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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders ways to spend Stanford funds

Two years after Palo Alto approved a dramatic expansion of Stanford University Medical Center, city officials find themselves...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by MIke, on May 10, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 38 comments | 2720 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to celebrate 'Bike to Work Day' Thursday

Members of Palo Alto's enthusiastic bicycle community are expected to put on their helmets, put away their car keys and come...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by good job, on May 10, 2013 at 5:52 pm | 12 comments | 841 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tesla delivers on first-quarter profit promise

Tesla delivered on its promise for the first quarter of 2013 to be its first profitable one -- earning $11 million in profit...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Not sure about your deal, on May 10, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 9 comments | 832 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Palo Alto school board in parallel universe

The poor school board just can't catch a break. Try as they might to follow the advice of their attorney and send the message...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Parallel u, on May 10, 2013 at 3:58 pm | 10 comments | 819 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Children sue father in death of mother in Woodside

Three children of former Woodside resident Parima Parineh have initiated a wrongful death lawsuit against their father, Pooroushasb...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2012
Last comment by KarmaBaby, on May 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm | 6 comments | 1614 Views

AROUND TOWN

Upcoming Mother's Day Brunch - Mothers in their 80 Share Powerful Lessons About Motherhood

No one would describe raising a family as a simple undertaking, and 80-year-old Lourdes Fong and 88-year-old Beverly Bogart,...

Original post made by lew697 on May. 10, 2013
There are no comments yet. 669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New asphalt on Alma will be torn up?

Is there any truth to the rumor that PG&E will need to tear up part of the newly repaved road along Alma Street? If...

Original post made by Nayeli on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 4 comments | 766 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board Makes it Difficult for Community to Participate

I've given a lot of thought as to why people who feel so strongly about issues having to do with the school board and district...

Original post made by Eileen 1 on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2013 at 8:31 am | 18 comments | 1116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board to Authorize $140,000 for Law Firm Accused of Misleading the Board and the Public

The Board of Education at its May 7 meeting is scheduled to authorize a $140,000 contract for legal services from the law...

Original post made by Curious on May. 4, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2013 at 8:21 am | 12 comments | 1420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District previews 'safe, welcoming schools' plan

Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday proposed a school-board-level committee as well as a summer task force to consider...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2013 at 8:17 am | 18 comments | 1075 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math-tutoring benefits depend on brain-region size, wiring

Size does matter, Stanford scientists have discovered -- at least where math is concerned. Stanford scientists have discovered...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm | 12 comments | 1947 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can anyone explain the Zoning definitions?

What are the definitions of RM-15 and R-2 Zones? This is from an announcement about a development near Barron Park: "Palo...

Original post made by pares on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Parent , on May 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm | 11 comments | 1531 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes fresh look at managers' salaries

The City of Palo Alto's group of managers and professionals would get a 2 percent raise this year under an agreement the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm | 17 comments | 1322 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds rebuke district over email to parents

A letter sent to all Duveneck Elementary School parents on April 15 by the school's principal about a new investigation into...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Object, on May 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 85 comments | 8985 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Budget review kicks off on happy note for Palo Alto

After years of budget deficits, staff cuts and service reductions, Palo Alto officials found themselves in a delightful and...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Unfreeze, on May 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm | 8 comments | 2257 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Resident honored for chasing down a drunk driver

When Michael Finley saw the flash go by and heard the crashing metal, he didn't think twice about what he was about to do. Read...

Original post made on May. 14, 2011
Last comment by michael finley, on May 9, 2013 at 8:33 am | 6 comments | 1787 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Officials to present 'lessons learned' from civil rights probe

Palo Alto school officials will present "lessons learned" from a federal civil rights investigation into a bullying case...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Answers, on May 9, 2013 at 1:20 am | 28 comments | 2070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to launch class-action lawsuit against battery makers

Palo Alto on Monday became one of California's first public agencies to charge into the legal battle against global companies...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on May 8, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 1105 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes contest to design new bike bridge

Architects from Palo Alto and beyond could soon be asked to flap their creative wings and help the city design a new bridge...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by sabrina, on May 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 58 comments | 2472 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys tennis advances to CCS semifinals

==B Monday's prep roundup== The top-seeded Menlo School boys' tennis team took another big step toward defending its title...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Grammar Guy, on May 8, 2013 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 868 Views
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