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AROUND TOWN

Poppy project seeks to bring native blooms to hills

The many species of non-native European weeds, which cover the California's hills, keep its native flora at bay and increase...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Wavy Gravy, on Apr 24, 2013 at 2:09 pm | 11 comments | 1244 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto scraps 'premature' closed session on Cubberley

The City Council's closed-session discussion on the future of Cubberley Community Center was abruptly canceled Monday night...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Apr 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm | 12 comments | 1278 Views

AROUND TOWN

Today's events (April 23)

[http://tedxbayareaapril2013.eventbrite.com/ Technology: 'Face2Face' with Polyvore co-founder] Tedx Bay Area presents "Near...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Ex Pat, on Apr 24, 2013 at 11:48 am | 2 comments | 1347 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

National commission: 'School inequality threatens U.S. prosperity'

"Not every kid's going to be as lucky as I was," says Mariano-Florentino "Tino" Cuellar, whose work ethic and smarts propelled...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Apr 24, 2013 at 9:33 am | 24 comments | 2331 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Interesting Division of Sexes and Instrumentation in Jordan Marching Band

I had the distinct pleasure of happening to be in the same neighborhood on the same street where the Jordan Marching Band...

Original post made by Marching Band Lover on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Apr 23, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 4 comments | 1232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After two decades, Empire taps out

Empire Grill and Tap Room, a chic and polished fixture of downtown Palo Alto for more than 20 years, is preparing to close...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Apr 23, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 31 comments | 2139 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mae Mays, wife of Willie Mays, dies at 74

Mae Louise Allen Mays, wife of baseball legend Willie Mays for 41 years, died Friday at their Atherton home after a 16-year...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by standing, on Apr 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 3 comments | 1347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core: Myths versus facts

Myth: The standards bring all states down to the lowest common denominator. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=27753...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by doug liser, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm | 4 comments | 3220 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Antonio Safeway now open

New Safeway in San Antonio now open. Traffic is very heavy, parking lot has people in yellow jackets directing traffic. I...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by cards, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm | 39 comments | 2680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

middle school electives

hi all, my middle schooler and i are trying to decide what electives need to be taken in 7th gr. i hear that 2 years of...

Original post made by ED on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 25 comments | 2239 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One injured in Menlo Park drive-by

One person was injured in a drive-by shooting this afternoon in Menlo Park, according to police. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by wally, on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm | 8 comments | 1155 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boxes instead of bags

Now that we are getting more and more places where there will be no plastic bags and being charged for paper bags, a good...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 1079 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Paly journalists sound alarm

When Palo Alto High School journalism students published its issue on teen "rape culture" last week, they knew it would send...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Emma Isabella, on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm | 35 comments | 1961 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Death on Alma, Friday afternoon

I was biking home via Alma, north of downtown, at around 3:45 PM on Friday afternoon. Traffic was backed up due to some emergency...

Original post made by CLB on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by John, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:53 am | 10 comments | 340 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 11544 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grierson Admits Another OCR Investigation - Denies Fault

In a letter to parents, Principal Chris Grierson of Duveneck Elementary tonight told parents that his school is the latest...

Original post made by PA Dad on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:40 am | 15 comments | 1851 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water rate increases - AGAIN?

So they want to raise our water rates again. Tell me why there's justification to jack up our rates? They're blaming rate...

Original post made by Toady on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:45 am | 4 comments | 890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ringing in history: Historian collects bells of all sorts

Palo Alto Historian Steve Staiger clanged the old bell in his garden. He jerked the pull on a series of four mini bells that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by architect, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 1196 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changing of the guard

Getting hard to replace Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18767 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by just ask, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 1260 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals celebrate Earth Day at Palo Alto Baylands

Nine-year-old Alex Carvalho summed up Earth Day while at the Baylands Nature Preserve's Earth Day celebration: "You have...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by bob enz, on Apr 22, 2013 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 2089 Views
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