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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 17333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents for 'climate committee' sought

The Palo Alto school district is seeking parents to apply for membership on a new District Climate Committee, to help in...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Erin, on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 1891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Tesla charges up, new eateries flock in

What's the latest in Palo Alto retail news? One new electric-car company, many new restaurants and four ice cream parlors,...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1477 Views

BOOKS

A book jamboree

Always a city that likes its libraries and universities, Palo Alto is especially bookish this fall. Especially if you ask...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Cari Ferraro, on Oct 15, 2013 at 6:29 am | 9 comments | 2170 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Train strikes pedestrian in Menlo Park area

Caltrain reported that its southbound train No. 258 struck and killed a pedestrian north of the Encinal Avenue crossing in...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 2277 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Paly, education scholar blasts testing culture

Diane Ravitch, a former Bush education official who radically broke with her past positions, said an obsession with standardized...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by David Cohen, on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm | 42 comments | 6591 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford Grad Student Released on Bail

According to the Friday edition of the Daily Post, the Stanford Business Grad student who killed a man while driving intoxicated...

Original post made by Polard on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Perpuss, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 752 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Peninsula Symphony reports $500,000 missing

The Peninsula Symphony is scrambling to raise pledges and donations after recently learning that most of its endowment and...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Colorectal, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm | 8 comments | 11342 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children flock to eensy weensy preschools

More expensive than traditional preschools, "pocket" preschools, with enrollments under 15 children, have popped up in the...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Another POV, on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 1547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

restricted parking

Parts of Palo Alto want to start a residential permit parking plan. If home owners do not want others parking in the streets,...

Original post made by leigh on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Nyrack Poole, on Oct 14, 2013 at 5:00 am | 5 comments | 1068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education head reports to school board tonight

The Board of Education tonight will hear a report on special education programs, which serve about 10 percent of Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by About Time, on Oct 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 13 comments | 2767 Views

SPORTS

Utah springs a surprise on No. 5 Stanford, 27-21

The fifth-ranked Stanford football team ran into an inspired bunch Saturday in Salt Lake City. The Utes put everything together...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by PRFreedom, on Oct 13, 2013 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 3124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public invited to Fairmeadow grand opening

Students at Fairmeadow Elementary School invite the public to tour their new, two-story classroom building in a community...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Fairmeadow parent, on Oct 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 2649 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote no on Measure D

We are against high-density rezoning in residential neighborhoods, particularly by the Planned Community process, which creates...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 116 comments | 4804 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Online launches new design

Palo Alto Online launched an updated version of its website today, Oct. 8. Readers will experience changes designed to...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 70 comments | 11964 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

you thought the Chinese were driving up Palo Alto home prices?

Palo Alto Online recently ran questionable stories claiming that Chinese home buyers were driving up Palo Alto home prices....

Original post made by resident on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 1428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Third-graders targeted for bicycle education

This week, 8-year-olds across Palo Alto brought their bikes to school for "bike rodeos." The rodeos were among many bike-related...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Samovar, on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 2746 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Captain Phillips'

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also a little bit thoughtful, and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Pat in Alabama, on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 12450 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

TESLA CHARGES UP ON EL CAMINO ... </B>Unplug one electric car company and plug in another. That's what's happening in Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Fiskerless, on Oct 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 4 comments | 5849 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto proceeds cautiously on tackling homelessness

Palo Alto took a small step toward tackling a colossal problem Monday night when officials agreed to spend $250,000 on shelter...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by papd, on Oct 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 26 comments | 18166 Views
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