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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fire gets new $1.2 million ladder truck

The Palo Alto Fire Department will today officially induct a new $1.2 million aerial ladder truck into its fleet at an afternoon...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2014
Last comment by Woo, on Jul 3, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 23 comments | 8522 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite top test scores, Palo Alto 'failing'

Despite scoring among the top five school districts in California, Palo Alto failed to meet "adequate yearly progress" in...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2011
Last comment by NCLBmat, on Sep 10, 2011 at 11:38 am | 49 comments | 8518 Views

RESTAURANTS

Has anyone tried "Mantra" yet?

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Original post made by toni on Sep. 28, 2006
Last comment by Carol, on Aug 30, 2007 at 9:11 am | 11 comments | 8517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

National group invokes Palo Alto school resolution

The Palo Alto school board's strong criticisms of how the federal Office for Civil Rights went about investigating cases...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2014
Last comment by Watcher, on Jun 18, 2014 at 9:10 am | 25 comments | 8515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Construction firm threatens to take Palo Alto school district to trial

While Palo Alto High School students were finally able to make full use of a new classroom building and just-completed Media...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Don't donate to PiE, on Oct 31, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 22 comments | 8513 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New flu deaths in Santa Clara, San Mateo counties

A second person has died in Santa Clara County from influenza, and the first death in San Mateo County was also reported...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 19 comments | 8506 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain lion attacks man in Foothills Park

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Original post made on Jul. 13, 2008
Last comment by Bob Clark, on Jul 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm | 79 comments | 8504 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto votes to fight PG&E 'power grab'

Palo Alto will battle a PG&E-backed statewide ballot initiative that would make it more difficult for public electricity...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2010
Last comment by Fireman, on Feb 8, 2010 at 3:05 pm | 47 comments | 8503 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Busy intersection could get road work, building

One of Palo Alto's most prominent and congested intersections may soon have a signature building serving as its anchor as...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Nov 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm | 41 comments | 8500 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford police arrest man with binoculars for weapons on campus

Police investigating reports of a man who was behaving suspiciously found multiple weapons inside his van and arrested him...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Feb 1, 2017 at 11:48 am | 3 comments | 8500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto divided over proposed office cap

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over office growth hit a stalemate Monday night when a deeply divided City Council agonized...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 103 comments | 8498 Views

AROUND TOWN

New three-story building planned for Page Mill

A row of dilapidated houses near one of Palo Alto's busiest intersections will likely make way for a three-story development...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue , on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 23 comments | 8495 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto may sue state high-speed rail authority

Palo Alto community outrage and City Council skepticism will not stop the state agency in charge of the high-speed rail project...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 14, 2009 at 7:57 am | 171 comments | 8493 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Teacher to the world

Can a hedge-fund guy find fame, fortune and fulfillment as a social entrepreneur? Meet Sal Khan of Mountain View, an MIT-trained...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Dutch Uncle, on Sep 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 18 comments | 8492 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, on Dec 20, 2014 at 7:44 am | 47 comments | 8491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Angry parents derail school-calendar vote

A Palo Alto school district plan to shift first-semester final exams to before the December break starting next year was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by equality, on Nov 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm | 199 comments | 8489 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Boyfriend arrested in Palo Alto arson death

Bulos Zumot, 36, the boyfriend of Jennifer Marie Schipsi, 29, was arrested at 5:35 p.m. at his downtown Palo Alto hookah...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 24, 2009 at 1:43 am | 68 comments | 8489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents call for fines against Edgewood Plaza developer

When Fresh Market closed shop at Edgewood Plaza last March, the move not only dimmed the hopes of area residents but also...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2015
Last comment by need a grocery store, on Aug 7, 2015 at 11:04 am | 85 comments | 8489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meet the Palo Alto school board candidates

The arrival of two new school board members this fall comes at a time that, in many ways, is a turning point for the Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Briones Parent, on Oct 4, 2014 at 12:40 am | 4 comments | 8488 Views

MOVIES

Mountain View 7-11 becomes 'The Simpsons' Kwik-E-Mart

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Original post made on Jul. 3, 2007
Last comment by mintifresh, on Jul 7, 2007 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 8488 Views
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