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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district ranks sixth in state

The Palo Alto school district ranked sixth among California K-12 districts in standardized test results released Thursday....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Miranda C., Gunn High School Graduate, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm | 92 comments | 15021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Longer hours proposed for new Palo Alto libraries

It may not have a gripping plot, but the City of Palo Alto's latest publication will have local bookworms riveted. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Love the Library, on Apr 29, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 21 comments | 2863 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor proposes new water-conservation enforcement powers for local agencies

California Gov. Jerry Brown announced legislation Tuesday that would authorize penalties of up to $10,000 a day against those...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jay Ess, on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 1302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Madness, on Apr 29, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 202 comments | 5985 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista

"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 am | 109 comments | 5565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning department proposal draws fire

In most cities, the job description of the city's deputy planning director wouldn't cause a ripple of opposition. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 29, 2015 at 9:56 am | 4 comments | 658 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Thinking of moving?

Roger and Margaret Smith had always thought of themselves as in the "we're going to die in the house" scenario. Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:28 am | 11 comments | 2535 Views

AROUND TOWN

SAP launches high-tech cafe at historic Palo Alto theater

Seeking to breathe new life into a venerable downtown landmark, software giant SAP on Tuesday unveiled a product guaranteed...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Apr 29, 2015 at 12:08 am | 49 comments | 11820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure A

It is hard to imagine a worse time for the Palo Alto school district to go to the voters for the renewal and a 20 percent...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Parent voting NO, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:52 pm | 103 comments | 4339 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former Stanford employee arrested for sexual battery

A Stanford Hospital operating-room technician was arrested for sexual battery after he allegedly inappropriately touched...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors jump in to find Fresh Market replacement

With the clock ticking down to the March 31 closure of Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store, residents who live near...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Apr 28, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 30 comments | 1152 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gunn junior plans benefit concert

On Sunday, May 3, Gunn High School junior Lina Karamali will present a benefit concert to raise funds for the creation of...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by kirk miller, on Apr 28, 2015 at 3:11 pm | 1 comment | 1163 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Burglary suspect arrested after leaving driver's license

Palo Alto police arrested a woman Monday morning for residential burglary after she accidentally dropped her driver's license...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 28, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 7 comments | 3320 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Never a drop to waste

Palo Alto resident Sue Kemp has long since turned off her automatic watering systems and tends by hand to the plants and...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:40 am | 36 comments | 4690 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Campbell splashes to a pair of school records

==BI Prep swimming== Jenna Campbell has been known as a 200- and 500-yard freestyler for the Gunn High swim team throughout...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Student , on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:09 am | 1 comment | 497 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford University to boost psychological services

With a new injection of recently approved funding, Stanford University's Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) plans...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by LCSW, on Apr 28, 2015 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 2643 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly school board rep: 'The sorrows of young Palo Altans'

My stress began in elementary school, where students were segregated into separate class meetings as "early" and "late" readers,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2015
Last comment by caseyc, on Apr 28, 2015 at 9:18 am | 483 comments | 254704 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: girl groped in Palo Alto market

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly followed and groped a 12-year-old girl while she was shopping with her...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Great Photo!, on Apr 27, 2015 at 11:28 pm | 6 comments | 2967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing

Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Engineer, on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 39 comments | 5211 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union defends decision to file grievance against Gunn principal

Citing "misconceptions and misinformation" surrounding the union grievance filed late last year against Gunn High School...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Redonculous, on Apr 27, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 138 comments | 7046 Views
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