'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control
Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's... Last comment 1 hour ago | 10 comments
Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus
An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown... Last comment 1 hour ago | 10 comments
Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture
A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,... Last comment 1 hour ago | 113 comments
County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways
Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway... Last comment 19 hours ago | 37 comments
"Grand opening at SSL"
At the opening of The Bob McFarland Test Facility on Oct. 7, 2014, from left: John Celli, president of SSL; Brenda McFarland, widow of Bob McFarland; Chip Koehler, executive director, programs, SSL; and Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd. Submitted by Wendy Lewis on Oct 10, 2014
Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations
Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding closed sessions to consider compensation adjustments for its managers and professionals. Tuesday, 9:46 AM | 1 comments
Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland'
It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know existed. That's what happened in Palo Alto two years ago, and now the council is preparing to figure out what to do with it. Tuesday, 9:15 AM
Ferguson decision triggers local protest
Dozens of Stanford University students and members of the Palo Alto community are expected to gather today at noon at Cogswell Plaza to protest a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the fatal August shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, according to a university press release. Tuesday, 9:15 AM | 11 comments
Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars
Four college students with ties to Palo Alto two from here and two studying here were named winners of this year's Rhodes scholarships, which each year grant a small group of college students two the three years of free study at the University of Oxford in England. Monday, 3:56 PM | 5 comments
Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday pairings
Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly, overwhelming. Holiday foods tend to be full-flavored whether it's turkey, buttery mashed potatoes or sausage-filled stuffing so here are a few options from local wine experts to complement all of your holiday meals: Tuesday, 7:34 AM | 2 comments
A holiday to build 'a beloved community'
"All great religions encourage their followers to love their neighbors," Evergreen Park resident Samina Sundas said of the teaching most often expressed during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season. But "to love our neighbors, we must know our neighbors," she added. Monday, 7:52 AM | 12 comments