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BOOKS

Wild woman writer

How do you know you've arrived as a writer? When Nick Hornby decides to adapt your memoir for the big screen -- and Reese...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Melissa Anderson, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Caltrain's bad judgment

With trains on the Peninsula currently operating at record, standing-room-only levels and providing an increasingly unpleasant...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Marie, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:35 pm | 59 comments | 5714 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor's priorities include 'how we communicate' as a community

The political shift in Palo Alto became official Monday night with the unanimous election of Councilwoman Karen Holman as...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Veritas, on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:40 am | 11 comments | 2335 Views

SPORTS

East Palo Alto youth wins national Punt, Pass & Kick title

==BI Of local note== Raymond Price III of East Palo Alto was one of 10 young athletes among a field of 40 national finalists...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm | 2 comments | 1999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marc Berman sets sights on Sacramento

Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman is now looking to Sacramento. Berman, who was elected to the council in 2012, said...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 60 comments | 4292 Views

BOOKS

Written in the stars

Authors Emer Martin and Suzana Tulac and illustrator Magdalena Zuljevic offer a fresh look at astronomy in a new children's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mary Nichols, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council may OK funds for new waste facility

Palo Alto has a rich history of discord and disagreement when it comes to disposing of the city's organic waste, but if there...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Gridlock: It's Official, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:36 pm | 8 comments | 2597 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by Golden Ears, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 2709 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn program calls attention to teens' sleep

Two Stanford University sleep experts gave a talk at Gunn High School this week, kicking off a new partnership between the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:42 am | 49 comments | 5143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private, alternative K-8 school opening downtown this fall

AltSchool, a new private K-8 school set to launch this fall in downtown Palo Alto, prides itself on actively operating on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 am | 42 comments | 9327 Views

AROUND TOWN

NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn to Speak Tonight

Great opportunity hear well known NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl DuWunn talk about their new book...

Original post made by EstherWojcicki on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 11, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 147 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Girl Scouts were first in the West

When the Girl Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary Monday evening, March 12, Palo Alto's Girl Scouts will have...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2012
Last comment by No quota, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 13 comments | 2060 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawyers squabble over rules in appeal of Buena Vista's closure

When the new City Council convenes for its first substantive meeting of the year, it will immediately plunge into one of...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 55 comments | 7576 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech

It was lost a little in Paris today. However, #JeSuisCharlie will bring freedom to the forefront again. [Portion removed.] With...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 11, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 14 comments | 457 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blue Cross dumps Palo Alto Medical Center

Apparently Blue Cross has failed to renew its contract with Sutter Health, including Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Hopefully...

Original post made by Norman Beamer on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 6 comments | 390 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Convicted East Palo Alto murderer gets parole

An East Palo Alto man who served 20 years in prison for a gang-retaliation murder was granted parole on Jan. 6 after four...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Bru, on Jan 10, 2015 at 9:53 am | 9 comments | 5522 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water wastage

I reported what I thought was a water pipe ( hydrant ) break to the city yesterday. This was by the adobe creek on East Meadow...

Original post made by Baffled on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Useful Information , on Jan 10, 2015 at 9:28 am | 5 comments | 278 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls keep their perfect soccer season rolling along

==BI Thursday's prep soccer== Palo Alto coach Kurt Devlin achieved a couple of milestones and his girls soccer team remained...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by PALY Soccer Fan, on Jan 9, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 1 comment | 2309 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Environmental Professional, on Jan 9, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 27 comments | 5825 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto adopts inventory of historic places

East Palo Alto's rich history took a first step toward preservation on Jan. 6 after the City Council unanimously voted to...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ana, on Jan 9, 2015 at 10:12 am | 7 comments | 1682 Views
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