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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students speak to experiences, good and bad, at youth forum

Amidst Palo Alto's ongoing community conversation about youth health and well-being -- one that so often cries out for the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2015
Last comment by _Parent, on Mar 9, 2015 at 7:27 pm | 30 comments | 8174 Views

AROUND TOWN

The examined life

Irvin Yalom's latest book, "Creatures of a Day," circles around the crisis of our mortality and finds redemption in our capacity...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2015
Last comment by Nietzsche Weeps, on Mar 9, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 2 comments | 2762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

District announces elementary leadership shuffle

Four of Palo Alto's 12 elementary school principals will be moving to new positions next school year, with most of them leaving...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Tiger Moms, on Mar 9, 2015 at 6:06 pm | 10 comments | 6945 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Grief and legacy: Mining memories helps retiree clarify what's important to do now

After the death two years ago of her husband, Susan Vogel could not bear to listen to the violin string quartets they had...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Mar 9, 2015 at 3:57 pm | 1 comment | 4435 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Cramer pins down some goals at state meet

Gunn senior Ian Cramer didn't win a title at the CIF State Wrestling Championships that wrapped up Saturday night at Rabobank...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by Carla, on Mar 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 1 comment | 2683 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Greenfield's clutch effort makes Stanford's night sparkle

==BI Pac-12 tournament == Taylor Greenfield scored a career-high 20 points to help the 19th-ranked Stanford women's basketball...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2015
Last comment by John, on Mar 9, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 1 comment | 2622 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stevenson House ownership largely shifts to for-profit

Palo Alto Senior Housing Project Inc., the nonprofit owner of low-income senior residences Adlai E. Stevenson House on Charleston...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by muttiallen, on Mar 9, 2015 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 4219 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing Corporation fends off 'whispers of suspicion' over director's living arrangement

The Palo Alto Housing Corporation, a nonprofit that in 2013 tried to develop a housing complex on Maybell Avenue, on Monday...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 9, 2015 at 12:57 am | 92 comments | 6343 Views

BOOKS

Police investigate possible East Palo Alto child abduction

A 9-year-old girl was taken from the Cesar Chavez Academy in East Palo Alto on Tuesday morning, March 3, and after an investigation,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by Don't Be Irresponsible!, on Mar 8, 2015 at 11:34 pm | 3 comments | 3439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto divided over proposed office cap

Palo Alto's polarizing debate over office growth hit a stalemate Monday night when a deeply divided City Council agonized...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 8, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 103 comments | 7404 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal men lose Pac-12 game, possibly lose Humphrey

Chasson Randle and Stefan Nastic each scored 16 points and Anthony Brown added 13, but the Stanford men's basketball team...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2015
Last comment by Card fan, on Mar 8, 2015 at 12:37 am | 1 comment | 1762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A gathering place, again: Formerly derelict Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center finds new life

Bucking the trend of many other mom-and-pop businesses owners who've left town due to rising rents, Steve Stivala, owner...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 7, 2015 at 11:30 pm | 26 comments | 10538 Views

AROUND TOWN

Plan to collect food scraps wins support in Palo Alto

Banana peels and apple cores may look like garbage to most Palo Alto residents, but city leaders are increasingly viewing...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:05 pm | 46 comments | 5479 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district hires new data director

The Palo Alto school district has hired a new director of research and assessment: Chris Kolar, who since 2011 was the director...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Dee, on Mar 7, 2015 at 9:21 pm | 14 comments | 4998 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Social worker accused of child molestation faces additional charges

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Former, on Mar 7, 2015 at 8:09 pm | 3 comments | 4841 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls denied once again in CCS soccer finals

==BI Girls soccer== Palo Alto head coach Kurt Devlin probably wishes he had $10 for every shot that his girls sent over...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2015
Last comment by Isabel De Armas, on Mar 7, 2015 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2862 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where Will They Go?

If you're wondering why the Buena Vista issue is so vexing for many Palo Altans (and the city council), perhaps take a moment...

Original post made by JackB on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Mar 7, 2015 at 10:43 am | 25 comments | 1462 Views

SPORTS

Gunn wrestling coach Horpel says it's time to do something else

The drive to Bakersfield will be the same and Rabobank Arena will be familiar as ever. But, the 2015 CIF State Wrestling...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Knewman, on Mar 7, 2015 at 7:19 am | 2 comments | 2571 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Prosthetic racing leg stolen from Paralympic hopeful, Gunn grad

The specialized prosthetic leg that Ranjit Steiner, a 2009 Gunn High School graduate, was counting on to carry him to a Paralympic...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2015
Last comment by SF Transplant, on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 5 comments | 4893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sweetheart Awards honor community's commitment to special-needs students

Red and pink streamers, clusters of balloons and a large hand-painted banner reading "SWEETHEARTS" adorned the multipurpose...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2015
Last comment by Walter Underwood, on Mar 6, 2015 at 10:19 pm | 4 comments | 4554 Views
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