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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hires new HR director

City Manager James Keene didn't wait long in selecting a new leader for the city's Human Resources Department, tapping a...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2016
Last comment by Better Still..., on Mar 7, 2016 at 8:30 am | 2 comments | 14244 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Gordon Biersch temporarily closes

Palo Alto's Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant has closed its doors for a dramatic renovation, while Whole Foods celebrates...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Dan, on Mar 7, 2016 at 2:26 am | 3 comments | 1140 Views

SPORTS

How record mile by Stanford's McGorty stacks up with history

We now know Stanford's Sean McGorty ran a fast mile on Saturday – 3:53.95 at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2016
Last comment by dennis, on Mar 6, 2016 at 11:59 pm | 1 comment | 2460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A block-by-block approach to climate change

Can a city block become a building block in Palo Alto's battle against climate change? That's the question city officials...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 6, 2016 at 10:07 pm | 39 comments | 3680 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The Addison gift horse

Last March, Addison Elementary School Principal Amanda Boyce, in her position for less than a year and new to the school...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Watch the Bling, on Mar 6, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 34 comments | 4746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University student featured in Oscars performance

A Stanford University junior was one of 50 survivors of sexual assault asked to appear on stage with Lady Gaga during Oscars...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2016
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 6, 2016 at 11:56 am | 6 comments | 8732 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Americans less prepared for longer lives

Americans of all age groups are exercising more and smoking less than they were five or 10 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 5, 2016 at 9:08 pm | 5 comments | 3796 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Bill's Cafe comes to Palo Alto, Farmigo adds new pickup location

In this week's retail news, San Jose's popular breakfast-and-lunch restaurant Bill Cafe comes to Midtown Palo Alto, and Farmigo...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2015
Last comment by PaloAlto, on Mar 5, 2016 at 7:37 pm | 3 comments | 8967 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto struggles to keep up with job growth

The problems are clear: too many jobs, too much traffic and a housing shortage that is pushing long-time residents out of...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Yes You Can!, on Mar 5, 2016 at 3:46 pm | 52 comments | 5682 Views

SPORTS

Bad stretch costly for Stanford men in Pac-12 hoops loss

Dorian Pickens came off the bench to score a game-high 19 points, but it wasn't enough as the Stanford men's basketball team...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2016
Last comment by Les, on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 1 comment | 1715 Views

AROUND TOWN

Commission looks at more 'granny' units

In both size and quantity, "second-dwelling units" are a small solution to one of Palo Alto's colossal problems. Known also...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by balances and not afraid landowner, on Mar 5, 2016 at 9:49 am | 78 comments | 8779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Addison project & progressive parity: An open letter to the school board

To Heidi Emberling, Terry Godfrey, Melissa Baten Caswell, Camille Townsend, and Ken Dauber, Thank you for the thoughtful...

Original post made by Greg W on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Mother Necessity, on Mar 5, 2016 at 12:58 am | 54 comments | 2109 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Track Watch guard to be sentenced in burglary, robbery

A Palo Alto Track Watch guard who was arrested for burglarizing three residences and robbing a disabled woman is expected...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by I've heard , on Mar 4, 2016 at 5:48 pm | 6 comments | 3004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Addison revamp could cost $17M

An anonymous donor has committed $1.3 million toward a potential $16.96 million revamp of Addison Elementary School. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by Michael O., on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:47 pm | 4 comments | 3590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The inconvenient truth about David Starr Jordan

The Palo Alto Unified School District has formed a committee to review whether Jordan Middle School should be renamed, given...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:37 pm | 47 comments | 3878 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Changing the tide' on youth mental illness

More than 300 local parents, educators, clinicians and community members gathered Tuesday morning to discuss ways to combat...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2016
Last comment by Children's Health Council, on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:14 pm | 67 comments | 3994 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Google self-driving car blamed for crash with bus

For the first time, one of Google's self-driving vehicles appears responsible for causing an accident in Mountain View. The...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2016
Last comment by The future can't be stopped, on Mar 4, 2016 at 4:10 pm | 23 comments | 3851 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

<B><B>ONE-OF-A-KIND SHOP AT STANFORD ... </B>It's hard to imagine that an idea for a store at <B>Stanford Shopping Center</B>...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is public transit just for low income people?

I have been having a discussion with a friend from overseas who lived here for a while and is coming back soon. I have been...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 4, 2016 at 11:22 am | 86 comments | 2466 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Winter Spare the Air' season ends

The Bay Area "Winter Spare the Air" season ended this week with only one wood-burning ban issued during the entire season,...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2016
Last comment by Why?, on Mar 4, 2016 at 10:34 am | 3 comments | 321 Views
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