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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mixed opinions on foreign-language education

"Strong," "innovative," "creative" -- as well as "disjointed," "not supported" and "gaps" -- are all words Palo Alto teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Woops!, 5 minutes ago | 28 comments | 5250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to get people to switch off natural gas

Palo Alto's environmentalists cheered two years ago, when the city officially declared its electric portfolio "carbon neutral."...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by jerry99, 7 minutes ago | 44 comments | 3472 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clearing up the hazy rules surrounding drones

About 1,000 people with an interest in unmanned aircraft are flocking to the NASA Ames Research Center this week with the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 15 minutes ago | 9 comments | 255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Another, 31 minutes ago | 27 comments | 1764 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sb277 mandatory vaccine Referendum

For anyone who would like to sign for the referendum on sb277 and recall of senator Pan, here is the link to where and when...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Roger Dodger, 35 minutes ago | 14 comments | 254 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 56 minutes ago | 153 comments | 8580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unfriendly skies

It doesn't take too many minutes of sitting in a backyard in Palo Alto or trying to sleep next to an open window to realize...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Senior center expansion faces potentially turbulent parking challenge

Avenidas, the downtown Palo Alto senior-services center, has announced plans for a major expansion of its historic building...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 24 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District's special ed department gets new director

When Superintendent Max McGee began his new post in the Palo Alto Unified School District last fall, one of the first changes...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Conversation about race starts with events, book group

Vowing to change the nation's culture of racism by beginning locally, hundreds of Palo Alto residents gathered at the University...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 30 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

When dogs bite

Muffin got lucky the day a large labradoodle attacked him and his owner during a walk in their Crescent Park neighborhood....

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
There are no comments yet. 126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unraveling the mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers are making headway toward finding evidence of chronic fatigue syndrome and how it may change the brain. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Smegfa, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 5342 Views

AROUND TOWN

Air district board approves $20M for Caltrain electrification project

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District board today approved $20 million in funding for a Caltrain electrification project...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 7 hours ago | 11 comments | 1128 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto girls' team places first in LEGO robotics competition

A team of eighth-grade Palo Alto girls placed first among 65 teams Sunday in the First LEGO League robotics competition at...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Congrats!, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 1035 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parrots in Palo Alto?

For a week now, I have seen a pair of parrots flying from tree to tree in the Downtown North neighborhood. They are larger...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Excellent!, 7 hours ago | 5 comments | 113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto police department receives funds to fight alcohol-related crimes

The Palo Alto Police Department has received a $41,000 grant from the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Bambi, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Trace Amounts documentary on Vaccines

Since I refuse to provide my name to the Weekly who allows personal attacks and ridicule to remain on the town square for...

Original post made by Mom on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 111 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In drought, Palo Alto reduces water use by 36 percent

With the hottest summer months at less than the halfway mark, Palo Alto is forging ahead toward meeting its state-mandated...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by musical, 10 hours ago | 39 comments | 3475 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto streets to get more lighting

About 25 East Palo Alto streets will have improved safety after the City Council voted to approve a new LED streetlight contract...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, 12 hours ago | 1 comment | 687 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman killed by train worked at UCSF

Jasmine Ahluwalia, the 31-year-old Palo Alto resident who died after being hit by a train in Menlo Park Monday, was a post-doctoral...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2012
Last comment by member, 13 hours ago | 17 comments | 2488 Views
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