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PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 37 minutes ago | 137 comments | 7143 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new design, home on Eichler-style block in Palo Alto nears approval

After an outpouring of criticism from neighbors and significant design revisions, a Louis Road property owner this week received...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by @notfanofeichler, 1 hour ago | 29 comments | 4943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto group awards 25 college scholarships

Four recent graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools are among this year's recipients in a scholarship program begun...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Hal Plotkin, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 1631 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, fired library contractor exchange 'cover up' accusations

The court battle between the City of Palo Alto and the contractor it has accused of badly botching the long-delayed construction...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, 1 hour ago | 43 comments | 3432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Auntie, 3 hours ago | 294 comments | 114885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board approves redeveloping University Ave building, exceeding city height limit

The Architectural Review Board on Thursday approved a plan to redevelop the 1950s style, one-story building at the corner...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Questionable Character, 3 hours ago | 37 comments | 10053 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing Encampment Homer Street Underpass

The number of people seemingly living under the tracks at the Homer Street Underpass is growing. This is a school route...

Original post made by Mike on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 3 hours ago | 21 comments | 468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 3 hours ago | 72 comments | 6033 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

District to hire temporary water-conservation enforcers

The Santa Clara Valley Water District board of directors last night unanimously approved the hiring of up to 10 temporary...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Resident, 4 hours ago | 39 comments | 3231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, 5 hours ago | 13 comments | 2031 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Wayfinding' program to bring signs, monument, to City Hall

Visitors who have a hard time finding their way around Palo Alto City Hall will soon get plenty of help from the city, which...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by pat, 5 hours ago | 42 comments | 2576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Verde

Take a bike ride down Louis Road in the heart of Palo Verde and you'll notice a recurring motif. Geometric planes and simple...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Sebastian, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 70 Views

RESTAURANTS

Meet the winners of the 2014 Best Of Palo Alto

Some of these businesses are old friends, household names that are counted on and celebrated. Others are new kids on the...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of,henzau, 6 hours ago | 21 comments | 3829 Views

AROUND TOWN

Works from major American artists gifted to Stanford

Stanford University's Cantor Arts Center has acquired three significant gifts of American art, securing a solid place in...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 6 hours ago | 6 comments | 1414 Views

SPORTS

Zhao, Ahn to play in main draw at Bank of the West

Stanford sophomore Carol Zhao won a qualifying match on Sunday afternoon, beating Russia's Marina Shamayko, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4,...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2014
Last comment by Bill Yeager, 8 hours ago | 1 comment | 156 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man punched, knocked unconscious in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking witnesses to a battery that occurred in downtown Palo Alto last Thursday, July 17, when a man...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 10 hours ago | 42 comments | 4140 Views

AROUND TOWN

NEW! Palo Alto Ballet School with Ramon Moreno

New ballet school in Palo Alto! Former Ballet San Jose Principal Dancer, Ramon Moreno is teaching ballet classes to children,...

Original post made by Palo Alto Ballet School on Jul. 28, 2014
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AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Curtis Parisi, 13 hours ago | 968 comments | 112688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by pA, 22 hours ago | 62 comments | 3309 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly Spanish Textbook

Can anyone tell me what textbook Paly uses for Spanish 3H? I could not find the answer on the Paly or PAUSD websites....

Original post made by Incoming Paly Parent on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by iSez, 23 hours ago | 4 comments | 194 Views
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