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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly signals retreat on $150K PR officer for PAUSD

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Kevin Skelly told the school board on Friday that "we were not successful" in hiring a public...

Original post made by Curious on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by crescent park mom, on May 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 16 comments | 2215 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle College engages restless teens' minds

Middle College is a publicly funded alternative secondary school program that allows local students to simultaneously earn...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 am | 12 comments | 3605 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The promise and reality of electric cars

While environmentalists are calling for an end to fossil fuel pipelines, and oil company apologists claim that Greens want...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 2159 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town and Country - parking limits 5/15-5/17

Maybe some parking limits in Town and Country Village the next few days due to some maintenance. Not quite sure what's...

Original post made by business on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 834 Views

RESTAURANTS

Whats up with Ramona's Pizza

Is Ramona's closed for remodeling or permanently? Windows are covered but there's no information posted....

Original post made by Former Gunn Parent on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Lex Bunten, on May 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 1573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD expects to be sued with "significant exposure" in 4 OCR cases

The school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 14, in closed session to hear from its attorney, Laurie Reynolds, about...

Original post made by Curious on May. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peggy Duncan, on May 14, 2013 at 9:43 am | 30 comments | 3228 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Come see "Babes in Arms"!

The Grab Bag Theater presents a fantastic production of “Babes in Arms!” The show, with performances on May 24th, 25th and...

Original post made by Logan Walter on May. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 895 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hopes rekindled for new police building in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's plan to build a new police headquarters at 3045 Park Blvd. roared back to life Tuesday afternoon when city officials...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 16 comments | 17497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to snuff out smoking at parks, plazas

Smoking would become a forbidden activity at some of Palo Alto's most prominent outdoor spaces under a proposal the City...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Phil, on May 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 17 comments | 1495 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford: treatment delays multiple sclerosis onset in mice

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered that blocking the expression of a single protein in...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Lourdes Water, on May 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 2 comments | 5887 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto hopeful about buying historic post office

The future of Palo Alto's downtown post office building could become clearer Monday night, when the City Council considers...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by agree, on May 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm | 18 comments | 1722 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent education event on bullying, harassment and civil rights with OCR Thursday, May 16 at Ohlone

Representatives from the U.S. Dept of Education Office for Civil Rights will be providing a workshop on bullying/harassment...

Original post made by CAC parent on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by Judy Heumann, on May 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 7 comments | 2449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters

Technology has really changed real estate. Back in the day, agents had phonebook-sized Multiple-Listing-Service (MLS) publications...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Leslie, on May 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 1105 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Prowler arrested for battery in Palo Alto

A 36-year-old East Bay man was arrested for battery and resisting arrest after he allegedly grabbed a woman who confronted...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by FM, on May 11, 2013 at 4:29 pm | 5 comments | 1169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mobile-home residents pack school board meeting

About 375 Palo Alto residents -- including more than 100 children in local public schools -- would be displaced by the closure...

Original post made on May. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on May 11, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 30 comments | 3431 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Building boom fuels Palo Alto's planning budget

An increase in building around Palo Alto, spurred by large commercial projects, is prompting Palo Alto's Planning and Community...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by long-time resident, on May 11, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 9 comments | 1065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto councilmembers want wider sidewalks

Unpopular developments in Palo Alto come in all shapes and sizes, but they tend to have one irksome quality in common --...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Fred Balin, on May 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 29 comments | 9891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Palo Alto school board in parallel universe

The poor school board just can't catch a break. Try as they might to follow the advice of their attorney and send the message...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Current parent, on May 11, 2013 at 9:52 am | 33 comments | 2662 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What are the fireworks for?

10pm Friday night and the dog's are going crazy as there are ton of fireworks going off for a few minutes, what's the reason?...

Original post made by David on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 11, 2013 at 3:10 am | 4 comments | 1179 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Kevin Skelly wins contract extension

Despite recent strains over communication style, Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday won a one-year contract extension through...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Former teacher, on May 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 40 comments | 4092 Views
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