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MOVIES

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

It would be easy to damn "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the faint praise of calling it a competent sequel, which...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by hard to believe, on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 11530 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scott Bowers for Superintendent

In the land of the blind, Scott Bowers is king. He is a shining beacon of competence. Thank you on behalf of all high...

Original post made by parent on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Trade up, on Nov 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 3 comments | 648 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gettysburg Address

With respect to President Lincoln, and due to the fact that our current American kids have little clue, I offer the following...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Bru, on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:20 pm | 14 comments | 624 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Older men, younger women help everyone

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Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by MostSensible, on Nov 22, 2013 at 11:07 am | 37 comments | 15826 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Helping kids this season

Don't let the reviving Silicon Valley economy lull you into thinking that there isn't a continuing divide, even in the affluent...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by mutti, on Nov 22, 2013 at 10:51 am | 2 comments | 13009 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto, Menlo and Priory reach CCS volleyball finals

It will be a busy day for local volleyball fans with Palo Alto, Menlo School and Priory all playing for Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by john, on Nov 22, 2013 at 1:54 am | 2 comments | 26237 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto kindergarten teacher arrested for molestation of a student

An East Palo Alto kindergarten teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of molesting a student after he allegedly tried...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2011
Last comment by its true, on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:28 am | 20 comments | 1856 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Office manager sentenced for health care fraud

The manager of a Palo Alto dental office convicted of faking an insurance claim and pocketing more than $3,000 was sentenced...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by NS, on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 4 comments | 27021 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs timeline on opening new school

Palo Alto school board members will vote by June on a location for a new elementary school, and also whether that school...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 29624 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 | 21276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Kevin Skelly and Charles Young deserve a raise for their 2013 performance?

There are several threads right now that have comments on them indicating disapproval with the news that Kevin Skelly will...

Original post made by Observer on Nov. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 546 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why I Don't Take Public Transit ...

Look, I love the idea of a public transportation system where all of us can move about our city at a reasonable price, cutting...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm | 22 comments | 917 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto expands public-art program

Palo Alto's vocal art critics will soon have plenty to cheer, jeer, laugh and complain about thanks to the City Council's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 17 comments | 29584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Second Harvest needs turkeys

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties needs turkeys so...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Donate now, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:26 am | 4 comments | 26704 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man causes minor injuries to four police in scuffle

A man got into a scuffle with police at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center and caused minor injuries to four police officers...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by bobgnote, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:09 am | 6 comments | 2708 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 | 16412 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Valley Key to Chinese Tech Giant - PA on Page Mill Road

In the SF Chronicle 11/20/13, Bloomberg Report is an article about the Chinese Suning Commerce Group opening a temporary...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 14003 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is that smell?

Recently, Kris Newby and her family unknowingly hosted uninvited visitors in their Palo Alto home: a family of skunks. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by rathater, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 24447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Challenge: let's have a healthy debate without the cloak of anonymity

In my opinion, one of the most dangerous sites that preteens/teens are on now is ask.fm because anyone can post anonymous...

Original post made by Danielle Laursen on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:09 am | 4 comments | 18173 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wednesday's heavy rain - usual problems?

I was driving in the worst of the rain on Wednesday, lots of water pooling on Oregon off ramp. Did we have problems with...

Original post made by Resident on Nov. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 7220 Views
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