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SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Wise Caution from Gunn soph Chloe Sorenson

Dear Palo Alto Onliners, In speaking of the new bell schedule proposed for Gunn, sophomore Chloe Sorenson said something...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Left of Boom, on May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am | 5 comments | 414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With maker's spaces, Ravenswood City School District invests in students' futures

With 90 laptops (donated by Facebook), three 3-D printers, one laser cutter, one sewing machine, a host of robots and a belief...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 1679 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on May 19, 2015 at 9:49 am | 53 comments | 6139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 13578 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Man killed by train in Atherton identified

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Sadness, on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 am | 4 comments | 4624 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by David, on May 18, 2015 at 11:41 pm | 13 comments | 2999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paramedics service prompted by exposure of ambulance deficiencies

Palo Alto's hyper-busy paramedics service is celebrating its 40th anniversary Sunday, with a show-off of its equipment and...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 16 comments | 2772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man struck, killed by train at Atherton station

A man was struck and killed by a southbound train at about 12:53 p.m. today (May 17) at the Atherton station, according to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 490 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford sanctions marching band

Stanford's boisterous Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is being sanctioned by the university after officials...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stepford, on May 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 27 comments | 4970 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls win league lacrosse playoff title in dramatic fashion

There aren't enough teams to hold a Central Coast Section tournament in girls lacrosse, but Palo Alto and Gunn still managed...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 18, 2015 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 1740 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 28 comments | 10501 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Poor Little Rich Women

The NYT has a piece by an anthropologist on the mothers of NYC's upper East Side entitled "Poor Little Rich Women." I was...

Original post made by curious on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by bonus?, on May 18, 2015 at 9:24 am | 14 comments | 402 Views

AROUND TOWN

Perpetual volunteer Ray Bacchetti dies at 81

For Ray Bacchetti, civic engagement wasn't a lofty ideal so much as a way of life. Bacchetti, a devoted educator, activist...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Penny Ellson, on May 18, 2015 at 2:21 am | 24 comments | 1277 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn installs first water bottle filling station on campus

Student organizations and individuals at a Palo Alto high school have unveiled the school's first water bottle filling station,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on May 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm | 13 comments | 1510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 17, 2015 at 10:15 pm | 5 comments | 215 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 UC student, on May 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 345 comments | 213221 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Breaking the silence

Robin Thomas matriculated at Stanford University in the fall of 2008, and after a few months he was thinking about leaving....

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by ADHD in PAUSD, on May 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 17 comments | 4595 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

another caltrain fatality

This one was in Atherton: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Person-struck-and-killed-by-Caltrain-6269282.php...

Original post made by concerned on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 187 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto flight instructor vanishes over Pacific

A 24-year-old Palo Alto flight instructor disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on May 8, and Palo Alto police...

Original post made on May. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm | 13 comments | 7953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New drought rules limit irrigation in Palo Alto

With the statewide drought lingering for the fourth straight year, Palo Alto this week adopted a new rule barring residents...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 57 comments | 7785 Views
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