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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain View homeless shelter opens doors

Trinity United Methodist Church in downtown Mountain View has transformed into a seasonal homeless shelter for residents...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2017
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Dec 27, 2017 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 2756 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local residents appointed for judge seats

Gov. Jerry Brown has appointed three local residents, including a Palo Altan, to seats in California courts, Brown's office...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Rosen doesn't stand with women (except his wife that is), on Dec 26, 2017 at 6:10 pm | 1 comment | 3665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seniors spread holiday cheer

Barron Park seniors capped off a 16-year tradition of gatherings for the past two decades at local bakeries and restaurants...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Hmm, on Dec 26, 2017 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 1898 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man charged for mailing bomb to East Palo Alto

Federal prosecutors on Thursday charged a man for allegedly mailing a bomb that exploded at an East Palo Alto home in October,...

Original post made on Dec. 26, 2017
Last comment by Smart Resident, on Dec 26, 2017 at 6:55 am | 1 comment | 2749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: 'Blue Christmas' service offers space to reflect

For one night during the typically celebratory holiday season, there will be no upbeat caroling, joyous choir music or other...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by food for thought, on Dec 25, 2017 at 9:35 pm | 3 comments | 1557 Views

AROUND TOWN

Politics on Christmas Tree Lane

I walked Christmas Tree Lane last night and was disappointed to see that a couple of the residents had chosen to place political...

Original post made by Mary on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 10:59 pm | 31 comments | 806 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man pleads guilty to illegally transporting hazardous materials

A Palo Alto man pleaded guilty to felony charges of illegally shipping and receiving hazardous materials and toxic materials...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2017
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on Dec 24, 2017 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 1465 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto to consider RV parking ban extension

East Palo Alto city staff will ask the City Council to extend a temporary parking prohibition on a portion of Weeks Street...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2017
Last comment by Anon, on Dec 24, 2017 at 1:12 pm | 31 comments | 2820 Views

AROUND TOWN

High winds topple tree onto bicyclist

A Palo Alto bicyclist suffered severe injuries after being trapped under a large tree toppled by powerful winds on Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2017
Last comment by Name, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:18 pm | 17 comments | 7498 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board urges specific goals, accountability in equity plan

The Palo Alto school board and community members were largely supportive of a new two-year equity plan aimed at closing the...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Breitbart West Coast edition, on Dec 22, 2017 at 9:01 am | 9 comments | 2541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reclaiming their city one brush stroke at a time

Colorful murals, conceived and painted by youth artists, blanket East Palo Alto's parks, public buildings and schools through...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2392 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

2017: From behind the camera lens

In photos, we take a look at how the community marked 2017 by coming together to stand up against perceived injustices, to...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2381 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Big-rig crash leaks oil into U.S. Highway 101

All lanes are open on northbound U.S. Highway 101 just south of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto following a big-rig crash early...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by Smurf, on Dec 22, 2017 at 1:41 am | 3 comments | 1587 Views

AROUND TOWN

Getting an education that's legal

Home-schooling families have several options for complying with California education requirements: enroll in a public charter...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm | 13 comments | 2083 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by BP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 52 comments | 6567 Views

RESTAURANTS

Urbane and unfussy

Both the front and back-of-the-house stand out at The Striped Pig, which opened in downtown Redwood City in 2015. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by GGinMP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2670 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School student-athletes who signed early

Menlo fall college commits (Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics): Top row, from left, Niko Bhatia (Brown water polo), Siddharth...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by merit, on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 2068 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dazzling production, dated stereotypes

From a purely technical perspective, TheatreWorks puts on a fantastic show. But for all of its merits from the technical...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Dec 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 12 comments | 2609 Views

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Menlo Park Fire Protection District President’s Report 2017

As my term as Fire Board President (and my 15th year on the Board) ends, here is what I see as our biggest accomplishments...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 92 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Home sales

A complete list of sold homes on the Midpeninsula. This week's highs range from $729,000 to $10 million. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by dee, on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 864 Views
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Coffeebar opens in Menlo Park
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Spring College Fairs
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The Cost of Service
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