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SPORTS

SHP's baseball dream of making CCS Open Division takes a hit

Heading into the weekend, the Sacred Heart Prep baseball team was in good shape to challenge for its first-ever berth in...

Original post made on May. 3, 2015
Last comment by More Like Biased Spin, on May 7, 2015 at 10:01 pm | 2 comments | 2388 Views

RESTAURANTS

Taco shop with a twist

Worlds collide at Valencia Asian Market, which serves Mexican classics like burritos and tacos alongside Chinese BBQ pork...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by GunnBarrel , on May 7, 2015 at 9:17 pm | 3 comments | 5708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools parcel tax poised to pass

With a wide margin of 77 percent "yes" votes and 87 percent of ballots counted, Palo Alto schools parcel tax Measure A looks...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Wo Nellie, on May 7, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 82 comments | 7066 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The School District is Restricting Student Course Choices

For years, science-loving students in Palo Alto have been able to take multiple science courses sophomore year, taking both...

Original post made by Concerned Student on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Wants to Double , on May 7, 2015 at 4:36 pm | 46 comments | 2497 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dancing across borders

The Silicon Valley is an international folk-dance epicenter, with no less than seven groups meeting on a weekly basis in...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by clarence harrison, on May 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm | 2 comments | 2507 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Battle over Measure A heats up

With 11 days left until Palo Alto's special school parcel-tax election, Measure A campaigners are working to corral support...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by No, No, and Still No, on May 7, 2015 at 1:16 pm | 111 comments | 10318 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Carlos Romero appointed to East Palo Alto City Council

Former East Palo Alto mayor Carlos Romero has been selected by the East Palo Alto City Council to take the seat vacated by...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by Starbucks Insider, on May 7, 2015 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 4118 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

McGee: Tax renewal would protect Palo Alto school programs

Local voters have long supported the Palo Alto Unified School District to ensure we can provide a world-class education for...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 7, 2015 at 10:45 am | 157 comments | 8634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Searsville Dam will stay for now; endangered fish to get more water

Stanford University released a 41-page report today outlining two plans that would allow water to flow around or through...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Water Board, on May 6, 2015 at 10:54 pm | 40 comments | 5412 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parked cars in front of our house

Does anyone know the law on parking cars on the street -- how long? We've got a neighbor who has renters parking in front...

Original post made by paresident on Apr. 19, 2011
Last comment by Talk, talk, then talk again until they leave, on May 6, 2015 at 1:03 pm | 73 comments | 64489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain cautious about Palo Alto requests

While the City of Palo Alto is putting its weight behind the importance of restricting access to the rail corridor to prevent...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by NailOnTheHead, on May 6, 2015 at 11:44 am | 45 comments | 5999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Early 20th century artwork discovered in downtown building

What began as a seismic retrofit to ensure that a historic downtown building meets earthquake codes soon turned into "an...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by chris cotton, on May 5, 2015 at 9:46 pm | 16 comments | 6150 Views

AROUND TOWN

With Flashing Lights, Transit Police Vehicles Park on Kellogg/Alma

I hope my greatest fears are proven wrong, but tonight when coming home from work--southbound on Alma, I spotted three Transit...

Original post made by Anxiety on May. 5, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1335 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slew of changes eyed for Charleston-Arastradero corridor

The Charleston-Arastradero Road corridor in Palo Alto may not be the city's most famous roadway but it is undoubtedly its...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sunshine, on May 5, 2015 at 6:02 pm | 61 comments | 8252 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man told to pay $19K in restitution for Atherton, Menlo Park crimes

James Grady, 61, of East Palo Alto, who was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison in January for charges related to a 2014...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on May 5, 2015 at 5:26 pm | 6 comments | 2590 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burglary suspect caught on video in College Terrace

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who they said went on a burglary spree in the College Terrace neighborhood on Thursday...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by theywont, on May 5, 2015 at 2:31 pm | 4 comments | 4587 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's smoking ban may spread to apartment buildings

E-cigarettes may soon join their traditional brethren on a list of substances that are banned in Palo Alto's downtown centers,...

Original post made on May. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 5, 2015 at 1:35 pm | 23 comments | 5687 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspects charged in home invasion, attempted murder of police officers

Two suspects in custody for a violent Fremont home invasion that led to a police pursuit into Menlo Park, complete with shots...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm | 1 comment | 3646 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When is Stress not stressful? The Upside to Stress

Today's KQED Forum, with Stanford Psychologist Kelly McGonigal on "The Upside of Stress", is a must listen for every family...

Original post made by Parent on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on May 5, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 2 comments | 842 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto eighth-grader organizes mental health 'Stigmabusters' walk

Jane Lathrop Middle School eighth-grader Neha Tallapragada was given a task last semester: Find something she is passionate...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by midtown mom, on May 5, 2015 at 11:52 am | 7 comments | 3520 Views
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