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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preparing for the unthinkable: School district maintenance foreman develops emergency-response system

In the event that a shooting were to take place at one of Palo Alto Unified School District's 17 campuses, teachers would...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Colorado resident, 17 minutes ago | 10 comments | 3833 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VA leases Menlo Park land to developer

The Department of Veteran Affairs has made a long-term agreement with Willow Housing, L.P. to lease just under two acres...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Stop the Trolls, 41 minutes ago | 6 comments | 516 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control

Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by SP, 48 minutes ago | 3 comments | 1493 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unfriendly skies: Residents, city officials gear up to fight increased airplane noise

At a gathering in the Holbrook-Palmer Park Pavilion in Atherton last month, as a resident began to speak about the incessant...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Airplane Noise Community Meeting, 51 minutes ago | 269 comments | 10532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

VIDEO: Silicon Valley Urban Debate League

Can competitive debate change young people's lives? Students from Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto share...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by KP, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 49 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Locals applaud President Obama's immigration order

The controversial announcement by President Barack Obama on Nov. 20 to use his executive powers to grant nearly 5 million...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by KP, 1 hour ago | 16 comments | 1924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, former teacher call for more balanced academic culture

A Gunn High School student and former teacher brought to the school board Tuesday night a rallying cry to create a healthier,...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by There are counterexamples, 1 hour ago | 95 comments | 7559 Views

SPORTS

Stanford track signs class of record-breaking athletes

The week-long early signing period began with a bang for Stanford track and field, with the decision and addition of defending...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by Hash House Harrier, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County looks to redesign Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Mike Alexander, 2 hours ago | 35 comments | 5438 Views

BOOKS

Fairmeadow

Carlson Circle's quiet on a sunny day is punctuated by the gentle sound of children playing and the notes of a saxophone...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by SRZ, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 17 Views

AROUND TOWN

A holiday to build 'a beloved community'

"All great religions encourage their followers to love their neighbors," Evergreen Park resident Samina Sundas said of the...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by winter dellenbach, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 1672 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park: Fatal shooting by police officers may not have been recorded

Only two of three Menlo Park police officers involved in the fatal shooting of a burglary suspect on Nov. 11 were wearing...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by coooper, 14 hours ago | 3 comments | 1135 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real back on the table

A controversial plan by Santa Clara County to create dedicated bus lanes on El Camino Real between Palo Alto and San Jose...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by musical, 15 hours ago | 69 comments | 3890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merry matchmaking: Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday food-and-wines pairings

Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 1980 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buildings of up to eight stories planned for East Palo Alto

With an eye on affordable housing and the city's bottom line, East Palo Alto officials on Monday night unveiled the city's...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto is a candy shop, 16 hours ago | 29 comments | 3812 Views

AROUND TOWN

A choristers' piece: Bay Choral Guild performs Brahms' 'German Requiem' without an orchestra

When the Bay Choral Guild presents Brahms' "<I>Ein deutsches Requiem</I></B>" ("<I>German Requiem</I></B>"), audiences familiar...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by George, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 90 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The school board's nadir

There are so many ways the public, students and teachers were disrespected by the school board and Superintendent Kevin Skelly...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2014
Last comment by village fool, 23 hours ago | 330 comments | 24647 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Kremen wins Santa Clara Valley Water District seat

The founder of Match.com, Gary Kremen, has won a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board, with 51.30 percent...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Former Employee, on Nov 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 10 comments | 1629 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys make some history by not letting history repeat

==BI CCS water polo== The Sacred Heart Prep senior class had history on its mind heading into the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nor Cal Polo, on Nov 23, 2014 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Union Raises Concerns About Contractor Hooking Up Natural Gas

From the SJ Mercury News since PA Online is slow at posting. The union has their panties in a wad about a contractor...

Original post made by David on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 23, 2014 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 107 Views
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