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AROUND TOWN

Castilleja proposes enrollment-growth plan

Just over two years since the City of Palo Alto penalized Castilleja School for exceeding its enrollment cap, the school...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Bike Commuter, 13 minutes ago | 28 comments | 2941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility rates set to rise in Palo Alto

Palo Alto residents should brace themselves for a dramatic spike in their utility bills in July, with electricity, gas, water...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 28 comments | 4864 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hidden Surveillance Camera

A lot of families install hidden surveillance cameras for security reasons. This helps the community and neighborhood. Most...

Original post made by SpyingNeighbor on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by So, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 240 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Growing up undocumented

Editor's note: Pseudonyms are being used by three of the undocumented youth interviewed for this story, at their request...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by It Never Ends, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 2701 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district committee to review all school names

Following the tearful testimony of one African-American student and an entire class of Palo Alto High School students who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by after all that, 2 hours ago | 56 comments | 4189 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales

Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 1706 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park-based InnVision Shelter Network unveils new brand

After a year in the works, a new name and brand for InnVision Shelter Network, the Menlo Park-based homeless services nonprofit,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by RealBay, 12 hours ago | 3 comments | 2690 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Evergreen Park wants annexation to parking-permit program

With their neighborhood rapidly becoming a de facto commuter parking zone, residents of Evergreen Park want the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Deb, 13 hours ago | 25 comments | 2952 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

KIPP Bay Area Schools to open charter school in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto parents who have been working tirelessly for well over a year to bring a new public-school option to their...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Thank You, 13 hours ago | 7 comments | 1892 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Ed Barbar, 15 hours ago | 44 comments | 71329 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises approved for top Palo Alto officials

With all of Palo Alto's labor groups engaged in negotiations over new contracts, the City Council swiftly approved raises...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Real deal, 15 hours ago | 15 comments | 2146 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford wins plaudits for Escondido Village housing proposal

While Palo Alto struggles to address its severe housing shortage, Stanford University is swiftly moving ahead with an ambitious...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Marie, 16 hours ago | 11 comments | 1736 Views

SPORTS

Even without Olympians, Stanford women will contend

==BI College swimming== Sarah Haase, Lia Neal, Janet Hu and Ella Eastin may not have the name recognition of, say, world...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Rick Eymer, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 1561 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student-support committee proposed

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

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by stats, 17 hours ago | 2 comments | 116 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man sought in gun-brandishing road-rage incident in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who allegedly brandished a handgun at a woman during a road-rage incident on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 1734 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district moves to dismiss teacher accused of sex abuse

The Palo Alto school board unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate dismissal proceedings for an elementary school teacher who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by teacher, 18 hours ago | 34 comments | 5040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors divided over ban on two-story homes

Royal Manor, a community of more than 200 homes in the Palo Verde neighborhood, is seeking to become the latest Eichler-style...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by surrealDude, 18 hours ago | 26 comments | 3672 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Driver found dead in car down embankment

A man found dead in a Jeep Cherokee at the bottom of an embankment in Portola Valley this morning had likely been dead for...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Reality Check, 18 hours ago | 2 comments | 3680 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama in Palo Alto this morning

Streets in Old Palo Alto are impacted this morning due to a visit by President Barack Obama to a private event on Seale Avenue....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tutu, 19 hours ago | 26 comments | 7744 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's new "Bring your own device to school" policy

What does everyone think about this new policy that Paly wants all students to bring a laptop, tablet, or similar to school...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 121 Views
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