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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

Bag ban positives Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18711 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 6, 2013 at 9:01 pm | 3 comments | 990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Has this country gone completely crazy? - 20 little children massacred

I've had enough. Enough of the NRA. Enough of politically-correct talk Enough of waiting for a "Study" (sponsored...

Original post made by MIdtown resident on Dec. 16, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:31 am | 11 comments | 1131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to talk to children about gun violence

If parents can't shield their children from the grim realities of recent gun incidents, there are ways to communicate in...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:23 am | 17 comments | 891 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congressmen: NASA Ames gave secrets to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by American Values, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:03 am | 21 comments | 19012 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Happy trails for Michael Closson

When Michael Closson moved from New York state to Palo Alto in 1972 to work at Stanford University, his new job as assistant...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Tony Acarasiddhi Press, on Apr 6, 2013 at 6:45 am | 8 comments | 1537 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

It looks like KQED has heard about the Greenmeadow Trash Experiment

I just came across this from KQED http://www.kqed.org/a/forum/R201304050900 This seems a bit misleading and somewhat far...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by resident of, on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:47 pm | 1 comment | 722 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters

As a company that is at the forefront of marketing to the Mandarin-speaking community, we love the high level of emphasis...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Ankyl spondi, on Apr 5, 2013 at 10:08 pm | 35 comments | 1472 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Piazza's adds 4000 square feet

A sigh of relief has swept over Piazza's Fine Food at 3922 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto's Charleston Shopping Center. The...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by YSK, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:35 pm | 12 comments | 226 Views

BOOKS

Living an intentional life

On a small East Palo Alto street, just blocks from U.S. Highway 101, 15 people share three houses, a trailer, a diverse fruit...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by PatZy, on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:32 pm | 6 comments | 2515 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sandberg to women: 'aim high, believe in yourselves'

Author and Facebook Chief Operating Office Sheryl Sandberg exhorted a Stanford audience Tuesday to stand up and do the "hard...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Apr 5, 2013 at 2:00 pm | 6 comments | 889 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Mahoney wins national leadership grant

Gunn High sophomore basketball standout Meghan Mahoney has won a National Athleadership Grant sponsored by NCSA Athletic...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by Coach Mom, on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:40 pm | 1 comment | 1174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto schools seek new superintendent

A search firm is seeking a replacement for Ravenswood City School District Superintendent Maria De La Vega, who has announced...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2013
Last comment by La Toya King , on Apr 5, 2013 at 9:36 am | 4 comments | 174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Good News for Gunn's Counseling Services

Email from Gunn's Counseling --------------------------------------- Over 1200 students in the freshmen, sophomore and...

Original post made by Gunn student on Apr. 1, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:52 am | 6 comments | 937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: For now, a required 'public benefit' slips away

There is plenty of blame to go around in any assessment of why Miki's Farm Fresh Market will have to close its doors next...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by "Neighbors Helping Neighbors", on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:08 am | 72 comments | 10330 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD needs an independent public investigation of bullying and student civil rights

Along with many Palo Alto residents, I was disappointed to learn last week that the US Department of Education's Office of...

Original post made by Ken Dauber on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Edmund Burke, on Apr 5, 2013 at 12:32 am | 29 comments | 4002 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook reveals 'Home' launcher for Android

"We're not building a phone," Mark Zuckerberg said April 4, finally putting to rest months of rumors. What Facebook has done,...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Jim H, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:45 pm | 6 comments | 950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers recycled water for irrigation

Depending on which member of the City Council talking, switching to recycled water for irrigation at Stanford Research Park...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by The market speaks volumes, on Apr 4, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 9 comments | 4717 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unemployment rate edges up in Palo Alto, county

While the California unemployment rate stayed flat in January at 9.8 percent, the rate crept up in parts of the Bay Area,...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by hahahahaha, on Apr 4, 2013 at 6:54 pm | 5 comments | 2185 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Flag flys over King Plaza at Palo Alto City Hall

Perhaps a more honorable flag to fly at King Plaza at City Hall would be the POW/MIA flag supported by the 101st Congress...

Original post made by Paco on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Apr 4, 2013 at 5:00 pm | 6 comments | 845 Views

AROUND TOWN

Microsoft co-founder to open Palo Alto investment office

Vulcan Capital, which manages investments for Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, announced today that it would open an office...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Fool Me Twice, on Apr 4, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 12 comments | 1375 Views
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