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SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by _Parent, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 478 comments | 11306 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Jan 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments | 1745 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto

Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by PA North, on Jan 25, 2015 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 4024 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 311 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Protest on San Mateo Bridge caused crashes, CHP says

A regional division chief of the California Highway Patrol responded to at least four collisions resulting from protesters'...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 31 comments | 3016 Views

SPORTS

Roberson helps Stanford women rally to hoops win

Briana Roberson earned her first start and played like she wanted to stay there, scoring a career-high 21 points as the 11th-ranked...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Chatham Forbes, on Jan 24, 2015 at 7:19 pm | 1 comment | 1197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is retirement funding based on 'rainbows, butterflies and unicorns'?

A well-known financial analyst, talk-show host and Orange County's treasurer-tax collector recently described state retirement-funding...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 2527 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 21 comments | 4506 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board backs increased parcel tax

All of the Palo Alto school board members expressed support Tuesday night for what they said is a much-needed financial injection...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 24, 2015 at 2:43 am | 60 comments | 5987 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New police chief brings new attitude

When East Palo Alto's new police Chief Albert Pardini took over in November, he inherited a department that was struggling...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by What?, on Jan 24, 2015 at 1:05 am | 9 comments | 5332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks feedback on new traffic-reduction nonprofit

Palo Alto's bid to create a nonprofit that would manage downtown's traffic-reduction programs will be the focus of a community...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by iParkomat, on Jan 23, 2015 at 9:28 pm | 21 comments | 2652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To sleep, perchance to dream of change

The Palo Alto Weekly article (Jan. 9) on the sleep assembly at Gunn High School continued a lively discussion on how we can...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 57 comments | 5024 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council OKs new bike routes on Churchill and Maybell

Students biking to Palo Alto's two public high schools and southernmost middle school will be getting help with their commutes,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent alum, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:37 pm | 3 comments | 491 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bike bridge designs wow planning commissioners

One cries for attention with its prominent red arch and a row of changing lights. The other is an understated ribbon that...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2015
Last comment by Midtown, on Jan 23, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 44 comments | 7709 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood school district to integrate mindfulness, yoga into regular curriculum

All 3,400 students in the Ravenswood City School District will soon have yoga and mindfulness as a regular part of their...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Matt, on Jan 23, 2015 at 8:16 am | 11 comments | 6549 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jan 23, 2015 at 1:12 am | 43 comments | 6172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Salary hikes approved for Palo Alto council members

In the latest sign of the city's growing economic fortunes, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on Tuesday night to raise the...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 22, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 22 comments | 3264 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Groundbreaking piece on East Palo Alto and the development of Silicon Valley

http://techcrunch.com/2015/01/10/east-of-palo-altos-eden/...

Original post made by Michael on Jan. 22, 2015
There are no comments yet. 121 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man fatally shot in East Palo Alto

Police in East Palo Alto this morning are investigating a Wednesday night shooting death. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/01/22/man-fatally-shot-...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by too much, on Jan 22, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 1 comment | 2787 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's happening here?

Construction crews have begun tearing down the old Bloomingdale's store at Stanford Shopping Center on Jan. 14. Read the...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Jan 22, 2015 at 1:14 pm | 6 comments | 2556 Views
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