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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bomb squad destroys fake pipe bomb near GreenWaste

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad detonated what turned out to be a fake pipe bomb near GreenWaste of Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by CruelThingtoDo, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 2842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New secondary schools proposed for Cubberley site

A school district committee charged with looking at how to better manage enrollment in Palo Alto Unified is making a preliminary...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Parent, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 64 comments | 8259 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school district is considering a new comprehensive policy that would take a more intentional, inclusive approach...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Cherry, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 29 comments | 5894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood eyesores reduced to rubble

College Terrace resident Lucille Mellish made headlines in April after the Palo Alto Historic Resources Board declined her...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 27 comments | 6088 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High investigates two streaking incidents

Two streaking incidents at Palo Alto High School last week were the first since the administration, led by Principal Kim...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 24 comments | 4207 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

British Bankers Club's liquor license indefinitely suspended

Until another owner takes over operations at the landmark British Bankers Club, at the corner of El Camino Real and Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:01 am | 11 comments | 5416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To take action now, or later, on counseling

After four surveys that have yielded the same results — that there is a gap between counseling services at Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Max Skelly, on Oct 29, 2015 at 7:14 am | 21 comments | 2922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Pre-screening' required for future projects

Seeking to add some transparency to the city's development process, Palo Alto officials on Monday unanimously instituted...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 6 comments | 2576 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 68 comments | 15463 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mastering the music business

Stanford graduate student Audrey Proulx is using her education in computer science and business to support her dream of becoming...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by A classmate, on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 6444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Boutique creates beauty out of rubble

Beyt, located at Palo Alto's Town & Country Village shopping center, designs and builds a range of home decor items out of...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Uh-Oh, on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 10 comments | 4590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will 'ghost houses' hollow out our community?

In the last two to three years, three of the 20 houses on my block (counting both sides of the street) have become "ghosts."...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 80 comments | 10268 Views

SPORTS

Pullman might be a new experience for most Stanford players

==BI Football notebook == Saturday's football game will be Stanford's first in Pullman since Mike Leach took over the Washington...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by John, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain should back away from HSR

Time moves on and it has become obvious that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 85 comments | 1427 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto could seek resolution on federal civil rights cases

More than a year after the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights opened two separate sexual-harassment investigations...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Karma, on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:07 am | 12 comments | 2537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staff recommends joint committee to review high-school counseling

A new counseling survey administered at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools again indicates low rates of student satisfaction...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Healthy City' plan wins support

Palo Alto's newest official priority is tricky to define and difficult to oppose. But in voicing support for a resolution...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm | 15 comments | 2870 Views

SPORTS

Menlo grad helps Johns Hopkins win water polo title

==BI Of local note== Menlo School grad John Wilson came up with 13 saves in goal to help the Johns Hopkins men's water polo...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 4 comments | 1956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook's Zuckerberg, Chan to open new school in East Palo Alto

Philanthropist couple Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are investing in yet another educational venture, this time in their...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:13 am | 21 comments | 10021 Views

AROUND TOWN

Destination: trick or treat

The life-size skeletons in front of Andrea Edelman's College Terrace home lean into their ghoulish task, thick chains pulling...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Oct 27, 2015 at 10:36 am | 7 comments | 5722 Views
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