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MOVIES

Ridley Scott's Moses epic 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' leans on CGI spectacle

<B>(2 1/2 stars) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/ridley-scotts-moses-epic-exodus-gods-and-kings-leans-on-cgi-spectacle...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Yahweh, on Dec 12, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 8928 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Peat named All-American on two other teams

==BI ESPN.com honors Peat == Stanford offensive lineman Andrus Peat earned his second All-America honor in as many days...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 12, 2014 at 8:35 pm | 1 comment | 2739 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto halts plan for a local compost plant

The long-running debate over the future of composting in Palo Alto reached a temporary truce Monday night, when the City...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Dec 12, 2014 at 6:16 pm | 47 comments | 4721 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MV Whisman taps former Palo Alto head as interim superintendent

The Mountain View Whisman school board is tapping Kevin Skelly as the district's interim superintendent. Skelly, the former...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 12, 2014 at 5:27 pm | 4 comments | 3541 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deck the mantels: From chalkboard to canvas art, set a festive mood with DIY decorating ideas

People often associate the fireplace and mantel with warmth, and during the holidays the fireplace is likely the focal point...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4747 Views

AROUND TOWN

When the simple gift counts

Palo Alto resident Catherine Debs knows a thing or two about finding the appropriate gift for a host. As San Francisco's...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sensory room facilitates learning for students with severe disabilities

Three special-education specialists have converted a Terman Middle School office into a "sensory room," draped with jungle-themed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sally Mickel, on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 6339 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Humane Society scales down plan to rebuild Palo Alto animal shelter

The Palo Alto Humane Society has backed away from its earlier proposal to build a new state-of-the-art animal-services center...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2014
Last comment by Carol Gilblert, on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:02 am | 11 comments | 3772 Views

AROUND TOWN

Worth a Look

<B>Theater Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/worth-a-look posted Friday, December...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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AROUND TOWN

Delightfully daft, wonderfully whimsical: 'Peter Pan' prequel takes flight in Palo Alto

"Peter and the Starcatcher" earned a record number of Tony nominations and five awards when it played Broadway in 2012, cementing...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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AROUND TOWN

Suffering and suffrage: 'Women and the Great War' on view at Stanford's Hoover Institution

One hundred years ago this year, World War I began. On the centennial of such a significant event, museums across the world...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk

<B><B>GENERAL STORE TURNS UP IN PALO ALTO ... </B>A general store inspired by history is putting on the finishing touches...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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RESTAURANTS

Games and grub: Mountain View's Sandwich Spot hopes to make a fan out of you

A San Mateo native, Vinny Ferrando has been a Bay Area sports fan for as long as he can remember. Practically raised at Candlestick...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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MOVIES

Comic performer Chris Rock writes, directs, and stars in the semi-autobiographical 'Top Five'

<B>(2 1/2 stars) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/comic-performer-chris-rock-writes-directs-and-stars-in-the-semi-autobiographical-top-five...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Finding self-confidence through service

For high school students Rebecca Goldgof and Sandie Luo, community service is a way of life. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/12/12/finding-self...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto roads, underpasses flooding; roads closing

With the brunt of this week's storm hitting Thursday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the Palo Alto Foothills...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 22891 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto managers get raises under new contract

More than 200 managers and professionals in Palo Alto received raises on Monday night under a plan that also sets a cap on...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:15 pm | 9 comments | 3788 Views

AROUND TOWN

How to stop sales calls?

I am a stay-at-home mom and am receiving about two sales calls per day. Most irritating is that often I don't answer after...

Original post made by Peace Please on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jon Botelho, on Dec 11, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 11 comments | 706 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Discussion of federal-information request questioned

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Max McGee admitted Tuesday night to a possible "inadvertent" violation of the Brown Act,...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Dec 11, 2014 at 8:26 pm | 10 comments | 3337 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunset campus sold to real estate investment firm

A little more than a month after employees were first told that the landmark Sunset campus was up for sale, the property...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by willowsgrrl, on Dec 11, 2014 at 6:07 pm | 1 comment | 3454 Views
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