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SCHOOLS & KIDS

As state embarks on new testing era, Palo Alto students help 'pilot-test the test'

It's out with No. 2 pencils and in with "click and drag" as students take on this spring's standardized tests in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, 1 hour ago | 9 comments | 2462 Views

AROUND TOWN

Local marathoners reflect on what makes them run

Nine local runners reflect on why, time and time again, they push their bodies to run 26.2 miles in a race that is the ultimate...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by musical, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry

Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by Joe Snapp, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 1523 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plane Noise

Does anyone feel like they are hearing constant plane noise flying over their home? What is going on? The plane noise is...

Original post made by Catherine on Apr. 5, 2014
Last comment by jetgirl, 2 hours ago | 547 comments | 3554 Views

AROUND TOWN

New trails spell bright future for Palo Alto runners

Palo Alto may be in the midst of turning itself into a bicycling mecca -- an effort that continues to accelerate thanks to...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by parent, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 2965 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Highway 101 construction - what is the latest?

I have been patiently (?) waiting for the work to end and all lanes to open. I have been trying to find out from the plethora...

Original post made by Driver on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by waste of money, 2 hours ago | 6 comments | 97 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Solve ABAG and Sr Housing by Channing House Increasing Density?

The more I think about this, the more it makes me wonder why no one thought of this before: http://www.paloaltoonline.com/square/2014/04/14/since-measure-d-what-has-the-city-and-ot...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 14, 2014
Last comment by Lefty, 3 hours ago | 42 comments | 590 Views

RESTAURANTS

Treading water

Opportunity knocked, opportunity not answered -- at least for now. That's Dale Benson's assessment of Sam's Chowder House...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2014
Last comment by MATT, 3 hours ago | 1 comment | 94 Views

AROUND TOWN

Demolition for College Terrace Centre begins

The long-awaited, long-debated redevelopment of the College Terrace Centre on El Camino Real began with the first cracking...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2014
Last comment by College Terrace homeowner, 3 hours ago | 40 comments | 3350 Views

AROUND TOWN

Smelling Smoke

We were smelling smoke this morning, then heard sirens and a helicopter. Does anyone know if there's a local fire? We were...

Original post made by Aquamarine on Apr. 20, 2014
There are no comments yet. 39 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Housing Corporation nears sale of Maybell site

After seeings its proposal for a housing development on Maybell Avenue fall in a referendum last year, the Palo Alto Housing...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 10 hours ago | 42 comments | 4005 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by @outbank, 23 hours ago | 19 comments | 2858 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Cal Ave's future

Wanted: Redevelopment that is higher density, mixed residential and commercial, with adequate parking and improved pedestrian...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Apr 19, 2014 at 4:47 pm | 11 comments | 1277 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close, Grocery Outlet thriving

Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by veggieman, on Apr 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 7 comments | 1714 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Thefts, Drugs, Alcohol, cheating and Teen Sex on our high school campuses.

I think we should be outraged about the amount of bike thefts, pot smoking, alcohol, cheating and teen sex that seems to...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Lather.Rinse. Repeat, on Apr 19, 2014 at 3:55 pm | 14 comments | 444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Weekly wins national reporting award

The Palo Alto Weekly's ongoing coverage of the Palo Alto school district's handling of bullying received the 2013 Sigma Delta...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Thanks Angels , on Apr 19, 2014 at 2:01 pm | 8 comments | 1797 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

April 24 deadline: Comments for Environmental report for FAA actions

Sleep disturbance from aircraft noise is not considered a health impact in the environmental impacts report for proposed...

Original post made by FYI on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by FYI, on Apr 19, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 2 comments | 50 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 357 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Magical Bridge playground surges toward reality

With funds nearly secured and its final design winning approval Thursday, Palo Alto's dream of creating an "inclusive" playground...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2014
Last comment by Christina Owen, on Apr 18, 2014 at 4:53 pm | 8 comments | 3527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student streaking: Alarm over mixed messages

Concern over the rising incidence of streaking on the Palo Alto High School campus reached an apparent boiling point among...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Spectator at Large, on Apr 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm | 35 comments | 7996 Views
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