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AROUND TOWN

High-speed-rail critics eye fresh legal challenges

As state officials prepare to approve the environmental analysis for California's planned high-speed-rail system, Peninsula...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2012
Last comment by Robert, on Apr 15, 2012 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 21684 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 21647 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Mandarin immersion 4-1

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by yet another parent, on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:01 am | 192 comments | 21616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto man dies from swine flu

A 58-year-old Palo Alto man has died after contracting the H1N1 influenza virus, and his family became seriously ill. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by My Take, on Mar 13, 2014 at 9:15 am | 33 comments | 21580 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Lawsuit filed against driver who struck young boys

A Menlo Park family has filed a lawsuit against the driver of a car that reportedly jumped a curb and pinned two 6-year-old...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2013
Last comment by Retired teacher, on Jan 6, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 8 comments | 21540 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sea level rise could flood east of Bayshore

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Original post made on Dec. 14, 2007
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 21, 2007 at 12:10 am | 51 comments | 21523 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford historian sees hazard in gap between U.S. military and civilians

America's all-volunteer military has made it too easy for politicians to order risky undertakings with casualties borne by...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Brian Good, on Nov 25, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 15 comments | 21484 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain reports fatality at Charleston Road

A train struck and killed a person at the Charleston Road crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon, Caltrain has confirmed....

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 28, 2015 at 6:59 pm | 23 comments | 21437 Views

AROUND TOWN

Volunteers replant trees along California Avenue

The trees are back on California Avenue -- and not without considerable fanfare. What started as a black eye for the City...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2010
Last comment by Harmony, on Feb 3, 2010 at 1:57 pm | 9 comments | 21380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ada's trains those with disabilities to make great food

Ada's Café is a startup enterprise with an unusual mission: employing people with disabilities to prepare and serve great...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Mike McKenzie , on Dec 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm | 15 comments | 21369 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Commuter buses not just for Google anymore

A new service that's putting wheels down in the California Avenue business district may allow Palo Alto workers to commute...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by sunder, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 39 comments | 21339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jobs and mentoring program sets youth on positive path

The Sponsored Employment Program is more than a summer job, participants and organizers of the East Palo Alto initiative...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mel, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:02 am | 2 comments | 21283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto names new city auditor

Palo Alto has completed its search for a new city auditor Thursday, tapping a veteran from San Diego County for the post. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Waiting-For-A-Good-Auditor, on Nov 19, 2011 at 7:20 am | 5 comments | 21280 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University sued over Searsville Dam

Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Stanford University for allegedly harming the threatened steelhead...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by FrankF, on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:58 am | 16 comments | 21212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 132 comments | 21201 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seeking tales from the old Paly gym

The Palo Alto Weekly is preparing a retrospective on Palo Alto High School's 85-year-old gym, slated for demolition this...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto theme song, on Mar 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm | 21 comments | 21182 Views

BOOKS

New interest in book inspired by sensational Stanford murder

A novel inspired by a sensational 1933 murder on Stanford's Faculty Row is the subject of Stanford's "Another Look" Book...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 21180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A growing school movement

A sympathetic but defensive school board did little Tuesday night to reassure concerned parents that they shared their alarm...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by allison, on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 178 comments | 21173 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community responds to student suicide

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 17, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 569 comments | 21093 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district ranks sixth in state

The Palo Alto school district ranked sixth among California K-12 districts in standardized test results released Thursday....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Miranda C., Gunn High School Graduate, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm | 92 comments | 20994 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.

VOTE HERE