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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Audit prompts changes in Palo Alto's purchasing operation

The City of Palo Alto is re-examining its purchasing policies and switching office-supply providers after a critical audit...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2012
Last comment by Robin, on Mar 27, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 18 comments | 1903 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Acker looks to help Cal women win NCAA swim title

It was only a year ago that Rachael Acker was the proverbial big fish while swimming for Gunn High and helping the girls...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Mar 27, 2013 at 11:47 am | 4 comments | 1090 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Chief Justice John Roberts has a lesbian cousin, should he recuse himself?

The US Supreme Court is reviewing California gay marriage this week. Chief Justice John Roberts has a lesbian cousin living...

Original post made by prop8 on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by So lame, on Mar 26, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 6 comments | 156 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man struck by Caltrain identified

A man who was struck and killed by the No. 211 train at Charleston Road in Palo Alto Monday morning has been identified...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Mom, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:53 pm | 26 comments | 351 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook, hotel on tonight's Menlo Park council agenda

After sailing through with unanimous approvals from the Planning Commission, Facebook's plan for its Constitution Drive campus...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 26, 2013 at 7:00 pm | 3 comments | 235 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Zero Dark Thirty

Just watched this movie on the cable channel (pay for view). Very impressive. Taught and challenging, great acting, with...

Original post made by Len on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 26, 2013 at 11:44 am | 7 comments | 115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers seek pay raise

As Palo Alto schools cheer a surplus for the first time in years, teachers are asking for a pay raise. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by Susan, on Mar 26, 2013 at 6:53 am | 10 comments | 1233 Views

AROUND TOWN

Helicopters

Anybody know why there are helicopters flying around nearby at 7:15 Monday morning?...

Original post made by Greenmeadow resident on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 25, 2013 at 10:53 pm | 7 comments | 130 Views

AROUND TOWN

New three-story building planned for Page Mill

A row of dilapidated houses near one of Palo Alto's busiest intersections will likely make way for a three-story development...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue , on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 23 comments | 2378 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Senior-housing project wins early praise

A proposal by the Palo Alto Housing Corporation to build a senior-housing development and 15 homes on an old orchard site...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2012
Last comment by UNSAFE, DON'T DO IT!, on Mar 25, 2013 at 7:23 pm | 5 comments | 3200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Small wonders: using books, front yards to foster neighborliness

Little Free Libraries -- imagine giant bird houses -- are owned and operated by the residents who've erected them. Full of...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2013
Last comment by Brit, on Mar 25, 2013 at 6:28 pm | 3 comments | 543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After seven years, Alma Plaza has a grocery store

Michael "Miki" Werness gestured to the stretch of empty, black countertops in the middle of the produce section at Miki's...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by April Fool, on Mar 25, 2013 at 4:27 pm | 71 comments | 5607 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accident on Embarcadero near PA Muni this morning?

I was dropping off my car for service at Carlsen Audi ~9:45am this morning and saw 5-6 fire trucks gathered on Embarcadero...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 1 comment | 142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Robert Smithwick, Foothill's 'founding father' dies

Robert Smithwick, a founder of Foothill College who served as a trustee for nearly 35 years, died Friday at his home in Los...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by A good life well lived, on Mar 25, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 200 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New suit claims high-speed-rail officials 'misled' public

Just weeks after California's high-speed rail project withstood a court challenge from a group of Peninsula cities, the agency...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 25, 2013 at 12:52 pm | 36 comments | 4729 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plans to transform California Avenue win praise

Palo Alto's quest to transform California Avenue into the city's "second downtown" got off to a rough start in 2011, when...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2013
Last comment by Greg H, on Mar 25, 2013 at 11:45 am | 34 comments | 1206 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Peery family revealed as Paly gym donor

The family offering to build a new athletic center for Palo Alto High School says it wants to give back in ways that enable...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by PalyDad, on Mar 24, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 12 comments | 1901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principal: 'anti-bullying lessons must be early, often'

There are no quick fixes when it comes to kids and bullying. As part of a push to train children early and often, students...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by Bully Bully Bully, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 14 comments | 3376 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Equal Rights? Fine, as long as they agree with me!

It seems that in Palo Alto and possibly elsewhere, equal rights are only fine and acceptable as long as the rights agree...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Mar. 22, 2013
Last comment by PalyDad, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm | 25 comments | 1114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What Happened at the PAUSD Board meeting last night?

Does anyone have a report on the discussion and actions with respect to the counseling program at Gunn?...

Original post made by Prospective Gunn Parent on Mar. 20, 2013
Last comment by Alexis Hamilton, on Mar 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 11 comments | 1610 Views
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