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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board underwhelmed by new $2 million staffing proposal

Palo Alto school board members appeared underwhelmed this week when presented with a plan to add nearly $2 million of new...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by toady, on Nov 13, 2013 at 2:59 pm | 15 comments | 20095 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Modernist building faces citizen appeal

Downtown resident Douglas Smith, a fan of Spanish-style arcades, ornate awnings and other traditional decorative flourishes,...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Citizen appeal, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:11 am | 86 comments | 29573 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's sister city devastated by typhoon

Super Typhoon Yolanda, considered the most powerful storm of its kind to make landfall, has struck Palo Alto's sister city,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2013
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:00 am | 6 comments | 10640 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Finally, a Purple Heart for a slain soldier

It took 43 years and the insistence of family and friends, but finally a Vietnam War soldier was given a Purple Heart posthumously. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thoughts of an Angel, on Nov 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm | 3 comments | 10347 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers get 4 percent raise in tentative pact

Palo Alto teachers this year will get a 4 percent raise along with a onetime bonus of 2 percent under a tentative collective-bargaining...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2013
Last comment by You scratch my back, on Nov 12, 2013 at 5:40 pm | 33 comments | 27863 Views

AROUND TOWN

Discount grocer to open shop at Alma Village

Grocery Outlet, a chain specializing in extreme bargains, will take over the Alma Village supermarket that has been vacant...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:28 am | 97 comments | 7610 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls run into CCS finals after winning PAL title

Consistency was the keyword for the Menlo-Atherton boys and girls in cross country this season. The girls won all the regular-season...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Kevin, on Nov 12, 2013 at 8:16 am | 3 comments | 1841 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja School

Castilleja School is back in the news: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24488997/neighbors-upset-palo-alto-private-schools-plans-reduce...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Nov 11, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 1157 Views

RESTAURANTS

City punches hole in Izzy's rooftop bagel display

Customers are doing a double-take if they happen to look up at the roof as they enter Izzy's Bagels at 477 S. California...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Billboard lighting pollution, on Nov 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm | 71 comments | 4915 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Shelter in place' could be lifted this morning

A warning for residents of four cities to stay indoors due to a large hazardous-materials fire has been lifted for Menlo...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2013
Last comment by Got news?, on Nov 11, 2013 at 8:19 am | 1 comment | 450 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Busy intersection could get road work, building

One of Palo Alto's most prominent and congested intersections may soon have a signature building serving as its anchor as...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Nov 10, 2013 at 11:53 pm | 41 comments | 5651 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Palo Alto's Maybell senior-housing rejection will have lasting reverberations

The trouncing by voters this week of Measure D, the Maybell Avenue senior-housing proposal, will almost certainly reverberate...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by RV a PA resident, on Nov 10, 2013 at 11:09 pm | 13 comments | 1305 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google's recent changes to You-Tube, i.e. Google+ ||| PROTEST THIS

As of November 6th, two days about today, Google, the owner of You-Tube, made a drastic change to their You-Tube website...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Bru, on Nov 10, 2013 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 1015 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Next steps with Maybell

In a stunning rejection of the City Council's judgment and approval of a complex zoning change so a senior housing project...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by SWE, on Nov 10, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 47 comments | 4416 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burning odor?

What is the burning odor outside right now. Very unpleasant....

Original post made by CBH on Nov. 10, 2013
Last comment by The Almanac is reporting, on Nov 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm | 2 comments | 664 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the Mitchell Park Library construction went terribly wrong

How did Palo Alto's largest public project get so out of control? Dozens of documents reviewed by the Weekly help answer...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Ruth Waters, on Nov 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 63 comments | 8518 Views

SPORTS

Congrats to Gunn Water Polo!

Congrats to both the Gunn girls and boys water polo teams for winning the SCVAL championship last night. Jobs well done!...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Nov. 10, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1617 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Two new judges value greater access to courts for all

When Allison Danner and Mary Greenwood are sworn in to the Santa Clara County Superior Court this week, they will bring extensive...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2012
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Nov 9, 2013 at 5:08 pm | 6 comments | 2505 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto celebrates a special football anniversary

by Bo Crane Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2013/09/13/palo-alto-celebrates-a-special-football-anniversary...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2013
Last comment by Bill S. Noio, on Nov 9, 2013 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 1120 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clifford Nass, Stanford communication professor, dies at 55

Clifford I. Nass, a communication professor at Stanford University known for his research on technology and multitasking,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2013
Last comment by Pat, on Nov 9, 2013 at 8:29 am | 9 comments | 9873 Views
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