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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Garage fire causes roughly $500K in damage

Firefighters quickly extinguished a garage fire in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on Sunday night that left an estimated...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by Long Time Resident, 17 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1574 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Crash into big-rig, car sends man, woman to hospital

A man and a woman were rescued from a sedan that crashed into a parked big-rig and another car in Palo Alto on Saturday night,...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by Joe, 27 minutes ago | 8 comments | 3284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driven to succeed: How we're depriving teens of a sense of purpose

Many Palo Alto adolescents spend their high school years in a contest for credentials, accumulating grades, scores and accolades...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Merlintuh, 45 minutes ago | 72 comments | 38719 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Where would you go?

If you wanted to move somewhere that offers a comparable lifestyle to the way Palo Alto *used* to be, where would you go...

Original post made by Abitarian on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by long time resident, 59 minutes ago | 1 comment | 41 Views

AROUND TOWN

Elected leaders celebrate start of Caltrain electrification project

Gov. Jerry Brown, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and other elected leaders were at the Millbrae Caltrain station Friday to celebrate...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by peninsula resident, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 1068 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise fees for storm-drain projects

It's not easy to get residents excited about storm drains during a prolonged drought, but that's what Palo Alto hopes to...

Original post made on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by Merlintuh, 1 hour ago | 19 comments | 3484 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers extending office cap

Palo Alto's planning commission will consider this week whether to extend the annual limit on office development cap that...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by Abitarian, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New charging stations on the way for four Palo Alto garages

Drivers who charge their electric vehicles at Palo Alto's public garages will soon have more stations at their disposal....

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 1305 Views

MOVIES

Shop Talk: Nut House's future; Facebook's mobile market

In this week's retail news, the future of Antonio's Nut House remains uncertain, Facebook will debut its farmers market on...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by R. Luck, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 1398 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hollywood actor found dead in Palo Alto

Hollywood actor John Heard, best known as the dad from "Home Alone," died in a Palo Alto hotel room on Friday afternoon....

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by been there, 3 hours ago | 11 comments | 15217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City cracks down on tenants at First Baptist

After more than two years of providing counseling to Palo Alto teenagers dealing with mental health issues out of an office...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by Penny, 4 hours ago | 61 comments | 5460 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lyft to open Palo Alto research center for self-driving cars

Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park will soon be home to another company pursuing the Holy Grail of the auto industry: self-driving...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by More sell out, 4 hours ago | 4 comments | 2758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford buys homes in College Terrace, raising questions

In order to meet the housing needs of its faculty, Stanford University has stepped up buying single-family homes throughout...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by Mason, 5 hours ago | 35 comments | 5439 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 Rainer, 12 hours ago | 8 comments | 1884 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 CrescentParkAnon., 12 hours ago | 17 comments | 4655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Castilleja's unwise stubbornness

Castilleja School, the highly regarded middle and high school that has educated girls for 110 years and around which has...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2017
Last comment by Old Palo Alto neighbor, 15 hours ago | 46 comments | 4377 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit-and-run collision injuries bicyclist

A bicyclist was left with moderate injuries in a hit-and-run collision Friday on a narrow arterial in Old Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by mitigation, 23 hours ago | 63 comments | 4716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mime Troop is breaking the law - DUH

Has Palo Alto reached a new level of PC behavior. To refuse a permit (or whatever they need) to the San Francisco Mime...

Original post made by Lenore on Jul. 20, 2017
Last comment by Need To Know, on Jul 23, 2017 at 3:52 pm | 3 comments | 182 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New affordable-housing project proposed in Ventura

After meeting community opposition in its most recent bid to build an affordable-housing complex in its home town, the nonprofit...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by margaret heath, on Jul 23, 2017 at 3:45 pm | 28 comments | 2720 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

M-A's Tonsfeldt makes the right choice in athletics

Kaitlyn Tonsfeldt had been rowing for several months when she had to make an important athletic decision. Would she continue...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by David Bewicke-Copley, on Jul 23, 2017 at 1:49 pm | 1 comment | 1157 Views
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Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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