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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bringing culture to the classroom

At James Flood Magnet Elementary School in Menlo Park Friday, the first graders were finding it hard to contain their enthusiasm....

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2012
Last comment by Claire Emery, on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:47 pm | 1 comment | 1021 Views

SPORTS

Menlo nearly pulls off a shocker in overtime

==B Tuesday's girls' basketball== Menlo School nearly pulled off one of the biggest wins of the season before falling...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by basketball, on Jan 25, 2012 at 12:28 pm | 1 comment | 969 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State of the State, the Union, Denial…

It is painful to watch the Orwellian rhetoric being spouted by politicians in 2012. Day becomes night. War is peace. Disappearing...

Original post made by Carol Brouillet on Jan. 25, 2012
Last comment by Susan, on Jan 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm | 1 comment | 782 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

John Danielson resigns as Atherton city manager

Due to an adverse ruling by a state agency, Atherton's Interim City Manager John Danielson has submitted his resignation,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2012
Last comment by Double-Dipping-Dan, on Jan 26, 2012 at 10:39 am | 1 comment | 1395 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VIDEO: Assemblyman Jerry Hill discusses pipeline safety

California Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, spoke about pipeline safety and the Sept. 9, 2010, explosion in San Bruno...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by California-Is-Broken, on Jan 27, 2012 at 12:07 pm | 1 comment | 869 Views

SPORTS

Jordan Middle School 7th grade boys' team wins title

Avenging its only loss in two years, the Jordan 7th grade boys' basketball team defeated Cunha Middle School, 47-34, to...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by LaDreka, on Jan 27, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 1 comment | 2068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At JLS Middle School, a global crossroads

Lines of kids and parents stretched out the door last week when Jane Lathrop Stanford Middle School celebrated the "Many...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Parent , on Jan 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm | 1 comment | 1057 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tea, anyone?

To Tim Pham, the difference in quality between tea steeped from a paper bag and tea carefully brewed from loose leaf is broad...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by Tea Drinker, on Jan 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm | 1 comment | 1019 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Firefighters quickly control Atherton fire

Firefighters were able to quickly control a two-alarm attic fire at a large two-story home on Isabella Avenue in Atherton...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by jennifera, on Jan 30, 2012 at 9:57 am | 1 comment | 808 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: High school graduation requirements; Plans for Edgewood Plaza

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings next week. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=24114...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2012
Last comment by M, on Jan 30, 2012 at 7:05 pm | 1 comment | 754 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Creating a wreath that lasts

When people think of art, they think of man-made mediums -- paintings, prints and sculptures -- but Linda Roark's art form...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by Debra Lee Baldwin, on Feb 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm | 1 comment | 1688 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High Speed Rail pays for lobbyist

Read the story about how High Speed Rail Authority, a state agency, paid a lobbyist to lobby the State Legislature: http://www.mercurynews.com/california-high-speed-rail/ci_19881...

Original post made by common sense on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 818 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Take a second for our kids

I used to love reading "My Turn" in Newsweek magazine. This was an article submitted by a reader on a topic of choice. The...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Barbara Spreng, on Feb 3, 2012 at 1:09 pm | 1 comment | 1065 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto city manager announces retirement

ML Gordon, the soft-spoken East Palo Alto city manager, has announced he will retire on March 2 or 3. Gordon, who has been...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2012
Last comment by Mr. Fischer , on Feb 4, 2012 at 1:31 am | 1 comment | 1872 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Welcoming the year of the dragon

For many of Chinese descent, the Chinese New Year is the most important holiday of the year -- a bit like Christmas and New...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2012
Last comment by Anonymous, on Feb 4, 2012 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New IBM report identifies inefficiency in fire and police operating practices

New report from IBM for the city of San Jose. http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_19890479 A Santa Clara civil...

Original post made by Ryan on Feb. 5, 2012
Last comment by Lori, on Feb 6, 2012 at 2:39 pm | 1 comment | 869 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park mayor joins race for seat on SM County board

Newly minted Menlo Park Mayor Kirsten Keith on Saturday tossed her name into a crowded field of candidates for a seat on...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2012
Last comment by Hazelvue, on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:53 am | 1 comment | 958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

South Palo Alto Fisker begins to flicker

Another gov green money backed company starts to flicker out. "Electric car maker and U.S. loan recipient Fisker cuts...

Original post made by qq on Feb. 6, 2012
Last comment by James, on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:33 pm | 1 comment | 826 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School girls move closer to long-awaited title

==B Tuesday's girls soccer== It has been 20 years since Menlo School has won a league title in girls' soccer. That came...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2012
Last comment by member, on Feb 8, 2012 at 11:59 am | 1 comment | 961 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Occupying DC

The evolution of the Occupy Movement is complex, drawing from many different movements, inspirations, events that took place...

Original post made by Carol Brouillet on Feb. 9, 2012
Last comment by svatoid, on Feb 10, 2012 at 8:16 am | 1 comment | 1000 Views
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