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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Another Paly Parent, on Dec 15, 2014 at 6:24 am | 317 comments | 163397 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Win, lose or tie?

Score this editorial in the "loss" column. Read the full editorial here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/editorial-win-lose-or-tie...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by More nadirs to come, on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:32 pm | 36 comments | 2974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Office surge expected to continue in downtown Palo Alto

It's no secret that downtown Palo Alto is going through an office boom, a trend that has achieved a particular poignancy...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Resident , on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:03 pm | 43 comments | 3579 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 Former IMSA Student, on Dec 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm | 86 comments | 12031 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's 'Christmas Tree Lane' lights up

Starting Saturday (Dec. 10), Fulton Street in Palo Alto will again transform into a Christmas wonderland, filled with red...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by -Ladrea, on Dec 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 12 comments | 2919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Making a noise: Government officials attempt to influence aircraft regulations

Palo Alto and other government officials have so far been fighting an uphill battle to decrease airplane noise over their...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Dec 14, 2014 at 3:15 pm | 83 comments | 2617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford fraternity housing suspended due to sexual harassment concerns

Stanford University announced in a statement Friday that it is suspending the on-campus housing privileges of the Sigma Alpha...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Carla, on Dec 14, 2014 at 12:41 pm | 2 comments | 4315 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

E-book details Palo Alto resident's North Korea ordeal

For more than a year, the details of Palo Alto resident Merrill Newman's 2013 detention in North Korea have been shrouded...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Dec 14, 2014 at 11:37 am | 1 comment | 4519 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Steven Baker, on Dec 13, 2014 at 8:01 pm | 34 comments | 5760 Views

AROUND TOWN

Calling All Elves!

Calling all elves! You have from now until Tuesday evening, December 23, to help make this holiday season brighter for thousands...

Original post made by Carrie M. on Dec. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 83 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes eyed for Palo Alto's animal shelter

Palo Alto's animal shelter is no longer in danger of closing, but city officials agreed on Tuesday night that it's time to...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 13, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 40 comments | 3156 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero Road Traffic Signal Modification at Town and Country

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Invitation For Bids (IFB) for Traffic Signal Modification at Embarcadero Road and Town...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 13, 2014 at 1:53 pm | 12 comments | 422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto, East Palo Alto ride out storm: only minor damage

With no major damage, power outages or creek flooding, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto for the most part dodged a bullet with...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 13, 2014 at 8:29 am | 1 comment | 3795 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

String of burglaries at Palo Alto construction site nets three arrests

Palo Alto police this week arrested three men in connection with two separate burglaries at a College Terrace construction...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2014
Last comment by Neal, on Dec 13, 2014 at 6:58 am | 1 comment | 2027 Views

MOVIES

Ridley Scott's Moses epic 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' leans on CGI spectacle

<B>(2 1/2 stars) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/ridley-scotts-moses-epic-exodus-gods-and-kings-leans-on-cgi-spectacle...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Yahweh, on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 624 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Peat named All-American on two other teams

==BI ESPN.com honors Peat == Stanford offensive lineman Andrus Peat earned his second All-America honor in as many days...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 1341 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto halts plan for a local compost plant

The long-running debate over the future of composting in Palo Alto reached a temporary truce Monday night, when the City...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Dec 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 47 comments | 3003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman taps former Palo Alto head as interim superintendent

The Mountain View Whisman school board is tapping Kevin Skelly as the district's interim superintendent. Skelly, the former...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 4 comments | 1733 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deck the mantels: From chalkboard to canvas art, set a festive mood with DIY decorating ideas

People often associate the fireplace and mantel with warmth, and during the holidays the fireplace is likely the focal point...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2188 Views

AROUND TOWN

When the simple gift counts

Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs knows a thing or two about finding the appropriate gift for a host. As San Francisco's...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2058 Views
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