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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

David Boesch resigns as San Mateo County manager

David Boesch, the current San Mateo County manager and former Menlo Park city manager, will resign the county post Dec. 31,...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2011
Last comment by A Concerned Citizen, on Nov 21, 2011 at 12:14 am | 3 comments | 10482 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls wrap up season with a fourth place in state finals

The Palo Alto girls golf team accomplished more in its first season of existence than most teams do in program history. The...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim H., on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 10463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent Kevin Skelly to resign June 30

Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly announced in an email Tuesday that he will step down at the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Feb 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 111 comments | 10456 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road YMCA to close Oct. 1

The Page Mill Road YMCA in Palo Alto is closing this fall when its 10-year lease is up, Chief Operations Officer Elizabeth...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2014
Last comment by YOU STOLE OUR MONEY, on Jul 16, 2014 at 3:46 pm | 162 comments | 10454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Steve Jobs called Mountain View home as a child

A childhood friend of Steve Jobs recalls that Silicon Valley's quintessential entrepreneur was partly a product of Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm | 3 comments | 10445 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New push for music program in East Palo Alto schools

A desire to give kids a "sense of belonging" in high school is fueling a new push to restore music education in public schools...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by JM, on May 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm | 8 comments | 10442 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football loses control of Pac-12 title chase

Andre Heidari kicked a 47-yard field goal with 19 seconds remaining to play to lift unranked USC past visiting No. 4 Stanford,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 23, 2013 at 8:19 pm | 11 comments | 10357 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Builder gets a legal boost against city's affordable-housing law

Seven years after Sterling Park received the city's blessing to construct a condominium complex on West Bayshore Road, the...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by enniac, on Nov 26, 2013 at 5:24 pm | 14 comments | 10349 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ada's trains those with disabilities to make great food

Ada's Café is a startup enterprise with an unusual mission: employing people with disabilities to prepare and serve great...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Can't wait!, on Jun 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm | 13 comments | 10348 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gunn students take on 'Vagina Monologues'

Students at Gunn High School are mounting a production of "The Vagina Monologues" -- a Valentine's Day staple on colleges...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Parent, on Feb 14, 2014 at 11:06 pm | 60 comments | 10335 Views

HISTORIC PHOTOS

Midtown Market (Duca Hanley) 1959 with Santa and me

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Dec. 27, 2006
Last comment by Sonny M., on Jul 25, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 8 comments | 10320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board: College-essay writing help needed

Palo Alto students' need for help with college essay-writing emerged as a theme Tuesday in a Board of Education discussion...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Anne Knight, on May 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm | 52 comments | 10315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 10286 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Hospitals terminate Blue Cross coverage

Patients with Anthem Blue Cross health insurance stopped having coverage at Stanford Hospitals and Clinics on Thursday (Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Matt, on Sep 12, 2011 at 11:24 am | 36 comments | 10270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board backs Mandarin immersion 4-1

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by yet another parent, on Jun 12, 2007 at 10:01 am | 192 comments | 10268 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's year of disruptions

Palo Alto's City Council started the year with lofty aspirations, pledging to tackle nagging long-term problems in the city....

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Good changes, on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:54 am | 52 comments | 10238 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to build new downtown garage

Palo Alto officials are considering a slew of solutions to downtown's shortage of parking, including more spots for permit...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm | 51 comments | 10233 Views

MOVIES

Get Smart

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Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 10229 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto sends massive office proposal back to drawing board

An ambitious proposal to build a dense office complex next to the AOL building on Page Mill Road received a cool reception...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2013
Last comment by belrt, on Feb 9, 2013 at 11:21 am | 14 comments | 10225 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family: City negligence caused mom's death

The daughters of Phyllis Seidman, the Palo Alto resident who was fatally struck while crossing Cowper Street in her wheelchair...

Original post made on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by safe streets, on May 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 41 comments | 10216 Views
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