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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gym teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public -- usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by N.D., on Mar 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 34 comments | 2377 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 2987 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe

Critics of Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and a lawyer for the school district Tuesday presented clashing perspectives...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 am | 115 comments | 6866 Views

RESTAURANTS

Sophia's

This was my favorite restaurant in Midtown. Does anyone know why Sophia's closed?...

Original post made by nat on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Geri SIGLER Mcgilvray, on Mar 3, 2013 at 9:42 am | 7 comments | 1728 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: State ballot recommendations

The Weekly's recommendations on state Propositions 30-40, as well as Foothill-De Anza College Board, Santa Clara County Board...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:42 am | 34 comments | 1517 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Potential gift for Paly gym: $20 million

School board members Tuesday lauded an anonymous family who is considering a possible $20 million donation to renovate Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by World B. Free, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm | 22 comments | 3092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City misspending money

The City Council & City Manager have been crying poverty when it comes to the city budget; here's what they are spending...

Original post made by common sense on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm | 9 comments | 1865 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa resigns

Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday, March 1, announced his resignation after he was charged with a dozen...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm | 38 comments | 1127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Scam?

We received a letter from Jay Buzi who claims to be interested in our property but it looks like a form letter (no inside...

Original post made by pares on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Saratoga Homeowner, on Mar 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 10 comments | 2387 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Science Bowl competition moved to San Jose

The location of Saturday's National Science Bowl competition, which was scheduled to take place at NASA Ames Research Center...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Lyle, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 1176 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State of emergency declared for East Palo Alto levees

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Mateo County due to damage caused by heavy rains and flooding...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Overdue, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:05 am | 10 comments | 4376 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victim identified in fatal collision on Highway 85

The woman who died after crashing into a tree on the side of Highway 85 in Mountain View has been identified. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Cousin , on Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 1516 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A headmaster's parting lesson for parents

An overemphasis on college preparation is "extinguishing childhood" for too many of today's kids, says Norm Colb, who is...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by slc, on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 18 comments | 2766 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scharff lays out bold plans in 'State of the City'

Calling Palo Alto a place where the "future continues to be invented," Mayor Greg Scharff rolled out on Wednesday night a...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Mar 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 30 comments | 1914 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two arrested for December armed robbery in Midtown

Two young men arrested for a Jan. 5 carjacking on California Avenue have been arrested again for armed robbery of Century...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 1, 2013 at 9:23 am | 12 comments | 1241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned senior-housing complex wins key vote

Palo Alto, a city with a growing population of seniors and jaw-dropping real estate prices, is about to get a little help...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 2789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission approves new Palo Alto field-use plan

The Parks and Recreation Commission last night unanimously approved a plan to overhaul its athletic field-use policy, including...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 28, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 22 comments | 2016 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police arrest two for Midtown armed robbery

Two young men arrested for a Jan. 5 carjacking on California Avenue have been arrested again for armed robbery of Century...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Feb 28, 2013 at 9:40 am | 1 comment | 891 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

International Rescue Committee

How the IRC Works IRC or the International Rescue Committee founded at Albert Einsteinís request in 1933. The organizationís...

Original post made by JasonBuzi on Feb. 28, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: District homework policy, field use, State of the City

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings this week. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=28728...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Michele Dauber, on Feb 28, 2013 at 8:49 am | 7 comments | 1418 Views
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