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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seventy-six in Palo Alto school district get tenure

Seventy-six Palo Alto teachers, counselors and administrators were granted tenure, or "permanent status," Tuesday night by...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by teacher evals, on Mar 28, 2014 at 7:29 am | 62 comments | 13251 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto fire station torn down

Fire Station 2, Menlo Park Fire Protection District's busiest station, has been demolished in East Palo Alto and is expected...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Steven Kennedy, on Mar 28, 2014 at 6:33 am | 6 comments | 2191 Views

AROUND TOWN

Memorial service for Sam Webster set for Sunday

A memorial service will be held Sunday for Palo Alto businessman and community booster Sam Webster, who died early Monday...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by Siobhan Rhea Surraco, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 17 comments | 2823 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remodeling: In da Houzz

What happens when you combine the words house and buzz? The answer is the online community "Houzz," a website and mobile...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Tom , on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:45 pm | 2 comments | 5947 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's Paul Kandell named 'journalism teacher of the year'

Palo Alto High School journalism teacher Paul Kandell has been named 2009 National Journalism Teacher of the Year by the...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2009
Last comment by Julia, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:10 pm | 20 comments | 2345 Views

SPORTS

Ruef, Ogwumike play comic book characters to each other

Stanford senior Mikaela Ruef likes to think of herself as Alfred Pennyworth, Batman's noted assistant, friend and confidant....

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Joel, on Mar 27, 2014 at 2:40 pm | 1 comment | 921 Views

AROUND TOWN

Surge in housing stock

The Chinese are no longer buying. They are selling. Hong Kong housing market is collapsing. The Chinese Credit crunch is...

Original post made by Jake on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 380 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto agrees to add land to Foothills Park

After three decades of languishing in obscurity, a flat parcel near Foothills Park is about to become the newest addition...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 27, 2014 at 11:32 am | 23 comments | 16489 Views

AROUND TOWN

Nothin' but lunch

A vision of Palo Alto's California Avenue and its environs as a mecca for high-tech employees was met with limited enthusiasm...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Vrubel nachman, on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:05 am | 17 comments | 3093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to upgrade utility tax

Nearly three decades after Palo Alto established a tax on utilities and phone usage, city officials are preparing to "modernize"...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 27, 2014 at 5:34 am | 27 comments | 2714 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rent-control manager resigns after audit

Carol Lamont, the manager of East Palo Alto's rent-control program, tendered her resignation March 12, after the City Manager's...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 27, 2014 at 1:21 am | 1 comment | 687 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Three top Palo Alto officials to get raises

Days after Palo Alto officials approved pay raises for the lowest-paid city workers, a City Council committee has proposed...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Amy, on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:31 pm | 21 comments | 4184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to city: 'Keep funding schools'

Palo Alto school board members Tuesday argued for the City of Palo Alto to continue to make payments to the school district...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
Last comment by Skelly, Please do Nothing, on Mar 26, 2014 at 8:33 pm | 10 comments | 2077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista Closure Hearing set for April 21st

Now that the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park relocation impact report (RIR) has been found "complete" by the City, the closure...

Original post made by Joe on Mar. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 255 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man sentenced for attacking Palo Alto police officer

The Santa Clara County District Attorney's office today handed down an eight-year sentence for Ryan Goodson, a 34-year-old...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2014
There are no comments yet. 1671 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lockheed Martin opens new advanced-materials center

Officials at space-technology company Lockheed Martin unveiled a new research facility at Stanford Research Park on Tuesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Mar 26, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 7 comments | 4612 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police embrace new recording technology

If you see a Palo Alto police cruiser passing by, the odds are that the cruiser can also see you, even if the officers inside...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sparty, on Mar 26, 2014 at 5:22 pm | 23 comments | 11583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls ending its lease of downtown transit center

A long-standing agreement between Palo Alto, Stanford University and the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Agency for the...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 26, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 13 comments | 3658 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High names Fung as its new athletic director

It didn't take much of a search to find Palo Alto High's new athletic director. The final choice was on campus all along....

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by alarms, on Mar 26, 2014 at 1:28 pm | 23 comments | 2751 Views

BOOKS

Tom Wyman, library champion and activist, dies at 86

Tom Wyman, a longtime Palo Alto volunteer, died on March 10. He was 86. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/03/21/tom-wyman-library-commissioner-dies...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Liz Davis, on Mar 26, 2014 at 10:19 am | 10 comments | 7614 Views
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