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AROUND TOWN

Matchmaking for mulch

Amateur gardeners and landscaping pros alike know that mulching is an essential part of a thriving and sustainable garden....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Alternatives Wanted, on Jan 29, 2016 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 9514 Views

AROUND TOWN

"Students" selling newspaper subscriptions?

Over the last week or so, several "students" (or prospective "students") have knocked on our doors trying to sign us up for...

Original post made by Nayeli P. on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Jan 29, 2016 at 9:34 am | 4 comments | 910 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales

Home sales are provided by California REsource, a real estate information company that obtains the information from the county...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/01/29/sales-at-a-glance posted Friday, January...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>MORE ON MUSHROOMS ...</B> Local residents can make friends with fungi on <B>Saturday, Feb. 6,</B> 2-3:30 p.m., at Common...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

A Fresh Look: Selecting your home's exterior paint color

Choosing a paint color for your home's exterior can be daunting. But following these easy steps you can give your home more...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rent Watch

Q: I am a local property manager. Recently, after a rent increase notice was issued, a disabled tenant submitted a reasonable-accommodation...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Palo Alto school board discusses governance, district goals at retreat

The Palo Alto school board convened for an hours-long retreat on Friday, Jan. 22, at the Sheraton Hotel in Palo Alto, to...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Jan 29, 2016 at 8:00 am | 1 comment | 2069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Following the footsteps of a remarkable physician — Hewey Lee

The passing last week of Dr. R. Hewlett Lee &#8212; almost universally known by his nickname, Hewey &#8212; signifies more...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4165 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Palo Alto official named Portola Valley town manager

Jeremy Dennis, a former district director for Assemblyman Rich Gordon, D-Menlo Park, and more recently an advance planning...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by Seriously?, on Jan 29, 2016 at 7:47 am | 5 comments | 4639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district tests out new math curriculum

Palo Alto Unified's elementary teachers started this year testing out mathematics curricula aligned with the new Common Core...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Math wars moronic, on Jan 28, 2016 at 8:11 pm | 15 comments | 6862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Stop profiting from density

A Palo Alto commercial property owner will soon buy from the City of Palo Alto the right to build a new building that is...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2016
Last comment by Bill, on Jan 28, 2016 at 4:57 pm | 48 comments | 5084 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Body found at beach identified as missing Palo Alto woman

A body found at a Santa Cruz County beach Monday evening has been identified as a Palo Alto woman missing since last week,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Blame Game, on Jan 28, 2016 at 9:15 am | 8 comments | 9307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Russian family travels to Menlo Park for 'gift of hearing'

Rimma Krivtsova and her 5-year-old son Ivan "Vanya" Priimak who was born without two fully-formed ears, traveled to California...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by Lola, on Jan 28, 2016 at 8:39 am | 3 comments | 4962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plots greener future at Sustainability Summit

Car-free corridors, a carbon tax and a charging station for every power-starved vehicle. Solar panels, smart meters galore...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:44 pm | 15 comments | 4833 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View, nearby cities lay out plan for new sales tax

A new sales tax to improve the South Bay's transportation woes won't go to voters until the end of the year, but officials...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Nothing, on Jan 27, 2016 at 4:42 pm | 3 comments | 2648 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

transparency reduces suicides

I think Palo Alto by finally coming to terms with the cluster and stopping hiding it will result in no suicides this spring...

Original post made by biggo on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2016 at 1:12 pm | 3 comments | 512 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested in Palo Alto in connection with auto burglaries

Palo Alto police arrested four people believed to be involved in auto burglaries in Palo Alto and Milpitas on Monday afternoon,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by iSez, on Jan 26, 2016 at 11:22 pm | 3 comments | 4883 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

An experiment in aging gracefully, in place

It's one thing to say you intend to age gracefully in your own home and avoid institutionalized care -- and something else...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2012
Last comment by Voice in the Wilderness, on Jan 26, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 6 comments | 7537 Views

SPORTS

Ogwumike sisters are finalists for USA Olympic hoop team

Former Stanford All-American sisters Chiney and Nneka Ogwumike were named as two of 25 finalists for the 2016 U.S. Olympic...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by dennis, on Jan 26, 2016 at 6:23 pm | 1 comment | 3796 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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