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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district, higher education turned upside-down

While Palo Alto residents took issue with the city over development and traffic problems, other disruptive forces turned...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Chris_long, on Jan 29, 2014 at 12:06 am | 81 comments | 7264 Views

SPORTS

Six home games highlight Stanford's 2014 football schedule

While the 2013 college football season officially came to an end Monday night with the BCS Championship Game, plans for the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Barry Miller, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:16 pm | 3 comments | 1485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Referendum threatens transgender student law

A law that articulates the rights and treatment of transgender students at schools across the state goes into effect Jan....

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Pscoll16, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:14 pm | 38 comments | 4883 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

I want toilet opinions!

My old toilet has started to leak. I need a new one and I've learned that there are rebates available. You can get $125...

Original post made by homeowner on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by uunnnnnnngh!, on Jan 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm | 7 comments | 599 Views

AROUND TOWN

Alleged serial car burglar re-arrested

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office has filed charges against a man they believe is responsible for numerous...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by muttiallen, on Jan 28, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 11 comments | 4812 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to review proposed rules for protecting disabled, other minority students

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will discuss proposed new policies governing bullying of disabled and other "protected"...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 28, 2014 at 6:40 pm | 22 comments | 2042 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan would send planes flying over Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhoods could find themselves under the flight path of a relatively...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 160 comments | 12414 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen input on growth, traffic

Faced with a tense political climate, a dearth of parking and a daunting laundry list of traffic-related initiatives, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Silly, on Jan 28, 2014 at 3:02 pm | 55 comments | 3636 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan to replace golf course trees moves ahead

With more than 600 trees about to get the axe at the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, city officials are looking at nearby...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Good call, on Jan 28, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 8 comments | 3543 Views

SPORTS

A pair of doubles leads to another Stanford victory

The fourth-ranked Stanford women's basketball team beat visiting USC, 86-59, on Monday night for its 18th consecutive victory...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Maryanne Welton, on Jan 28, 2014 at 10:56 am | 2 comments | 1053 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Is high school 'civics' to blame for America's political quagmire, and naiveté?

A new study from Stanford University drifted through my inbox recently. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/17/on-deadline-is-high-school-ci...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Heather Malin, on Jan 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 11 comments | 4146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not your ordinary field trip

With paisley backpacks, Adidas sweats and baseball caps, many of the 9- and 10-year-old children visiting from China were...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Equivalent, on Jan 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 8 comments | 4400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Randle's extra work pays off for Cardinal men's basketball

Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, John Gage came up huge in the extra period and the Stanford men's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Editor, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1314 Views

SPORTS

Season-best team score leads Stanford gymnasts to victory

==BI College roundup == The No. 12 Stanford women delivered the complete team performance they had been searching for this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by rick rosensweig, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 1145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Quality of life tops neighborhood concerns in 2014

Climaxing with the passage of an anti-development referendum in November, 2013 was a year when Palo Alto residents pushed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1391 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto couple robbed in home invasion

Three men forced their way into to the home of a Palo Alto couple in their 80s and robbed them at gunpoint on Thursday morning,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 24 comments | 8574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board to Discuss "Next Steps" Toward Bullying Policy on Jan. 28

In School Superintendent Kevin Skelly's January 17 "Weekly" communication to the board, he reports that the agenda for the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 19, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm | 16 comments | 1711 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Portola Valley Neighborhoods

Astride the San Andreas fault, with views extending from across the Bay to San Francisco, Portola Valley's history begins...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by another D.A., on Jan 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm | 1 comment | 257 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man wakens, scares off home burglar Monday

A burglar rummaging through a Palo Alto house at about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 fled after he walked into a bedroom and discovered...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Grammar Girl, on Jan 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 11 comments | 5033 Views

AROUND TOWN

City sued over Monroe Park development

A developer building a housing complex at the former site of Palo Alto Bowl, has filed a lawsuit against the city, challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:57 am | 17 comments | 1077 Views
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