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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto reacts to Atlantic article

The appearance in a national publication of a now-familiar story — that of a community, Palo Alto, grappling with youth...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by RETOOL SCHOOL, on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:31 am | 137 comments | 13881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district hires communications and equity coordinators

Two key hires will begin work in the Palo Alto school district in 2016: a new spokesperson, and an equity coordinator who...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sigh, on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:21 am | 5 comments | 4944 Views

SPORTS

McCaffrey is named AP's college football player of the year

Stanford sophomore running back Christian McCaffrey did not win the Heisman Trophy this year, but he did receive an honor...

Original post made on Dec. 24, 2015
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Dec 24, 2015 at 1:54 am | 1 comment | 3596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by You said very little, on Dec 23, 2015 at 11:18 am | 5 comments | 4853 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto organization in need of toys, gifts

East Palo Alto's Ecumenical Hunger Program is asking for emergency donations of toys and gifts because their supplies are...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Interesting, on Dec 23, 2015 at 10:10 am | 3 comments | 2593 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Men plead 'not guilty' in Palo Alto tennis instructor's death

Two men charged in the killing of a Palo Alto tennis instructor pleaded not guilty in Santa Clara County Superior Court on...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by A, on Dec 23, 2015 at 1:46 am | 7 comments | 5245 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday volunteering is around the corner

For some Palo Alto residents, the greatest gift they'll receive this holiday season is the gift they'll give. Here are a...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by a, on Dec 23, 2015 at 12:32 am | 3 comments | 1899 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congress eases curbs on foreign real estate investors

From today's WSJ: http://www.wsj.com/articles/congress-eases-curbs-on-foreign-real-estate-investors-1450657972 "The changes...

Original post made by disgusted on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by not sure, on Dec 22, 2015 at 3:35 pm | 3 comments | 353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anonymous donor spurs major renovation plans at Addison

A new two-story building, outdoor-learning environments, a maker's space, a multipurpose room that can actually fit the entire...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by Parity?, on Dec 22, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 73 comments | 9742 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Dec 22, 2015 at 10:17 am | 428 comments | 17317 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto calls for collaboration in high-speed-rail design

High-speed rail is still more than a decade away from making its first run through the Peninsula, but the controversial project...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2015
Last comment by Dan Tucker, on Dec 21, 2015 at 5:00 pm | 16 comments | 3548 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Terror attacks bring adversity to local Muslim community

For the estimated 250,000 Muslims living in the Bay Area, these are the times when faith is put to the test. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2015
Last comment by Chip, on Dec 21, 2015 at 2:37 pm | 12 comments | 3362 Views

AROUND TOWN

Coyote spotted in Old Palo Alto

Old Palo Alto residents are warning their neighbors to keep pets indoors after a coyote was spotted running through the neighborhood...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by lindaloo, on Dec 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 8 comments | 3143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Duveneck principal dies

Kathleen Meagher (pronounced "my-er") has tragically died in a diving accident. A memorial in Menlo Park is planned.https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/education/wp/2015/12/19/arlin...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by Mom, on Dec 21, 2015 at 10:21 am | 1 comment | 442 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An encouraging first step by the FAA

Prodded for months by three members of Congress and an increasingly organized group of Peninsula and Santa Cruz County residents,...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2015
Last comment by Whoa, on Dec 20, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 17 comments | 4513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Shinola, b8ta open in Palo Alto

Luxury watch retailer Shinola and East Coast-based salad chain Sweetgreen move in to downtown Palo Alto, as does the hands-on...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Dec 20, 2015 at 9:19 pm | 1 comment | 2103 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Targeting academic stress at Paly

There is no Dead Week at Paly but an editorial in the school newspaper suggests this would alleviate stress on students....

Original post made by Experienced Parent on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Advocate , on Dec 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm | 6 comments | 424 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Little foxes: One Palo Alto man's quest to protect the baylands' gray fox

In the early evening sunset of the Palo Alto Baylands, a pair of small, furry creatures peered from the brush, watching intently....

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by @David, on Dec 20, 2015 at 4:35 pm | 25 comments | 6578 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Activities for teens away from school?

What non-academic, non-school-related, open-to-all activities for teens are there in town or nearby? When I was a kid it...

Original post made by Local parent on Dec. 8, 2015
Last comment by Local parent, on Dec 19, 2015 at 10:23 pm | 16 comments | 500 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: East Palo Alto man booked for trying to break into Crescent Park car

An East Palo Alto man who police said was trying to break into a car in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood early Wednesday...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 19, 2015 at 8:12 pm | 2 comments | 2831 Views
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