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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

More crime in Palo Alto?

Is it just me or does there seem to be more crime recently in Palo Alto? Looking at the headlines on PA Online we have:...

Original post made by Jim H. on Aug. 20, 2015
There are no comments yet. 87 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track a Vike at Paly

Just got an email from school with the following message ...teacher can scan you in using the track-a-vike system. Did...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Mom, on Aug 20, 2015 at 9:04 am | 4 comments | 1264 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist with gun robs couple near Friendship Bridge in Palo Alto

A man riding a bicycle and brandishing a handgun robbed a couple near the Friendship Bridge before riding away Tuesday evening,...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by trump was right, on Aug 20, 2015 at 6:59 am | 6 comments | 3684 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man arrested after alleged stabbing attempt

Police arrested a Palo Alto man Tuesday morning who they said tried to stab another man at Buena Vista Mobile Home Park two...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2015
Last comment by Harriet, on Aug 20, 2015 at 5:43 am | 7 comments | 2426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cheapest Fastest Way to Add a Room???

Someone else brought up this topic and I don't recall any answers. We'd like to add a room to the back of our house. ...

Original post made by Homey on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Aug 19, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 8 comments | 279 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cat maulings by coyotes prompt warning for pet owners

A series of cat maulings in Palo Alto this summer has raised concerns among some residents and has prompted a warning to...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by for the birds, on Aug 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm | 4 comments | 2342 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Rolling over for BART

Every time transportation sales-tax measures have appeared on Santa Clara County ballots since 1961, Palo Alto voters have...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Aug 19, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 63 comments | 3891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto goes back to school

A tangible sense of excitement was in the air Tuesday morning at Palo Alto's elementary and middle schools as about 9,000...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Experienced Parent, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:52 pm | 9 comments | 4201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Data reveals where school district has more, and less, space for students

The school district's new enrollment-management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to equip its members...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Aug 19, 2015 at 4:04 pm | 35 comments | 1143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers take on strategic roles in new school year

Palo Alto's high schools are looking to newly assembled teams of teachers on special assignment, or TOSAs, this fall to lead...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Aug 19, 2015 at 10:10 am | 14 comments | 5335 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planning commission slams proposed office cap

If Palo Alto adopts an annual cap on new office development, it will have to do so despite intense opposition from the city's...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 19, 2015 at 8:40 am | 56 comments | 4271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto committee analyzes school enrollment data to identify issues, solutions

The school district's new enrollment management committee took a deep data dive on Monday night in order to better guide...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Aug 18, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 45 comments | 3788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre moves on to the next stage

The Pear Avenue Theatre and its plucky band of drama enthusiasts are used to working in a tight space. Now, with a little...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Aug 18, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 1 comment | 1163 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

StreetCode Academy Bridges The Gap Between East Palo Alto And Silicon Valley

http://techcrunch.com/2015/08/18/streetcode-academy-bridges-the-gap-between-east-palo-alto-and-silicon-valley/...

Original post made by Michael on Aug. 18, 2015
There are no comments yet. 94 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Offer made to buy mobile home park

The effort to save Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, took another step forward after a nonprofit corporation sent a bid to owner...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2015
Last comment by Wally, on Aug 18, 2015 at 7:40 pm | 59 comments | 7813 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest rooftop prowler

Palo Alto police arrested Eric Thomas, a 30-year-old San Jose resident, on Friday, Aug. 14, after he allegedly attempted...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on Aug 18, 2015 at 5:11 pm | 6 comments | 2935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How are the food pails working out for you?

Thought we needed a place to share our grievances about the new system which is going to cost us so much. ...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Commentator, on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:44 pm | 70 comments | 2865 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core Results

Does anyone know when we can expect to see Common Core results, either aggregated or individual? (I've seen preliminary results...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 7, 2015
Last comment by Another Parent, on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:13 pm | 5 comments | 375 Views

AROUND TOWN

Scott Carey, former Palo Alto mayor, dies at 82

Scott T. Carey, a former Palo Alto mayor and a well-known figure in Silicon Valley real estate, died on Aug. 11 at his home...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2015
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, on Aug 18, 2015 at 4:10 pm | 3 comments | 2729 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Privatization of Public Property. . .

In Russia, the ruling oligarchy has been stealing (nationalizing) private enterprises for their own enrichment. In Monterey,...

Original post made by Alan Krebs on Aug. 18, 2015
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