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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto flight instructor vanishes over Pacific

A 24-year-old Palo Alto flight instructor disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on May 8, and Palo Alto police...

Original post made on May. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm | 13 comments | 11282 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads toward health care reform

As medical costs continue to soar, Palo Alto officials are exploring ways to revamp the health care plans the city offers...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by who cares, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm | 19 comments | 11273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Geometry in middle school?

Is geometry offered in middle school? I went to the Terman website and looks like the math lanes stop at Algebra I. A...

Original post made by Barron Dad on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by C, on Oct 5, 2014 at 2:16 am | 65 comments | 11269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown's growing pains

The rest of America may still be shaking off the economic hangover from the Great Recession, but downtown Palo Alto is fully...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2012
Last comment by Matt L, on Dec 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm | 44 comments | 11268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Condoleezza Rice hints at returning to Stanford

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Original post made on May. 23, 2008
Last comment by Peter, on May 30, 2008 at 5:11 pm | 155 comments | 11262 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lockdown at Nordstrom lifted; possible armed man at large

A Palo Alto department store was placed on a precautionary lockdown Tuesday morning while police searched the area for a...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by A concerned neighbor, on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:11 pm | 16 comments | 11261 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to weigh appeal of Hamilton Avenue project

Residents concerned about the modernist design and parking impacts of a proposed development on Hamilton Avenue in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Don't forget Alma, on Sep 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 18 comments | 11258 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide

In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum '83, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm | 84 comments | 11247 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bay Area janitors end labor strike

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Original post made on May. 27, 2008
Last comment by Bob Strong, on Feb 7, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 2 comments | 11246 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'John Carter'

In dire need of a cinematic sugar rush? Look no farther than Disney's blockbuster offering "John Carter," a fantasy extravaganza...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Nike Zoom Kobe 7, on Apr 12, 2012 at 1:49 am | 2 comments | 11237 Views

BOOKS

Minkoff's improbable history

When industry types use the term "Hollywood North," it generally refers to Toronto and Vancouver, but how about right here?...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 14, 2014 at 6:59 am | 2 comments | 11237 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials declare Friday a 'Spare the Air' day

Burning wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Friday, Dec. 27, for the fifth day in a row and the 20th day this season,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:01 am | 34 comments | 11236 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Neighborhood Watch Group

All, crime is getting out if hand in downtown- its not fun when each time my wife walks out at night, I have to remind her...

Original post made by Rational on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 18, 2013 at 3:14 pm | 9 comments | 11234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New superintendent shares her history, plans

Although she's the U.S.-born daughter of a U.S.-born Air Force employee, Gloria Hernandez — the new superintendent of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by been there, on Aug 26, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 8 comments | 11230 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino property owners irked by plans for wider sidewalks

An effort by Palo Alto officials to encourage wider sidewalks and to set buildings farther back from El Camino Real is creating...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Driver Dan, on Apr 1, 2014 at 8:40 am | 57 comments | 11229 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to link Main Library, Art Center

Palo Alto will forge ahead with a plan to link the Main Library and the Palo Alto Art Center with a new driveway despite...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by the fix was in, on May 24, 2012 at 11:44 pm | 40 comments | 11227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 11220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto officials worry about rail's Plan B

If California's high-speed-rail project does not go as planned, cities on the Midpeninsula could find themselves stuck with...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2010
Last comment by Bill Moisten, on Sep 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm | 85 comments | 11219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed men break into Palo Alto home

Three men, two of them wearing masks and armed with a knife and a gun, forced their way into a Palo Alto home Sunday night...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2015
Last comment by pares, on Aug 4, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 22 comments | 11209 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Trees chopped before city's OK was final

Not only did the City of Palo Alto fail to communicate a plan to cut down 63 mature trees on California Avenue last week,...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by D, on Nov 2, 2009 at 6:40 pm | 162 comments | 11203 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

VOTE HERE