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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Teens and social media

If you are the parent of a middle or high school student, chances are your child is either engaged in, or witness to, online...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by s, on Aug 29, 2013 at 10:38 pm | 16 comments | 13890 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Peninsula police respond to smash-and-grab crimes

The police call them "window-smash burglaries." In Palo Alto this summer, there have been about 70 such crimes, in which...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by Janie, on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:39 am | 23 comments | 13883 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure approved

In a decision that may signal the end of the road for Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, city officials on Tuesday affirmed...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 1, 2015 at 9:46 am | 80 comments | 13873 Views

AROUND TOWN

Online poker, reinvented -- and legal

Under federal and most state law, online poker is illegal. But one Palo Alto man claims his 100-percent skill-based version...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Oppenheimer, on Jan 18, 2014 at 11:55 am | 6 comments | 13871 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Captain America: Winter Solider'

Give this to the films of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe": they have a consistency of quality. By treating their comic-book-derived...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Apr 8, 2014 at 1:45 pm | 3 comments | 13842 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?'

The Palo Alto division of the United States Postal Service is not delivering on services, and some customers and employees...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by Long-suffering, on Jun 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm | 54 comments | 13841 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Higgs boson confirmed - the God particle

Very cool. The rest of the world goes on while we holiday. In fact, they go on and discover the glue that holds us together. Literally. The...

Original post made by Higgs on Jul. 4, 2012
Last comment by bosun mate, on Jul 7, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 5 comments | 13834 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Stanford dean to Gunn students: 'find your own path'

In a speech at Gunn High School, former Stanford dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims implored students to focus on setting...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:35 am | 107 comments | 13832 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kids aren't all right, but they'll be OK

The two minutes leading into the opening credits of Gia Coppola's atmospheric film adaptation of James Franco's short-story...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Other side of the tracks, on May 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 22 comments | 13822 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Speeding driver causes five-car pile up

A man driving at 40 to 50 miles per hour out of the Fry's Electronics parking lot Thursday morning collided with a nearby...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jul 25, 2017 at 9:55 am | 16 comments | 13800 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Runner killed in accident was 'a great dad'

When runner Amit Goutam Bagchi was struck and killed by a driver in an SUV on Dec. 19, the Palo Alto engineer had been redefining...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2016
Last comment by Neighbors, on Jan 11, 2016 at 11:41 pm | 14 comments | 13797 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Ming's, Bargain Box set to close

Ming's, Palo Alto's oldest and largest Chinese restaurant, isn't closing yet. It's the end of an era for the Bargain Box,...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Dec 6, 2014 at 5:02 am | 20 comments | 13788 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA: First-degree murder charges for Palo Alto woman

A Palo Alto mother of two will face first-degree murder charges in the July stabbing death of her sister-in-law, the Santa...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2016
Last comment by Overkill, on Oct 14, 2016 at 10:31 am | 21 comments | 13749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Committee majority recommends renaming three Palo Alto school sites

What started as one father's [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/12/07/palo-alto-school-board-to-discuss-petition-to-rename-jordan-middle-school...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by American, on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 134 comments | 13747 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Profile: The many worlds of George Marcus

George Marcus, a Palo Alto-based developer and University of California regent, has never been shy about going his own way,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by Who is John Gault?, on Jun 24, 2011 at 7:41 am | 5 comments | 13744 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Dog on leash attacked by vicious racoons

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Original post made by Mircha Panduru on Jul. 28, 2006
Last comment by Maria, on Aug 1, 2007 at 8:40 am | 11 comments | 13737 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prof: Prop. 8 will be 'unconstitutional'

A Stanford Law School professor, Michael Wald, is predicting a federal judge will rule that Proposition 8, the state law...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2010
Last comment by The Real Sharon, on Aug 8, 2010 at 12:22 pm | 34 comments | 13707 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 13706 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Veenker for Assembly

As one would expect for an open legislative seat, the race to replace termed-out State Assemblyman Rich Gordon has attracted...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on Oct 23, 2016 at 10:40 pm | 50 comments | 13705 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to spur Caltrain use among city workers

City workers in Palo Alto may soon have a fresh incentive to ditch their cars in favor of mass transit -- free Caltrain passes. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by 1+1=3, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 29 comments | 13703 Views
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