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PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Race against the clock' to save Buena Vista

Acknowledging the long odds and the short window of opportunity, Santa Clara County officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm | 26 comments | 2864 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto sustains major injuries

An elderly woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning sustained major injuries, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Steve C, on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:07 am | 45 comments | 4511 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Writing across the disciplines

A story of grief and growing up, a road trip with many fleeting characters and a story deeply rooted in landscape: all three...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by congratulations, on Apr 25, 2015 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 869 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/opinion/david-brooks-love-and-merit.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Ful...

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 2114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT tutoring

My son, a Paly senior, is about to apply to college. He likes the CSUs (California State University). They are peculiar...

Original post made by PalyDad on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 20 comments | 5473 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NY Times visits Palo Alto again.

I'm surprised that I'm the first to post a link to this article in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html "Does...

Original post made by We\'re in the news again on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by It's the Parents, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 435 Views

RESTAURANTS

The happiest of hours

Happy hour: the best time of day whether you're hungry, thirsty, looking to save a few bucks — or all three. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Vino Locale, on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new fountain in place, California Avenue project nears finish line

With just weeks to go until the finish line, the reconstruction of California Avenue hit another milestone Tuesday afternoon...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2015
Last comment by Very old resident, on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 54 comments | 4600 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal women second in distance medley at Penn Relays

Stanford roundup Stanford finished second in the women's distance medley relay at the Penn Relays on Thursday at Franklin...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Apr 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 759 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police and firefighter unions

For Palo Alto police officers and firefighters, change in compensation can't come soon enough. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by charlie, on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:40 am | 2 comments | 653 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Of Palo Alto voting launches

The annual Best Of Palo Alto reader survey is launching today! This year's Best Of promises to unearth local delights, favorite...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1261 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The medicine of music

Founded in the mid-1990s, the Bing Music Series in the Hospital Atrium brings live music to patients, visitors and staff...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Blake Jones, on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 1669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chillin' in the 'hood

The atmosphere in the Cibo Restaurant bar was convivial and relaxed. A small group of Barron Park residents sat at a round,...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Service Employees International Union, Local 521

When it comes to employee compensation, the city's lowest earners usually serve as the canaries in the coal mine. The roughly...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by hmm, on Apr 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Management and Professional group

They are the city's department heads, supervisors, top technologists and senior analysts. From their perches near the pinnacle...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 387 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Accreditation teams evaluate Palo Alto's high schools

Reports from two accreditation teams that visited Gunn and Palo Alto high schools at the end of last month offer further...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 24, 2015 at 12:31 am | 5 comments | 2160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to fix glass shards in California Avenue sidewalks

Responding to citizen complaints about polished glass shards in the new California Avenue sidewalks, Palo Alto is preparing...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Apr 23, 2015 at 11:10 pm | 61 comments | 6503 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

May as Mental Health Awareness

The blame needs to stop. As a community we need to accept that anyone of us can be affected by a mental illness. A mentally...

Original post made by Bill on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Apr 23, 2015 at 7:48 pm | 1 comment | 153 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores new partnership with neighborhoods

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind City Hall to the city's 37 neighborhoods, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 28 comments | 2405 Views
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Stuff It or Talk About It?
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The Regional Context for the Palo Alto Comp Plan Update
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Choosing meetings on Emergency Preparedness over actual preparedness
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Staying Awake Makes a World of Difference
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