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SPORTS

Palo Alto pitcher's no-hitter was just perfect this time

Bill Laskey had a career as a Major League Baseball pitcher that spanned 1982-88 with three teams, including two stints with...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Curtis Mayfield, on May 1, 2015 at 2:02 pm | 1 comment | 725 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced test

About 50 percent of the junior classes at both of Palo Alto's public high schools decided to opt out of the new Smarter Balanced...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by who?, on May 1, 2015 at 1:59 pm | 44 comments | 5776 Views

AROUND TOWN

Focus shifts to city-owned sites for new police building

Palo Alto has few great options for pursuing its most urgent infrastructure priority -- a new police headquarters -- but...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by palo alto resident, on May 1, 2015 at 1:22 pm | 12 comments | 1430 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Donkey 'ambassador' to roam Palo Alto

Move over, El Palo Alto, the city is about to get a new icon. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/04/24/donkey-ambassador-to-roam-palo-alto...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 1, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 10 comments | 3294 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students to present science research Wednesday

Palo Alto High School students will explain their science research projects in public presentations Wednesday, May 23. The...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 1, 2015 at 11:51 am | 2 comments | 1173 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto eighth-grader organizes mental health 'Stigmabusters' walk

Jane Lathrop Middle School eighth-grader Neha Tallapragada was given a task last semester: Find something she is passionate...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by ABC, on May 1, 2015 at 10:03 am | 6 comments | 1354 Views

AROUND TOWN

Adventures in the art world

Silicon Valley Open Studios invites the public to visit the working studios of more than 350 artists based in the South Bay....

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Christine Oliver, on May 1, 2015 at 8:49 am | 1 comment | 857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gib Myers

"There are many turning points in my life that I don't understand very well," Atherton resident Gib Myers said. Read the...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 584 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bob Harrington

For Iowa natives Bob Harrington and his wife, Margie, the choice to settle down in Palo Alto — after the high school...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 518 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barbara Carlitz

Barbara Carlitz recently offered a visitor a cup of coffee and a chocolate-chip cookie perched atop a napkin imprinted with...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ann DeBusk

The success of any organization, business or community is largely dependent on how its top leader provides inspiration and...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto dies

A woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning has died, the Santa Clara County Coroner has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by brkaplan, on May 1, 2015 at 7:22 am | 96 comments | 12558 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto May Fete Parade could be 'out of this world'

Tiny aliens are expected to invade downtown Palo Alto on Saturday. The invasion, also known as the 93rd annual City of Palo...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, on May 1, 2015 at 7:04 am | 5 comments | 2500 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage to $15 by 2018

Palo Alto joined a regional trend toward a higher minimum wage when City Council committee endorsed a goal of requiring every...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Charles White, on May 1, 2015 at 3:43 am | 40 comments | 2562 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Bravo CC Student!, on May 1, 2015 at 1:09 am | 344 comments | 208530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Contentious road project heads toward final phase

After more than a decade of work, a deeply controversial effort to transform the Charleston-Arastradero corridor into a "complete...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by share the road, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:39 pm | 8 comments | 2003 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shots fired at officers in Menlo Park during police chase

Suspects from a Fremont home invasion fired at police officers near Willow Road during a pursuit across the Dumbarton Bridge...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 30, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 4 comments | 2334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Weekly Holiday Fund doles out $350K in grants

Representatives from local nonprofits gathered on Monday evening as the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $350,000 in grants to 54...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:54 am | 4 comments | 1391 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Willows

While Carl Hesse sat on his front porch to talk about living in The Willows, his young son burst outside and ran joyfully...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Willows Resident, on Apr 30, 2015 at 11:06 am | 4 comments | 1012 Views

AROUND TOWN

We Need Your Opinion On A Bicycle Skills/Sport Facility!

It is without a doubt, an unbelievable amount, of Palo Altans that have bicycles. In that region, quite a few cyclists...

Original post made by GunnBarrel on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Silicon Valley Mountain Bikers, on Apr 30, 2015 at 10:15 am | 11 comments | 524 Views
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