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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Leaving prison behind

When Jose Cabrera got out of prison after three years for felony assault with a gang enhancement, he enrolled in East Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Dr.E, on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:45 am | 4 comments | 21936 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Open space district bond measure picks up yes votes

The latest vote count shows that Measure AA, the $300 million bond measure for the open space district, has picked up a lot...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by Plain dumb, on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:06 am | 16 comments | 21919 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students post college rejections for all to see

In something of a tradition at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools, some seniors this week chose to post their college rejection...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by danny the homeless guy, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 13 comments | 21874 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 | 21795 Views

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 | 21795 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 | 21788 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 | 21780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Atherton neighborhoods

The privacy gained by lots of at least one acre, winding streets with mature trees, gracious mansions set well back from...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
There are no comments yet. 21755 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 | 21737 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner: alleged victim gave him verbal consent

Brock Turner, the 20-year-old former Stanford University student charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious and intoxicated...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by iSez, on Mar 24, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 6 comments | 21729 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 | 21727 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 | 21668 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 | 21667 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford offers cash for off-peak commutes

Stanford University engineers have turned their talents to solving one of Palo Alto's most vexing traffic issues -- the road-clogging...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:32 am | 15 comments | 21631 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 | 21629 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 | 21606 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 | 16 comments | 21574 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Illegal-housing crackdown leads to dozens of evictions

Nearly 40 East Palo Alto families in recent months have been turned out of their rental homes with as little as 10 days notice...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Dec 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm | 74 comments | 21563 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 | 21532 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 | 21476 Views
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Bonchon soft opens in Mountain View
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California Democrats seek to revive the Republican Party; Republicans expected to resist
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