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AROUND TOWN

Stanford to replace diplomas over signature mix-up

A mix-up over the signatures on Stanford University diplomas issued during the 2012-13 academic year -- which may be more...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Employer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 6 comments | 1813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure effort stymied by info gap

For more than a half century, the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has stood out as a quiet counterpoint to Palo Alto's affluent,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm | 207 comments | 7464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 27 comments | 80615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Aggressive Squirrels in Mitchell Park

Hi, just wanted to give a heads up to parents about aggressive squirrels in Mitchell Park. Yesterday another squirrel scratched...

Original post made by Resident w/kids on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Aug 1, 2013 at 3:06 pm | 5 comments | 1049 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Loud boom near University Ave

Did anyone else hear it or know what it was?...

Original post made by Victor on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by heard it., on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:27 am | 3 comments | 1170 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plastic bag era comes to an end in Palo Alto

For Palo Alto shoppers, the question "Paper or plastic?" officially becomes an anachronism Monday, as the city's new ban...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 1, 2013 at 8:29 am | 32 comments | 3284 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Back to school in July

Nearly 150 Palo Alto elementary and middle-school teachers returned to school Monday for an optional four-day "summer institute...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Maybe this will help, on Jul 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm | 3 comments | 1067 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park: Bus breaks off crossing arm, crosses tracks shortly before train arrives

A SamTrans bus broke off a lowering railroad crossing arm and hurtled across the tracks at the Oak Grove Avenue train crossing...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by Whew!, on Jul 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm | 5 comments | 1549 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car drives onto Alma off-ramp, hits cop car

A gold Chevrolet Impala collided head-on with a police car after it turned the wrong way from Alma Street onto an Oregon...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Jul 31, 2013 at 1:00 pm | 14 comments | 2653 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn science team takes second-best in nation

A Gunn High School science club walked away with second place in a national cyber-security competition for students earlier...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by thanks, on Jul 31, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 16 comments | 6725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 12844 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Apartment fire displaces Palo Alto family

A two-alarm fire forced a mother and her young child out of an apartment and displaced the family in Palo Alto's Charleston...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 31, 2013 at 10:02 am | 1 comment | 1834 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Where have all the flowers gone?

Palo Alto's oldest florist is shutting its doors. After 19 years in business, Stanford Floral Design at 433 Hamilton Ave....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jul 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 21 comments | 7039 Views

SPORTS

Feature story: Lessons from rowing

When people hear the word "crew," they typically think of prep schools or a sport on the East Coast. But local rowing club...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Kate, on Jul 30, 2013 at 2:57 pm | 6 comments | 5370 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power and Progressive Politics in Santa Cruz

From the late 1960s until recently, Santa Cruz, California was the most politically progressive medium-sized or large city...

Original post made by Former Palo Altan on Jul. 30, 2013
There are no comments yet. 540 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto Oaks plan a baseball boycott of the World Series

The Palo Alto Oaks have been playing semipro baseball on the Peninsula for 65 years. It's very doubtful, however, that the...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Sparty, on Jul 30, 2013 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 1471 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mobile-home park faces redevelopment

Buena Vista, the only surviving mobile-home park in Palo Alto, could soon be history, according to city officials. Residents...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by name removed, on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:06 am | 65 comments | 8928 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Palo Alto gets the high-tech treatment

El Palo Alto, the city's iconic redwood that has stood near the banks of San Francisquito Creek for more than 1,000 years,...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 29, 2013 at 6:31 pm | 5 comments | 4637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local chess club puts Bay Area on national map

The tension in the room is high, and not a move is being made. Players sit across from each other, their brows furrowed as...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Sorvich, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 8 comments | 4533 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Medical Foundation educator earns President's Award

Becky Beacom, a health educator with the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, will receive the President's Volunteer Service Call...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2011
Last comment by Deanna Messinger, on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 12 comments | 1440 Views
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