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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Intolerably Loud Noise All Night from Stanford's Power Plant

Not all intolerable noise is from aircraft. Stanford's newer Central Energy Facility (which seems to have replaced the old...

Original post made by Intolerable Noise on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 21 comments | 1418 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police describe 'quick and violent' confrontation before fatal shooting

When three Palo Alto police officers arrived at the front lawn of a home at 652 Forest Ave. in the waning hours of Christmas...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 1081 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves revamp of former Facebook campus

Blocks of concrete will make way for waves of glass at the former Facebook headquarters at Stanford Research Park under an...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:47 am | 24 comments | 7726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Jersey school facing same problems as Gunn

Interesting article in the NY Times, mirroring the problems at Gunn HS. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/26/nyregion/reforms-to-ease-students-stress-divide-a-new-jersey-school-dist...

Original post made by Barron Park resident on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by wondering, on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm | 14 comments | 1624 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit helps put low-income kids on equal educational footing

Family Connections is a nonprofit that provides low-income kids with early-learning programs that allow them to enter kindergarten...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Riley , on Jan 13, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 3 comments | 6190 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Palo Alto man booked for attempted murder for trying to torch ex boss' home

A Palo Alto man was arrested Sunday, Jan. 10, and charged with attempted murder and arson after he allegedly tried to burn...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 13, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 7272 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gun safety law introduced in Sacramento

A bill introduced to the state Senate Tuesday would step up safety measures for handguns left in vehicles by law enforcement,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2016 at 4:38 pm | 5 comments | 2302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors OKs funding for housing, homeless services

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors approved Tuesday millions of dollars to address housing and homeless issues to...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by @R Wray, on Jan 13, 2016 at 4:19 pm | 8 comments | 3762 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cash Sales on the Rise in US

From todays WSJ (free article): http://www.mansionglobal.com/articles/17976-cash-home-sales-on-the-rise-in-the-u-s- "San...

Original post made by concerned on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 4 comments | 518 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

After School or Saturday jobs for teenagers

Question. Do teenagers still get after school jobs or Saturday jobs? If so where and how did they get them? Thank you....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2016 at 8:38 am | 5 comments | 831 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New rules launched for Palo Alto Airport

When Palo Alto formally took over the operations of its eponymous airport last year, the goal was to turn the bustling but...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:40 am | 214 comments | 17867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent recommends new task force on enrollment proposals

At the school board's first meeting of 2016, Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will give his own recommendations...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Strategy, on Jan 13, 2016 at 7:03 am | 32 comments | 3383 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

El Nino storms headed back to Bay Area

More rain from El Nino is expected to hit the Bay Area this week, according to the National Weather Service. Read the full...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2016
Last comment by Jenny, on Jan 12, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 4 comments | 4699 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto grad Adams helps Packers advance in NFL playoffs

The 2015-16 National Football League season has been extended at least one more game for Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams,...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by GraceBrown, on Jan 12, 2016 at 7:44 pm | 2 comments | 4006 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Disapearing Town Square Posts and Discussions

Is anyone else noticing a problem with posts disappearing? I don't mean moderation in the middle of controversy, or when...

Original post made by Hacked again? on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Jan 12, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 17 comments | 1049 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police investigation: Hate crime reported in Palo Alto was false

An investigation by the Palo Alto Police Department has concluded that an East Palo Alto man who reported being stabbed in...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Tsk, tsk, on Jan 12, 2016 at 3:41 pm | 4 comments | 3804 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes for Charleston-Arastradero approved

No traffic-calming project has caused as much road rage in Palo Alto as the city's decade-long experiment with the Chareston-Arastradero...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jan 12, 2016 at 1:39 pm | 47 comments | 8049 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man arrested after crashes, car theft in Palo Alto

An East Palo Alto man allegedly stole a car from a Palo Alto resident after also allegedly causing a crash on U.S. Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hulkamania, on Jan 12, 2016 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 4470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plans to revamp former Facebook campus advance

A developer looking to revamp the sprawling Stanford Research Park once occupied by Facebook and replace two existing buildings...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 12, 2016 at 10:35 am | 4 comments | 5055 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Runner killed in accident was 'a great dad'

When runner Amit Goutam Bagchi was struck and killed by a driver in an SUV on Dec. 19, the Palo Alto engineer had been redefining...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Neighbors, on Jan 11, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 14 comments | 13177 Views
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