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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent opposes weighted grades this year

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee is sticking with his recommendation that the high schools continue to only report...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by GParent, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:58 pm | 55 comments | 4873 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek pepper-spraying robbers

Palo Alto police are looking for two men who allegedly pepper sprayed a woman in downtown Palo Alto Monday night before robbing...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Safe City, on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:53 pm | 8 comments | 1727 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep earns top seeds for CCS championships

==BI Prep water polo == West Catholic Athletic League champions Sacred Heart Prep earned the top seeds in each the Central...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by really, on Nov 1, 2016 at 8:48 pm | 3 comments | 2673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Contributions in council race spark outcry

A large and unexpected injection of cash into Palo Alto's City Council race in recent weeks has lifted the campaigns of two...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Khaled Bizri, on Nov 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm | 83 comments | 10981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greg Tanaka

When residents of Palo Alto rose up in 2013 to overturn freshly approved plans for a housing development on Maybell Avenue,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by stephen levy, on Nov 1, 2016 at 1:57 pm | 4 comments | 1786 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Mayfield Bakery refocuses; new Anthropologie to open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a Palo Alto sixth grader designing bandanas and bowties for dogs; a new focus...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by Moira, on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 3 comments | 1984 Views

AROUND TOWN

In Old Palo Alto, something to talk about

Last Halloween, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs launched a beautification project in her neighborhood aimed at bringing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2012
Last comment by Srsly?, on Nov 1, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 15 comments | 3911 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Assembly race splits Democratic establishment

When Peninsula voters go to the polls in November to select their new Assembly representative, it's a safe bet that they'll...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Vote Berman, on Nov 1, 2016 at 9:41 am | 37 comments | 6703 Views

AROUND TOWN

Snapshots from the neighborhoods' vaults

The spiderweb gauntlet leading to Aki Ueno's front door on the 1100 block of Hamilton Avenue is enough to make anyone's skin...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Springs at Chandler AZ, on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 2 comments | 4487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highly Misleading Mailer Might as Well be Negative

I got a highly misleading mailer from pro-development slate of Kniss, Fine, Tanka and McDougall today that seemed to imply...

Original post made by Untruths on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Janet Dafoe, on Oct 31, 2016 at 9:48 pm | 10 comments | 384 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Breakthrough Junior Challenge Semifinalist

Hi everyone! My name is Alan Huang and I'm currently a senior at Palo Alto High School. My submission to the Breakthrough...

Original post made by Alan Huang on Oct. 31, 2016
There are no comments yet. 136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New citizens group to craft tax measure for transportation

Palo Alto officials continued their drive toward a local transportation measure on Monday night when they agreed to form...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Oct 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 20 comments | 2327 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Danielle Martell

Danielle Martell doesn't do candidate forums, kick-off parties, endorsement interviews or election questionnaires. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Adam Jameis, on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:55 am | 5 comments | 956 Views

AROUND TOWN

Start-up launches social network for those 50 and up

When Noopur Pandey's mom asked how she could meet new friends while visiting family in Menlo Park, Pandey had a Silicon Valley...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Oct 31, 2016 at 10:41 am | 15 comments | 3438 Views

AROUND TOWN

On anniversary of Steve Jobs' death, trees honor his life

It's been five years since Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died on Oct. 5, 2011. This week, Old Palo Alto resident Catherine...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Susan Cole, on Oct 30, 2016 at 11:03 pm | 10 comments | 7640 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Liz Kniss

For more than two decades, Liz Kniss has been the face and voice of Palo Alto outside the city's borders. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Harry Merkin, on Oct 30, 2016 at 1:58 pm | 7 comments | 881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stop the Proposed FAA NextGen Flights

https://www.change.org/p/federal-aviation-administration-michael-huerta-socal-metroplex-ea-federal-aviation-administration-lax-airport-environmental-manager-scott-tatro-us-senator...

Original post made by Pares on Oct. 30, 2016
There are no comments yet. 124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around the Block

<B><B>BIGGER FINES FOR EDGEWOOD? ... </B>Palo Alto's City Council will vote on Monday, Nov. 7, on potentially increasing...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by College Terrace Center, on Oct 29, 2016 at 11:05 pm | 3 comments | 216 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Chryst gets his chance as Stanford's starting QB

Palo Alto grad Keller Chryst will get his chance as Stanford's starting quarterback. Cardinal football coach David Shaw announced...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by Patrick Burt, on Oct 29, 2016 at 8:51 pm | 3 comments | 1824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Baten Caswell, DiBrienza lead in school board race fundraising

With Election Day less than two weeks away, Palo Alto Board of Education challenger Jennifer DiBrienza and incumbent Melissa...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2016
Last comment by Time to Heal, on Oct 29, 2016 at 5:44 pm | 1 comment | 2184 Views
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