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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by Joel, on Feb 7, 2014 at 12:03 pm | 329 comments | 21571 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sofia names new president amid student protest

Trustees of Palo Alto's Sofia University named an interim president Thursday as students and faculty protested in front of...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2013
Last comment by Moo Cow, on Jan 13, 2014 at 12:18 am | 53 comments | 21552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto ponders a digital billboard

When Palo Alto leaders talk about building a "leading digital city," they're usually talking about open data and high-speed...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Henry, on Oct 28, 2013 at 4:03 pm | 68 comments | 21544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford geneticist Leonard Herzenberg dies

Leonard Herzenberg, a retired geneticist whose discoveries are said to have kept thousands of people alive, died Oct. 27...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 21477 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

Named for an ancient redwood tree that was a living landmark for late-1700s Spanish explorers, Palo Alto today is a diverse...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by Ralph Hansen, on Dec 2, 2013 at 1:19 pm | 4 comments | 21409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic and people snarling around Town and Country

Before it is too late, we need to widen the existing bridge over Embarcadero Road to accommodate 2 lanes of automobile traffic....

Original post made by Allen Podell on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 53 comments | 21409 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local students and grads drowning in debt

With student debt exceeding national credit-card debt — crossing the $1 trillion point last year — and college...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Sep 26, 2013 at 6:19 am | 34 comments | 21408 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school district bullying policies given 'green light' by feds and state

After spending 11 months working with federal and state agencies on developing new bullying policies and complaint procedures,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by This is so corrupt, on Dec 9, 2013 at 11:32 pm | 55 comments | 21222 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Metals fire put out; 'Shelter in place' lifted

After extinguishing the metals fire that prompted "shelter in place" alerts from several Peninsula cities, Redwood City announced...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Shut it down, on Dec 17, 2013 at 11:21 am | 47 comments | 21150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Coupa Cafe customers can buy items with bitcoins

When paying for a latte -- or any menu item -- at Coupa Cafe in downtown Palo Alto, customers have two options. Use cash...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2013
Last comment by CD, on Jul 24, 2013 at 4:57 pm | 18 comments | 20778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 20588 Views

AROUND TOWN

Horrific crash prompts license re-examination for driver

The 90-year-old driver whose car jumped a curve in downtown Menlo Park and pinned twin 6-year-old brothers against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim Hols, on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:21 am | 45 comments | 20435 Views

AROUND TOWN

From FLY speck to mighty force for good

It started out as an idea in the minds of incarcerated boys 13 years ago. But Christa Gannon turned a fly-speck of a program...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Hastings, on Oct 15, 2013 at 10:23 pm | 5 comments | 20355 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto fights state mandate for more housing

In what one council member called a fight "for the soul of our city," Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday, Feb. 11, to formally...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 50 comments | 20324 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What ceiling? Entrepreneurial women claim high-tech turf

Silicon Valley is a beacon of hope to this breed of entrepreneur -- young, energetic, tech-savvy, and brazenly ambitious....

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Amanda More, on Jun 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 20211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil rights lawyers scrutinize school district

In a bid to start a conversation on addressing poor academic performance among students from the Ravenswood City School District...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by Old Palo Alto, on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 29 comments | 20172 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

North Koreans holding American, officials say

There has still been no contact with Merrill Newman, the 85-year-old Palo Altan whose family and friends say has been held...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by Think!, on Nov 25, 2013 at 6:01 pm | 7 comments | 20059 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congressmen: NASA Ames gave secrets to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by American Values, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:03 am | 21 comments | 20014 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's downtown post office to be sold

The U.S. Postal Service plans to sell the historic building that houses Palo Alto's downtown post office and move its operations...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by C. Bedford, on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:16 am | 58 comments | 19942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 19812 Views
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