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SPORTS

SHP heads to NorCal playoffs after winning CCS title

Andrew Daschbach caught a 33-yard flea-flicker pass from fellow senior Mason Randall following a double-reverse with just...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by Person of Atherton, on Dec 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm | 19 comments | 4506 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marriott proposes two new Palo Alto hotels

In the latest sign of Palo Alto's surging hotel boom, Marriott has proposed to build two five-story hotels on San Antonio...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by senor blogger, on Dec 8, 2015 at 11:44 am | 48 comments | 8884 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: The Performist brings cryotherapy to Palo Alto

The Performist brings cryotherapy -- the use of extreme cold to speed the healing process -- to Palo Alto's Town & Country...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by A Noun E Mus, on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:18 am | 21 comments | 10505 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

GreenAcres 1 mailbox robberies and pending closure of Blue Mailbox

All the mailboxes on the Glenbrook cul de sac were systematically robbed by at least 2 and probably 3 people who were caught...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 600 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mark Zuckerberg, wife commit to giving 99 percent of Facebook shares to charity

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that they will give 99 percent of their...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 8, 2015 at 2:02 am | 17 comments | 3633 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who worked on the XQ application?

The "Wayfinder School" concept submission to the XQ Super School Project was completed on Nov. 14, weeks before the Enrollment...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Katniss, on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm | 13 comments | 4267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Events follow-through

I picked up my grandchildren after school on Friday and headed to the tree-lighting downtown. We had a wonderful time until...

Original post made by grandmakk on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by grandmakk, on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 2 comments | 367 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reactions to Atlantic magazine article

I thought the article wasn't saying anything new, and wasn't exactly deserving of the over-the-top preparation by the district...

Original post made by Heart on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by @Heart - Thank you!, on Dec 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm | 99 comments | 4487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to weigh controversial Marriott proposal

With Palo Alto's hotel boom in full effect, the City Council will consider on Monday the latest entrant into the crowded...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 31 comments | 6066 Views

SPORTS

Next stop for No. 5 Stanford football is Pasadena

==BI Football notebook == There was joy, excitement, back-slapping, hugging, high-fives, group pictures, a sense of accomplishment...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Dec 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 3965 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Hitting 're-set' with school enrollment committee

The Palo Alto school district's Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) started out as a good, even necessary, idea:...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Smart smarting, on Dec 7, 2015 at 12:39 pm | 30 comments | 4698 Views

SPORTS

Stanford bowls over USC for the Pac-12 championship

==BI Iowa is next in Rose Bowl== Getting a Heisman-like performance from Christian McCaffrey, who set all kinds of records,...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cincy, on Dec 7, 2015 at 11:23 am | 3 comments | 3783 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto prepares to plumb the mysteries of groundwater

The millions of gallons of water that have been pumped out of Palo Alto sites this year and sent toward the city's storm...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Save Palo Alto's Groundwater, on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:54 pm | 2 comments | 634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>Affordable housing loss Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/03/14/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 6, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 5 comments | 3020 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mixed nuts and Merlot

Pardon the pun, but to experience the range of Palo Alto watering holes in a nutshell, just head to the corner of Birch Street...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Steve, on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:48 am | 2 comments | 906 Views

RESTAURANTS

Mixed nuts and Merlot

Calave Wine Bar on California Avenue is a fun addition to the neighborhood. A little more creativity in the kitchen could...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Carol , on Dec 6, 2015 at 7:57 am | 2 comments | 9390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force needed to analyze school ideas

The Enrollment Management Advisory Committee, Secondary Schools Subcommittee ("EMAC-SSS") would like to share its perspectives...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by C, on Dec 5, 2015 at 9:45 pm | 24 comments | 3431 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Harvard, Princeton and Palo Alto have in common

One of the country’s premier universities, of course, but they also share a stake in the country’s necessary...

Original post made by Lars Johnsson on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 5, 2015 at 7:33 pm | 4 comments | 809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: On this week's 'Behind the Headlines'

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," residents' unhappiness over the impacts of groundwater pumping...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by light, on Dec 5, 2015 at 9:20 am | 2 comments | 823 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E hits the 'rewind button' on tree removals in Palo Alto

Admitting that their plan to remove hundreds of trees from their gas pipeline right-of-way got off on poor footing, Pacific...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Dec 4, 2015 at 8:29 pm | 15 comments | 5697 Views
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