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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Halloween Costume Swap strikes environmental note

Blossom Birth Services, a local nonprofit education and resource center, is partnering with the City of Palo Alto this Halloween...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by Jahaida, on Sep 27, 2013 at 7:44 am | 5 comments | 1597 Views

BOOKS

State reps to host seminar to keep seniors from being scammed

Crimes against dependent adults or elders in Palo Alto are on the rise, increasing 70 percent from last year for the period...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by local geek, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:59 am | 7 comments | 1335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Debate on Measure D to take place Saturday

The League of Women Voters of Palo Alto will host a debate on Measure D on Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 3 p.m., in the City...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by SWE, on Sep 27, 2013 at 12:28 am | 25 comments | 1179 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto launches electric-vehicle exposition

Hoping to drive more people toward zero-emission vehicles, the City of Palo Alto will host an electric-vehicle expo at City...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by Il Corsicano, on Sep 26, 2013 at 3:05 pm | 14 comments | 6560 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto may get recreational swim program

City of Palo Alto officials are looking into starting a year-round children's recreational swim league at Rinconada Pool....

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 26, 2013 at 11:20 am | 17 comments | 1761 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 | 19023 Views

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 | 1279 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 | 8960 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 | 2221 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 | 1370 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
There are no comments yet. 814 Views

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 | 2724 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 | 2109 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 | 1306 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 | 1081 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 | 5980 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Babbo's and Ramona's shutter

The venerable Babbo's Restaurant, a fixture for 24 years at the Stanford Shopping Center, closed last month. Ramona's Pizza...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2013
Last comment by Marjorie, on Sep 24, 2013 at 1:26 pm | 15 comments | 7640 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 | 3334 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 | 1068 Views

AROUND TOWN

Catching neighbors who fall through the gap

A Palo Alto neighborhood group is working to turn a holiday food drive for needy neighbors into a monthly grocery giveaway....

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by bless, on Sep 24, 2013 at 10:07 am | 7 comments | 13787 Views
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