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RESTAURANTS

For the love of butter

Menlo Park native John Shelsta is a self-made chef who hopes to one day open his own restaurant with an in-house bakery on...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by theMulberryGuy, on Sep 11, 2015 at 5:09 am | 3 comments | 3684 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feds sued over Stanford's Searsville Dam

Environmental groups who have an ongoing lawsuit against Stanford University for its diversion of water from endangered species...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Daniel, on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:16 am | 12 comments | 5602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Barron Park, city fixes sidewalks that go nowhere

In an effort to make routes to local schools safer and eliminate tripping hazards for pedestrians, some sidewalks in the...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:47 pm | 25 comments | 4274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Third-straight Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area Thursday

A third-straight Spare the Air alert has been issued for the Bay Area Thursday because of unhealthy air quality expected,...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Stay Home, on Sep 10, 2015 at 7:02 pm | 2 comments | 1859 Views

SPORTS

Stanford looks to improve upon Cardinal sin: lack of offense

Devon Cajuste and Michael Rector return to the starting lineup this weekend when Stanford hosts University of Central Florida...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Alphonso, on Sep 10, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 1 comment | 1808 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board split on communications coordinator position

The Palo Alto school board voted 3-2 on Tuesday evening to approve the creation of a full-time communications coordinator...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by In the Closet, on Sep 10, 2015 at 2:16 pm | 15 comments | 4014 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A proposal for off leash use on Mid-Peninsula Open Space land

There are few if any trails in the Palo Alto/Portola Valley/Woodside open space area that permits dogs off leash. Below...

Original post made by Michael Jacobs on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by HORRIBLE idea, on Sep 10, 2015 at 12:51 pm | 8 comments | 661 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core test results now available

This should be interesting: http://caaspp.cde.ca.gov/sb2015/Search ...

Original post made by Slow Down on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:47 am | 14 comments | 716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

East Palo Alto OKs senior-housing development

In broad support of its commitment to keep its low-income population within the city, the East Palo Alto City Council unanimously...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Georgia, on Sep 10, 2015 at 11:46 am | 6 comments | 5652 Views

AROUND TOWN

Save the last dance

Later this month, a close-knit group will bid farewell to their "home away from home." The Cheryl Burke Dance Studio in Mountain...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by six of one, on Sep 10, 2015 at 8:30 am | 6 comments | 2317 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Heat wave hits Bay Area

Bay Area temperatures are expected this week to reach temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above seasonal averages, prompting some...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:50 pm | 11 comments | 3678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PE and temps in the 90s

Does anyone know the official PAUSD position on PE on these hot days? Paly has no gym or pool at present. I have only...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Spare the Air alert called for Wednesday as heat wave continues

Continuing hot weather has prompted the Bay Area Air Quality Management District to call another Spare the Air alert for...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Lachen McClellan, on Sep 9, 2015 at 3:08 pm | 5 comments | 2089 Views

AROUND TOWN

A 'structured and sane' reckoning with the end of life

Planning — as much as possible — for the unknowable but inevitable circumstances at the end of life is the topic...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2015
Last comment by Annette, on Sep 9, 2015 at 10:40 am | 7 comments | 4738 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Menlo basketball player, current assistant coach dies

Michael Harris, who worked as counselor and assistant basketball coach at Menlo School, was killed early Sunday morning in...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 9, 2015 at 9:32 am | 1 comment | 2243 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Debate over 'Save the 2008' plan at school board meeting

Why is it that the Merc has coverage but not the Weekly? http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_28781007/palo-alto-parents-students-at-odds-over-save...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 9, 2015
There are no comments yet. 313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Save the 2,008 reforms to come before school board

Close to one year after its creation, grassroots school-reform campaign Save the 2,008 will be coming before the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by Better way, on Sep 9, 2015 at 4:56 am | 6 comments | 3906 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Medical Foundation CEO to retire

After more than five years as chief executive officer at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), Richard Slavin, M.D., announced...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by DGN, on Sep 8, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 4 comments | 4752 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over new parkland leaves nursery's future uncertain

Tucked away on the western edge of Foothills Park, the newest addition to Palo Alto's park system doesn't have any benches,...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2015
Last comment by Greenwashed, on Sep 8, 2015 at 6:01 pm | 23 comments | 4867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sea Scout Open House Saturday 9/19 10am-2pm

The Sea Scout Ship Intrepid invites teens (eight grade thru twelfth grade) to join us on Saturday September 19th from 10am-2pm...

Original post made by SSS Intrepid on Sep. 8, 2015
There are no comments yet. 319 Views
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