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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents, doctors urge board to stock EpiPens in schools

Doctors and parents came out in force Tuesday to urge the Palo Alto Board of Education to require schools to stock medication...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, 19 minutes ago | 12 comments | 486 Views

AROUND TOWN

The ludicrous lingo of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

It was announced this Monday that "Silicon Valley," the Mike Judge-helmed HBO sitcom filmed in and around Palo Alto, has...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by humor me, 33 minutes ago | 6 comments | 554 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man falls in Yosemite climb

A 26-year-old Palo Alto man was seriously injured on Sunday morning after falling 30 feet during a climb in Yosemite National...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Rose, 53 minutes ago | 5 comments | 2185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ban on feeding wildlife advances in Palo Alto

After years of encouraging residents not to feed animals at local parks and nature preserves, Palo Alto officials are preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jim H, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 719 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why Eichler and Not Greenmeadow?

I don't get it. Two south Palo Alto swim clubs about a half a mile apart, both old and Eichlerish, both competing with...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by one answer, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 192 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Racism was dealt a blow today by the Supreme Court

The SCOTUS upheld an anti-racist law in Michigan, today. Some called it "affirmative action", but that is just pure racism....

Original post made by Jin on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday turned their attention...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by bobgnote, 2 hours ago | 30 comments | 1967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teens could get $84,000 for events, programs

Palo Alto teenagers could soon have more options for fun programs and local engagement after the city's Policy and Services...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2014
Last comment by Love it!, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 243 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto planners to zoom in on Fry's site

It took more than seven years for Palo Alto to draw up a new vision for the neighborhoods around California Avenue, and about...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by SteveU, 3 hours ago | 22 comments | 3374 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford grad Douglas Tarlow arrested for blackmailing Silicon Valley billionaire

Victim was Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems and prominent Sand Hill Road venture capitalist. News report: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Khosla-family-extortion-pl...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 23, 2014
There are no comments yet. 63 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund awards $400K in grants

For its 20th annual Holiday Fund, the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $400,000 in grants -- the greatest amount given in the fund's...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous1, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 1422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, 4 hours ago | 26 comments | 3690 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

First 'Our Palo Alto' panel to focus on changing demographics

Palo Alto's attempt to engage residents in a conversation about the city's long-term future will kick off Wednesday and continue...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by FormerResident, 5 hours ago | 9 comments | 1076 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds sued over Stanford's Searsville Dam

Environmental groups who have an ongoing lawsuit against Stanford University for its diversion of water from endangered species...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 6 hours ago | 11 comments | 2598 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As state embarks on new testing era, Palo Alto students help 'pilot-test the test'

It's out with No. 2 pencils and in with "click and drag" as students take on this spring's standardized tests in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Belinda, 13 hours ago | 12 comments | 3612 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Housing Corporation nears sale of Maybell site

After seeings its proposal for a housing development on Maybell Avenue fall in a referendum last year, the Palo Alto Housing...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 15 hours ago | 56 comments | 4391 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Associate superintendent evaluation news needed

Tucked away in tonight's board agenda is an evaluation of the associate superintendent, in closed session, of course, a nugget...

Original post made by Evaluate this! on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, 17 hours ago | 5 comments | 230 Views

AROUND TOWN

Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Grant Geissman, 20 hours ago | 3 comments | 754 Views

AROUND TOWN

Make way for 3-D 'selfies'

At first glance the tiny figurines lined up at Palo Alto's Artec studio appear like colored toy soldiers. But the subjects...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stupid is as stupid does, 22 hours ago | 5 comments | 694 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Deception -- or alternate business model?

Local residents have been caught in a five-year debate over the activities of one man, a real-estate investor named Jason...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kay, 23 hours ago | 12 comments | 9759 Views
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Indian street food and ... bitcoins?
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I Spy
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