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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New drought rules limit irrigation in Palo Alto

With the statewide drought lingering for the fourth straight year, Palo Alto this week adopted a new rule barring residents...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 57 comments | 7932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Paly Student, on May 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 11 comments | 4140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Why are Palo Alto's Kids...."?

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/why-are-palo-altos-kids-killing-themselves Dear Palo Alto Onliners, This...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 85 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning

"Our babies are turning gold!" a second-grader at Landels Elementary School in Mountain View exclaimed as he ran his hand...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by former Sunnyvale parent, on May 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 3022 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's Lin dives to girls' title at the CCS Championships

Palo Alto junior Mimi Lin captured her first title on the 1-meter springboard in the girls' diving finals at the Central...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: With urgency, new schedule takes shape

Few would have predicted three months ago that a diverse group of Gunn High School teachers, students, parents and administrators...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Future Agenda, on May 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 2066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm | 123 comments | 4140 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Appraisal dispute complicates Buena Vista decision

When Palo Alto officials indicated on April 14 their plan to approve the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, they specified...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on May 16, 2015 at 6:28 pm | 13 comments | 1682 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto starts a news service

East Palo Alto residents launched their own news service on Tuesday, April 28, in an effort to cover the city's news and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2015
Last comment by Loretta, on May 16, 2015 at 6:10 pm | 10 comments | 4238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Think Tank

Any feedback on the ThinkTank program? Is the Math and Science suitable for a regular ( not accelerated ) lane of middle...

Original post made by Not Sure on May. 16, 2015
There are no comments yet. 90 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smash-and-grab burglars hit Bloomingdale's at Stanford Shopping Center

Palo Alto police are looking for four people who drove a stolen sports utility vehicle through the front glass doors of Bloomingdale's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 16, 2015 at 7:59 am | 21 comments | 4757 Views

SPORTS

East Palo Alto teen was victim in trailer fire

He was the "king" of skateboarders in his hometown of East Palo Alto; the young man who always had a smile for everyone....

Original post made on May. 9, 2015
Last comment by Illuminati, on May 15, 2015 at 8:55 pm | 8 comments | 4699 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista appraiser threatens to resign

An appraiser tasked by Palo Alto officials with recalculating how much assistance residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Skeptical, on May 15, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 5 comments | 283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Benefit concert honors memory of Amelie Le Moullac

A benefit concert for children in Haiti and in memory of Menlo School graduate Amelie Le Moullac is set for 8 p.m. Saturday,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
There are no comments yet. 755 Views

SPORTS

Paly wins SCVAL De Anza Division baseball playoff title

Getting a second chance has made all the difference in the world for the Palo Alto baseball team, which is the 2015 SCVAL...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by arts supplement #1FAN, on May 15, 2015 at 1:32 pm | 1 comment | 736 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mysterious meat sales concern Palo Alto residents

Barron Park neighborhood residents have been puzzling over mysterious meat salesmen in blue trucks who have been knocking...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by Bernadette Hsing, on May 15, 2015 at 1:08 pm | 37 comments | 4925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plan to ban smoking in apartments still up in the air

Smokers in Palo Alto's apartment complexes need not snuff out their cigarette butts just yet. After a long discussion, a...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sueanne, on May 15, 2015 at 8:50 am | 14 comments | 2423 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Did you see military at PAPD office?

Tuesday morning as I was driving to the parking garage under City Hall, I saw several men who appeared to be Marines or Army,...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by SWAT, on May 15, 2015 at 7:11 am | 6 comments | 256 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Books: The horrifying, and wonderful, complexities of parenthood

Chara Burnett and Helen Waters are close friends, professionals, Palo Alto mothers and authors of the new book, "If Only...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Betsy Taylor, on May 15, 2015 at 5:35 am | 1 comment | 1758 Views

AROUND TOWN

Considering moving from Pennsylvania to Palo Alto, what do I need to know?

From what I hear, the weather is beautiful year round, average temperature is 70*, never too hot in summer or too cold in...

Original post made by Mennitti on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by Mennitti, on May 15, 2015 at 4:40 am | 23 comments | 860 Views
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Stuff It or Talk About It?
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The Regional Context for the Palo Alto Comp Plan Update
By Steve Levy | 6 comments | 1,025 views

Choosing meetings on Emergency Preparedness over actual preparedness
By Douglas Moran | 3 comments | 640 views

Staying Awake Makes a World of Difference
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 517 views