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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing Corporation fends off 'whispers of suspicion' over director's living arrangement

The Palo Alto Housing Corporation, a nonprofit that in 2013 tried to develop a housing complex on Maybell Avenue, on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 1 hour ago | 51 comments | 3244 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to collect food scraps wins support in Palo Alto

Banana peels and apple cores may look like garbage to most Palo Alto residents, but city leaders are increasingly viewing...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, 2 hours ago | 32 comments | 2425 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Office for Civil Rights opens sexual-assault investigation at Stanford University

Stanford University has joined the growing list of universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, 2 hours ago | 2 comments | 1043 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto divided over proposed office cap

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over office growth hit a stalemate Monday night when a deeply divided City Council agonized...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by no worries, you can still , 2 hours ago | 51 comments | 3318 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Prosthetic racing leg stolen from Paralympic hopeful, Gunn grad

The specialized prosthetic leg that Ranjit Steiner, a 2009 Gunn High School graduate, was counting on to carry him to a Paralympic...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Mileen Zarin, 2 hours ago | 4 comments | 2196 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Brutal day of plane noise over North Palo Alto

Today was an exceptionally bad day of plane noise over North Palo Alto. I had 25 planes over my home in 2 hours. That's about...

Original post made by tiredofthenoise on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by It was brutal , 3 hours ago | 128 comments | 1698 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community examines rail-crossing hazards in Menlo Park

After a 35-year-old woman died when a bullet train struck her car at the Ravenswood Avenue crossing in Menlo Park, the community...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Martin, 3 hours ago | 6 comments | 1422 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 5 hours ago | 30 comments | 6426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two speeches to the Board: Save Gunn's 118 teachers

Dear Palo Alto Onliners, Along with my colleague Cara Stoneburner, a 4th-grade teacher at Juana Briones, I was one of...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Mar. 1, 2015
Last comment by Stoneburner rules, 5 hours ago | 17 comments | 763 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Great leaders know when to apologize

I found this great article today: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/business-leaders-need-know-when-how-apologize-ben-robertson?trk=tod-home-art-list-small_1 A...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by No more Skellys, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 88 Views

BOOKS

Police investigate possible East Palo Alto child abduction

A 9-year-old girl was taken from the Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto on Tuesday morning, March 3, and after an investigation,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by muttiallen, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1674 Views

BOOKS

Filoli statement: More than 1,000 volunteers sign new agreement

More than 1,000 Filoli volunteers have signed a new volunteer agreement, Executive Director Cynthia D'Agosta announced in...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1340 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students speak to experiences, good and bad, at youth forum

Amidst Palo Alto's ongoing community conversation about youth health and well-being -- one that so often cries out for the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by At least this much is true, 9 hours ago | 26 comments | 4531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford upholds fraternity's housing suspension

After reviewing an appeal filed by a Stanford University fraternity whose housing privileges were suspended in December following...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by Hulkamania, 11 hours ago | 10 comments | 3331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grading the mile run?

My average weight boy runs the mile at J.L.S. He is not a fast runner but he does run (not walk) and averages about 9:30....

Original post made by PA Mom on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by musical, 21 hours ago | 37 comments | 3426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber slams proposed office cap

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce jumped into the the city's growth debate Friday when it submitted a letter co-signed by...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on Mar 3, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 56 comments | 2433 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stevenson House shakeup boots director, staff

A major shakeup at senior-housing community Stevenson House has resulted in the dismissal of its longtime executive director...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2015
Last comment by slippers on the ground, on Mar 3, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 17 comments | 5198 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A gathering place, again: Formerly derelict Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center finds new life

Bucking the trend of many other mom-and-pop businesses owners who've left town due to rising rents, Steve Stivala, owner...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 17 comments | 3722 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shady Lane moves to Menlo Park

After 40 years on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the eclectic Shady Lane gift shop and boutique is moving to a new home...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 3, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 27 comments | 3492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Thirty teens dropped from Palo Alto school rolls

Thirty students were dropped from Palo Alto public school rolls this fall when their parents were unable to verify their...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 3, 2015 at 11:53 am | 165 comments | 8036 Views
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Ming’s to hold farewell auction
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A proposal for Monday Night's Office Cap Discussion
By Steve Levy | 14 comments | 2,497 views

Eggs and Bacon Walk Into a Bar
By Laura Stec | 6 comments | 2,107 views

Gifts (that are not bought)
By Chandrama Anderson | 1 comment | 1,709 views

An injury
By Sally Torbey | 2 comments | 124 views