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Home Front

<B><B>CHANGE OF SEASONS ...</B> Local gardeners can gear up for spring with the help of UCCE Master Gardeners during a drop-in...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
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AROUND TOWN

Valentine's Day comedy show with Kevin Wong

Get caffeinated and catch a free comedy show on Sunday, Valentine's Day, at Red Rock Coffee in downtown Mountain View. Bay...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Feb 12, 2016 at 7:51 am | 2 comments | 744 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board discusses student mental health

How the school district can best &#151; and better &#151; support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Data, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:58 pm | 13 comments | 3905 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Topping it off

Construction crews placed the finial atop Hoover Pavilion on Quarry Road Tuesday morning, symbolizing the near-completion...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 9:40 pm | 6 comments | 7376 Views

AROUND TOWN

President Obama asks Congress for $125M for Caltrain electrification

President Barack Obama has asked Congress for $125 million in the fiscal 2017 budget for the electrification of Caltrain,...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by George, on Feb 11, 2016 at 9:09 pm | 8 comments | 2959 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Inside the lines

Most kids are familiar with the simple pleasures of coloring. Now, grown-ups are getting in touch with their inner children...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 11, 2016 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 7416 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman gets eight years in prison for injuring child

A 30-year-old East Palo Alto woman was sentenced Tuesday to eight years in state prison after pleading no contest to abusing...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Good, on Feb 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm | 1 comment | 2548 Views

RESTAURANTS

ShopTalk: Pizza Studio, Polo Ralph Lauren close

Farewell to Pizza Studio and Polo Ralph Lauren; hello to more communal dinner options in Palo Alto. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Feb 11, 2016 at 12:26 pm | 11 comments | 12479 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Expanded parking program meets resistance in Crescent Park

A proposal to expand downtown Palo Alto's permit-parking zone is proving to be a tough sell in Crescent Park, with neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2016
Last comment by Carol, on Feb 11, 2016 at 10:31 am | 13 comments | 4353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jay Paul withdraws Park Boulevard project

After more than a year of commission reviews and design revisions, Jay Paul Company has withdrawn the application for one...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:39 pm | 18 comments | 6304 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto DNA-privacy case could have wide implications

An appeals case filed by a Palo Alto couple could have far-reaching impacts regarding whether personal medical information...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2016
Last comment by Penny Wise, on Feb 10, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 12 comments | 6379 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Modi earns national honor in men's gymnastics

Stanford's Akash Modi was named the College Gymnastics Association Gymnast of the Week for the second time this year, as...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Ashok Modi, on Feb 10, 2016 at 4:35 pm | 1 comment | 3857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs funding plan for transportation-tax measure

Seeking to preserve a fragile and fraying coalition of cities, Palo Alto officials on Monday night rallied behind a proposal...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Fred, on Feb 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 3 comments | 3647 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Stanford building gathers neuroscience researchers, clinicians

Stanford University's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center as well as its Center for Memory Disorders are among the groups...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by JHC, on Feb 10, 2016 at 9:03 am | 6 comments | 7049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prep basketball titles will be on the line this week

==BI Weekend prep roundup== Titles will be on the line in two of three local basketball races this week as the Sacred Heart...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by BBall Fan, on Feb 9, 2016 at 2:18 pm | 2 comments | 3456 Views

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Wine co-op is lifeblood of neighborhood

Good spirits are flowing in Crescent Park. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2008/10/24/wine-co-op-is-lifeblood-of-neighborhood...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Mark Holler, on Feb 9, 2016 at 6:49 am | 1 comment | 5299 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Real compassion in college admissisons

Good NYT op-ed on the new college admissions proposal. What do people here think about the likelihood that our high schools...

Original post made by Barron Park dad on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm | 4 comments | 582 Views

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Hillary Clinton will be in Atherton Feb. 21

February is proving to be a busy month for high-profile visitors to Atherton, including a political fundraising visit from...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Brian, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 3 comments | 4138 Views

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Real Estate Matters: Are we heading toward a correction this year?

At the beginning of 2015, I wrote the column "A long-term cyclical view" and pointed out the high probability of a temporary...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ask China, on Feb 8, 2016 at 4:00 pm | 4 comments | 6681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Super Bowl Sunday hoopla? Not in Palo Alto

The banners won't fly and Super Bowl 50 special events won't be taking place in one of Silicon Valley's premier destinations...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 8, 2016 at 12:34 pm | 32 comments | 8722 Views
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Opening alert: Go Fish Poke Bar in Redwood City
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It's President's Day. Why Not Butter Up the Boss?
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 2,208 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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