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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing

Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Engineer, on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 39 comments | 9099 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mysterious meat sales concern Palo Alto residents

Barron Park neighborhood residents have been puzzling over mysterious meat salesmen in blue trucks who have been knocking...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bernadette Hsing, on May 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 37 comments | 9099 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zipcar pulls up in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto's carless commuters and residents now have their pick from 10 available-for-rent Zipcars, thanks to the car-sharing...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Sep 6, 2014 at 12:17 pm | 36 comments | 9094 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family files claim against school district

The family of a Palo Alto special education student who was previously the focus of an Office for Civil Rights investigation...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Aug 6, 2013 at 9:06 am | 83 comments | 9094 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An experiment in aging gracefully, in place

It's one thing to say you intend to age gracefully in your own home and avoid institutionalized care -- and something else...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Voice in the Wilderness, on Jan 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 6 comments | 9087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Expert: Treat junk food like cigarettes

America will solve its obesity problem when eating junk food becomes as socially unacceptable as smoking cigarettes. That...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by Fat man, on Feb 13, 2010 at 8:50 am | 77 comments | 9085 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park closure would displace 400

The planned closing of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto to make way for an apartment complex took a step forward...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Aug 19, 2013 at 11:58 am | 67 comments | 9085 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Six-vehicle crash in Palo Alto sends three to hospital, closes road

A six-vehicle crash on Alma Street and Oregon Expressway in Palo Alto injured at least three people and snarled rush-hour...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by local, now student, on Aug 29, 2015 at 4:25 pm | 75 comments | 9084 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man one of escaped inmates still at large

A Palo Alto man is one of two inmates who escaped Wednesday night from the main jail in San Jose and are still at-large,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 26, 2016 at 10:51 am | 4 comments | 9082 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Centre nears completion

High above El Camino Real, a garden of flowers, grasses and sedges blooms atop the newly constructed College Terrace Centre,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Terrance, on Jan 19, 2017 at 1:35 pm | 36 comments | 9082 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto VA aims to curb deaths from sepsis

A blue bus parked outside the Palo Alto Veteran Affair's Medical Center on Miranda Avenue has been the center of a statewide...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Hospitals-Kill-More-People-Than-Guns, on May 29, 2013 at 10:43 am | 2 comments | 9078 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Reactions to death of Osama bin Laden

"That he's dead is part of the healing process," said Harold Schapelhouman, chief at the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by Loyal Imperialiat, on Jun 9, 2011 at 12:54 pm | 47 comments | 9075 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PaloAltoGreen to flicker out, shift focus on gas

PaloAltoGreen is dead, long live PaloAltoGreen! So the City Council declared Monday night as it pulled the plug on the nation's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 22 comments | 9073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents frustrated by repeated traffic violations in north Palo Alto

Residents of the Downtown North and Crescent Park neighborhoods in Palo Alto are calling on the city to better enforce 24/7...

Original post made on Jul. 4, 2017
Last comment by Me 2, on Jul 11, 2017 at 2:11 pm | 65 comments | 9070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Judy Adams, on Oct 24, 2016 at 3:31 pm | 26 comments | 9069 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian killed after being hit by truck in Palo Alto

A pedestrian died early Sunday morning in Palo Alto after a collision with a big-rig on an Embarcadero Road on-ramp, according...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by :-(, on Apr 19, 2015 at 5:08 pm | 5 comments | 9066 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver seriously injured in Hwy. 101 crash

A driver suffered serious injuries when his Toyota 4Runner crashed into a wall along U.S. Highway 101 in Palo Alto Wednesday...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:08 am | 11 comments | 9064 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic-fighting nonprofit struggles to lessen congestion

Two years after Palo Alto jump-started a new nonprofit charged with reducing traffic congestion and offering other commuting...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2016
Last comment by YIMBY, on Jan 7, 2017 at 4:38 am | 25 comments | 9063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Statewide report blasts community colleges

A scathing new report is questioning the effectiveness of California's 112 community colleges, stating that remedial education...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by paly parent, on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:54 am | 18 comments | 9061 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to regulate Airbnb rentals

A proposal in Palo Alto to start regulating and taxing rooms rented out through sites such as Airbnb quietly fizzled on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by OMG, on Mar 1, 2017 at 4:10 pm | 26 comments | 9049 Views
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