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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City taps Napa veteran as top planner

Palo Alto has chosen a new planning director, tapping the top planning official at Napa County for one of the city's most...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Juno, on Sep 13, 2013 at 10:08 am | 22 comments | 4831 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fall arts preview: an exuberance of culture

Though the weather's not exactly what you'd call "crisp" yet, a few trees are tentatively going scarlet. And rain or shine,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 18474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is foreign language in the PAUSD taught at such a frenetic pace?

I am fluent in 3 languages. When I was in school here in the Bay Area, I took 6 years of French and learned the language...

Original post made by Joe on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Sep 12, 2013 at 11:47 pm | 26 comments | 2193 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

No criminal charges in San Bruno blast

Local prosecutors have decided not to pursue criminal charges against PG&E for the 2010 gas pipeline explosion in San Bruno,...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by GoodGreif, on Sep 12, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 6 comments | 2216 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flags mark 9/11 on Menlo Park fire station lawns

Three hundred and forty-three American flags greeted the morning on the lawns of the Menlo Park Fire Protection District...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by PA Mom, on Sep 12, 2013 at 1:18 pm | 1 comment | 1366 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto shooting wounds two teens

Two teens were injured in a Wednesday night shooting that may have been motivated by road rage in East Palo Alto, police...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm | 2 comments | 1471 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hewlett-Packard dropped from Dow Jones

Citing lower performance of its stock, Palo Alto technology company Hewlett-Packard is being dropped from the Dow Jones Industrial...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Laughing, on Sep 12, 2013 at 10:31 am | 8 comments | 3328 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 19389 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rapist/attempted murderer Blanks loses court appeal

A Santa Clara man convicted of committing multiple sex crimes and attempted murder in Palo Alto lost an appeal in the California...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Jon Parsons, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:09 pm | 2 comments | 1543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PaloAltoGreen to flicker out, shift focus on gas

PaloAltoGreen is dead, long live PaloAltoGreen! So the City Council declared Monday night as it pulled the plug on the nation's...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 11, 2013 at 7:20 pm | 22 comments | 6218 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greenmeadow to lead city's organic-waste experiment

For residents of Palo Alto's Greenmeadow neighborhood, the routine chore of putting out black trash bins for Wednesday's...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:49 pm | 64 comments | 2839 Views

AROUND TOWN

Soul Brothers Motorcycle Club holds toy drive

A toy drive, Christmas tree and bicycle giveaway is being sponsored all day Saturday in East Palo Alto by the Soul Brothers...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2008
Last comment by Andre Willis, on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:43 pm | 10 comments | 3411 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to weigh appeal of Hamilton Avenue project

Residents concerned about the modernist design and parking impacts of a proposed development on Hamilton Avenue in downtown...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Don't forget Alma, on Sep 11, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 18 comments | 5916 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents cry foul over parking for proposed office building

Residents concerned about downtown's parking shortage are calling for Palo Alto officials to hit the brakes on approving...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Toxic Mix, on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:52 pm | 22 comments | 5086 Views

BOOKS

Old, but still kicking

"Old Ladies," by Nancy Huddleston Packer, John Daniel & Company, McKinleyville, Ca., 174 pp., $15 Read the full story...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Eddie Chuculate, on Sep 11, 2013 at 12:02 pm | 2 comments | 4003 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly athletic center plans to be unveiled tonight

Architectural plans for a new athletic center for Palo Alto High School – funded largely by a private donor – will...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2013
Last comment by Recall Skelly, on Sep 11, 2013 at 11:14 am | 3 comments | 4153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chinese homebuyers hone in on Palo Alto

Mei Wu, a Chinese citizen, is looking for a vacation home in Palo Alto — preferably Old Palo Alto, Crescent Park or...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Gus, on Sep 11, 2013 at 10:41 am | 40 comments | 3806 Views

AROUND TOWN

Construction workers tackle iPod thief, police say

A group of construction workers who witnessed a man stealing an iPod from a Palo Alto construction site on Saturday chased...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2013
Last comment by Jozee, on Sep 11, 2013 at 6:35 am | 16 comments | 6097 Views

AROUND TOWN

His dream

by Ted Rudow III, MA The 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.More than a quarter-million...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Ansley Truitt, on Sep 10, 2013 at 10:06 pm | 1 comment | 1010 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent 'advisers' sought for new K-5 report card

The Palo Alto school district is seeking applicants for an advisory committee to help reform the elementary school report...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2013
Last comment by Betty Swedberg, on Sep 10, 2013 at 5:10 pm | 15 comments | 1758 Views
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