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AROUND TOWN

Two public meetings to cover downtown parking

Palo Alto will present potential plans for parking in the downtown area at a pair of community meetings scheduled for June...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:18 am | 8 comments | 778 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto cyclist injured in Portola Valley collision

A 58-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist was thrown 8 to 10 feet in the air and was injured in a collision with a vehicle on Alpine...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Bill vanCleemput, on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:09 am | 56 comments | 1936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike helmets need to be purchased every 3 years?

As we were choosing a new bike helmet for my daughter, a customer told us styrofoam breaks down so helmets need to be purchased...

Original post made by Mom of 3 on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Mom of 3, on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 9 comments | 1229 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peery Foundation to help raise funds for Junior Museum

The board of directors of the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo announced Monday that it is partnering with the...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Gail, on Jun 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 5 comments | 1842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bloomberg to grads: 'Harness Stanford's spirit of innovation to pursue American dream'

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, June 16, urged Stanford graduates to harness Stanford's spirit of innovation...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Stanford Grad, on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm | 16 comments | 2725 Views

AROUND TOWN

South Korean school grades suffer due to smart phone addiction.

New study said that 30 percent of South Koreans teens are so so addicted to their smart phones that their school grades suffer....

Original post made by Tibt on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lilith, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 639 Views

RESTAURANTS

Full steam ahead

Jeannie Lee found a need and filled it with Steam, little-sister restaurant to her family's elegant Tai Pan in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wondering, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 3206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's plan to "retain" illegal summer school tuition violates state law

PAUSD is offering refunds for summer school tuition that it charged parents illegally -- but the method the district has...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by MT, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 35 comments | 1582 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burning leaves catch house, neighbor's house on fire

Leaves under a barbecue left unattended at a Palo Alto home on Saturday afternoon caught on fire, causing minimal damage...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | 8 comments | 3531 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Freecycling: out with the old and in with the 'new'

One person is looking for a rocking chair for a newborn baby. Another, a tote bag to carry a pet guinea pig. One person offers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:45 am | 6 comments | 917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks truce in Maybell zoning battle

Palo Alto's rancorous and highly emotional debate over a proposed senior-housing development on Maybell Avenue will spill...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:52 am | 59 comments | 4476 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget: more local funds, less state and federal

Increased reliance on local funds and diminished state and federal funding mark the Palo Alto school district's proposed...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Not every teacher, on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm | 11 comments | 979 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New budget signals Palo Alto's economic turnaround

Palo Alto signaled its dramatic economic turnaround on Thursday night when it passed a budget that adds police officers,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 9 comments | 860 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board prez Dana Tom reverses course, scuttles push for Gunn counseling equity

Under pressure from PAUSD Superintendent Kevin Skelly at Tuesday's school board meeting, trustee Dana Tom abandoned his earlier...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Peggy Duncan, on Jun 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm | 11 comments | 2617 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Using X-Rays, Scientists uncover 200-year-old opera ending

One of the biggest mysteries about the opera "Médée" by late 18th-century composer Luigi Cherubini is why its last few pages...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jun 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm | 6 comments | 1968 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family reveals details of 2012 Office of Civil Rights case alleging discriminatory harassment and retaliation

On Jan. 16, 2012, the parents of a Palo Alto student filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights against the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Agree, on Jun 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 14 comments | 8285 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Match girl in the city of light

William Byron Webster is used to talking to newspapers. He's been a community activist in his city of East Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 1151 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters extinguish two weekend residential fires

Palo Alto firefighters put out two residential fires in Palo Alto this weekend, one on Friday afternoon and another Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by GoodNoLivesLost, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 6237 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google denies giving NSA "direct access" to user data

National Security Agency documents leaked to the press say Mountain View's Google has been cooperating with the US government...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Serge & Achmed, on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm | 23 comments | 1824 Views

AROUND TOWN

World Music Day to bring downtown road closures

Much of downtown Palo Alto will be closed to traffic on Sunday, June 16, to make room for World Music day, which runs from...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 20 comments | 2015 Views
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