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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Writing across the disciplines

A story of grief and growing up, a road trip with many fleeting characters and a story deeply rooted in landscape: all three...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by congratulations, on Apr 25, 2015 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/opinion/david-brooks-love-and-merit.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Ful...

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 3143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT tutoring

My son, a Paly senior, is about to apply to college. He likes the CSUs (California State University). They are peculiar...

Original post made by PalyDad on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 20 comments | 6254 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NY Times visits Palo Alto again.

I'm surprised that I'm the first to post a link to this article in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html "Does...

Original post made by We\'re in the news again on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by It's the Parents, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 789 Views

RESTAURANTS

The happiest of hours

Happy hour: the best time of day whether you're hungry, thirsty, looking to save a few bucks — or all three. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Vino Locale, on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 946 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal women second in distance medley at Penn Relays

Stanford roundup Stanford finished second in the women's distance medley relay at the Penn Relays on Thursday at Franklin...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Apr 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 1529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police and firefighter unions

For Palo Alto police officers and firefighters, change in compensation can't come soon enough. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by charlie, on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:40 am | 2 comments | 1659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Of Palo Alto voting launches

The annual Best Of Palo Alto reader survey is launching today! This year's Best Of promises to unearth local delights, favorite...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The medicine of music

Founded in the mid-1990s, the Bing Music Series in the Hospital Atrium brings live music to patients, visitors and staff...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Blake Jones, on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 2305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chillin' in the 'hood

The atmosphere in the Cibo Restaurant bar was convivial and relaxed. A small group of Barron Park residents sat at a round,...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Service Employees International Union, Local 521

When it comes to employee compensation, the city's lowest earners usually serve as the canaries in the coal mine. The roughly...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by hmm, on Apr 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 1304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Management and Professional group

They are the city's department heads, supervisors, top technologists and senior analysts. From their perches near the pinnacle...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1187 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accreditation teams evaluate Palo Alto's high schools

Reports from two accreditation teams that visited Gunn and Palo Alto high schools at the end of last month offer further...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:31 am | 5 comments | 2903 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to fix glass shards in California Avenue sidewalks

Responding to citizen complaints about polished glass shards in the new California Avenue sidewalks, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 61 comments | 7368 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

May as Mental Health Awareness

The blame needs to stop. As a community we need to accept that anyone of us can be affected by a mental illness. A mentally...

Original post made by Bill on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm | 1 comment | 462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores new partnership with neighborhoods

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind City Hall to the city's 37 neighborhoods, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 28 comments | 3168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 10153 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ex-Stanford student gets year in jail for beating woman

A Stanford University Ph.D candidate, who pleaded no contest to beating a woman he had been dating, has been sentenced to...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Got Off Easy, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:33 pm | 2 comments | 4543 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bad driving in the Silicon Valley

When we relocated to the Bay Area several years ago, we noticed the strange driving habits of many local drivers. I noticed...

Original post made by Nayeli on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Apr 23, 2015 at 2:12 pm | 20 comments | 978 Views
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