunshine, on Aug 18, 2017 at 6:31 pm | 44 comments | 3781 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to advance plan for Caltrain 'grade separation'

City leaders are looking to speed up planning for grade separation along the rail tracks -- a goal that is becoming increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2017
Last comment by Claude, on Aug 18, 2017 at 5:11 am | 115 comments | 7180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Complaint prompts state probe of Tanaka's campaign

The agency that oversees California's campaign-finance laws has launched an investigation into the campaign of Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2017
Last comment by Pants on fire, on Aug 17, 2017 at 9:55 pm | 66 comments | 6487 Views
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