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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Silicon Valley 'hot and getting hotter' -- yet with huge inequities

Silicon Valley is doing better than ever economically, and this time it's no bubble, Russell Hancock, president and CEO of...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by PhDWoman, on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 38 comments | 8383 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New county program to fight truancy, lift graduation rates

Armed with a recently awarded $885,000 federal grant, San Mateo County is launching a targeted effort to combat truancy and...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Wrong Direction, on Feb 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 4176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council eager to expand city's fiber network

After more than a decade of big dreams and bigger disappointments, Palo Alto officials on Monday resurrected their plan to...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Feb 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm | 57 comments | 8682 Views

AROUND TOWN

President of Filoli volunteers explains origins of controversial agreement

Heidi Brown, president of Filoli's volunteer group, Friends of Filoli, said the volunteer agreement that has caused so much...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kookie, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 4121 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto conditionally appoints Carlos Martinez as city manager

East Palo Alto City Council unanimously extended a conditional offer to its interim manager, Carlos Martinez, to be its new...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 3 comments | 3310 Views

SPORTS

Traveling, financial concerns blitz Menlo College football

The Menlo College Board of Trustees announced Sunday that they have voted to end the school's football program, citing scheduling...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Menlo parent, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm | 22 comments | 7780 Views

AROUND TOWN

Filoli volunteers upset over agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 29 comments | 8170 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

did global "Superfish" spyware scandal originate in Palo Alto?

The Mercury-News reports on Palo Alto startup "Superfish": http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_27577642/superfish-points-fingers-over-lenovo-ad-software-security...

Original post made by user on Feb. 23, 2015
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen sleep debt, stress: Thoughts from a child psychiatrist and parent

The outpouring of discussion around stress, school, mental illness and the welfare of our teens has been tremendous these...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Maria Daehler, on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:35 am | 14 comments | 6601 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

You Tube requires signing in

I'm not on the internet much but I do go to You Tube once in awhile. Not long ago, I used You Tube to find out how to crack...

Original post made by pares on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Feb 22, 2015 at 11:39 pm | 3 comments | 587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Karen Holman invokes past to address future challenges

Palo Alto should harness its rich legacy as a steward and entrepreneur to strengthen local neighborhoods, support local youth,...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 22, 2015 at 10:05 pm | 19 comments | 6453 Views

AROUND TOWN

Architecture board member resigns after clay pot dispute

The video footage is both clear and ambiguous: A woman slowly walks up to the front porch of a neighbor's house, looks around,...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2015
Last comment by Alphonso, on Feb 22, 2015 at 8:15 pm | 75 comments | 18271 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Paly High-Rise Theater Building

I would be very grateful for background information on how Palo Alto High School's new outsized theater building (on Embarcadero...

Original post made by Scott Kilner on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 22, 2015 at 7:01 pm | 10 comments | 909 Views

SPORTS

Cal ends Stanford's run of consecutive Pac-12 hoops titles

Brittany McPhee scored a career-high 24 points, but it went for naught as the No. 18 Stanford women's basketball team dropped...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2015
Last comment by Chatham H. Forbes Sr., on Feb 22, 2015 at 6:48 pm | 1 comment | 2615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Committee: District needs better data system

The Palo Alto school district's "antiquated and disjointed" data system is hindering the work of the superintendent's minority...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Feb 22, 2015 at 1:56 pm | 3 comments | 3483 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto airport supplier to warn of lead emissions

Residents and businesses near the Palo Alto Municipal Airport should be getting notifications about the use of leaded aviation...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by ThirdThatMotion!, on Feb 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm | 38 comments | 5791 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested for indecent exposure at apartments

Palo Alto police arrested a man this week after he allegedly sat naked in front of his apartment window and masturbated in...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2015
Last comment by Paly Mom, on Feb 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm | 1 comment | 625 Views

MOVIES

Run for your life

Though "McFarland, USA" tells an inspiring true story of underdog triumph, audiences of all ethnicities deserve far better...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Feb 21, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 8193 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rev. Jesse Jackson to East Palo Alto: Fight gentrification

East Palo Alto residents must fight to keep their city, and the Rev. Jesse Jackson encouraged them to organize. Otherwise,...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 21, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 17 comments | 7995 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Filoli board relents on volunteer agreement, lets volunteers opt out of 'release clause'

Filoli's governing board on Thursday morning, Feb. 19, sent an email to all volunteers telling them that they would be allowed...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 21, 2015 at 5:46 pm | 2 comments | 5517 Views
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