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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sexual assault: Rising pressure on Stanford

Seconds before Stanford University Provost John Etchemendy told a room full of faculty and students in late October that...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by M Zuckerberg, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:59 pm | 5 comments | 5674 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer denies alleged rape in police report

Stanford University student Brock Turner, who was charged this week with five sexual-assault charges for a Jan. 18 on-campus...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by M Zuckerberg, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:57 pm | 7 comments | 6167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

List of "Top 50" High Schools in U.S.

All "top X" lists are subjective, including this one. http://www.businessinsider.com/smartest-public-schools-in-the-us-2015-4?op=1 But...

Original post made by WellRounded on Apr. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 188 Views

SPORTS

Gunn boys are staging quite a tennis turnaround

The boys on the Gunn High tennis team started it all, so long ago. The Titans won the first-ever Central Coast Section title...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Fan, on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:26 pm | 1 comment | 1485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown garage makes an 'iconic' statement in Palo Alto

With its glassy facade, its arch shape and its ambiance of silent elegance, Palo Alto's iconic new garage is like no other...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Andrew, on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 19 comments | 5532 Views

SPORTS

Randle handles the pressure, leads Stanford to NIT title

Who else but Chasson Randle to better handle late-game pressure? Stanford's all-time leading scorer did exactly that, rallying...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Joe Baldwin, on Apr 3, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 1547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do Water Conservation Mandates Apply to Government/Schools?

Does anyone know if the governor's water conservation mandates (2 day a week outdoor watering and 30% reduction) apply to...

Original post made by David on Apr. 3, 2015
There are no comments yet. 96 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by board watcher, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:06 am | 96 comments | 15593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New nonprofit creates micro-businesses

A new nonprofit in East Palo Alto teaching single mothers and young women entrepreneurship through micro-businesses is helping...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Grandma in PA, on Apr 3, 2015 at 10:58 am | 2 comments | 4227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to hire new assistant city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is preparing to fill one of City Hall's senior leadership positions in May, when Suzanne...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by David, on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:08 pm | 26 comments | 4033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly teacher burned in science-experiment accident

A Palo Alto High School teacher suffered first- and second-degree burns after a fire broke out during a science experiment...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Andrew Vargha, on Apr 2, 2015 at 10:58 pm | 24 comments | 8763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parisian nail salon to replace Fresh Market

A chain of organic nail salons that has taken Paris by storm will be moving into the space recently vacated by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Zoe Barnes, on Apr 2, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 34 comments | 5844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford expands financial aid program

Stanford University has expanded its financial aid program for the first time since it was established in 2008 in response...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 2, 2015 at 8:37 pm | 4 comments | 2699 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With a sense of urgency, board approves mental health funding

Facing what multiple board members and the superintendent called a public health crisis at Palo Alto's two high schools,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm | 95 comments | 6824 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Palo Alto's Crosstown Shuttle service increases April 1

The City of Palo Alto's free Crosstown Shuttle is increasing the frequency of its service to provide better access to local...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Jackson Tyler, on Apr 2, 2015 at 1:37 pm | 4 comments | 1293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford graduate student accused of poisoning lab mates

A Stanford University graduate medical student faces charges of poisoning her fellow lab mates in a series of incidents that...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Stanford science rules, on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:26 am | 18 comments | 10601 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man dies after fight at downtown San Jose restaurant

Police are investigating the suspicious circumstances surrounding the death of a man who was in a fight at a downtown San...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 2, 2015 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 7671 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue construction now set for 2017 completion

In what some might call a Public Works mea culpa, Palo Alto officials are embarking on a new $7.2 million streetscape project...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Rena, on Apr 2, 2015 at 9:59 am | 17 comments | 3090 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Apple store to be razed; combo farm-restaurant planned

Capitalizing on the farm-to-table movement, billionaire philanthropist John Arrillaga is planning to demolish the former...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:44 pm | 40 comments | 14049 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto adopts water-use restrictions

With drought conditions continuing to plague the state, Palo Alto officials swiftly passed a resolution Monday restricting...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Bob McGrew, on Apr 1, 2015 at 9:14 pm | 21 comments | 7581 Views
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