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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hundreds turn out for Magical Bridge opening in Palo Alto

The Magical Bridge playground, one of few in the nation geared to the needs of adults and children with disabilities, opened...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Hooray for Olenka!, 56 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1198 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Desalination Plant

Here is a map of proposed desalination plants in California. There is nothing planned near the peninsula. http://www.mercurynews.com/portlet/article/html/imageDisplay.jsp?content...

Original post made by Chris on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Question, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 54 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto sustains major injuries

An elderly woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning sustained major injuries, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Double Standard, 1 hour ago | 22 comments | 1495 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Body found Thursday confirmed to be missing Palo Alto hiker

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has confirmed that a body found in a wilderness area that of a Palo Alto man who went...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by LoveandServe, 1 hour ago | 3 comments | 6257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Measure A ballots - OUT TODAY, strict interpretation ??

I received the Measure A mail-in ballot this afternoon. The instructions are very specific and I am wondering typically...

Original post made by Measure A ballots & possible \"funnyness\" on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 486 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Madness, 1 hour ago | 140 comments | 4643 Views

SPORTS

Pederson, Dodgers face Giants riding a seven-game win streak

Of local note Palo Alto High grad Joc Pederson hopes to be celebrating more than just his 23rd birthday when he and his...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Jeff, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

75% increase in driving cost is coming!

Pertinent to Palo Alto Sustainability / Climate Action Plan (S/CAP) discussion: Unique in our 50 states, the draft 2040...

Original post made by Steve Raney on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Robert, 3 hours ago | 12 comments | 296 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Altans must reduce H20 use by 24%

The California State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) came out Saturday with proposed city-by-city water reduction requirements:...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why VOTE NO on MEASURE A?

A blogger has kept a running record of Yes statements saying there is a No blog already, but there doesn't seem to be, and...

Original post made by It\'s about trust on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by Reason, 4 hours ago | 9 comments | 408 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Never a drop to waste

Palo Alto resident Sue Kemp has long since turned off her automatic watering systems and tends by hand to the plants and...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Laundry to Landscape, 5 hours ago | 27 comments | 3351 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living large by living small

Like many Bay Area millennials, Alison Rush and husband Jordan Cowman face a difficult dilemma: housing. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Terrace Antelope, 6 hours ago | 34 comments | 3839 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parked cars in front of our house

Does anyone know the law on parking cars on the street -- how long? We've got a neighbor who has renters parking in front...

Original post made by paresident on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by carol, 6 hours ago | 69 comments | 20069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Attorneys debate the value of a Palo Alto education

In determining how much assistance should be offered to residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park once the park is closed,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Desert Jack, 8 hours ago | 63 comments | 4372 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested on suspicion of hate crime in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police arrested a Mountain View man Sunday night after he yelled racial epithets and threatened another man in...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 1459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Huge income 'gender gap': a conspiracy or just socioeconomics?

The blockbuster headline news out of this year's "State of the Valley" conference and detailed "Index" report was that the...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Does-Silicon-Valley-Gender-Inequality-Exist?, 8 hours ago | 20 comments | 1881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The Buena Vista imperative

Constrained by advice from the city attorney aimed at keeping council members narrowly focused on their legal responsibilities,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 10 hours ago | 31 comments | 2968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Continuation high school picks up those who fall through the cracks

Alta Vista High School in Mountain View has a reputation as a "bad" school, one with failing students and lower-quality teachers. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by dennis, 11 hours ago | 13 comments | 2603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students' pleas heard by El Camino Hospital Foundation

On April 15th, Donna and John Shoemaker publicly announced that El Camino Hospital's plans for a new mental health services...

Original post made by Sarah1000 on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, 11 hours ago | 7 comments | 277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Obviz, 12 hours ago | 254 comments | 18148 Views
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