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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Media Center supporters challenge critical audit

Dozens of filmmakers, show producers and community activists rallied at City Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by mutti, on May 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 4 comments | 2175 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent recommends longer day for Palo Alto kindergartners

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee has weighed in with an official recommendation on a proposal to bring full-day...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Good idea, on May 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 14 comments | 469 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Jerry Brown orders long-term water-use reductions

Anticipating that California's massive drought over the last four years could just be the beginning of longer and more frequent...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on May 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 1190 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

The ghost of culture's past

A new play by Stanford University Artist-in-Residence Cherríe Moraga tackles some big topics: conquest and colonization;...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1752 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

April 29th, 1938 - The Brilliance of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Here is a quote from FDR's April 29, 1938 address to Congress: '' The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Indeed, on May 12, 2016 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly Election -- I choose Inks

I've been seeing a lot of "Veenker" and "Berman" signs around town. I just received the ballot and read up about the candidates...

Original post made by Resident on May. 11, 2016
There are no comments yet. 89 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle-school principal to head secondary education

Sharon Ofek, principal at JLS Middle School since 2009, will be moving to the school district office to serve as chief academic...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by It's not good, on May 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 11 comments | 2911 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by It's a farce, on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 37 comments | 6627 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NextDoor censoring racist posts

The Palo Alto Police use the NextDoor social network and encourage residents to use it to, but many refuse because of there...

Original post made by resident on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by @BTW, on May 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm | 5 comments | 251 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gear up for Bike to Work Day Thursday

Cyclists in Palo Alto will head to work -- and school -- during the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 12. The...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Bike commuter, on May 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 5 comments | 1644 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman charged with neglecting 87-year-old mother

An East Palo Alto woman has been accused of elder abuse for leaving her dependent mother lying on the couch for over a month...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Creole54, on May 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 2497 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Beltramo's is closing its doors

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by carl martineau, on May 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm | 17 comments | 7665 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class sizes aren't meeting district targets

Thirty-four students in sixth-grade language arts, 33 in seventh-grade math, 34 in first-year French, 34 in U.S. history,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by outisder, on May 11, 2016 at 10:25 am | 51 comments | 5878 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College continues its baseball run in GSAC playoffs

Max Dutto homered and drove in three runs, Jason Alexander pitched a complete game and the Menlo baseball team defeated top-seeded...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Lee Ann Erceg, on May 11, 2016 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 566 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on class-size reduction, other budget requests

The Palo Alto school board will vote Tuesday night on a series of significant budget requests, some of which have increased...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Toll Uso, on May 10, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 2016 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Grandmom, on May 10, 2016 at 10:08 pm | 83 comments | 6596 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air: New flight path will avoid Midpeninsula

Surf Air representatives say they have identified an alternative flight path that would put their planes, and the noise...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on May 10, 2016 at 3:50 pm | 16 comments | 3160 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gina Dalma withdraws from school board race

Less than a month after announcing her candidacy for the Palo Alto Board of Education, parent Gina Dalma is ending her campaign,...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Need Upstanders, on May 10, 2016 at 8:13 am | 10 comments | 1782 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man gropes 15-year-old girl walking in Palo Alto

Police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a 15-year-old girl as she was walking in the Homer Avenue pedestrian tunnel...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 3550 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford students, faculty, alumni call for new sexual-assault survey

A growing chorus of students, faculty and now alumni are calling on Stanford University to issue a new climate survey to...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wassup, Doc?, on May 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm | 10 comments | 5317 Views
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