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AROUND TOWN

Upcoming Mother's Day Brunch - Mothers in their 80 Share Powerful Lessons About Motherhood

No one would describe raising a family as a simple undertaking, and 80-year-old Lourdes Fong and 88-year-old Beverly Bogart,...

Original post made by lew697 on May. 10, 2013
There are no comments yet. 743 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New asphalt on Alma will be torn up?

Is there any truth to the rumor that PG&E will need to tear up part of the newly repaved road along Alma Street? If...

Original post made by Nayeli on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 10, 2013 at 12:51 pm | 4 comments | 841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board Makes it Difficult for Community to Participate

I've given a lot of thought as to why people who feel so strongly about issues having to do with the school board and district...

Original post made by Eileen 1 on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2013 at 8:31 am | 18 comments | 1204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board to Authorize $140,000 for Law Firm Accused of Misleading the Board and the Public

The Board of Education at its May 7 meeting is scheduled to authorize a $140,000 contract for legal services from the law...

Original post made by Curious on May. 4, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2013 at 8:21 am | 12 comments | 1990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District previews 'safe, welcoming schools' plan

Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday proposed a school-board-level committee as well as a summer task force to consider...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 10, 2013 at 8:17 am | 18 comments | 1197 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math-tutoring benefits depend on brain-region size, wiring

Size does matter, Stanford scientists have discovered -- at least where math is concerned. Stanford scientists have discovered...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by parent, on May 9, 2013 at 10:49 pm | 12 comments | 3916 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can anyone explain the Zoning definitions?

What are the definitions of RM-15 and R-2 Zones? This is from an announcement about a development near Barron Park: "Palo...

Original post made by pares on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Parent , on May 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm | 11 comments | 1757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes fresh look at managers' salaries

The City of Palo Alto's group of managers and professionals would get a 2 percent raise this year under an agreement the...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on May 9, 2013 at 5:53 pm | 17 comments | 1454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds rebuke district over email to parents

A letter sent to all Duveneck Elementary School parents on April 15 by the school's principal about a new investigation into...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Object, on May 9, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 85 comments | 12018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Budget review kicks off on happy note for Palo Alto

After years of budget deficits, staff cuts and service reductions, Palo Alto officials found themselves in a delightful and...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Unfreeze, on May 9, 2013 at 4:02 pm | 8 comments | 2390 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Resident honored for chasing down a drunk driver

When Michael Finley saw the flash go by and heard the crashing metal, he didn't think twice about what he was about to do. Read...

Original post made on May. 14, 2011
Last comment by michael finley, on May 9, 2013 at 8:33 am | 6 comments | 1893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Officials to present 'lessons learned' from civil rights probe

Palo Alto school officials will present "lessons learned" from a federal civil rights investigation into a bullying case...

Original post made on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Answers, on May 9, 2013 at 1:20 am | 28 comments | 2274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to launch class-action lawsuit against battery makers

Palo Alto on Monday became one of California's first public agencies to charge into the legal battle against global companies...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on May 8, 2013 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 1593 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes contest to design new bike bridge

Architects from Palo Alto and beyond could soon be asked to flap their creative wings and help the city design a new bridge...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by sabrina, on May 8, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 58 comments | 4673 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys tennis advances to CCS semifinals

==B Monday's prep roundup== The top-seeded Menlo School boys' tennis team took another big step toward defending its title...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by Grammar Guy, on May 8, 2013 at 10:25 am | 1 comment | 1013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto puts Mitchell Park Library Contractor on Notice

Since there isn't a story in the Palo Alto Online about this. Here's the Merc Story. http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23196464/palo-alto-puts-mitchell-park-library-contr...

Original post made by Anonymous on May. 8, 2013
There are no comments yet. 695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A money-back 'guarantee' of college admission?

Steven Ma says his business is "hated by most colleges." But the business -- helping Asian-American students, and students...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Unpaidlady, on May 8, 2013 at 8:24 am | 104 comments | 8591 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Six people injured in East Palo Alto shooting

Five people were shot and a 6-year-old girl was injured in East Palo Alto on Sunday afternoon near a McDonald's on University...

Original post made on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 7, 2013 at 8:37 pm | 13 comments | 1412 Views

AROUND TOWN

Katsy Swan: The Midpeninsula's garden designer

Katsy Swan traces her love of flower arranging and gardening back to her years at the University of Kentucky, where botany...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Community Volunteer, on May 7, 2013 at 8:23 pm | 1 comment | 3331 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Paul C. Roberts' article called "Truth is Offensive"

Have you seen the article by Paul Craig Roberts at http://www.infowars.com/truth-is-offensive.com infowars.com/truth-is-offensive.com...

Original post made by food for thought on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by father of ronnynomics, on May 7, 2013 at 7:34 pm | 5 comments | 1249 Views
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