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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto, Stanford students named Rhodes scholars

Four college students with ties to Palo Alto – two from here and two studying here – were named winners of this...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 10 minutes ago | 7 comments | 3117 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control

Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 21 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mixed-use proposal for University Avenue meets mixed response

A proposal to demolish two stout commercial buildings at the heart of University Avenue's commercial district and replace...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by Bru, 24 minutes ago | 46 comments | 4064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ferguson decision triggers local protest

Dozens of Stanford University students and members of the Palo Alto community are expected to gather today at noon at Cogswell...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by cgilbert, 28 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls options for new Foothills 'parkland'

It's not often that a city discovers that it owns 7.7 acres of undeveloped land that City Council members didn't even know...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Mobile Hombre, 34 minutes ago | 12 comments | 219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Agree..., 38 minutes ago | 117 comments | 8588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers changing its policy for labor negotiations

Seeking to add transparency to its labor-negotiations process, Palo Alto is considering scrapping its practice of holding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2014
Last comment by Taxpayer, 55 minutes ago | 5 comments | 798 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buildings of up to eight stories planned for East Palo Alto

With an eye on affordable housing and the city's bottom line, East Palo Alto officials on Monday night unveiled the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, 4 hours ago | 34 comments | 4053 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo College wants to buy, preserve Sunset campus

An idea that could preserve the existing Sunset Magazine buildings has been put forth by Menlo College, which has outgrown...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Look-At-The-Big-Bucks-Picture, 4 hours ago | 10 comments | 1937 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 Earline Reid, 7 hours ago | 3 comments | 4134 Views

AROUND TOWN

A holiday to build 'a beloved community'

"All great religions encourage their followers to love their neighbors," Evergreen Park resident Samina Sundas said of the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by adnan siddiqui, 20 hours ago | 12 comments | 2268 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals applaud President Obama's immigration order

The controversial announcement by President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 to use his executive powers to grant nearly 5 million...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, 20 hours ago | 20 comments | 2358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, 22 hours ago | 71 comments | 3986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by musical, 23 hours ago | 37 comments | 5799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preparing for the unthinkable: School district maintenance foreman develops emergency-response system

In the event that a shooting were to take place at one of Palo Alto Unified School District's 17 campuses, teachers would...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Colorado resident, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:51 pm | 10 comments | 4058 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VA leases Menlo Park land to developer

The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing, L.P. to lease just under two acres...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm | 6 comments | 895 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Airplane Noise Community Meeting, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 269 comments | 10600 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Can competitive debate change young people's lives? Students from Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto share...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by KP, on Nov 24, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 1 comment | 368 Views

SPORTS

Stanford track signs class of record-breaking athletes

The week-long early signing period began with a bang for Stanford track and field, with the decision and addition of defending...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Hash House Harrier, on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 480 Views

BOOKS

Fairmeadow

Carlson Circle's quiet on a sunny day is punctuated by the gentle sound of children playing and the notes of a saxophone...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by SRZ, on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 61 Views
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