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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Katniss, 1 hour ago | 81 comments | 6522 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ted, 1 hour ago | 67 comments | 3805 Views

AROUND TOWN

A holiday to build 'a beloved community'

"All great religions encourage their followers to love their neighbors," Evergreen Park resident Samina Sundas said of the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 642 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys make some history by not letting history repeat

==BI CCS water polo== The Sacred Heart Prep senior class had history on its mind heading into the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nor Cal Polo, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Union Raises Concerns About Contractor Hooking Up Natural Gas

From the SJ Mercury News since PA Online is slow at posting. The union has their panties in a wad about a contractor...

Original post made by David on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 90 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merry matchmaking: Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday food-and-wines pairings

Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Neal, 6 hours ago | 1 comment | 1627 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buildings of up to eight stories planned for East Palo Alto

With an eye on affordable housing and the city's bottom line, East Palo Alto officials on Monday night unveiled the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 10 hours ago | 28 comments | 3507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, 12 hours ago | 268 comments | 10476 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways eyed for changes

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by musical, 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 67 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals applaud President Obama's immigration order

The controversial announcement by President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 to use his executive powers to grant nearly 5 million...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Bill dtn, 16 hours ago | 13 comments | 1201 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control

Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 22, 2014 at 8:06 am | 29 comments | 3435 Views

AROUND TOWN

A choristers' piece

When the Bay Choral Guild presents Brahms' "German Requiem" without a symphony orchestra to overpower the quieter movements,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, Chorister, on Nov 22, 2014 at 3:58 am | 1 comment | 238 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Fomad, on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:59 pm | 33 comments | 5209 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls advance to CCS volleyball finals once again

Playing in the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball playoff finals is nothing new for the Menlo-Atherton girls. After...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sambo, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 713 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preparing for the unthinkable: School district maintenance foreman develops emergency-response system

In the event that a shooting were to take place at one of Palo Alto Unified School District's 17 campuses, teachers would...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:38 pm | 9 comments | 3469 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Schools grapple with 'emotional-health' efforts

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the Palo Alto Board of Education grappled with a proposed suicide prevention and mental health...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by --, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 49 comments | 3500 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus

An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Look-At-The-Big-Picture, on Nov 21, 2014 at 8:44 pm | 4 comments | 1357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Fire quickly snuffed out at Communication & Power Industry

Palo Alto fire officials are investigating a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon at Communication & Power Industry, a Hansen...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by The Omen, on Nov 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 2 comments | 783 Views

AROUND TOWN

Handmade, original gifts for the holidays

While Santa's elves have been chipping away at their annual mega-assignment, members of The Garden Club of Palo Alto have...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2127 Views
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