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AROUND TOWN

This year, Palo Alto wasted 140 million gallons of groundwater

Why save water when the Palo Alto is allowing this to occur? This year 140 million gallons of groundwater were pumped...

Original post made by Resident with a dead lawn on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Obvious, on Dec 15, 2016 at 9:22 pm | 8 comments | 465 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto prepares to plumb the mysteries of groundwater

The millions of gallons of water that have been pumped out of Palo Alto sites this year and sent toward the city's storm...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Save Palo Alto's Groundwater, on Dec 15, 2016 at 7:24 pm | 34 comments | 6055 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone get a smartphone alert for flash flooding just now?

I just got an alert on my smartphone about flash flooding in this area ... By the time I looked at it it was gone and I...

Original post made by Where's My Waterwings on Dec. 15, 2016
There are no comments yet. 221 Views

AROUND TOWN

Heavy rain, winds, king tides expected Thursday

A new storm will bring rain, wind and possible flooding to the Bay Area on Thursday afternoon but is expected to taper off...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2016
Last comment by PM, on Dec 15, 2016 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 2411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan for animal shelter concerns city workers

As Palo Alto braces for the next chapter for its aged but popular animal shelter, city workers who staff the East Bayshore...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, on Dec 15, 2016 at 11:59 am | 26 comments | 5802 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Holiday Fund: Children's Health Council aims to aid community's teens

Earlier this year, the Palo Alto Children's Health Council launched the CHC Teen Mental Health Initiative, designed to meet...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:40 pm | 1 comment | 2247 Views

RESTAURANTS

Happy Donuts to close on Friday

It's the only place in Palo Alto were one can hang out or satisfy a 3 a.m. craving, and the Happy Donuts at 3916 El Camino...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Jle, on Dec 14, 2016 at 1:15 pm | 54 comments | 46834 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan aims to boost Palo Alto's parks

From pickleball courts and community gardens to dog runs and nature trails, everyone in Palo Alto seems to have an idea for...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 19 comments | 4108 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board committee discusses bullying policy revisions

In the wake of a federal investigation into the bullying of a special-education student in Palo Alto several years ago, the...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jordan Mom, on Dec 14, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 6 comments | 2438 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with new garages

Palo Alto officials on Monday reaffirmed their commitment to building new parking structures downtown and near California...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by SA, on Dec 14, 2016 at 2:00 am | 4 comments | 2712 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With two new members, school board to discuss array of items at first meeting

The newly constituted Palo Alto school board, with two new members and a re-elected one, will discuss an array of items at...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Lead by Example Please, on Dec 13, 2016 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 628 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No easy fix to the affordability crisis

A coalition of elected leaders from all nine Bay Area counties agreed to an ambitious new vision for regional growth in the...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 4 comments | 2593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises on the way for Palo Alto's top staff

Palo Alto's four council-appointed officers are all set to get raises on Monday night, when the City Council convenes for...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 8:52 pm | 25 comments | 3792 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County aims to protect residents from Trump administration

With the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump just weeks away, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 8:32 pm | 17 comments | 3453 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Trump-inspired resolution, Palo Alto pledges to 'reject bigotry in all its forms'

Responding to community anxieties about the recent presidential election, Palo Alto officials plan to pass on Monday night...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 13, 2016 at 7:38 pm | 27 comments | 8375 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto boys beat Sequoia in nonleague soccer match

Michel Ange-Siaba's versatility gives Palo Alto boys soccer coach Don Briggs the kind of problem any coach would love to...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by briggs, on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 1202 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford fires back at student's sex-assault lawsuit

Calling a student's allegations "unfounded" and lacking "factual basis," Stanford University has fired back at a lawsuit...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2016
Last comment by betsy, on Dec 13, 2016 at 11:22 am | 3 comments | 4834 Views

SPORTS

2016 Girls' all-league water polo teams

==B ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION == ==B Most Valuable Player: ==Julia Santos, Jr, Los Altos ==B Most Valuable Goalie: ==Zoe...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2016
Last comment by Angry Waterpolo Fan, on Dec 13, 2016 at 9:42 am | 2 comments | 1840 Views

SPORTS

2016 Boys' all-league water polo teams

ALL-SCVAL DE ANZA DIVISION Most Valuable Player: Quinn Hamilton, Sr, Gunn Most Valuable Goalie: Jack Gregov, Sr., Homestead Most...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Waterpolo Fan2, on Dec 13, 2016 at 9:31 am | 2 comments | 1475 Views

AROUND TOWN

His influence continues to be felt in the community

In boys tennis, the 1990s belonged to Palo Alto and its coach, Keith Clark. The Vikings won six straight section crowns under...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2016
Last comment by Cheryl Gustafson Banks, on Dec 12, 2016 at 11:57 pm | 1 comment | 1782 Views
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