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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford buys homes in College Terrace, raising questions

In order to meet the housing needs of its faculty, Stanford University has stepped up buying single-family homes throughout...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2017
Last comment by Lalo, on Jul 26, 2017 at 6:03 pm | 44 comments | 8222 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police warn of telephone scam demanding ransom

A virtual kidnapping scam involving a demand for ransom in exchange for a loved one's release reported across the country...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2017
Last comment by folks, on Jul 26, 2017 at 4:45 pm | 8 comments | 2666 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto considers extending office cap

Palo Alto's planning commission will consider this week whether to extend the annual limit on office development cap that...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by Mark weiss, on Jul 26, 2017 at 10:31 am | 5 comments | 4065 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man charged for fatal East Palo Alto collision

A 27-year-old man has been charged in a collision that killed a father of five in East Palo Alto last month, according to...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2017
Last comment by JackFruit, on Jul 26, 2017 at 7:16 am | 7 comments | 4097 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Music school faces possible shut-down

For more than a decade, the New Mozart School of Music has helped to Palo Alto's aspiring pianists unleash their inner Wolfgang...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2017
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 26, 2017 at 1:20 am | 93 comments | 8470 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Garage fire causes roughly $500K in damage

Firefighters quickly extinguished a garage fire in the Old Palo Alto neighborhood on Sunday night that left an estimated...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by cause?, on Jul 26, 2017 at 1:01 am | 11 comments | 4166 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Where would you go?

If you wanted to move somewhere that offers a comparable lifestyle to the way Palo Alto *used* to be, where would you go...

Original post made by Abitarian on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by SLO Guy, on Jul 25, 2017 at 7:14 pm | 7 comments | 454 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lyft to open Palo Alto research center for self-driving cars

Palo Alto's Stanford Research Park will soon be home to another company pursuing the Holy Grail of the auto industry: self-driving...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by Steve Dabrowski, on Jul 25, 2017 at 5:27 pm | 8 comments | 6598 Views

RESTAURANTS

Woodside: Long-awaited Village Bakery & Cafe opens

A new spot for dinner and drinks in Woodside, The Village Bakery & Cafe, is set to open its doors Monday, July 24. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by Irene Templeton, on Jul 25, 2017 at 2:13 pm | 2 comments | 2528 Views

SPORTS

Junior Olympic water polo: Three Stanford teams in title hunt

Three Stanford water polo club teams remain in the hunt for a Junior Olympic boys title, at three different age levels and...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2017
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 1126 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Music teacher suspected of sexually abusing student

A music teacher suspected of sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl at an after-school program in Palo Alto has been arrested,...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2017
Last comment by Barbara, on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:31 pm | 1 comment | 6249 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New charging stations on the way for four Palo Alto garages

Drivers who charge their electric vehicles at Palo Alto's public garages will soon have more stations at their disposal....

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by Well, on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:13 pm | 11 comments | 2625 Views

SPORTS

Stanford 16U water polo on verge of JO national title repeat

The top-seeded Stanford A 16U water polo club team beat San Diego Shores A, 9-3, Monday to move a step closer to repeating...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2017
Last comment by Barb C, on Jul 25, 2017 at 10:57 am | 1 comment | 862 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Speeding driver causes five-car pile up

A man driving at 40 to 50 miles per hour out of the Fry's Electronics parking lot Thursday morning collided with a nearby...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 25, 2017 at 9:55 am | 16 comments | 13450 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor signs CalFresh referral bill by Berman

Assembly Bill 323, authored by Assemblyman Marc Berman, was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last Monday, allowing counties to...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by Trisha, on Jul 25, 2017 at 12:32 am | 2 comments | 3296 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit-and-run collision injuries bicyclist

A bicyclist was left with moderate injuries in a hit-and-run collision Friday on a narrow arterial in Old Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jul 24, 2017 at 9:18 pm | 65 comments | 5140 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Juveniles allegedly attempt robbery with utility knife

Two boys are accused of brandishing a utility knife at four younger children in an attempted robbery earlier this month near...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jul 24, 2017 at 8:06 pm | 3 comments | 1366 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials celebrate start of Caltrain electrification

Gov. Jerry Brown, U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi and other elected leaders were at the Millbrae Caltrain station Friday to celebrate...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2017
Last comment by Sam, on Jul 24, 2017 at 7:28 pm | 17 comments | 1726 Views

AROUND TOWN

New rules target water pumping

Palo Alto residents have deep concerns about what's happening above the city's shallow aquifer -- namely, the millions of...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by Foundation Engineer, on Jul 24, 2017 at 5:05 pm | 25 comments | 7311 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hollywood actor found dead in Palo Alto

Hollywood actor John Heard, best known as the dad from "Home Alone," died in a Palo Alto hotel room on Friday afternoon....

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2017
Last comment by been there, on Jul 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm | 11 comments | 19065 Views
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