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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves $773K in one-time expenditures

At its last meeting of the year on Tuesday night, the Palo Alto school board unanimously approved several large one-time...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Chinese American , on Dec 10, 2015 at 12:53 pm | 18 comments | 3894 Views

MOVIES

No discussion forums on movie reviews? "Trumbo"

I saw the movie "Trumbo" a week or so back and was very impressed. I am glad to see it reviewed in the Palo Alto Online,...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Ahem...., on Dec 10, 2015 at 10:22 am | 4 comments | 248 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Stanford student pleads 'no contest' in poisoning case

A former Stanford University graduate medical student charged with spiking her lab mates' water with paraformaldehyde pleaded...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Not Nearly Enough!, on Dec 10, 2015 at 9:20 am | 6 comments | 5115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flowers for Vets this Sunday

Nature's Alley florist in Midtown is proud to announce the 5th annual flowers for Vets program on Sunday the 13th at Nature's...

Original post made by NaturesAlley@yahoo.com on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by NaturesAlley@yahoo.com, on Dec 10, 2015 at 8:22 am | 2 comments | 250 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More than 80 mailboxes to be removed

Citing a decrease in mail volume, the U.S. Postal Service will remove 81 mailboxes from Palo Alto neighborhood corners after...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Shana, on Dec 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 25 comments | 7078 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council launches edit of Palo Alto's zoning code

Every day, Palo Alto's city planners find themselves in negotiations with homeowners and builders over things like storefront...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Professorvill Resident, on Dec 9, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 4 comments | 2498 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls knock M-A basketball from unbeaten ranks

==BI Tuesday's prep roundup== The Palo Alto girls removed Menlo-Atherton from the list of unbeaten basketball teams with...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by MA Bear, on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:33 pm | 1 comment | 3468 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: It's the secrecy, stupid

To help keep then-candidate Bill Clinton focused on the poor condition of the U.S. economy in his 1992 presidential campaign...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Its the TRUST Stupid, on Dec 9, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 46 comments | 5557 Views

AROUND TOWN

At Mitchell Park, pickleball gains an enthusiastic following

Monica Williams, an athletic 73-year-old and a tennis player of 50 years, stumbled upon a new passion two years ago. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:54 am | 7 comments | 3594 Views

BOOKS

Cookbooks of 2015

Perusing the cookbook selection at Kepler's Books in Menlo Park, Anne Sturmthal Bergman selected several volumes that were...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Practical, on Dec 9, 2015 at 11:23 am | 2 comments | 5526 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County launches human trafficking public awareness campaign through VTA

Santa Clara County officials launched a campaign Tuesday calling on the public to be on the lookout for human trafficking...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jody Williams, on Dec 9, 2015 at 9:12 am | 3 comments | 4090 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Undisclosed new-school proposal sparks dissent

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, early in a presentation of the Palo Alto school district's Enrollment Management Advisory Committee...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Tempest in a Teapot, on Dec 9, 2015 at 5:43 am | 45 comments | 9011 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's McCaffrey is among final three for Heisman Trophy

==BI Shaw a coaching finalist== Stanford sophomore Christian McCaffrey has been named one of three finalists for the Heisman...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 7 comments | 3348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss new enrollment data

As the school community continues to debate whether the district should open a new elementary, middle or high school —...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Dec 8, 2015 at 9:12 pm | 16 comments | 2449 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council tries to narrow rift with planning commission

They are either the unsung heroes of Palo Alto's planning process or a rogue group of pro-growth advocates with a recent...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Dec 8, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 68 comments | 4947 Views

SPORTS

SHP heads to NorCal playoffs after winning CCS title

Andrew Daschbach caught a 33-yard flea-flicker pass from fellow senior Mason Randall following a double-reverse with just...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2015
Last comment by Person of Atherton, on Dec 8, 2015 at 1:27 pm | 19 comments | 4129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marriott proposes two new Palo Alto hotels

In the latest sign of Palo Alto's surging hotel boom, Marriott has proposed to build two five-story hotels on San Antonio...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by senor blogger, on Dec 8, 2015 at 11:44 am | 48 comments | 8325 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: The Performist brings cryotherapy to Palo Alto

The Performist brings cryotherapy -- the use of extreme cold to speed the healing process -- to Palo Alto's Town & Country...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by A Noun E Mus, on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:18 am | 21 comments | 9700 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

GreenAcres 1 mailbox robberies and pending closure of Blue Mailbox

All the mailboxes on the Glenbrook cul de sac were systematically robbed by at least 2 and probably 3 people who were caught...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Alice Schaffer Smith, on Dec 8, 2015 at 10:12 am | 2 comments | 445 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mark Zuckerberg, wife commit to giving 99 percent of Facebook shares to charity

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and wife, Priscilla Chan, announced Tuesday, Dec. 1, that they will give 99 percent of their...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Dec 8, 2015 at 2:02 am | 17 comments | 3260 Views
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