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AROUND TOWN

Malibu Grand Prix and Castle Closing

I read today in the Mercury News that the Malibu Grand Prix and Castle in Redwood City is closing forever on Sunday. I and...

Original post made by Roger on Aug. 15, 2013
Last comment by Robert, on Sep 14, 2013 at 8:34 am | 8 comments | 1091 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed-rail 'safeguard' bill signed into law

Legislation spearheaded by state Sen. Jerry Hill that makes it next to impossible for the California High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Ruth, on Sep 13, 2013 at 8:13 pm | 38 comments | 15728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto tries to curb public-safety disabilities

Palo Alto usually likes to be a leader, but officials found little to like in a recent finding by the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Meanwhile..., on Sep 13, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 10 comments | 3934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Final Rinconada Park community meeting tonight

The City of Palo Alto will hold the last community meeting on the Rinconada Park Long Range Plan on Thursday evening, Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Unneeded, on Sep 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 3 comments | 1096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS Middle School celebrates new, two-story building

Seventh-graders were the tour guides Wednesday as about 1,000 people turned out for a back-to-school dinner and grand opening...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Sep 13, 2013 at 11:56 am | 1 comment | 1884 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City taps Napa veteran as top planner

Palo Alto has chosen a new planning director, tapping the top planning official at Napa County for one of the city's most...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Juno, on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:08 am | 22 comments | 4390 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fall arts preview: an exuberance of culture

Though the weather's not exactly what you'd call "crisp" yet, a few trees are tentatively going scarlet. And rain or shine,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 16542 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is foreign language in the PAUSD taught at such a frenetic pace?

I am fluent in 3 languages. When I was in school here in the Bay Area, I took 6 years of French and learned the language...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 26 comments | 2077 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No criminal charges in San Bruno blast

Local prosecutors have decided not to pursue criminal charges against PG&E for the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno,...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by GoodGreif, on Sep 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 6 comments | 2113 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flags mark 9/11 on Menlo Park fire station lawns

Three hundred and forty-three American flags greeted the morning on the lawns of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by PA Mom, on Sep 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 1272 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto shooting wounds two teens

Two teens were injured in a Wednesday night shooting that may have been motivated by road rage in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 1379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hewlett-Packard dropped from Dow Jones

Citing lower performance of its stock, Palo Alto technology company Hewlett-Packard is being dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Laughing, on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:31 am | 8 comments | 3191 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 18912 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rapist/attempted murderer Blanks loses court appeal

A Santa Clara man convicted of committing multiple sex crimes and attempted murder in Palo Alto lost an appeal in the California...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Jon Parsons, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm | 2 comments | 1430 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PaloAltoGreen to flicker out, shift focus on gas

PaloAltoGreen is dead, long live PaloAltoGreen! So the City Council declared Monday night as it pulled the plug on the nation's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 22 comments | 5580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greenmeadow to lead city's organic-waste experiment

For residents of Palo Alto's Greenmeadow neighborhood, the routine chore of putting out black trash bins for Wednesday's...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm | 64 comments | 2694 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club holds toy drive

A toy drive, Christmas tree and bicycle giveaway is being sponsored all day Saturday in East Palo Alto by the Soul Brothers...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2008
Last comment by Andre Willis, on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 10 comments | 3291 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to weigh appeal of Hamilton Avenue project

Residents concerned about the modernist design and parking impacts of a proposed development on Hamilton Avenue in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Don't forget Alma, on Sep 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 18 comments | 5714 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents cry foul over parking for proposed office building

Residents concerned about downtown's parking shortage are calling for Palo Alto officials to hit the brakes on approving...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Toxic Mix, on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 22 comments | 4712 Views

BOOKS

Old, but still kicking

"Old Ladies," by Nancy Huddleston Packer, John Daniel & Company, McKinleyville, Ca., 174 pp., $15 Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Eddie Chuculate, on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 3742 Views
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