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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal budget cuts raise affordable-housing rents

In July, a Palo Alto single mother of two who lives in affordable housing received a letter alerting her that the rent for...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:19 am | 25 comments | 15754 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The Merc outs the measure D donors

No surprise, Palo Alto Housing Corporation has " officially" pumped $111,000 into yes on D so far. [Portion removed.] They...

Original post made by Mr.Recycle on Oct. 24, 2013
There are no comments yet. 463 Views

MOVIES

Gravity

Peter, you missed the whole plot of Gravity. (Spoiler alert!) The character Dr. Ryan Stone (Sandra Bullock) loses a child...

Original post made by Sarah on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Oct 24, 2013 at 11:22 pm | 6 comments | 656 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar consensus emerges

A consensus emerged on the touchy issue of the Palo Alto school calendar Tuesday as Board of Education members indicated...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Another Palo Alto Res, on Oct 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm | 21 comments | 21612 Views

AROUND TOWN

Driver gets one year for fatal Mtn. View crash

Matthew Pumar, the driver who hit and killed a Mountain View man last summer, was sentenced to one year in county jail and...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Palo Alto Res, on Oct 24, 2013 at 5:59 pm | 18 comments | 6982 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City strikes down parking exemptions

Caught in a tug of war between angry residents and pleading developers, Palo Alto officials sided with the former on Monday...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by Ray, on Oct 24, 2013 at 4:22 pm | 35 comments | 12354 Views

SPORTS

Stanford grad Riley to play for New Zealand against Team USA

Stanford grad Ali Riley was one of 20 players named to the New Zealand women's national soccer team that will compete in...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2013
Last comment by Football Fern Fan, on Oct 24, 2013 at 4:17 pm | 1 comment | 1223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversy mars Newell Bridge debate

Residents on either side of Newell bridge, a 102-year-old structure that links Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, agree that it...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Andrew Kloak, on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm | 61 comments | 23371 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission throws support, cash behind City Hall art

The city's Public Art Commission committed $50,000 -- half its annual budget -- over the next two years on Thursday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Oct 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm | 8 comments | 10495 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New supervisorial districts split Menlo Park

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has approved new boundaries for supervisorial districts that will split Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Christopher L. Bowman, on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 3 comments | 2750 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 258 comments | 18334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

It says "Sorry. The topic you are looking for is no longer in the system." in bold letters Why? SCHOOLS & KIDS PAUSD...

Original post made by What happened? on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm | 1 comment | 629 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Extending a ladder for workers on the bottom rung

A midcareer "failure" for a Palo Alto woman sparked a new trajectory that's helping local housekeepers, gardeners, waiters...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Bru, on Oct 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 4448 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 13197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Media Center explores immigrants' tales

Ingeborg Baehr Hirschhorn's immigration story did not start out like the stories of the generation before her, immigrants...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Immigrant Studio, on Oct 23, 2013 at 4:01 am | 3 comments | 1086 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Land deal could transform East Palo Alto freeway edge

East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District is in talks to sell or exchange acres of property -- including its own headquarters...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Craig Bright, on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 5 comments | 1473 Views

SPORTS

Huge game earns Paly grad Adams another football honor

Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams of Fresno State has been named the Mountain West Conference's Offensive Player of the Week...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by menlo, on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 4 comments | 1444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Clear choices in fire board race

The following editorial was published in The Almanac on Oct. 23: Clear choices in fire board race The Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 873 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Commuter buses not just for Google anymore

A new service that's putting wheels down in the California Avenue business district may allow Palo Alto workers to commute...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by sunder, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 39 comments | 10346 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedantic politics

Playwright Kenneth Lin focuses his newest work, "Warrior Class," on the smarmy backroom of politics, where deals are made...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 14290 Views
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