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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board, critics discuss testy exchange

A testy exchange involving a child at a school board meeting emerged as a flash point as the Palo Alto Board of Education...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Peggy Duncan, on Feb 11, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 74 comments | 4686 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College's "Think Pink" Day proves to be a huge success

The Menlo College athletic department raised nearly $1,200 for the Susan G. Komen Foundation from its annual "Think Pink...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by No Babe in the Woods, on Feb 11, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 3 comments | 944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown affordable-housing complex officially opens

A decade-long effort to build a downtown Palo Alto affordable housing project officially came to fruition Friday afternoon...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm | 51 comments | 7144 Views

MOVIES

Shirley Temple Black has passed away.

Woodside resident, iconic film star and former U.S. ambassador Shirley Temple Black has passed away at the age of 85. She...

Original post made by Nayeli on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 11, 2014 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 299 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

When help is refused

When "Jake Johanson" had his first psychotic break on his 21st birthday, his parents worked hard to find a psychiatrist and...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Help the mentally ill, on Feb 11, 2014 at 9:41 am | 19 comments | 12270 Views

SPORTS

Coaches pick Stanford to finish sixth in Pac-12 baseball

The Stanford baseball team was picked to finish sixth by the Pac-12 coaches and Alex Blandino says that's just fine with...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Jonas , on Feb 11, 2014 at 5:33 am | 1 comment | 1380 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes two new downtown garages

With Palo Alto's commuters and residents battling over parking spots on downtown's increasingly congested residential streets,...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Resident 1, on Feb 10, 2014 at 10:18 pm | 44 comments | 8042 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bay Area flu death toll reaches 30, officials say

At least 30 people in the Bay Area have died from the flu this season and 202 are confirmed to have died statewide, according...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by Que Pasa, on Feb 10, 2014 at 7:28 pm | 2 comments | 1568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saturday afternoon, can anyone else hear all the planes?

Is this usual? NON-STOP airplane noise???...

Original post made by What is going on? on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by What is going on?, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:17 pm | 123 comments | 1591 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View trapped in squirrel debate

Recently announced plans to trap and kill aggressive squirrels at Cuesta Park has resulted in visceral reactions, including...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 2 comments | 237 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where did all these large black crows come from?

Has anyone else noticed the large amount of black crows in the Mid-Town / El Carmelo area? Some of these birds are enormous!...

Original post made by PA Mom on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Feb 10, 2014 at 5:02 pm | 14 comments | 2978 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mercury Story about "Our Children Are Hurting"

The Mercury News ran a front page story this morning about how depression, anxiety and stress are seriously affecting greater...

Original post made by Concerned Parent on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Oh, please, on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 37 comments | 2255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite financial risks, golf course revamp moves ahead

When Palo Alto officials first proposed in 2011 a dramatic reconfiguration of the city's golf course in the Baylands, the...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 10, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 15 comments | 4677 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park: Roger Reynolds Nursery closes after 97 years

After 97 years in the same location in Menlo Park, Roger Reynolds Nursery & Carriage Stop "has closed its doors for the last...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Jeff Owen Artworks, on Feb 10, 2014 at 9:38 am | 23 comments | 4042 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto couple presses for 'sense of urgency' in relieving academic stress

It seemed to come like a shot from nowhere. Ken and Michele Dauber, Palo Alto parents of five, called for "new leadership"...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:21 am | 167 comments | 7938 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Well, did Palo Altans protest Keystone pipeline, or did they not ?

On the front page there is a headline: >> Palo Altans protest Keystone pipeline >> Local activists held...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 9, 2014 at 7:23 pm | 13 comments | 662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Seeking tales from the old Paly gym

Hey Vikings, Titans or anybody else who's spent time in the Paly gym, Did you play donkey basketball in that old gym?...

Original post made by Chris Kenrick, Palo Alto Weekly Staff Writer on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by Musty, on Feb 9, 2014 at 7:08 pm | 1 comment | 645 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

National Merit Corp. names semifinalists

The National Merit Scholarship Corp. named 49 students from Gunn High School and 31 students from Palo Alto High School as...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by A Gunn Student, on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 68 comments | 7187 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Susan Wojcicki takes over as YouTube CEO

Susan Wojcicki, a Palo Alto native known for renting her Menlo Park garage out to Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2014
Last comment by Unaffected?, on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:53 pm | 5 comments | 4444 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In wake of recent crimes, Palo Alto police may consider public surveillance

The Jan. 23 home-invasion robbery of an elderly Palo Alto couple was the flashpoint for a public meeting that focused on...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2014
Last comment by Diff'rent Strokes, on Feb 9, 2014 at 6:30 pm | 3 comments | 821 Views
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