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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The path forward for Palo Alto school board

Faced with its biggest governance crisis since former school superintendent Mary Frances Callan was fired in 2006, Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 10, 2013 at 12:13 am | 75 comments | 8612 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man one of escaped inmates still at large

A Palo Alto man is one of two inmates who escaped Wednesday night from the main jail in San Jose and are still at-large,...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paul, on Nov 26, 2016 at 10:51 am | 4 comments | 8612 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Cover story: A breach of trust

Every year thousands of seniors fall victim to the so-called "favorite grandson" scam alone. According to a Feb. 28 report...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by ncphif, on Mar 28, 2012 at 12:47 pm | 5 comments | 8609 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Medical-marijuana delivery services operate in gray area

When neighbors began noticing multiple cars frequenting a residence on Clara Drive in Palo Alto a year ago, they were suspicious...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2016 at 8:00 pm | 105 comments | 8601 Views

SPORTS

East Palo Alto teen was victim in trailer fire

He was the "king" of skateboarders in his hometown of East Palo Alto; the young man who always had a smile for everyone....

Original post made on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by Illuminati, on May 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm | 8 comments | 8601 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Neighborhood of PO Box user, on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 18 comments | 8595 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nature offers boost to storm drain fee increase campaign

Palo Alto officials could hardly have chosen a better week to start mailing out ballots for their campaign to raise fees...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2017
Last comment by Competent oversight?, on Mar 15, 2017 at 5:02 pm | 60 comments | 8595 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police Chief Dennis Burns to retire

Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns, a City Hall veteran who rose through the ranks before assuming the department's top...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2016
Last comment by Jeffery P, on Dec 23, 2016 at 4:13 pm | 14 comments | 8593 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 | 8590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil-rights officials present harassment guidelines

More than 100 people showed up Thursday night to a parent-education event in which representatives from the U.S. Department...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Mar 31, 2015 at 1:20 am | 37 comments | 8584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking at all parks

Palo Alto took its strongest stance to date against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council swiftly passed a law that...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Green&Clean, on May 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 42 comments | 8582 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto eyes higher speed limits at busy roadways

Can higher speed limits slow down drivers on some of Palo Alto's busiest arteries? The idea may sound counterintuitive, if...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Nov 22, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 42 comments | 8579 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Bird Dog contemporary restaurant comes to Palo Alto

Chef Robbie Wilson of Mattei's Tavern in Los Olivos, California prepares to bring his simple, elegant cuisine to Palo Alto. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2015
Last comment by Just in Case, on Nov 3, 2015 at 2:57 pm | 10 comments | 8576 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Keeble & Shuchat victim of car-crash burglary

Two men who allegedly broke into Keeble & Shuchat Photography on California Avenue early Thursday morning by ramming a van...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Photographer, on Feb 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm | 26 comments | 8575 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto VA aims to curb deaths from sepsis

A blue bus parked outside the Palo Alto Veteran Affair's Medical Center on Miranda Avenue has been the center of a statewide...

Original post made on May. 29, 2013
Last comment by Hospitals-Kill-More-People-Than-Guns, on May 29, 2013 at 10:43 am | 1 comment | 8573 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slew of changes eyed for Charleston-Arastradero corridor

The Charleston-Arastradero Road corridor in Palo Alto may not be the city's most famous roadway but it is undoubtedly its...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on May 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 61 comments | 8568 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek men in home-invasion robbery

In a brazen home-invasion robbery, two men robbed an East Palo Alto couple at gunpoint when they returned home late Wednesday...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm | 3 comments | 8567 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns

Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 26, 2014 at 12:13 pm | 76 comments | 8566 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chinese homebuyers hone in on Palo Alto

Mei Wu, a Chinese citizen, is looking for a vacation home in Palo Alto — preferably Old Palo Alto, Crescent Park or...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Gus, on Sep 11, 2013 at 10:41 am | 40 comments | 8564 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local mom launches app to help kids lose weight

Joanna Strober's 11-year-old son had a weight problem. Looking for advice and specific weight-loss tools, she took her son...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by mathewmurdock, on Mar 11, 2015 at 1:01 am | 11 comments | 8563 Views
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Fu Lam Mum shutters temporarily in Mountain View
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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