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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family flees Palo Alto house fire

A fire that broke out at a Palo Alto home awakened a father and forced the family to flee early Tuesday morning, fire officials...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2015
Last comment by Josef Stalin, on Jan 7, 2015 at 11:52 am | 4 comments | 7405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PiE raises $3.4 million for Palo Alto schools

Parent volunteers have raised a record-breaking $3.4 million to donate to Palo Alto's 17 public school campuses, the foundation...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2011
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm | 31 comments | 7403 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Impending sea-level rise will affect us all

Next month federal officials will release new rates for flood insurance in areas at risk for future flooding, and they will...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2015
Last comment by sheeples, on Jul 8, 2015 at 11:25 pm | 91 comments | 7402 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 7402 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeless residents pan car-dwelling ban

Homeless residents and advocates pleaded with Palo Alto officials on Monday night to rethink their plan to ban vehicle dwelling...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 1, 2013 at 11:29 pm | 126 comments | 7401 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New earthquake forecast shows greater chance of magnitude-8 temblors

A new California earthquake forecast predicts that the state will experience a decrease in magnitude-6.7 earthquakes in the...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2015
Last comment by Safety first, on Mar 12, 2015 at 9:07 pm | 4 comments | 7399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City could take over airport within three years

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Original post made on Sep. 19, 2007
Last comment by Get a CLUE, on Sep 26, 2007 at 7:03 pm | 82 comments | 7398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district moves to dismiss teacher accused of sex abuse

The Palo Alto school board unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate dismissal proceedings for an elementary school teacher who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by teacher, on Feb 12, 2016 at 5:14 pm | 34 comments | 7398 Views

RESTAURANTS

Loving the Elbe

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Original post made by Thomas Stebinger on Sep. 5, 2006
Last comment by Melissa, on Nov 16, 2006 at 10:55 am | 4 comments | 7398 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bridge replacement could jam up Highway 101 this week

Drivers on U.S. Highway 101 can expect lane closures during the evening, night and early morning hours this week as the California...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Jul 7, 2015 at 8:26 pm | 14 comments | 7397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Teacher to the world

Can a hedge-fund guy find fame, fortune and fulfillment as a social entrepreneur? Meet Sal Khan of Mountain View, an MIT-trained...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2011
Last comment by Dutch Uncle, on Sep 12, 2014 at 5:24 pm | 18 comments | 7394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: For developers, tough sledding

For real-estate developers in Palo Alto, 2014 may be looked back on as a turning point in how things work for them at city...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Jul 4, 2014 at 6:43 pm | 80 comments | 7392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Neighborhood feathers are ruffling over Cuckoo's Nest Club

Palo Alto and Menlo Park residents living near San Francisquito Creek say a proposed bar at an exclusive club for Silicon...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cuckoo neighbor, on Jul 5, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 29 comments | 7392 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen attacked at Menlo Park skate park

School vacation, a sunny Monday morning in Menlo Park, nowhere else to be -- why not hit the skate park? One 14-year-old...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by Kristin, on Aug 15, 2012 at 4:11 pm | 7 comments | 7391 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

College Terrace petition: 'End vehicle dwelling'

Two years ago Palo Alto city officials said they planned to craft a new ordinance to prohibit sleeping in cars overnight....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Annoyed, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 114 comments | 7390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foothill College selected to launch historic four-year degree program

Foothill College is officially one of 15 community colleges in the state that, for the first time in California's history,...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 22, 2015 at 9:07 am | 6 comments | 7387 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A confusing complaint process

Palo Alto High parents Paul and Susan Burk decided to speak up after their son Steven quit the baseball team mid-season in...

Original post made on May. 21, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on May 21, 2010 at 9:31 am | 1 comment | 7385 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rate increases projected for Palo Alto utilities

After a few years of holding steady, Palo Alto's utility bills are about to embark on an upward climb. According to the most...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Feb 5, 2016 at 6:14 pm | 32 comments | 7385 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dispute delays opening of two Paly buildings

A dispute with a contractor has delayed this fall's opening of two major new buildings at Palo Alto High School -- a two-story...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 8, 2013 at 7:52 am | 45 comments | 7383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Call for railroad 'quiet zone' gets louder in Palo Alto

A grassroots call to establish a "quiet zone" for a segment of Palo Alto's rail corridor picked up some volume Monday night...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 10, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 68 comments | 7381 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.

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