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AROUND TOWN

The ludicrous lingo of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

It was announced this Monday that "Silicon Valley," the Mike Judge-helmed HBO sitcom filmed in and around Palo Alto, has...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by humor me, on Apr 23, 2014 at 2:21 pm | 6 comments | 773 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Racism was dealt a blow today by the Supreme Court

The SCOTUS upheld an anti-racist law in Michigan, today. Some called it "affirmative action", but that is just pure racism....

Original post made by Jin on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:30 pm | 6 comments | 169 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford grad Douglas Tarlow arrested for blackmailing Silicon Valley billionaire

Victim was Vinod Khosla, founder of Sun Microsystems and prominent Sand Hill Road venture capitalist. News report: http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/Khosla-family-extortion-pl...

Original post made by resident on Apr. 23, 2014
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 3748 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds sued over Stanford's Searsville Dam

Environmental groups who have an ongoing lawsuit against Stanford University for its diversion of water from endangered species...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:32 am | 11 comments | 2611 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Associate superintendent evaluation news needed

Tucked away in tonight's board agenda is an evaluation of the associate superintendent, in closed session, of course, a nugget...

Original post made by Evaluate this! on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:29 pm | 5 comments | 240 Views

AROUND TOWN

Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Grant Geissman, on Apr 22, 2014 at 6:12 pm | 3 comments | 811 Views

AROUND TOWN

Make way for 3-D 'selfies'

At first glance the tiny figurines lined up at Palo Alto's Artec studio appear like colored toy soldiers. But the subjects...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stupid is as stupid does, on Apr 22, 2014 at 4:45 pm | 5 comments | 766 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Deception -- or alternate business model?

Local residents have been caught in a five-year debate over the activities of one man, a real-estate investor named Jason...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kay, on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm | 12 comments | 9782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly reverses position on bullying policies

After saying last month that he favored a single system for handling all school bullying complaints, Palo Alto Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by angelo, on Apr 22, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 38 comments | 4933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

April 24 deadline: Comments for Environmental report for FAA actions

Sleep disturbance from aircraft noise is not considered a health impact in the environmental impacts report for proposed...

Original post made by FYI on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by survivor, on Apr 22, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 5 comments | 152 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto hiker dies after fall

A Palo Alto woman has died after she fell from a ledge during a hike in Arizona, friends of the woman have confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by lahellec-le mouel, on Apr 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm | 34 comments | 11911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air traffic noise increasing

Am I the only one noticing an increase in air traffic noise from SFO? SFO noise abatement doesn't seem to include Palo Alto....

Original post made by Tired of the Noise? on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 1:52 pm | 49 comments | 4921 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close, Grocery Outlet thriving

Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Diana W. Chen, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 12 comments | 3045 Views

AROUND TOWN

Green ideas and inspiration

After restoring a Category I historical home in the University South neighborhood, the homeowners turned to the landscape....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Colette Rudd, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 49 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund awards $400K in grants

For its 20th annual Holiday Fund, the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $400,000 in grants -- the greatest amount given in the fund's...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by What about the animals, on Apr 22, 2014 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1690 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts, Drugs, Alcohol, cheating and Teen Sex on our high school campuses.

I think we should be outraged about the amount of bike thefts, pot smoking, alcohol, cheating and teen sex that seems to...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:56 am | 21 comments | 757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to celebrate Earth Day

Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22, and Palo Alto plans to mark the annual event with a range of environmentally focused activities...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Will-The-Craziness-Never-End?, on Apr 22, 2014 at 9:37 am | 5 comments | 1633 Views

AROUND TOWN

New classes, Jordan donation on school board agenda

New course offerings for next year, the proposed issuance of a facilities bond and a $250,000 donation to Jordan Middle School...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by numbers game, on Apr 22, 2014 at 8:19 am | 5 comments | 1839 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry

Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 15 comments | 4248 Views
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