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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where to find a free Thanksgiving Day meal on the Midpeninsula

This Thanksgiving, thousands of community members will come together in kitchens and dining halls throughout the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2016
Last comment by mike, on Nov 22, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 2 comments | 2178 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community discusses implications of renaming Palo Alto schools

Four panelists with diverse professional expertise relating to history, race, education, social justice and ethics urged...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Nov 22, 2016 at 2:24 pm | 41 comments | 3564 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County eyes plan to offer legal aid to undocumented residents

Undocumented immigrants facing threats of deportation by the forthcoming Trump administration may soon have more legal help...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 22, 2016 at 1:30 pm | 37 comments | 4328 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal women take best shot in OT soccer loss to Broncos

The second-ranked Stanford women's soccer team never found a clear path to the back of the net -- Melissa Lowder was always...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by SoccerFan, on Nov 22, 2016 at 9:44 am | 3 comments | 640 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside Neighborhoods

For more than 100 years, beginning in the 1830s, the area now called Woodside was gradually developed, first as sawmills...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Becky Stirn, on Nov 21, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 5 comments | 996 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto teacher pleads not guilty to sexual misconduct

Palo Alto High School science teacher Ronnie Farrell pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges that he touched a 15-year-old...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Nov 21, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 4 comments | 4970 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto residents to get 30-day notice in red-tag evictions

East Palo Alto residents who face eviction for living in illegal or dangerous housing received a reprieve from the City Council...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2016
Last comment by Shame, on Nov 21, 2016 at 1:58 pm | 9 comments | 5158 Views

AROUND TOWN

In election protests, students urge love in the face of hate

Hundreds of Palo Alto high school and college students walked out of classes, onto their campuses and in city streets Tuesday...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2016
Last comment by still another anon, on Nov 21, 2016 at 9:55 am | 104 comments | 9476 Views

BOOKS

A feast for the season

Local photographer and cookbook author Erin Gleeson of "The Forest Feast" shares recipes and hosting tips for the holidays. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wendy TKO, on Nov 21, 2016 at 8:58 am | 2 comments | 1657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>Edgewood grocery idea Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/11/18/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Judith Schwartz, on Nov 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm | 3 comments | 278 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bursting with color

The autumn nip usually associated with turning leaves is finally in the air, and Palo Alto's trees are putting on a show...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Gerturde, on Nov 20, 2016 at 6:28 pm | 1 comment | 1955 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emberling concedes in Palo Alto school board race

One-term Palo Alto Board of Education incumbent Heidi Emberling has conceded victory in the Nov. 8 election to fellow trustee...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 20, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 19 comments | 3423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sewage smells around home, possibly related illness - call utility?

This morning I woke up to a decidedly sewage-like smell. For months, we've been smelling something, at first just when we...

Original post made by Mystery on Nov. 20, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Nov 20, 2016 at 12:35 pm | 2 comments | 154 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying case spurs school district to examine response

The Palo Alto school board plans to take a closer look at how staff are implementing policies and procedures for addressing...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by A Parent, on Nov 20, 2016 at 11:57 am | 34 comments | 7241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unraveling the results

In the wake of national election results that have triggered widespread anxiety about the implications for the future of...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 20, 2016 at 1:33 am | 24 comments | 4415 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Checklist helps residents determine if a tree is hazardous

Palo Alto's Tree Technical Manual includes a checklist of potential hazards and suggests actions to promote safety. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wayne Tyson, on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:21 pm | 1 comment | 413 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When trees must be removed

City of Palo Alto tree ordinances state that, under certain conditions, trees that have been removed must be replaced. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wayne Tyson, on Nov 19, 2016 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 271 Views

SPORTS

The Big Game feels different from any other on schedule

Keller Chryst is Stanford's starting quarterback and will lead the Cardinal (7-3, 5-3 Pac-12) into his first Big Game as...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2016
Last comment by No thanks, on Nov 19, 2016 at 11:37 am | 2 comments | 1078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cost/Type of Special Ed

I'm curious what PAUSD spends on Special Ed, how many kids we have enrolled, by severity/type, ideally at which school level...

Original post made by Info on Special Ed on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Nov 18, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 11 comments | 487 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Post-election, local educational institutions emphasize inclusion

In the aftermath of the presidential election this week, local school districts and universities sent messages to their communities...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by R U Serious!, on Nov 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 26 comments | 4990 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
By Elena Kadvany | 25 comments | 12,265 views

Sing and celebrate
By Sally Torbey | 7 comments | 636 views

 

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