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AROUND TOWN

Parking-permit program launches downtown

After years of pleading and planning, downtown Palo Alto's long-awaited parking-permit program officially kicked off this...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:23 am | 31 comments | 5303 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to mull revised proposal at Page Mill and El Camino

When Palo Alto officials put the brakes on the its controversial "planned-community" zoning process early last year, they...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by sunshine, on Sep 17, 2015 at 11:08 am | 42 comments | 6878 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Town to Raise a Family in California

Palo Alto is rated #3. But how is it we got a "B-" on access to libraries? https://local.niche.com/rankings/towns/best-places-for-families/s/california/?utm_source=fbPPC_lRanking_C...

Original post made by Palo Alto Native on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by little credibility, on Sep 17, 2015 at 10:38 am | 4 comments | 508 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dozens of Paly students late for school due to traffic light failure.

Anyone know what happened?...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 17, 2015 at 8:24 am | 3 comments | 558 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Train hits unoccupied car near East Meadow

A northbound Caltrain train struck an unoccupied vehicle near the East Meadow Drive crossing in Palo Alto on Sunday night,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 17, 2015 at 12:28 am | 72 comments | 9919 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Beloved Palo Alto preschool giraffe stolen

A bronze giraffe that has given children pleasure for the past 10 years at The Wonder Years Preschool in Palo Alto was stolen...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 9 comments | 3324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Lights! Camera! Community Action!'

In the recesses of a blocky building at 900 San Antonio Road, banks of lights and monitors illuminate the faces of those...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by JoyW_Aim, on Sep 16, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 4 comments | 3919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail debate returns to Peninsula

After gaining some momentum in the Central Valley, California's beleaguered high-speed rail project is now hoping for a fresh...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 16, 2015 at 9:55 pm | 80 comments | 7213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larry Ellison buys Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto

Larry Ellison, one of Silicon Valley's wealthiest and most extravagant high-tech titans, has added to his collection of riches...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 27 comments | 11871 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council not sold on new El Camino development

Faced with traffic problems, parking shortages, and public angst over new developments, Palo Alto officials swiftly swatted...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Rose, on Sep 16, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 8 comments | 4313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How do we define success for high school students?

The recent discussions surrounding the educational pressures in Palo Alto beg an important question: What does a successful...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Tim Biglow, on Sep 16, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 23 comments | 8373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tutorial at Paly - Is it such a big deal for students to attend?

I have just received another email from Paly telling me to let my student know that attendance to Tutorial is mandatory....

Original post made by Paly Parent on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by A Parent, Sr., on Sep 16, 2015 at 11:04 am | 15 comments | 1240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New permit system pushes out problems further

I took a brief bike ride around my neighborhood this morning to see the impact of the new Downtown Parking rules. As expected,...

Original post made by Eileen Skrabutenas on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm | 15 comments | 1051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

High school homework

I recall reading on Palo Alto Online, something about PAUSD getting the high school homework under control, establishing...

Original post made by Homework? on Sep. 13, 2015
Last comment by Another dad, on Sep 15, 2015 at 9:35 pm | 9 comments | 918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly junior class upset that Spirit Week theme of "Gold Chains/thug life' is banned

There might need to be some more time spent on educating our youth on cultural and social issues. One of the top themes...

Original post made by Steve H. on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 15, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 12 comments | 1339 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Navigating teen stress, helicopter parents and social media

A panel discussion called "Navigating the Tides of Adolescence," will be held at Sacred Heart Prep on Monday, Sept. 14, 7-9...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2015
Last comment by Former Paly Suicidal, on Sep 15, 2015 at 9:21 am | 13 comments | 1142 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheating concerns emerge from Save the 2008 campaign

Grassroots school-reform campaign Save the 2,008 served as a platform at Tuesday night's school board meeting to address...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by In the Recent Past, on Sep 15, 2015 at 8:18 am | 73 comments | 5912 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library of Things

Sacramento Library has a "Library of Things," including musical instruments, cameras, sewing machines, 3D scanner, etc. ...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 15, 2015
There are no comments yet. 420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tour bus with Palo Alto singing group caught on fire on Highway 17

A tour bus carrying dozens of students who were part of a Palo Alto singing group caught fire Friday evening on state Highway...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 15, 2015 at 7:27 am | 8 comments | 3464 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Dauber seeks conflict-of-interest ruling from FPPC

Seeking to put to rest years of questions about his relationship with the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by Reason, on Sep 14, 2015 at 7:02 pm | 73 comments | 6948 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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