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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Streaking crackdown at Paly yields results

A crackdown on streaking at Palo Alto High School has reduced the count of violators from more than 100 in the 2012-13 academic...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 12, 2014 at 7:06 am | 23 comments | 10448 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undisclosed meetings, private funds cloud downtown debate

In July 2011, just weeks after Palo Alto approved the mammoth expansion of the Stanford University Medical Center -- the...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jun 20, 2014 at 10:33 am | 78 comments | 10447 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by marilyn, on Feb 25, 2016 at 5:27 pm | 128 comments | 10445 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday turned their attention...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:16 am | 52 comments | 10443 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unraveling the mystery of chronic fatigue syndrome

Researchers are making headway toward finding evidence of chronic fatigue syndrome and how it may change the brain. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Smegfa, on Jul 31, 2015 at 3:42 am | 9 comments | 10443 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High prize-winner hooked on the 'elegance' of mathematics

It has been a season of rewards for Palo Alto High School senior Lynnelle Ye. Ye's passion for the "elegance" of mathematics...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm | 36 comments | 10422 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain shifts to new rail operator

Over the next five months, Caltrain operations will transition from Amtrak to TransitAmerica Services Inc., following the...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by chris, on Sep 5, 2011 at 3:31 pm | 3 comments | 10422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials declare Friday a 'Spare the Air' day

Burning wood will be banned in the Bay Area on Friday, Dec. 27, for the fifth day in a row and the 20th day this season,...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Huh?, on Dec 31, 2013 at 10:01 am | 34 comments | 10419 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SamTrans cuts peak Palo Alto-San Francisco bus service

A series of sweeping, system-wide changes for SamTrans means that Palo Alto residents now must hop-scotch through bus transfers...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Dumas, on Dec 8, 2014 at 8:20 pm | 25 comments | 10414 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn hits top 100 in Newsweek ranking

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Original post made on May. 20, 2008
Last comment by Resident, on May 28, 2010 at 8:48 am | 72 comments | 10406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Math, music are passions for home-schooled Intel finalist

The world is a classroom for 15-year-old Palo Alto resident Sahana Vasudevan. On a given day the home-schooled teen -- recently...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2013
Last comment by Kasi's Coworker, on Feb 8, 2013 at 11:57 am | 7 comments | 10405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 19, 2015 at 10:26 pm | 98 comments | 10399 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials protest rapid-bus plan

A proposal by the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) to establish dedicated bus lanes and remove more than...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Pam, on Apr 23, 2015 at 5:57 pm | 30 comments | 10398 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City's effort to curb traffic hits its first speed bump

It could be an ominous sign that Palo Alto's first discussion of a broad and ambitious traffic-management program kicked...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Sep 20, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 43 comments | 10387 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by Misnomer, on May 20, 2014 at 6:58 pm | 7 comments | 10386 Views

AROUND TOWN

Skateboarder injured in Stanford collision

A skateboarder hospitalized after being struck by a vehicle Sunday on the Stanford University campus has been identified...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Leland, on Oct 25, 2013 at 4:41 pm | 4 comments | 10383 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic snarled due to downtown 'Promenade'

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Original post made on Jul. 20, 2007
Last comment by Eve N. Reynolds, on Jul 30, 2007 at 9:18 pm | 7 comments | 10365 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls dedicating new parkland

A long forgotten and largely abandoned parcel of city-owned land next to Foothills Park could be spruced up and added to...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Disgusted 2, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:55 pm | 38 comments | 10359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A library for everyone: Palo Alto branch reopens with new name, new features

Palo Alto Main Library — now renamed the Rinconada Library — fits into the current trend of how libraries are being...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by User friendly is gone, on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 28 comments | 10359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minor injuries in school bus collision

A Cadillac Escalade SUV clipped a school bus this morning when it veered into oncoming traffic on West Bayshore and Embarcadero...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Finally , on Oct 29, 2013 at 6:53 pm | 2 comments | 10347 Views
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