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Teachers agree to use online homework system

Palo Alto Unified School District's secondary school teachers would be required next school year to use online school management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by protest, on May 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 38 comments | 7132 Views


Expansion of bike share program approved

A tenfold expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program was unanimously approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by 38 year resident, on May 28, 2015 at 4:58 pm | 19 comments | 3382 Views


Community notebook: Leadership Palo Alto seeking emerging leaders

Leadership Palo Alto is currently accepting applications for its leadership development program, which starts in September...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ok , on May 27, 2015 at 11:26 pm | 1 comment | 2650 Views


Stanford University lab received live anthrax shipment

Stanford University officials assured the public Thursday, May 28, that a vial potentially carrying live anthrax that was...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, on May 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm | 3 comments | 507 Views


Cycles of life

Friends, poets and former Peninsula residents Maureen Eppstein and Henri Bensussen will give a shared reading in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Shirley Gaines, on Jun 1, 2015 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 2230 Views


Park Boulevard office building wins approval

The three-story office building proposed for Park Boulevard was, by all accounts, an exceptional project. For opponents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Aug 21, 2015 at 6:40 am | 39 comments | 7770 Views


Sunset moving to Oakland

Sunset will move its headquarters from the Menlo Park campus it has occupied since 1951 to Jack London Square in Oakland...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jackie, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 6946 Views


Class of '15 profiles: Taking the roads less traveled

It takes courage to walk to the beat of your own drum at any point in life, but perhaps particularly so during high school. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by thank you, on Jun 4, 2015 at 3:53 pm | 3 comments | 5685 Views


21st-century tribe

Since 2000, Mountain View Open Floor has been offering participants a place to get in touch with their bodies and build community. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Jun 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm | 7 comments | 3260 Views


Stanford's Morris joins U.S. National Team for soccer friendlies

U.S. Men's Senior National Team soccer forward Jordan Morris from Stanford has been added to the roster for the USA's friendlies...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Jeffrey, on Jun 5, 2015 at 2:27 am | 1 comment | 1687 Views


Community Notebook: Talk with Joe Simitian on Saturday

There will be more than farm-fresh produce at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market on Saturday, June 6. Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by george drysdale, on Jun 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 1352 Views


Bare bones dim sum

Cho's Mandarin Dim Sum's beloved potstickers, cash-only menu and utilitarian charm relocated to downtown Los Altos in February. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jun 6, 2015 at 11:57 am | 2 comments | 3860 Views


District pays $150K for former principal's resignation

Former Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston has received a $150,000 payment from the school district in exchange...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by DG, on Jun 10, 2015 at 7:07 am | 17 comments | 9564 Views


Palo Alto to reconsider fee for single-story zones

Residents seeking to enact bans on two-story homes in their Eichler-style neighborhoods may soon get a little financial aid...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 28 comments | 5671 Views


Ed Shikada set to stay on as assistant city manager in Palo Alto

Two months after he joined the City of Palo Alto's leadership team on a trial basis, Ed Shikada is preparing to shed his...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Me, on Jun 9, 2015 at 8:24 am | 1 comment | 2483 Views


Knife-wielding burglar nabbed in Crescent Park

A wig-wearing woman who police said used a hide-a-key to enter a Crescent Park home and then threatened the homeowner with...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 am | 4 comments | 4986 Views


Flooded with red tape

A torrential downpour is a welcome sight in the midst of drought, as long as it does not result in your living room resembling...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Jun 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 4620 Views


Another Stanford student convicted in bridge protest case

A 22-year-old Stanford man received the harshest sentence yet for blocking traffic on a bridge during a protest in January,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:26 am | 17 comments | 4002 Views


Hennessy to resign as Stanford president

After more than 15 years as president of Stanford University, John L. Hennessy announced June 11 that he plans to step down....

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by James Hall, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 12 comments | 6420 Views


New trash contract would hike rates by 9 percent

Composting services in Palo Alto would be expanded, promoted and, in many cases, required under a significant contract overhaul...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 51 comments | 5022 Views
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