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PALO ALTO ISSUES

A gathering place, again: Formerly derelict Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center finds new life

Bucking the trend of many other mom-and-pop businesses owners who've left town due to rising rents, Steve Stivala, owner...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 7, 2015 at 11:30 pm | 26 comments | 10818 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to collect food scraps wins support in Palo Alto

Banana peels and apple cores may look like garbage to most Palo Alto residents, but city leaders are increasingly viewing...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm | 46 comments | 5578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district hires new data director

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new director of research and assessment: Chris Kolar, who since 2011 was the director...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Dee, on Mar 7, 2015 at 9:21 pm | 14 comments | 5124 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Social worker accused of child molestation faces additional charges

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Former, on Mar 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 3 comments | 4997 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls denied once again in CCS soccer finals

==BI Girls soccer== Palo Alto head coach Kurt Devlin probably wishes he had $10 for every shot that his girls sent over...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Isabel De Armas, on Mar 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2945 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where Will They Go?

If you're wondering why the Buena Vista issue is so vexing for many Palo Altans (and the city council), perhaps take a moment...

Original post made by JackB on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:43 am | 25 comments | 1532 Views

SPORTS

Gunn wrestling coach Horpel says it's time to do something else

The drive to Bakersfield will be the same and Rabobank Arena will be familiar as ever. But, the 2015 CIF State Wrestling...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Knewman, on Mar 7, 2015 at 7:19 am | 2 comments | 2659 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Prosthetic racing leg stolen from Paralympic hopeful, Gunn grad

The specialized prosthetic leg that Ranjit Steiner, a 2009 Gunn High School graduate, was counting on to carry him to a Paralympic...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by SF Transplant, on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 5 comments | 5027 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sweetheart Awards honor community's commitment to special-needs students

Red and pink streamers, clusters of balloons and a large hand-painted banner reading "SWEETHEARTS" adorned the multipurpose...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Walter Underwood, on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm | 4 comments | 4694 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Watch for new double decker buses in town.

KTVU is reporting a trial of the use of double decker buses across the Bay through Palo Alto. http://www.ktvu.com/story/28182114/ac-transit-considers-buying-new-double-decker-buses ...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 6, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 3 comments | 642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Office for Civil Rights opens sexual-assault investigation at Stanford University

Stanford University has joined the growing list of universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Alphonso, on Mar 6, 2015 at 9:42 am | 7 comments | 8040 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Showstoppers

After weeks of rehearsal and much giddy anticipation, Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools prepare to open their biennial musical...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, Arts & Entertainment Editor, on Mar 6, 2015 at 9:09 am | 3 comments | 3257 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Great leaders know when to apologize

I found this great article today: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/business-leaders-need-know-when-how-apologize-ben-robertson?trk=tod-home-art-list-small_1 A...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by This is about children, remember?, on Mar 6, 2015 at 2:06 am | 5 comments | 706 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

another Planned Community "public benefit" grocery store bites the dust...

…. how long till grocery outlet goes belly up and the new Miki's, AKA College Terrace Centre market, will follow suit in...

Original post made by anon on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:07 pm | 7 comments | 710 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eager to move ahead with minimum wage law

An effort to raise Palo Alto's minimum wage received a big lift Monday night when the City Council enthusiastically agreed...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Not Dead Yet, on Mar 5, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 30 comments | 7152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Airbnb landlords may owe Palo Alto taxes

Since its founding in 2008, Airbnb has exploded in popularity. Its website states that there are listings available in 33,000...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2013
Last comment by Roderick, on Mar 5, 2015 at 5:48 pm | 48 comments | 6220 Views

RESTAURANTS

La bella vita: Care and taste abound at Arte Ristorante

From zuppa to pesce, the menu at 3-month-old Arte Ristorante in downtown Palo Alto is easy to scan on one page. The owners,...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Judeeeeee, on Mar 5, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 5 comments | 5974 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fresh Market to close door

Just reported by Marketwatch.com Fresh Market to close remaining California stores Fresh Market Inc. TFM, +2.57% said...

Original post made by So Sad on Mar. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 532 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Spate of auto burglaries hits downtown Palo Alto

Police are investigating nine vehicle break-ins that occurred Tuesday night, March 3, in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by anneke, on Mar 5, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 6 comments | 4203 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grading the mile run?

My average weight boy runs the mile at J.L.S. He is not a fast runner but he does run (not walk) and averages about 9:30....

Original post made by PA Mom on Oct. 30, 2012
Last comment by Anther Mom, on Mar 5, 2015 at 11:41 am | 38 comments | 7447 Views
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