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SCHOOLS & KIDS

How dangerous is football?

My son says, "Dad, in a few years I'll be driving a car. That's way more dangerous than playing football. Why won't you...

Original post made by Need Help on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Mom, 1 minute ago | 2 comments | 60 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Early 20th century artwork discovered in downtown Palo Alto

What began as a seismic retrofit to ensure that a historic downtown building meets earthquake codes soon turned into "an...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, 3 minutes ago | 2 comments | 99 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council halts divisive downtown project

Two months after it seemingly secured the city's approval, a divisive four-story development proposed for the former site...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Downtown Worker, 8 minutes ago | 17 comments | 900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's smoking ban may spread to apartment buildings

E-cigarettes may soon join their traditional brethren on a list of substances that are banned in Palo Alto's downtown centers,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by CondoOwner, 18 minutes ago | 17 comments | 2288 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man told to pay $19K in restitution for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January for charges related to a 2014...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by resident, 25 minutes ago | 2 comments | 253 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto pitcher's no-hitter was just perfect this time

Bill Laskey had a career as a Major League Baseball pitcher that spanned 1982-88 with three teams, including two stints with...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by She is a Tinsley student, 50 minutes ago | 3 comments | 948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more water

Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would allow water to flow around or through...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 1 hour ago | 31 comments | 2436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The School District is Restricting Student Course Choices

For years, science-loving students in Palo Alto have been able to take multiple science courses sophomore year, taking both...

Original post made by Concerned Student on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, 1 hour ago | 42 comments | 1160 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fundamental philisophical differences in Palo Alto: Property rights vs. liberal guilt.

The Buena Vista mobile home park debacle demonstrates how property rights, a fundamental principle of the American experience,...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 1 hour ago | 57 comments | 1104 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Carly Fiorina announces run for presidency

Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina said this morning she is running for president in 2016, according to her Twitter...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Katie, 2 hours ago | 24 comments | 1224 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents: Keep calm and parent on

I am a psychiatrist. After the tragedy last week, my phone has not stopped ringing with calls from concerned fellow parents....

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2015
Last comment by MB, 4 hours ago | 210 comments | 238043 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another buck for workers

A growing movement to adopt local minimum-wage ordinances is gaining momentum on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, 5 hours ago | 26 comments | 1773 Views

RESTAURANTS

Glassy, glossy Quattro

The Quattro restaurant at the Four Seasons Hotel in East Palo Alto is exactly what one would expect from one of the world's...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by daisyk, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 603 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglary suspect caught on video in College Terrace

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who they said went on a burglary spree in the College Terrace neighborhood on Thursday...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, 9 hours ago | 2 comments | 1084 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced test

About 50 percent of the junior classes at both of Palo Alto's public high schools decided to opt out of the new Smarter Balanced...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Junior, 10 hours ago | 48 comments | 6181 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Battle over Measure A heats up

With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Demos, 10 hours ago | 108 comments | 5915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Landowner could raze home under city historic code

Palo Alto's historic-building code sides with 94-year-old Lucille Mellish when it comes to her right to demolish her College...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, 10 hours ago | 24 comments | 3392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jerry Hill helping Airlines get unfair tax break

Airlines are looking for a big tax break in California http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-20150503-column.html#page=1 "It's...

Original post made by Not amused on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, 10 hours ago | 8 comments | 203 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slew of changes eyed for Charleston-Arastradero corridor

The Charleston-Arastradero Road corridor in Palo Alto may not be the city's most famous roadway but it is undoubtedly its...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 12 hours ago | 58 comments | 5667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandatory After School Activities

There was a lively discussion on this Forum last December about legal right of schools to assign homework. My question is...

Original post made by Palo Alto Resident on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, 14 hours ago | 29 comments | 751 Views
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