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AROUND TOWN

Editorial: High school counseling reforms inch forward

For those who don't have kids in the schools or don't carefully follow the nuances of school policy and governance, it must...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 27, 2013 at 4:24 pm | 47 comments | 1727 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why no Daily News?

I've not been able to locate a copy of the Daily News this week, either at a newspaperstand on the street or at a branch...

Original post made by Joy O on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by Joy O, on Mar 27, 2013 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 769 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

VIDEO: Paly duo put fresh spin on classics

Young musicians Remi Wolf and Chloe Zilliac perform their original song, "Underwater" at the Riekes Center for Human Enhancement...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Kelli Hagen, on Mar 27, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 3 comments | 210 Views

SPORTS

Tinkle's star brightest in final game inside Maples

Senior Joslyn Tinkle scored 21 points in her final game at Maples Pavilion, helping the fourth-ranked and top-seeded Stanford...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by John, on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 73 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit prompts changes in Palo Alto's purchasing operation

The City of Palo Alto is re-examining its purchasing policies and switching office-supply providers after a critical audit...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2012
Last comment by Robin, on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 18 comments | 1305 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Acker looks to help Cal women win NCAA swim title

It was only a year ago that Rachael Acker was the proverbial big fish while swimming for Gunn High and helping the girls...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Mar 27, 2013 at 11:47 am | 4 comments | 938 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chief Justice John Roberts has a lesbian cousin, should he recuse himself?

The US Supreme Court is reviewing California gay marriage this week. Chief Justice John Roberts has a lesbian cousin living...

Original post made by prop8 on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by So lame, on Mar 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 6 comments | 54 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air traffic noise increasing

Am I the only one noticing an increase in air traffic noise from SFO? SFO noise abatement doesn't seem to include Palo Alto....

Original post made by Tired of the Noise? on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Still noisy, on Mar 26, 2013 at 8:28 pm | 27 comments | 4682 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man struck by Caltrain identified

A man who was struck and killed by the No. 211 train at Charleston Road in Palo Alto Monday morning has been identified...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Mom, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm | 26 comments | 100 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook, hotel on tonight's Menlo Park council agenda

After sailing through with unanimous approvals from the Planning Commission, Facebook's plan for its Constitution Drive campus...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm | 3 comments | 50 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Zero Dark Thirty

Just watched this movie on the cable channel (pay for view). Very impressive. Taught and challenging, great acting, with...

Original post made by Len on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:44 am | 7 comments | 24 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers seek pay raise

As Palo Alto schools cheer a surplus for the first time in years, teachers are asking for a pay raise. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 26, 2013 at 6:53 am | 10 comments | 1082 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helicopters

Anybody know why there are helicopters flying around nearby at 7:15 Monday morning?...

Original post made by Greenmeadow resident on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 23 Views

AROUND TOWN

New three-story building planned for Page Mill

A row of dilapidated houses near one of Palo Alto's busiest intersections will likely make way for a three-story development...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue , on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 23 comments | 1923 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior-housing project wins early praise

A proposal by the Palo Alto Housing Corporation to build a senior-housing development and 15 homes on an old orchard site...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by UNSAFE, DON'T DO IT!, on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 5 comments | 1507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Small wonders: using books, front yards to foster neighborliness

Little Free Libraries -- imagine giant bird houses -- are owned and operated by the residents who've erected them. Full of...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by Brit, on Mar 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 79 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After seven years, Alma Plaza has a grocery store

Michael "Miki" Werness gestured to the stretch of empty, black countertops in the middle of the produce section at Miki's...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by April Fool, on Mar 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 71 comments | 5247 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accident on Embarcadero near PA Muni this morning?

I was dropping off my car for service at Carlsen Audi ~9:45am this morning and saw 5-6 fire trucks gathered on Embarcadero...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 21 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Robert Smithwick, Foothill's 'founding father' dies

Robert Smithwick, a founder of Foothill College who served as a trustee for nearly 35 years, died Friday at his home in Los...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by A good life well lived, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 43 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 36 comments | 3170 Views
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Gourmet hot dogs, sausage food truck coming to the Peninsula
By Elena Kadvany | 9 comments | 2,981 views

Allowing Unauthorized Immigrants to Learn and Earn Legally Will Help the Economy
By Steve Levy | 34 comments | 2,431 views

College applications: round three
By Sally Torbey | 24 comments | 1,795 views

Is HBO's Silicon Valley Any Good?
By Anita Felicelli | 17 comments | 1,795 views

PAUSD Leadership Challenges
By Paul Losch | 19 comments | 1,340 views