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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's plan to "retain" illegal summer school tuition violates state law

PAUSD is offering refunds for summer school tuition that it charged parents illegally -- but the method the district has...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by MT, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 35 comments | 1775 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burning leaves catch house, neighbor's house on fire

Leaves under a barbecue left unattended at a Palo Alto home on Saturday afternoon caught on fire, causing minimal damage...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | 8 comments | 5067 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Freecycling: out with the old and in with the 'new'

One person is looking for a rocking chair for a newborn baby. Another, a tote bag to carry a pet guinea pig. One person offers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:45 am | 6 comments | 1153 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks truce in Maybell zoning battle

Palo Alto's rancorous and highly emotional debate over a proposed senior-housing development on Maybell Avenue will spill...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:52 am | 59 comments | 15270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget: more local funds, less state and federal

Increased reliance on local funds and diminished state and federal funding mark the Palo Alto school district's proposed...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Not every teacher, on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm | 11 comments | 1252 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New budget signals Palo Alto's economic turnaround

Palo Alto signaled its dramatic economic turnaround on Thursday night when it passed a budget that adds police officers,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 9 comments | 1091 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board prez Dana Tom reverses course, scuttles push for Gunn counseling equity

Under pressure from PAUSD Superintendent Kevin Skelly at Tuesday's school board meeting, trustee Dana Tom abandoned his earlier...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Peggy Duncan, on Jun 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm | 11 comments | 2971 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Using X-Rays, Scientists uncover 200-year-old opera ending

One of the biggest mysteries about the opera "Médée" by late 18th-century composer Luigi Cherubini is why its last few pages...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jun 17, 2013 at 4:14 pm | 6 comments | 2470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family reveals details of 2012 Office of Civil Rights case alleging discriminatory harassment and retaliation

On Jan. 16, 2012, the parents of a Palo Alto student filed a complaint with the Office for Civil Rights against the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Agree, on Jun 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 14 comments | 11671 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Match girl in the city of light

William Byron Webster is used to talking to newspapers. He's been a community activist in his city of East Palo Alto for...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 1490 Views

AROUND TOWN

Firefighters extinguish two weekend residential fires

Palo Alto firefighters put out two residential fires in Palo Alto this weekend, one on Friday afternoon and another Saturday. Read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by GoodNoLivesLost, on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 2 comments | 9698 Views

AROUND TOWN

Google denies giving NSA "direct access" to user data

National Security Agency documents leaked to the press say Mountain View's Google has been cooperating with the US government...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by Serge & Achmed, on Jun 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm | 23 comments | 2146 Views

AROUND TOWN

World Music Day to bring downtown road closures

Much of downtown Palo Alto will be closed to traffic on Sunday, June 16, to make room for World Music day, which runs from...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 16, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 20 comments | 3095 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to strengthen massage law

Palo Alto is plowing ahead with its plan to firm up regulation of local massage practices, but several City Council members...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2012
Last comment by Ken, on Jun 16, 2013 at 3:18 pm | 32 comments | 2462 Views

RESTAURANTS

A culinary hipster comes to the 'burbs

Tacolicious could have been yet another San Francisco culinary hipster, condescending to do business in the 'burbs with a...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 16, 2013 at 10:47 am | 1 comment | 1819 Views

RESTAURANTS

Palo Alto Breakfast House, in Midtown.

Has anyone tried this place yet? Has anyone seen any advertising, I only found it yesterday by chance and it was in the...

Original post made by Midtown on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Jun 16, 2013 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 1941 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sacred Heart Prep graduate shot and killed in Oakland

Aya Nakano, who graduated from Sacred Heart Prepatory in 2008, was fatally shot in North Oakland late Wednesday, an hour...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by RU Kidding?, on Jun 15, 2013 at 11:02 pm | 3 comments | 1698 Views

AROUND TOWN

Laptop stolen from Packard Hospital

A laptop computer that might have contained limited medical information on pediatric patients has been stolen from a secure...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2013
Last comment by J. Cierra, on Jun 15, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 26 comments | 3145 Views

AROUND TOWN

PUBLIC AGENDA: Mitchell Park Library, school board retreat, Mayfield

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29989 posted Friday, June 14, 2013, 11:17...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 15, 2013 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 1292 Views

AROUND TOWN

Popular crossing guard 'Charles on Charleston' retiring

He greets everyone, no matter their age, their mode of transportation or their occupation. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29828...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Rev. Amy Zucker Morgenstern, on Jun 14, 2013 at 8:49 pm | 4 comments | 1822 Views
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