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AROUND TOWN

I'm back, and things have changed

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Original post made by Alice Smith on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by troy, on Jun 17, 2006 at 10:33 pm | 6 comments | 6136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Is high school 'civics' to blame for America's political quagmire, and naiveté?

A new study from Stanford University drifted through my inbox recently. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/17/on-deadline-is-high-school-ci...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Heather Malin, on Jan 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 11 comments | 6135 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Olympian Amy Chow dives into a new challenge

When we last saw Amy Chow on a competitive stage, the Castilleja School grad was launching herself skyward in the pole vault....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by Helen Bayly, on Aug 14, 2011 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 6133 Views

SPORTS

It'll be a fresh start for Stanford's Hogan at QB

Kevin Hogan's rise to prominence came about almost as suddenly as Stanford's rise as an elite football program. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2013
Last comment by Pat Markevitch, on Sep 8, 2013 at 10:13 am | 2 comments | 6132 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Catastrophic illness and educational catastrophe

Walking onto the Ohio campus last winter, Elijah celebrated the realization that his life was merging back toward the journey...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 13, 2013 at 4:07 pm | 11 comments | 6130 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Paying the Price for an SUV - Ira Ruskin creates a great gas hog disincentive

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Original post made by Bill Boland on Apr. 10, 2007
Last comment by John, on Apr 19, 2007 at 8:27 pm | 83 comments | 6128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The library of the future

Gone are the days of dusty shelves, cellophane-protected book covers and librarians who say "shush." Experts predict libraries...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2009
Last comment by Library user, on Mar 16, 2009 at 8:50 pm | 11 comments | 6127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Toys that teach

Forget the Xboxes and the Wiis. Building toys — from Lego sets to tiny robots that light up — have always been...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2013
Last comment by opus, on Dec 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 3 comments | 6124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With little fanfare, Palo Alto adopts housing vision

For Palo Alto, the new Housing Element is at once an expansive vision document, a catalog of future housing sites and a homework...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by They have blinders on, on Jun 23, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 19 comments | 6122 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local chess club puts Bay Area on national map

The tension in the room is high, and not a move is being made. Players sit across from each other, their brows furrowed as...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Jerry Sorvich, on Jul 29, 2013 at 5:07 pm | 8 comments | 6122 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Geometry in middle school?

Is geometry offered in middle school? I went to the Terman website and looks like the math lanes stop at Algebra I. A...

Original post made by Barron Dad on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 18, 2013 at 5:49 pm | 62 comments | 6119 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remodeling: In da Houzz

What happens when you combine the words house and buzz? The answer is the online community "Houzz," a website and mobile...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom , on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 2 comments | 6115 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's your definition of "Village"?

When I think of village, I think remote out of the way place with old houses with roses or ivy growing up the wall and thatched...

Original post made by Wondering on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jun 1, 2014 at 1:27 pm | 10 comments | 6114 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shoplifter bagged after scuffle near Nordstrom

A San Francisco woman who police say tried to steal handbags and a leather jacket from Nordstrom in Palo Alto and then brawled...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2012
Last comment by JustMe, on Feb 13, 2012 at 5:10 pm | 12 comments | 6106 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission: Palo Alto parks struggling to keep up with growth

With parking and traffic dominating Palo Alto's debate over a new "community vision," the Parks and Recreation Commission...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Sep 7, 2014 at 11:35 pm | 186 comments | 6104 Views

AROUND TOWN

Off the Grid food trucks may come to Menlo Park

Off the Grid, a highly popular Bay Area food truck gathering, might set up shop in Menlo Park this year. The organization...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2014
Last comment by Rupert of henzau, on Jan 6, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 22 comments | 6103 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police missed stroke signs after man hits cars

When William Brian Bedwell left his Palo Alto apartment on the morning of April 14, he kissed his wife and headed off to...

Original post made on May. 22, 2014
Last comment by CHARLES, on Jun 5, 2014 at 3:09 pm | 27 comments | 6103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kids aren't all right, but they'll be OK

The two minutes leading into the opening credits of Gia Coppola's atmospheric film adaptation of James Franco's short-story...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Other side of the tracks, on May 17, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 22 comments | 6102 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto psychologist convicted of tax evasion

A federal jury has convicted a Palo Alto psychologist of five counts of tax evasion and one count of theft of government...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2014
Last comment by One of Many, on Jul 19, 2014 at 8:24 pm | 7 comments | 6102 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man robs Palo Alto Walgreens for OxyContin

Palo Alto police have released a photo of a man suspected of robbing the downtown Walgreens by showing a concealed gun on...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2012
Last comment by rick, on Dec 6, 2012 at 12:14 am | 37 comments | 6099 Views
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