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AROUND TOWN

Audit: Palo Alto spends too much on office supplies

Poor management over office-supply expenditures may have cost the City of Palo Alto close to $390,000 between November 2007...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 19, 2012 at 4:53 pm | 40 comments | 7247 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three preparing bids for Palo Alto school board

Three parent leaders have confirmed that they are strongly considering running for two open seats on the Palo Alto Board...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on May 3, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 31 comments | 7244 Views

AROUND TOWN

How to throw a holiday soiree

"Keeping it simple" is one of the repeated party-planning mantras of Michigan native Amanda Kuzak, owner of Kuzak's Closet...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki proposed as new grocer at former JJ&F market

Miki Werness, whose Alma Village market shuttered in April 2013 after less than six months of operation, may soon get another...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by proactive, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 7240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Little foxes: One Palo Alto man's quest to protect the baylands' gray fox

In the early evening sunset of the Palo Alto Baylands, a pair of small, furry creatures peered from the brush, watching intently....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by @David, on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 7232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by It's a farce, on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 37 comments | 7232 Views

AROUND TOWN

What do we really want in a good library?

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Original post made by Carol on Oct. 15, 2006
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Nov 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm | 52 comments | 7232 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by LauraM, on Feb 3, 2016 at 3:34 pm | 70 comments | 7229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Entrepreneurial mom pairs Mandarin tutors with immersion students

Kristina Klausen was looking for a way that her two daughters could get extra practice conversing in Mandarin outside of...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by artbuilder, on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 7229 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Under the tree, a gift for Jesus

When the Galbraith family of Palo Alto unwraps Christmas presents on Dec. 25, the first box they'll open is one for Jesus. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Dec 24, 2013 at 11:25 am | 3 comments | 7228 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Fake cop with gun stops youth in Palo Alto

A high school student was pulled over by a police impersonator who displayed either a stun gun or a handgun on Greer Road...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by It's always the other guy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 5:13 am | 17 comments | 7228 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former teacher to run for school board

Jennifer DiBrienza, a former teacher, Palo Alto school district parent and now education consultant, will be running for...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by All that glitters, on Jul 13, 2016 at 12:29 am | 19 comments | 7228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar advisory committee on agenda

Composition of an advisory committee to evaluate Palo Alto's new school calendar will be among discussion topics at the Board...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2012
Last comment by Curious, on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:49 am | 20 comments | 7225 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A backwards process on Maybell project

Imagine making a substantial family investment in something before determining its value, how other family members felt about...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Barron Parker, on Nov 2, 2013 at 12:09 pm | 50 comments | 7222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Beyond the anguish

As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager — the third in four months —...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2015 at 12:37 am | 61 comments | 7219 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Paying the Price for an SUV - Ira Ruskin creates a great gas hog disincentive

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Original post made by Bill Boland on Apr. 10, 2007
Last comment by John, on Apr 19, 2007 at 8:27 pm | 83 comments | 7219 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road could see commercial influx

The bustling block of Page Mill Road just east of El Camino Real looks like an unlikely place for quiet single-family homes,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 22 comments | 7215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 7214 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto may sue state high-speed rail authority

Palo Alto community outrage and City Council skepticism will not stop the state agency in charge of the high-speed rail project...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2009
Last comment by Sharon, on Mar 14, 2009 at 7:57 am | 171 comments | 7214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Happy, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 47 comments | 7213 Views
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