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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plan to ban smoking in apartments still up in the air

Smokers in Palo Alto's apartment complexes need not snuff out their cigarette butts just yet. After a long discussion, a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sueanne, on May 15, 2015 at 8:50 am | 14 comments | 2802 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Did you see military at PAPD office?

Tuesday morning as I was driving to the parking garage under City Hall, I saw several men who appeared to be Marines or Army,...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by SWAT, on May 15, 2015 at 7:11 am | 6 comments | 335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Books: The horrifying, and wonderful, complexities of parenthood

Chara Burnett and Helen Waters are close friends, professionals, Palo Alto mothers and authors of the new book, "If Only...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Betsy Taylor, on May 15, 2015 at 5:35 am | 1 comment | 2154 Views

AROUND TOWN

Considering moving from Pennsylvania to Palo Alto, what do I need to know?

From what I hear, the weather is beautiful year round, average temperature is 70*, never too hot in summer or too cold in...

Original post made by Mennitti on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Mennitti, on May 15, 2015 at 4:40 am | 23 comments | 1017 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State AG releases guidelines for handling of campus sexual assaults

California Attorney General Kamala Harris Wednesday released new guidelines for the handling of campus sexual assault cases...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Susan, on May 14, 2015 at 8:15 pm | 9 comments | 1655 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

San Francisco Magazine: Why Are Palo Alto Kid Killing Themselves

San Francisco Magazine's cover story this month i: Why Are Palo Alto Teens Killing Themselves? This story quotes many...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on May 14, 2015 at 6:37 pm | 20 comments | 1299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC admission rates fo CA residents drastically declined

Another well discussed factor in student stress is college admission rates, and especially for CA residents applying to UCs. Between...

Original post made by UC Scam on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 14, 2015 at 12:44 pm | 7 comments | 566 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto man arrested for alleged threats

A Palo Alto man was arrested in Mountain View near the Safeway on San Antonio road last week after he threatened to harm...

Original post made on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Roger, on May 14, 2015 at 11:37 am | 3 comments | 3274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tree disparity grows between north and south Palo Alto

Grass may always be greener on the other side, but when it comes to street trees it's the north side of Palo Alto that actually...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on May 14, 2015 at 10:12 am | 50 comments | 4789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mercedes dealership planned for Ming's site

A glassy, three-story Mercedes dealership would go up next to the Baylands at the Embarcadero Road site of Ming's Restaurant...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Brian, on May 14, 2015 at 9:05 am | 38 comments | 5810 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto passes urgency law to protect retail

Seeking to shield local shops against an office incursion, Palo Alto officials unanimously passed late Monday night an emergency...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on May 14, 2015 at 8:46 am | 20 comments | 4604 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto 'Bike to Work Day' rolls out Thursday

Members of Palo Alto's community are expected to put on their bike helmets and put away their car keys on Thursday morning...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 14, 2015 at 8:32 am | 4 comments | 1446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama's new visa law opens the American door to Chinese buyers

In November, President Obama announced a new plan to further open the American door to the Chinese and predicted that this...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Kirk, on May 13, 2015 at 10:48 pm | 8 comments | 697 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buena Vista appraiser blasts council's direction, threatens to resign

An appraiser tasked by Palo Alto officials with recalculating how much assistance residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by to bill, on May 13, 2015 at 10:31 pm | 33 comments | 5111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn explores scheduling changes

Changes for Gunn High School's bell schedule seem likely in the next school year, but it was made clear at a block-schedule...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on May 13, 2015 at 9:13 pm | 43 comments | 6785 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn schedule change wins support

Despite mostly broad support expressed at Tuesday's school board meeting for the structure of a new bell schedule for Gunn...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by A student died while in zero period, on May 13, 2015 at 7:23 pm | 60 comments | 3608 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College AD inducted into wrestling hall of fame

==BI Oaks report == Menlo College not only hosted the 2015 National Wrestling Hall of Fame/California Chapter induction...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Menlo_Football_Forever, on May 13, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 1 comment | 552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Was this your kid?

Around 9.40am this morning, while driving on Channing, I came across a girl, appearing to be of high school age, biking down...

Original post made by Concerned on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 13, 2015 at 5:16 pm | 9 comments | 549 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto woman scares off late-night burglar

Palo Alto police say a woman frightened off a burglar who broke into her home on Hopkins Avenue Tuesday night. Read the...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Whiskers, on May 13, 2015 at 4:39 pm | 2 comments | 3229 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Door to Door Solicitation Scam is back

Just FYI, our family recently got a visit from one of those door to door scammers that come by the house every once in a...

Original post made by Fed up with scammers on May. 13, 2015
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