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AROUND TOWN

Stanford professor who needed bone-marrow match dies at 54

A Stanford professor whose students and friends rallied to help her find a bone-marrow match has died. Nalini Ambady, 54,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Goolrukh Vakil, on Nov 1, 2013 at 3:19 pm | 4 comments | 11574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driven to succeed: How we're depriving teens of a sense of purpose

Many Palo Alto adolescents spend their high school years in a contest for credentials, accumulating grades, scores and accolades...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 72 comments | 11330 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 | 11273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A growing school movement

A sympathetic but defensive school board did little Tuesday night to reassure concerned parents that they shared their alarm...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2011
Last comment by allison, on Aug 5, 2011 at 10:53 pm | 178 comments | 11260 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 11217 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Sparty, on Mar 23, 2014 at 3:39 am | 134 comments | 11216 Views

RESTAURANTS

Best of Palo Alto 2013

A snapshot of the Palo Alto area will show a place teeming with tasty restaurants, handy service businesses and retailers...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by college terrace mom, on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm | 7 comments | 11210 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: two newcomers, four goners downtown

NEW BLOOMIES UNDERWAY AT MALL ... A new Bloomingdale's is scheduled to open at Stanford Shopping Center later this year....

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Davis fan, on Jan 21, 2014 at 11:18 am | 51 comments | 11131 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 | 11096 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Lots of chocolate in Palo Alto

A high-end chocolate shop is scheduled to open this week in downtown Palo Alto in the former space of hair and makeup studio...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Panos for Alegio Alegio Chocolaté-Claudio Corallo, on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 38 comments | 11073 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 | 11062 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 11049 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Summer Job Opportunities for Palo Alto High Schoolers?

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Original post made by Palo Alto Teen on Mar. 18, 2007
Last comment by VampGirl, on Jun 11, 2012 at 2:43 pm | 25 comments | 11014 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurant bag ban starts Friday

Plastic to-go bags at Palo Alto restaurants are going to go as of Friday, Nov. 1, when the third phase of Palo Alto's ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 10947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In secret, school board weighs not cooperating with federal agency

Palo Alto Board of Education members and their attorneys have discussed in closed session and in emails how they might challenge...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 31, 2013 at 10:30 pm | 142 comments | 10894 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

CPI Settlement with City is criminal

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Original post made by Bill Kelly on Jan. 22, 2007
Last comment by fireman, on Jun 13, 2008 at 12:27 pm | 16 comments | 10882 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Can Palo Alto finally pull off high speed internet service?

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Original post made by Frank Bravo on Jul. 21, 2006
Last comment by pat, on Aug 11, 2006 at 10:02 am | 58 comments | 10870 Views

RESTAURANTS

Is there something wrong with dining alone?

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Original post made by George on Aug. 16, 2006
Last comment by bruce, on May 13, 2009 at 12:47 am | 24 comments | 10855 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 | 10834 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is Palo Alto prepared to deal with the Big One?

BANG! The entire house went dark. I stumbled around my room, disoriented, not knowing what had happened. I looked out the...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Bi Ones, on Nov 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm | 6 comments | 10832 Views
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