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AROUND TOWN

'Donkey' sign not stolen from Bol Park after all

A large wood sign emblazoned with a portrait of one of the Bol Park donkeys that residents thought was stolen was actually...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Oct 9, 2012 at 12:39 pm | 10 comments | 1769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Melissa Baten Caswell

Seeking re-election for a second term on the school board, Melissa Baten Caswell cites her business background and "deep...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by District Mom, on Oct 8, 2012 at 10:54 pm | 11 comments | 1190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters to weigh in on new 'arts district' in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters could have a say as early as next spring on a sweeping proposal by billionaire developer John Arrillaga...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Save Palm Drive, on Oct 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 85 comments | 6290 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Sunday, a bicycle fest, for the average resident

There's been pingpong, bocce ball, yoga and tennis. And now, the latest event to spur Palo Altans to meet their neighbors:...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Stanford grad, on Oct 8, 2012 at 9:37 pm | 6 comments | 1708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cannabis smoking 'permanently lowers IQ'

"Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according...

Original post made by Sharon on Aug. 27, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Oct 8, 2012 at 8:30 pm | 20 comments | 1879 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is the SAT a good measure of College Readiness

I am interested in asking parents of recent PAUSD grads about how they feel about this in light of this report http://paloalto.patch.com/articles/is-the-sat-a-good-measure-of-colleg...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 29, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 8, 2012 at 6:34 pm | 2 comments | 1167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

SKY'S THE LIMIT ... How high is too high? That is the central question these days for Palo Alto officials awash in building...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2012
Last comment by sky the limit?, on Oct 8, 2012 at 2:24 pm | 10 comments | 1537 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The New Yorker front page

This is one of the hardest hitting front covers I have in seen in years. For a liberal mag like the New Yorker to do this...

Original post made by Gary on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Oct 8, 2012 at 2:21 pm | 11 comments | 994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Timing/Synchronization of new light on Alma

In the past week since the new light on Alma near Meadow has been functioning, I have been stopped by this light each of...

Original post made by Driver on Oct. 6, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 2 comments | 1412 Views

SPORTS

Stanford works overtime for important Pac-12 win

Stepfan Taylor raced 21 yards for a touchdown in overtime to lift the Stanford football team to an improbable 54-48 victory...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2012
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Oct 8, 2012 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 1531 Views

AROUND TOWN

Arrillaga eyes El Camino sites in Menlo Park

Developer John Arrillaga has his eye on El Camino Real -- more specifically, former auto dealership lots now owned by Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by False advertising, on Oct 8, 2012 at 10:49 am | 51 comments | 2704 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Improvements in trash collection

Seriously, I would love an enterprising company to come along and offer to take away all our trash, recyclables and compostables...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 4, 2012
Last comment by Housewife, on Oct 7, 2012 at 9:12 pm | 6 comments | 1034 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B>BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD ... </B>While cities across the nation continue to bear economic pain and sluggish job growth,...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2012
Last comment by Sky is the limit?, on Oct 7, 2012 at 7:42 pm | 3 comments | 799 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mountain View man makes 600th blood donation

A 75-year-old Mountain View man hit a personal milestone when he made his 600th blood donation at the Stanford Blood Center...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:19 pm | 6 comments | 823 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek men in home-invasion robbery

In a brazen home-invasion robbery, two men robbed an East Palo Alto couple at gunpoint when they returned home late Wednesday...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:11 pm | 3 comments | 6559 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen assaulted with bat while defending mother

A 17-year-old boy was struck several times with a baseball bat in Palo Alto after he defended his mother from crude sexual...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 8 comments | 1094 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Popular lunch spot Korean BBQ closes

Two more local restaurants are gone. The biggest surprise to many is the demise of Korean BBQ, which closed its doors Aug....

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 7, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 32 comments | 9837 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Counseling group seeks common ground

After more than a year of public divisiveness over Gunn High School's guidance-counseling system, 18 people representing...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2012
Last comment by local parent, on Oct 7, 2012 at 12:59 pm | 4 comments | 1269 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford, PAMF unit fined in administrative errors

Stanford University Hospital and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, a unit of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, were among 14...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm | 22 comments | 1392 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ellen Pao told to clean out her office at Kleiner Perkins

About time. "Like many professional partnerships, Kleiner has an annual review process in place for its partners and...

Original post made by Sharon on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 6, 2012 at 8:59 pm | 3 comments | 963 Views
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