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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Streets Team executive director and Racing Hearts founder to be recognized

Two of Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2015 include the executive director of a nonprofit that provides homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Proud of Racing Hearts, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 3047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Berkeley High School Under OCR Investigation -- Whistleblowers Celebrated Not Attacked

This article describes a student and parent group, Stop Harassing in Berkeley in which the entire community (other than the...

Original post made by A Tale of Two Cities on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Angie Baker, on Sep 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 25 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Happy places

Oakland-based artist Kate Pocrass is working with the Palo Alto Art Center to create a visual representation of the places...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Sep 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 11 comments | 3052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why was the thread on Berkeley/Whistle blowers/Campanile closed?

Would the moderator/editor speak to why the thread on the Berkeley/Palo Alto whistle blowers, and the Campanile editorial...

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Sep 23, 2015 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Challenge Success hosts annual school conference

Challenge Success, the Stanford University Graduate School of Education school-reform and research group, is hosting its...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Innovation requires innovating not doubling down, on Sep 23, 2015 at 9:10 am | 7 comments | 2552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district legal fees, contracts up for review

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee is proposing to bring legal expertise in-house with the hiring of a general counsel for...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Soberman, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:26 am | 32 comments | 6730 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A parking 'miracle'

The much-anticipated and long-delayed launch of a broad strategy for alleviating parking problems that have plagued neighborhoods...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 35 comments | 5052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district launching advanced research program

Sophomores, juniors and seniors at Palo Alto's two high schools have until Friday to apply for a spot in the district's new...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 13 comments | 4434 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA calls Page Mill Properties 'predatory'

After almost a year of litigation, most of which the city has lost, the East Palo Alto City Council passed a resolution Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by EPA Entrepreneur, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm | 5 comments | 3984 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football back in the saddle and back in the rankings

==BI Sunday notebook == Victories against USC are prized. Never mind the pre-game chatter and records, you are usually assured...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 2164 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto has 18 auto break-ins in two days

Palo Alto has again become a hot spot for thefts and burglaries from vehicles, with 18 incidents reported on Sept. 14 and...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by BarronParker, on Sep 22, 2015 at 9:00 am | 3 comments | 5422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide

In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum '83, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm | 84 comments | 10723 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man wanted for allegedly punching, robbing woman with infant in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who on Sunday allegedly walked up to a woman pushing an infant in a stroller, punched...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Not Grouchy, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 15 comments | 5185 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fairmeadow

Navigating through the endless sea of homes in suburban Palo Alto, one neighborhood stands out from the rest. The Fairmeadow...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Lilly, on Sep 21, 2015 at 4:46 pm | 6 comments | 4541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Franco begins 'revolutionary' film class with local high schoolers

Forty local high schoolers began on Sunday a nine-part special film class taught by famed actor and Palo Alto native James...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by Local family, on Sep 21, 2015 at 4:19 pm | 11 comments | 11353 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe construction halts, Urban Style barbershop thrives

Construction on midtown Palo Alto's new Bill's Cafe suffers a setback, while Urban Style barbershop offers clients an old-school...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by KP, on Sep 21, 2015 at 12:29 pm | 17 comments | 7438 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FPPC: Dauber has no financial conflict of interest with Office for Civil Rights

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has ruled that Palo Alto Unified School District board member Ken...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:05 am | 108 comments | 4822 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford students seek to raise awareness about sexual assault

Steps away from brightly colored welcome signs, a Cardinal red-and-white balloon arch and tables advertising campus groups...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2015
Last comment by No thank you, on Sep 20, 2015 at 11:23 pm | 19 comments | 1239 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Unemployment drops in Bay Area

The number of people emerging from unemployment in California is making encouraging gains, according to this month's figures...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2015
Last comment by You know it, on Sep 20, 2015 at 12:30 pm | 1 comment | 2208 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Legal question about pedestrians and drivers...

This afternoon, my husband and I were returning from lunch in Los Altos and driving north on Alma St. We decided to stop...

Original post made by Nayeli on Sep. 19, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Sep 20, 2015 at 12:23 pm | 22 comments | 968 Views
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