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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why VOTE NO on MEASURE A?

A blogger has kept a running record of Yes statements saying there is a No blog already, but there doesn't seem to be, and...

Original post made by It\'s about trust on Apr. 18, 2015
Last comment by It's about TRUST, on Apr 26, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 32 comments | 1047 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With losses mounting, Palo Alto to rethink animal services

Dogged by cramped conditions and mounting financial losses, Palo Alto's scrappy but popular animal shelter is once again...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by William Warrior, on Apr 26, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 59 comments | 3677 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No excuses

Director Kirby Dick's new documentary on sexual assault, "The Hunting Ground," should be required viewing for every current...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Kevin McGill, on Apr 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm | 6 comments | 1414 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Body found Thursday confirmed to be missing Palo Alto hiker

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has confirmed that a body found in a wilderness area that of a Palo Alto man who went...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Hedy McAdams, on Apr 26, 2015 at 8:30 am | 4 comments | 6702 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 26, 2015 at 7:34 am | 192 comments | 5431 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Legal eagle, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 265 comments | 18776 Views

AROUND TOWN

Professorville

Palo Alto's oldest residential neighborhood Professorville is known for its large, century-old Victorian homes, oak tree-lined...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Brig, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 1 comment | 1331 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payday at City Hall

The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 28 comments | 3184 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire

Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Samantha L, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 3555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic board rejects request to remove home's historic designation

When Lucille Mellish and her husband purchased their 696-square-foot cottage at 757 College Ave. in 1968, it wasn't on the...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 25 comments | 2911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Race against the clock' to save Buena Vista

Acknowledging the long odds and the short window of opportunity, Santa Clara County officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm | 26 comments | 2521 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto sustains major injuries

An elderly woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning sustained major injuries, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Steve C, on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:07 am | 45 comments | 4106 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto, Gunn both looking for new athletic directors

The search is on for new athletic directors at Palo Alto and Gunn high schools as Jason Fung and Jill Naylor will be taking...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by paly graduate, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:58 am | 8 comments | 1024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Writing across the disciplines

A story of grief and growing up, a road trip with many fleeting characters and a story deeply rooted in landscape: all three...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by congratulations, on Apr 25, 2015 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/opinion/david-brooks-love-and-merit.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Ful...

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 1784 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT tutoring

My son, a Paly senior, is about to apply to college. He likes the CSUs (California State University). They are peculiar...

Original post made by PalyDad on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 20 comments | 5407 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NY Times visits Palo Alto again.

I'm surprised that I'm the first to post a link to this article in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html "Does...

Original post made by We\'re in the news again on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by It's the Parents, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 349 Views

RESTAURANTS

The happiest of hours

Happy hour: the best time of day whether you're hungry, thirsty, looking to save a few bucks — or all three. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Vino Locale, on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 182 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new fountain in place, California Avenue project nears finish line

With just weeks to go until the finish line, the reconstruction of California Avenue hit another milestone Tuesday afternoon...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Very old resident, on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 54 comments | 4131 Views
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