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AROUND TOWN

Big Bad Barn Dance

The nonprofit Friends of Huddart and Wunderlich Parks invites locals to put on western gear and do-si-do over to the historic...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Sun Day Fun Day!, 14 minutes ago | 1 comment | 17 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by BPS, 30 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1373 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architectural Review

Without inciting a flurry of posts that are strictly opinion, I wish to ask if anyone can shed light on two things: 1) what...

Original post made by Annette on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Ada, 41 minutes ago | 1 comment | 122 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What to expect when Google Fiber comes to town

Google Fiber has been hailed by many observers as a much-needed shake-up for the local telecommunications market. But to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Old News, 1 hour ago | 92 comments | 8560 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Have exhibits, will travel

This summer, a new species has been inhabiting the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. With an umbrella for shade, four wheels...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Old Teacher, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 761 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Experienced Cyclist, 2 hours ago | 58 comments | 13597 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Donada, 2 hours ago | 9 comments | 1507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Trixie, 2 hours ago | 20 comments | 4947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, 2 hours ago | 107 comments | 12090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Melissa voter, 3 hours ago | 16 comments | 1946 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prohibits hard alcohol at undergraduate parties

Stanford University has banned hard alcohol at undergraduate parties and limited the size of liquor containers students are...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 4 hours ago | 27 comments | 2283 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Festival of the Arts returns to downtown Palo Alto

Tens of thousands of art enthusiasts and revelers are expected to turn out for the 35th annual Palo Alto Festival of the...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Thankful, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 1157 Views

AROUND TOWN

Age-discrimination lawsuit filed against HP

Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Hewlett-Packard companies for age discrimination,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Job Inflation, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 3000 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto homes staying on market longer

There have been two noticeable trends in the Palo Alto property market this year so far. First, properties have stayed on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Nothing Lasts Forever, 7 hours ago | 12 comments | 1546 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton to visit Bay Area for private fundraiser

UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Redwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a private fundraising...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Stretch, 7 hours ago | 29 comments | 8898 Views

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Brock Turner judge recuses himself from child-porn case

Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Voter, 9 hours ago | 10 comments | 2365 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by BrokenSystem, 12 hours ago | 13 comments | 2046 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's Zhang opens with a victory in table tennis

==BI 2016 Rio Olympics == Palo Alto's Lily Zhang opened Olympic table tennis competition with an 11-3, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Duke, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 1615 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Chryst discusses Stanford quarterback situation

Keller Chryst, a redshirt sophomore at Stanford, didn't have far to go to college. Chryst, a 2014 graduate of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by no jeep, 17 hours ago | 3 comments | 213 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to continue budget-management discussion

Palo Alto Unified School District administrators' salaries are competitive and in many cases above what surrounding districts...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Not worth the sacrifice, 19 hours ago | 17 comments | 2333 Views
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