from the Palo Alto Weekly and the Palo Alto Online staff
Stanford's Larry Horton to retire
Larry Horton, Stanford University's longtime senior associate vice president and director of government and community relations, will step down at the end of this calendar year, he told the Weekly today. (Tuesday, 5:15 PM)
Contentious Maybell development wins approval
After several false starts, Palo Alto's bitter and deeply emotional debate over a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue finally reached its conclusion Monday night when the City Council unanimously granted a zone change that would make the project a reality. (Tuesday, 1:21 AM)
Peery Foundation to help raise funds for Junior Museum
The board of directors of the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo announced Monday that it is partnering with the Peery Foundation to create a matching-gift challenge to help rebuild the museum and zoo as part of the Master Planning project for Rinconada Park, according to a press release. (Tuesday, 9:38 AM)
Palo Alto rocks out at annual World Music Day
More than 45 musician and dancing groups performed music from all over the world in downtown Palo Alto on June 16, 2013 for the 5th annual Palo Alto World Music Day. (Tuesday, 11:55 AM)
East Palo Alto re-opens Woodland Ave. after flood repairs
Residents of a flood-prone neighborhood in East Palo Alto can rest easier now that the first phase of repairs to the San Francisquito Creek bank have been completed. (Tuesday, 3:18 PM)
Palo Alto bids farewell to popular planning director
Palo Alto on Monday gave an emotional sendoff to Planning Director Curtis Williams, whose mild-mannered leadership, passion for community engagement and encyclopedic knowledge of local zoning laws won praise from even some of the city's most vehement land-use critics. (Monday, 9:32 PM)
Bloomberg to grads: 'Harness Stanford's spirit of innovation to pursue American dream'
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, June 16, urged Stanford graduates to harness Stanford's spirit of innovation to pursue the American dream for themselves, and to help extend it to others. (Sunday, 3:54 PM)
Revived local leadership program graduates 19
A hopeful crop of aspiring civic leaders celebrated a Palo Alto graduation last week. With an oft-cited shortage of volunteers stepping up for city commissions and other community-service roles, the reinvigorated fellowship program known as Leadership Palo Alto aims to help fill the void. (Monday, 9:03 AM)
Firefighters extinguish two weekend residential fires
Palo Alto firefighters put out two residential fires in Palo Alto this weekend, one on Friday afternoon and another Saturday. (Monday, 9:26 AM)
In-depth report: How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying
In a liberal-minded community that prides itself on top-notch schools, high-achieving students and progressive values, the idea of a civil rights violation is anathema. However, the results of a Office for Civil Rights investigation -- revealed in February of this year -- has sharply called into question local schools' capacity to deal fairly, effectively and legally with bullying and discriminatory harassment and highlighted the need for more leadership, training and accountability from the district.
PDF of entire package of stories (Friday, 8:31 AM)
Freecycling: out with the old and in with the 'new'
One person is looking for a rocking chair for a newborn baby. Another, a tote bag to carry a pet guinea pig. One person offers up a nearly new yoga mat; another, a "large-ish cardboard box" that is "not sturdy enough for shipping but great for summer fun with kids." (Sunday, 2:04 PM)
Two public meetings to cover downtown parking
Palo Alto will present potential plans for parking in the downtown area at a pair of community meetings scheduled for June 18 and 19 at 7 p.m.
(Monday, 12:27 PM)
A compilation of video content from the Palo Alto Weekly and Palo Alto Online staff. (Monday, February 4, 2013, 4:58 PM)
• School budget: more local funds, less state and federal (Monday, 9:07 AM)
• New budget signals Palo Alto's economic turnaround (Friday, 9:45 AM)
• District rebuts Duveneck Elementary bullying complaint (Friday, 9:42 AM)
• Palo Alto seeks truce in Maybell zoning battle (Thursday, 9:52 PM)
• Using X-Rays, Scientists uncover 200-year-old opera ending (Friday, 4:10 PM)
• PUBLIC AGENDA: Mitchell Park Library, school board retreat, Mayfield (Friday, 11:17 AM)
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