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AROUND TOWN

Residents 'chill' with ice cream social

The real scoop on local politics and social events in Midtown will come in several flavors when Palo Alto City Council and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by PA Neighborhood Coordinator, on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 5039 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Fisher wraps up versatile college career

==BI Of local note== Gunn High grad Graham Fisher ('12) finished out his NCAA Division III career as perhaps the most versatile...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by john edwards, on Aug 23, 2016 at 1:50 am | 1 comment | 1702 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why Can't I Return Prescription Medication or a Refund?

This is a serious question intended to look at the legalities and benefits of allowing patients to return prescription drugs...

Original post made by Sense on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sense, on Aug 23, 2016 at 1:42 am | 13 comments | 1197 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Perfume house, kids' Lululemon at Stanford

New retail openings at the Stanford Shopping Center include a 146-year-old British perfume company and, this fall, a kids'...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Shopper, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 5 comments | 4371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Let the campaigns begin

Buckle your seatbelts. This fall's Palo Alto City Council and school board races are likely to be among the most substantive...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 17 comments | 2415 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Narrowing education equity gap in local schools

A plan is in the works that might allow local government to share some much needed public money with the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by revdreileen, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 2677 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LWV Symposium on Early Childhood education showed this

If you are interested in children's brain growth, family values and education in general, watch this amazing film shown yesterday...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Aug. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 193 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen arrested after East Palo Alto school burglary

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a June 6 burglary and vandalism at Brentwood Oaks School, East Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by East of 101, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1912 Views

MOVIES

Talks underway to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

The movie theater CineArts will remain at Palo Alto Square until at least mid-September, thanks to a 30-day lease extension...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Max Bouchard, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:44 am | 14 comments | 3264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 6276 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SLAC, Stanford scientists advance water-purification technology

Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 4335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto school board supports new gender-identity policy

A new policy that aims to more clearly and comprehensively protect the rights of [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/11/06/transgender-youth-navigate-difficult-path-in-quest-to...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Emperor is Wearing No Clothes, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:32 am | 5 comments | 4156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 3850 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City: $15/hour wage, yes, but how soon?

After raising the minimum wage to $11 per hour this year, Palo Alto officials are now looking to push it even higher —...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 2398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pool of school-board candidates grows to six

A total of six candidates are officially vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Srinivasan, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 5198 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bobber, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 19 comments | 7236 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 671 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 622 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA bus jumps curb in downtown Palo Alto

A large Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus ran onto a sidewalk, narrowly missing a bus stop bench and taking...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 5793 Views
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