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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 | 27471 Views

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 | 27400 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: For now, a required 'public benefit' slips away

There is plenty of blame to go around in any assessment of why Miki's Farm Fresh Market will have to close its doors next...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by "Neighbors Helping Neighbors", on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:08 am | 72 comments | 27379 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic and people snarling around Town and Country

Before it is too late, we need to widen the existing bridge over Embarcadero Road to accommodate 2 lanes of automobile traffic....

Original post made by Allen Podell on Dec. 5, 2012
Last comment by Garrett, on Dec 11, 2012 at 2:16 pm | 53 comments | 27320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Steve Jobs called Mountain View home as a child

A childhood friend of Steve Jobs recalls that Silicon Valley's quintessential entrepreneur was partly a product of Mountain...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2011
Last comment by Sharon, on Oct 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm | 3 comments | 27316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seventy-six in Palo Alto school district get tenure

Seventy-six Palo Alto teachers, counselors and administrators were granted tenure, or "permanent status," Tuesday night by...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by teacher evals, on Mar 28, 2014 at 7:29 am | 62 comments | 26912 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Ninth Starbucks opens, boutiques shuffle

This week's Shop Talk is a highly caffeinated one. The ninth Starbucks is opening in Palo Alto and a new tea shop, David's...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jul 8, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 12 comments | 26889 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Public may comment today on new superintendent

Members of the public today have the opportunity to comment on the appointment of Glenn "Max" McGee as the new superintendent...

Original post made on May. 27, 2014
Last comment by Tim G, on May 28, 2014 at 7:14 am | 13 comments | 26859 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A question of boundaries: Paly teacher rebuked

June 11 was a day of relief and closure for Palo Alto High School English teacher Kevin Sharp. Or so he thought. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Oct 15, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 111 comments | 26841 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto fights state mandate for more housing

In what one council member called a fight "for the soul of our city," Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday, Feb. 11, to formally...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 50 comments | 26781 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Samyama is a lavishly adorned yoga studio

Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's more unusual projects. Spanning two floors...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Eagerly Anticipating, on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:52 am | 11 comments | 26709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford may increase size of freshman class

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Original post made on Sep. 17, 2007
Last comment by Mary, on Sep 20, 2007 at 7:54 pm | 21 comments | 26707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford geneticist Leonard Herzenberg dies

Leonard Herzenberg, a retired geneticist whose discoveries are said to have kept thousands of people alive, died Oct. 27...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 15, 2013 at 11:43 am | 2 comments | 26623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain trenching study wins green light

Declining to stand idle while change arrives along the Caltrain corridor, Palo Alto officials on Monday agreed to commission...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 14, 2013 at 10:44 am | 28 comments | 26524 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City and union deadlocked over salary hikes

Palo Alto and its largest labor union remain nearly $3 million apart on a new contract, with the biggest dispute centering...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by ISeeTheFuture, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 26515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's new 'academic integrity' policy kicks off larger debate

Palo Alto High School Principal Kim Diorio says she wants to send a strong message about school culture with the unveiling...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:51 am | 65 comments | 26511 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do I need a permit to put in an rv hookup in my backyard?

My mother is traveling around the country in her 30 foot rv. She is comin gout here in August and wants to stay with me...

Original post made by daughter on Jun. 22, 2009
Last comment by sauce for the goose, on Sep 25, 2014 at 12:00 pm | 21 comments | 26473 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane crashes in East Palo Alto

A small plane crash in East Palo Alto caused a major power outage this morning. Power is out in parts of Menlo Park, East...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:23 am | 184 comments | 26441 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man robbed at gunpoint near Greer Park

A man was robbed at gunpoint in the carport of an apartment complex on the 1000 block of Tanland Drive on Saturday morning,...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2013
Last comment by my 2 cents, on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 41 comments | 26392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 258 comments | 26369 Views
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