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SCHOOLS & KIDS

The voice of experience

For Mona Dena, the prospect of reaching the mid-century mark didn't trigger a mid-life crisis but rather ushered in a creative...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Steven Scholom, on Sep 1, 2016 at 10:24 pm | 1 comment | 1408 Views

MOVIES

Classic films: 'High Noon' and 'Destry Rides Again'

A retired marshal is set to leave his ungrateful western town with his new bride when he learns an old enemy is back with...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Sep 1, 2016 at 8:07 pm | 2 comments | 341 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks citizen help with 'difficult' budget

Palo Alto officials are bracing for two months of painful negotiations with residents over City Manager James Keene's sweeping...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2010
Last comment by Uhhhh??, on Sep 1, 2016 at 7:03 pm | 39 comments | 5698 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nextgen rollout, on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 37 comments | 5310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto plans major layoffs, program cuts

The City of Palo Alto is planning to lay off dozens of workers, institute fees for visitors to its open-space preserves and...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Banace the books, on Sep 1, 2016 at 4:57 pm | 93 comments | 5452 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Three sentenced to prison for multiple residential burglaries

Three 20-year-old men -- Juan Baca Jr. and Alexander Shelton Ledwell of Redwood City and Salvador Reyes-Aguilar of East Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 1, 2016
Last comment by Justice, on Sep 1, 2016 at 11:05 am | 3 comments | 2014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto charter school wins county approval

Two months after the Sequoia Union High School District board voted down Oxford Day Academy's petition to open a public charter...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 1, 2016 at 12:46 am | 7 comments | 2607 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local Gold Star mom speaks out against Trump comments

Hearing Khizr Khan speak movingly at last week's Democratic National Convention about his son, who was killed by a suicide...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Reprehensible, on Aug 31, 2016 at 6:22 pm | 22 comments | 3862 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

BART launching perks program with cash rewards

Bay Area Rapid Transit is launching a program offering cash rewards for riders who commute to work outside of the busiest...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 31, 2016 at 5:43 pm | 2 comments | 1295 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chronicling the dirty side of 'Techville'

The pioneering work of Silicon Valley on microprocessors, computers and circuits may have bestowed the region with abundant...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by Ghost in the Machine, on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 5 comments | 1992 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Free Market Anyone? , on Aug 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm | 26 comments | 6350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Age-discrimination lawsuit filed against HP

Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Hewlett-Packard companies for age discrimination,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Reday, on Aug 31, 2016 at 11:25 am | 15 comments | 5962 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bill inspired by Brock Turner victim heads to governor’s desk

Legislation proposed by Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen in the wake of controversy over the six-month sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by BillyBob, on Aug 31, 2016 at 1:10 am | 7 comments | 6559 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Jeff, on Aug 31, 2016 at 12:07 am | 74 comments | 12388 Views

SPORTS

A career in sports journalism in the rearview mirror

Keith Peters says goodbye after 49 years of sports reporting on the Peninsula. Read the full column here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/06/10/off-deadline...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2016
Last comment by Cubberley HS '64, on Aug 30, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 11 comments | 3622 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judging the judges: Recalls may become easier, but is that better for California?

Amid a constellation of factors, some legal experts believe we could be plunging into a new era in which judges increasingly...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Aug 30, 2016 at 6:35 pm | 5 comments | 6482 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football to bid adieu to special staff member

Robert Mitchell will be attending his final game on the Stanford sideline. Mitchell has been a fixture around the football...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Kern, on Aug 30, 2016 at 4:14 pm | 1 comment | 2534 Views

SPORTS

SH Prep girls beat Menlo, place ninth at SpikeFest I

The Sacred Heart Prep girls volleyball team won the Bronze Division championship at the Milpitas/Independence Spikefest I...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
Last comment by Vball fan, on Aug 30, 2016 at 10:54 am | 1 comment | 932 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Highway of change

Treasure Island Stamps and Coins doesn't look like a typical Palo Alto "destination." Crowds don't gather outside its doors...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 30, 2016 at 8:12 am | 22 comments | 9174 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford grad Morris called to men's national soccer team

Former Stanford forward and current Seattle Sounders FC striker Jordan Morris was one of 26 players called by Jurgen Klinsmann...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2016
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