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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 2,210 for Class of 2017

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,210 students from a record-breaking pool of 38,828 applicants for its undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 37 comments | 19662 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Our libraries are obsolete

This may interest our local library fans: http://techland.time.com/2013/06/25/the-future-of-libraries-short-on-books-long-on-tech/?hpt=hp_bn18...

Original post made by Just build it on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 26, 2013 at 9:50 am | 7 comments | 904 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches contest for bike bridge design

Palo Alto leaders want their new bike bridge to be many things -- elegant, eco-friendly, unique, eye-catching, and above...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 26, 2013 at 8:23 am | 2 comments | 804 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rail Policy Change -- Deleting protections for South Palo Alto

The Consent Calendar for the June 24 City Council has revised Rail Policy Change that seems to weaken the "Equal treatment...

Original post made by Timothy Gray on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by tell me it isn't so, on Jun 26, 2013 at 1:51 am | 6 comments | 904 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man killed in Newark collision

A man killed in a traffic collision on Mowry Avenue in Newark on Friday evening has been identified as a 51-year-old Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Ms Webb, on Jun 25, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 3 comments | 1843 Views

AROUND TOWN

Evergreen Park men build community over peanuts and beer

On a balmy Wednesday evening, a half-dozen men stood expectantly outside Nathan Moroney's Evergreen Park home, awaiting news...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Philippe Alexis, on Jun 25, 2013 at 10:25 pm | 3 comments | 1863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee to mull vehicle-dwelling ban tonight

A City Council committee is set to decide on an ordinance that would ban people from living in their vehicles within Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2013
Last comment by Tennyson b. Kawasaki, on Jun 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm | 33 comments | 2951 Views

AROUND TOWN

Silicon Valley or "Snoop Valley" and the NSA

Friends of mine from Canada told me we now live in "Snoop" Valley. This is not good for the local community or for our...

Original post made by Pamela Derwent on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Me, too, on Jun 25, 2013 at 4:58 pm | 6 comments | 771 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to consider design contest for 101 bike bridge

Just two years ago, Palo Alto's proposed bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 was a pipe dream, one of the most expensive components...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 25, 2013 at 3:16 pm | 32 comments | 6873 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bids farewell to popular planning director

Palo Alto on Monday gave an emotional sendoff to Planning Director Curtis Williams, whose mild-mannered leadership, passion...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Lisa Van Dusen, on Jun 25, 2013 at 9:51 am | 10 comments | 1749 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Landlords from hell' plead guilty in four felony counts

A husband and wife dubbed the "landlords from hell" for a series of escalating actions and threats made against their tenants...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 13 comments | 3419 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Skelly in annual review

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly emerged from his annual performance review with a satisfactory rating, Board...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on Jun 24, 2013 at 7:02 pm | 36 comments | 3272 Views

AROUND TOWN

Samsung opens new chapter for old Borders building

Palo Alto's iconic Varsity Theatre building on University Avenue, most recently a home to Borders Books, will soon be transformed...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 67 comments | 4883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Despite assurances, PAUSD school board closes out school year with no public discussion of OCR complaints

The Palo Alto school board will hold its final regular meeting of the school year on Tuesday without discussing the US Department...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Palo Verde Parent, on Jun 24, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 15 comments | 3598 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park drive-by shooting injures two

Two men sitting in the driveway of a Menlo Park residence were shot on Saturday night, June 22, Menlo Park police said. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2013
Last comment by Raymond, on Jun 24, 2013 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1109 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yoga teachers mark solstice with free park session for all

Taking a page from the Summer Solstice yoga fest in New York's Times Square, five local yoga teachers will hold a free, public,...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Yoga Day Participant, on Jun 23, 2013 at 11:04 pm | 11 comments | 1887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With little fanfare, Palo Alto adopts housing vision

For Palo Alto, the new Housing Element is at once an expansive vision document, a catalog of future housing sites and a homework...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by They have blinders on, on Jun 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 19 comments | 6596 Views

AROUND TOWN

Over peanuts and beer, men build community

On a balmy Wednesday evening, a half-dozen men stood expectantly outside Nathan Moroney's Evergreen Park home, awaiting news...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2013
Last comment by Here's to You, on Jun 23, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 2 comments | 2054 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letting the dogs out

A group of Palo Alto dog owners want the city to create an open area in a park for frolicking, off-leash dogs. Read the...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by The bad owners outweigh the good, on Jun 23, 2013 at 1:30 pm | 6 comments | 1269 Views

SPORTS

Carter runs the 400 hurdles as a professional

==B USA Track and Field Championships== Stanford junior Kori Carter decided to forego her senior season in track and field...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2013
Last comment by Terry Parks, on Jun 22, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 1 comment | 6667 Views
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