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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Court ruling invalidates Palo Alto's 2011 repeal of binding arbitration

A state appellate court has ruled that the City of Palo Alto violated the law when it did not confer with its unions before...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Brethren, on Dec 2, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 9 comments | 2970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dance fans

Paper fans, handkerchiefs and dance sticks are proving to be a popular alternative to traditional fitness equipment on exercise...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 424 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forming bonds

Akshay Dinakar, a Stanford University sophomore, recently attended a birthday party for a cousin in San Jose. The attendees...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
There are no comments yet. 268 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chimney checkup

Before you light that match for the first wood fire of the winter season, if you still have a wood-burning fireplace, start...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Melchers, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:21 pm | 4 comments | 1808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Suicide survivors urge open conversations, awareness around mental health

Five women whose lives have been intimately, irreversibly touched by youth suicide -- two by their own attempts and three...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD Parent, on Dec 1, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 8 comments | 5812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Racial, gender gaps persist in AP courses

Oft-reported anecdotes about the persistently low numbers of students of color in Advanced Placement classes in the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 19 comments | 4604 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Caltrain, Crisis Text Line announce partnership

Starting next week, the now-ubiquitous "There is Help" signs with suicide hotline numbers posted at local Caltrain stations...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mr. Cooper is right, on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 14 comments | 3083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Escaped Palo Alto inmate found hiding in attic

Laron Campbell, the Palo Alto inmate who escaped from a San Jose jail nearly a week ago, was found Tuesday night when he...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2016
Last comment by Cid Young, on Dec 1, 2016 at 3:55 pm | 2 comments | 705 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad McElfresh named men's soccer All-American

Gunn grad Cameron McElfresh was one of two UC San Diego men's soccer players named as Division II Conference Commissioners...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2016
Last comment by Kevin Regalado, on Dec 1, 2016 at 11:41 am | 1 comment | 1107 Views

AROUND TOWN

In expansion, Junior Museum eyes new features, fees

When Palo Alto's small but beloved Junior Museum & Zoo completes its renovation, visitors will gain access to new classrooms,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Annual memberships make sense, on Nov 30, 2016 at 12:14 pm | 17 comments | 5872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Wellness class series for parents

The Palo Alto school district is hosting a free three-class series to help parents support their children's physical and...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by 2017!, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1899 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Embarcadero Road underpass to close overnight for eight nights

Palo Alto police are advising drivers to build extra time into any nighttime travel that would take them on the Embarcadero...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Noel, on Nov 29, 2016 at 11:04 pm | 5 comments | 3297 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Search continues for escaped inmates, including Palo Alto man

A woman suspected of helping one of two inmates, including a Palo Alto man, who escaped from the Santa Clara County Main...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2016
Last comment by Ventura-91, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 1 comment | 1464 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to boost East Palo Alto's water share

As East Palo Alto continues to cope with a water shortage that has effectively frozen new development, four members of the...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2016
Last comment by Onion, on Nov 29, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 41 comments | 6946 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police Surround Home

On Wednesday evening, at approximately 5:15 pm, four police cars were parked with lights flashing at the corner of Waverley...

Original post made by Concerned on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Wondering, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 7 comments | 1105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls raising the height limit for new buildings

Palo Alto's 50-foot ceiling for new developments may start showing cracks next week, when the City Council considers new...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by CH, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:24 pm | 46 comments | 6721 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Essentique opens; Watercourse Way redecorates

A look at Essentique, a new beauty store on Park Boulevard, and new, unconventional artwork at Watercourse Way in downtown...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 29, 2016 at 10:20 am | 5 comments | 4472 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Save Lap Swimming and Masters Swimming at Rinconada Pool

The City of Palo Alto is proposing to contract with the private company "Team Sheeper" to provide aquatics programs and services...

Original post made by lisamkrieger on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Nov 29, 2016 at 8:39 am | 8 comments | 577 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dead or alive?

The 120-foot redwood presiding over the Castilleja School campus didn't look sick. Its lush canopy sported dark green, shiny...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Castilleja neighbor, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:10 am | 8 comments | 6218 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA committee: Scrap existing flight path

A committee tasked with recommending ways to reduce airplane noise over the Midpeninsula voted last week in favor of a new...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by Binocular, on Nov 28, 2016 at 11:42 pm | 28 comments | 8693 Views
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