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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

"In Brock Turner's home town, we're raising kids who are never told "no," Washington Post

Worth reading. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/06/08/in-brock-turners-hometown-were-raising-kids-who-are-never-told-no/...

Original post made by Not A Stanford Alum on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:44 am | 12 comments | 614 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Students and alumni pledge to withhold donations until Stanford divests from fossil fuels

A group of students interrupted Stanford University's annual senior gift announcement Friday afternoon, in protest of the...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by member, on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:35 am | 4 comments | 1115 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Report: Violent crime rate in East Palo Alto plunges

After decades of negative press, East Palo Alto's violent crime rate has plunged by 64 percent in one year, according to...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 13, 2016 at 8:05 am | 16 comments | 6843 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Calls for Rent Control in Silicon Valley

From today's NYT: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/12/technology/in-silicon-valley-suburbs-calls-to-limit-the-soaring-rents.html?_r=0...

Original post made by nyt reader on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 12, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 9 comments | 348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss budget, vote on new special-education law firm

The Palo Alto school board will discuss Tuesday night further proposed budget allocations, including to mitigate class sizes...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Who is Minding the Store?, on Jun 12, 2016 at 6:37 pm | 13 comments | 1669 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Basic Income is a better solution than minimum wage

The Swiss voted down a referendum this week that would have guaranteed a basic income to every citizen. The measure was...

Original post made by BlatherBuss on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Jun 12, 2016 at 9:51 am | 15 comments | 256 Views

SPORTS

Three more locals join the ranks of drafted MLB players

Palo Alto High grad Christoph Bono and Sacred Heart Prep grad Andrew Daschbach were late-round picks in the MLB First Year...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2016
Last comment by John Furrier, on Jun 12, 2016 at 8:39 am | 1 comment | 1496 Views

SPORTS

Venus Williams, Radwanska head BOW Classic field

==BI Bank of the West Classic == Headlined by seven-time Grand Slam Champion and four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Venus Williams...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Craig Sabotik , on Jun 11, 2016 at 6:55 pm | 1 comment | 3045 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why is Romney calling Trump racist when his religion is racist?

Mitt Romney's religion only allows whites to reach its highest point in their religion and most of his religion are white....

Original post made by Atheist on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 2 comments | 159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why Electrify....

Why electrify? Palo Alto's Electrification Plan may lower GHG, but at what cost? The plan will double monthly heating bills...

Original post made by pestocat on Jun. 8, 2016
Last comment by An Engineer, on Jun 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford task force recommends expulsion as 'expected' sanction for sexual assault

A Stanford University task force charged with reviewing and issuing recommendations on sexual-assault policies and procedures...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nonsense and innocence, on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:07 am | 29 comments | 6703 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Freshmen lead Stanford to swimming victory

Stanford won 11 of 16 events to capture Saturday's nonconference dual meet with visiting Indiana,183-111, in men's swimming...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2016
Last comment by Darrel, on Jun 11, 2016 at 11:00 am | 1 comment | 3248 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ranch home remodeled

Unlike many other home owners in the valley who would rather bulldoze older ranch homes, Sarah and Winston Crawford loved...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Susan Guer, on Jun 11, 2016 at 4:05 am | 1 comment | 1438 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner sentenced to six months in county jail, three-year probation

Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky sentenced on Thursday former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner to six...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2016
Last comment by marie, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 35 comments | 49249 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for robbery and hate crime

Police arrested a 52-year-old Palo Alto resident for strong-arm robbery, hate crimes, and hit-and-run after he allegedly...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Rkg, on Jun 10, 2016 at 6:38 pm | 6 comments | 3295 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Stanford's deafening silence

"We need to change the culture, and it's on all of us to do that." Read the full editorial here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/04/08/stanfords-deafening-silence...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 10, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 58 comments | 8181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children flock to eensy weensy preschools

More expensive than traditional preschools, "pocket" preschools, with enrollments under 15 children, have popped up in the...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Joy Weintz, on Jun 10, 2016 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 2828 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Soccer Club Reccomendation

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Original post made by new kids on the block on Jun. 4, 2008
Last comment by Sam, on Jun 10, 2016 at 3:23 pm | 12 comments | 5584 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra marks 50 years

At a recent rehearsal, 10-year-old Sophie Au, small violin in hand, nailed the solo in Vivaldi's "Primavera," accompanied...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Arts , on Jun 10, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 1 comment | 1508 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto cheers for Sanders, votes for Clinton

When the ballots from local precincts were counted Tuesday night, it became clear that, for all the buzz generated by Bernie...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 9 comments | 6821 Views
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