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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Special report: Surveillance programs raise safety-vs-privacy questions

We are being watched. Surveillance programs operated by government agencies, from the National Security Agency and Department...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Lying Liars, on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 2 comments | 1668 Views

BOOKS

'The Unwinding' is a requiem for the American Dream

In his new book, George Packer demonstrates that you don't need a passport to chronicle misery, poverty, destruction and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 6 comments | 12393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista owners reject residents' $14.5M offer

The owners of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto will not accept a $14.5 million offer by residents to purchase the...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 25, 2013 at 1:00 pm | 71 comments | 2939 Views

SPORTS

National, Pac-12 soccer honors for Stanford's Verloo

Stanford senior forward Courtney Verloo has been named national women's soccer player of the week by both the NSCAA and Top...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Soccer fan, on Sep 25, 2013 at 11:25 am | 1 comment | 2061 Views

AROUND TOWN

Education historian, author, Diane Ravitch at Stanford, Monday, 9/30

Diane Ravitch will be at Memorial Auditorium for a free event, Monday, 9/30, beginning at 5:15 p.m. Dr. Ravitch's talk will...

Original post made by David Cohen on Sep. 25, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Ambitions to reduce traffic

With residents expressing increasing frustration with the City Council's approvals of new commercial development projects...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Sep 24, 2013 at 11:20 pm | 42 comments | 6508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Skyline Blvd. collision kills Woodside woman

A Woodside woman on a bicycle was struck and killed in a collision with a van Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by Outside Observer, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm | 42 comments | 2836 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mtn. Vew mayor won't join anti-gun violence coalition

Mountain View Mayor John Inks has declined a request to join a coalition of over 1,000 mayors across the country that want...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2013
Last comment by A Menlo Park Parent, on Sep 24, 2013 at 9:45 pm | 31 comments | 1838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teen shot by pellet gun in East Palo Alto robbery

A 16-year-old boy was shot in the face with a pellet gun during an armed robbery in East Palo Alto on Monday night, according...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by carpo, on Sep 24, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 1 comment | 1468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores two roadmaps for digital future

As a city that views itself as digital paradise, Palo Alto rarely looks to places like Louisiana, Kansas and Utah for technological...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Sep 24, 2013 at 2:45 pm | 54 comments | 7328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD metrics -- focused on just 10-15% of our young kids

Please note that this is focused on elementary and middle school only. PAUSD is reviewing progress on some of its strategic...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 21, 2013
Last comment by Torquemada, on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 15 comments | 5217 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

University Ave. shooting injures two in East Palo Alto

A man and a woman were injured in a shooting in East Palo Alto early this morning, police said. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Raymond, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:37 am | 2 comments | 1423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: America's 'urban' growth outpacing overall density — Palo Alto feeling it?

Palo Alto isn't the only area of the nation that is experiencing increased urban density. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19521...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Sep 24, 2013 at 12:44 am | 3 comments | 5489 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bike Safety

It seems that we are reading about bike collisions in the Palo Alto area on a weekly basis. Bicycle riding has increased...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 23, 2013 at 11:50 pm | 23 comments | 1420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charting a different path in search of creativity, learning

Blazing an educational path with tools like wooden toys, modeling wax and gathered leaves rather than classroom Smartboards,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by College Terrace Mom, on Sep 23, 2013 at 10:19 pm | 8 comments | 6247 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A 'human water line' floods Palo Alto streets

Bay Area Keystone XL activists took to rainy Palo Alto streets on Saturday to demonstrate against the Keystone tar sands...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by rick, on Sep 23, 2013 at 9:52 pm | 10 comments | 1483 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Tracking stolen iPad leads to residential-burglary arrest

Palo Alto police using a mobile app to track a stolen iPad have arrested a San Jose man and recovered stolen property and...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:40 pm | 8 comments | 2101 Views

AROUND TOWN

Supervisors won't let Sheriff's Office sell old guns

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors rejected part of a proposed ordinance amendment today that would have allowed the...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2013
Last comment by Which amendment you talking about Willis?, on Sep 23, 2013 at 7:52 pm | 18 comments | 2037 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for double homicide after Sept. 2 crash

An East Palo Alto man has been arrested on suspicion of murder for a hit-and-run crash that killed two women on their way...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by ralphc, on Sep 23, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 4 comments | 2083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford welcomes newest crop of freshmen

Stanford University's latest freshman class, which gathered on campus for the first time Tuesday, represents 49 states --...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by Begay, on Sep 23, 2013 at 6:49 pm | 8 comments | 2261 Views
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