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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Music school faces possible shut-down

For more than a decade, the New Mozart School of Music has helped to Palo Alto's aspiring pianists unleash their inner Wolfgang...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Anonymous, 47 minutes ago | 45 comments | 3680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pantless driver exposes himself to two girls

A man driving through Palo Alto without pants on exposed himself to two girls in separate instances less than two hours apart...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 832 Views

AROUND TOWN

City banks on cameras to help deter suicides on Caltrain tracks

As Palo Alto's system for keeping pedestrians off the Caltrain tracks continues to evolve, city officials are shifting their...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by musical, 7 hours ago | 33 comments | 3466 Views

RESTAURANTS

After 43 years, Hobee's Restaurant sold to new owners

The family who has owned Peninsula breakfast institution Hobee's Restaurant for 43 years sold the business to two longtime...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2017
Last comment by Palo Altan, 8 hours ago | 14 comments | 4034 Views

AROUND TOWN

NASA's Kepler detects 219 new planets

In a single patch of sky, the NASA Kepler space telescope has detected signs of 219 new planets, about 10 of which are believed...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Mary, 10 hours ago | 4 comments | 1003 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 Carla Talbott, 10 hours ago | 42 comments | 3233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bike lanes proposed, fiber optics planned for University Avenue

The City of Palo Alto's multiple-year infrastructure and street improvement project, Upgrade Downtown, will launch next week...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by Carla Talbott, 11 hours ago | 19 comments | 2892 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board eyes ways to save high school positions

There could be relief ahead for two high school volunteer coordinators and five clerical staff at Gunn High School who recently...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Yuck, 11 hours ago | 16 comments | 2087 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tony Montooth, Antonio's Nut House owner, dies

He was a California Avenue fixture for more than 42 years, but Antonio's Nut House owner Antonio "Tony" Montooth died suddenly...

Original post made on May. 30, 2017
Last comment by A Former Nut House Regular, 12 hours ago | 19 comments | 17346 Views

RESTAURANTS

Pretty on the outside

The recently reopened British Bankers Club in Menlo Park has all the elements of a destination restaurant, except for the...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Dana Hendrickson, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 889 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Legislation introduced to allow Caltrain sales tax

State legislation introduced Wednesday would allow Caltrain to seek voter approval for a new sales tax to help cover capital...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2017
Last comment by Ahem, 14 hours ago | 12 comments | 1089 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to bring public onboard for 'grade separation' debate

Faced with a new set of challenges and opportunities, as well as a transformed political landscape, the Palo Alto City Council's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2017
Last comment by PA Resident, 17 hours ago | 122 comments | 7604 Views

SPORTS

Fisher gives Stanford T&F a satisfying NCAA championship

Stanford sophomore Grant Fisher used a big kick to win the men's 5,000 meters at the NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championships...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Sparticus, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 1143 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One killed, three injured in East Palo Alto collision

A fatal three-car collision closed a major thoroughfare in East Palo Alto on Friday afternoon, police said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, 18 hours ago | 14 comments | 10398 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spare the Air smog alert issued for Thursday

The fourth Spare the Air alert for has been issued in the Bay Area for Thursday by regional air quality officials, as a result...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 18 hours ago | 1 comment | 663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fix PAUSD: Do not renew McGee's contract

PAUSD Superintendent Gleen McGee is up for contract renewal and evaluation [portion removed; McGee's evaluation is on the...

Original post made by Fix PAUSD on Jun. 12, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 20 hours ago | 11 comments | 840 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

La Comida struggling to find new location

La Comida Senior Nutrition, a longtime senior lunch program relied on by more than 160 seniors, is asking the community to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by Lynne, 21 hours ago | 13 comments | 4120 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to raise water and refuse rates

The drought may be over, but Palo Alto's water forecast shows rates going up every year for the next decade, starting with...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2017
Last comment by musical, on Jun 21, 2017 at 11:00 pm | 20 comments | 2177 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district grapples with high opt-out rates on state exam

High school juniors in the Palo Alto Unified School District opted out of the state's new standardized test this spring at...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2017
Last comment by Gunn Alum 2016, on Jun 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm | 50 comments | 4496 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Concerned about nuclear weapons? Here's why you should be

Why does the world need 15,000 nuclear weapons, when just a few will cause physical damage to huge swaths of land and the...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by Cherrill Spencer, on Jun 21, 2017 at 4:05 pm | 7 comments | 1547 Views
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