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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 | 2502 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 | 3473 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 | 5562 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 | 3596 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 | 4093 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 | 9017 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 | 3349 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 | 4948 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 | 4130 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 | 8329 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 | 9702 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 | 446 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 | 3262 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who worked on the XQ application?

The "Wayfinder School" concept submission to the XQ Super School Project was completed on Nov. 14, weeks before the Enrollment...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2015
Last comment by Katniss, on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:46 pm | 13 comments | 3446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Events follow-through

I picked up my grandchildren after school on Friday and headed to the tree-lighting downtown. We had a wonderful time until...

Original post made by grandmakk on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by grandmakk, on Dec 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 2 comments | 255 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Reactions to Atlantic magazine article

I thought the article wasn't saying anything new, and wasn't exactly deserving of the over-the-top preparation by the district...

Original post made by Heart on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by @Heart - Thank you!, on Dec 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm | 99 comments | 4265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to weigh controversial Marriott proposal

With Palo Alto's hotel boom in full effect, the City Council will consider on Monday the latest entrant into the crowded...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2015
Last comment by Abitarian, on Dec 7, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 31 comments | 5715 Views

SPORTS

Next stop for No. 5 Stanford football is Pasadena

==BI Football notebook == There was joy, excitement, back-slapping, hugging, high-fives, group pictures, a sense of accomplishment...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Dec 7, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 2 comments | 3616 Views
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