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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto utilities director to retire

Utilities Director Valerie Fong, who has spent the past nine years overseeing the city-owned electricity, gas, water and...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by Bites, on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 4 comments | 3847 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters

The price paid for single-family homes in Palo Alto took a huge leap in September, when the median price reached $3,337,500....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
There are no comments yet. 5067 Views

BOOKS

Community Notebook: Palo Alto library system's book-borrowing service suspended

The Palo Alto library system will be transitioning to a new online services platform and will suspend its inter-library book-borrowing...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2015
Last comment by Digitize-All-Books-Now!, on Nov 19, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 3214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials host first 'town hall' with neighborhoods

Palo Alto officials held the first in a series of town hall-style meetings last week at Duveneck Elementary School to listen...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Off CPNA, on Nov 19, 2015 at 6:57 am | 15 comments | 4632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district named in lawsuit over physical education

The Palo Alto Unified School District was named as a defendant in a lawsuit challenging reduced physical education hours...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by Tina, on Nov 18, 2015 at 9:04 pm | 15 comments | 4836 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women garners top Pac-12 soccer honors

Alana Cook was named the Pac-12 Freshman-Newcomer of the Year, Jane Campbell earned Goalkeeper of the Year honors and Paul...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Joel, on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 2398 Views

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Palo Alto council deals a blow to Communication & Power Industry

Barron Park residents who have long complained about the perils of living next to a plating shop filled with toxic chemicals...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:31 am | 16 comments | 5209 Views

SPORTS

Stanford men sweep top awards on All-Pac-12 soccer team

The Stanford men's soccer team was rewarded for winning the Pac-12 Conference title as the Cardinal swept all the top honors...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by Joel, on Nov 18, 2015 at 11:29 am | 1 comment | 2939 Views

SPORTS

SHP girls reach CCS finals, but M-A and Gunn boys knocked out

==BI Water polo== After one night of semifinals in the Central Coast Section water polo playoffs, this is what has been...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2015
Last comment by WP Fan, on Nov 18, 2015 at 10:39 am | 1 comment | 3014 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto officials brace for story in The Atlantic magazine

Palo Alto school and city officials, with the help of local mental health professionals, are bracing for the release of a...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael O., on Nov 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 48 comments | 20855 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Cubberley plan: Isn't the issue over-crowded schools?

Like many in our community, I am excited by the Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) proposal presented at the...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sense, on Nov 17, 2015 at 6:26 pm | 29 comments | 4256 Views

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5th Annual flowers for Vets program

Nature's Alley florist in Midtown is proud to announce the 5th annual flowers for Vets program on Sunday December 13th at...

Original post made by NaturesAlley@yahoo.com on Nov. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 327 Views

RESTAURANTS

C'est magnifique

Mademoiselle Colette, the elegant French patisserie that opened in Menlo Park last month, has quickly proven popular. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Hmmmm, on Nov 17, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 17 comments | 6075 Views

SPORTS

Football teams face a tough road in new CCS playoffs

The second season of high school football gets under way this weekend with four local teams competing in one of the five...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by Sam G, on Nov 17, 2015 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 3535 Views

SPORTS

Stanford already focusing on Cal and the 188th Big Game

Twenty-four hours. That's how long David Shaw, Stanford's Director of Football, gave his players to move on from Saturday...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by Yvonne, on Nov 16, 2015 at 10:59 pm | 5 comments | 3504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New laws target toxic chemicals in Palo Alto

As Barron Park residents know all too well, residential streets and industrial operations often make for a toxic mix when...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2015
Last comment by Bill Kelly, on Nov 16, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 7 comments | 4711 Views

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Council switches gears on Midtown bike project

Despite political and technical roadblocks, Palo Alto officials signaled Monday night that they they are still looking at...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by AlternateConfiguration, on Nov 16, 2015 at 10:19 am | 22 comments | 3801 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

First Person: A conversation with Esther Wojcicki, journalism/English teacher, education innovator and author

Esther Wojcicki, also known as Woj, talks with Lisa Van Dusen from the new Palo Alto High School Media Arts Center (MAC)...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2015
Last comment by James, on Nov 16, 2015 at 9:55 am | 4 comments | 6709 Views

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Palo Alto mulls raising age for buying tobacco

With Palo Alto's crusade against tobacco rapidly gathering force, two members of the City Council on Tuesday floated a proposal...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2015
Last comment by 2nd hand smoker, on Nov 16, 2015 at 6:23 am | 46 comments | 4960 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

FAA: Planes flying over Palo Alto, Mountain View hit by laser

Someone has been pointing lasers at the cockpits of jet aircraft flying over Palo Alto and Mountain View -- a potentially...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by It's the constant plane noise, on Nov 15, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 24 comments | 3629 Views
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