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SCHOOLS & KIDS

As state embarks on new testing era, Palo Alto students help 'pilot-test the test'

It's out with No. 2 pencils and in with "click and drag" as students take on this spring's standardized tests in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Kay, on Apr 23, 2014 at 8:51 pm | 13 comments | 6434 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Stanford student sentenced for 'cyber stalking'

A former Stanford University student was sentenced to four months in county jail after she pleaded no contest to hacking...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by OS CHENNAI, on Aug 4, 2014 at 10:51 pm | 17 comments | 6433 Views

AROUND TOWN

Welcome to Town Square!

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Original post made by Bill Johnson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by Richard, on Sep 22, 2006 at 1:08 pm | 6 comments | 6432 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto lawyer takes aim at California's 'broken' education-funding system

Nancy Krop had built a notable career as a civil rights lawyer when her child reached school age and she stumbled upon a...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2014
Last comment by Edturlti, on Aug 19, 2014 at 5:08 pm | 23 comments | 6429 Views

AROUND TOWN

Senior-housing project in Palo Alto riles neighbors

An overflowing crowd of Barron Park and Green Acres ll residents vented their frustration with dense housing and traffic...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Briones Parent, on May 3, 2013 at 1:22 pm | 144 comments | 6427 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto library bonds win by close margin

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Original post made on Nov. 5, 2008
Last comment by resident, on Nov 10, 2008 at 5:46 pm | 90 comments | 6423 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Drought could cost Palo Alto $5.46 million

If California doesn't get more precipitation, Palo Alto could end up paying at least $5.46 million more for energy supplies...

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Jane Ratchye, on Dec 31, 2013 at 11:20 am | 19 comments | 6418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tragic Cutbacks at Hidden Villa

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Original post made by Shana Barchas on Jun. 8, 2006
Last comment by Polly Clare-Rothe, on Jun 16, 2006 at 2:51 pm | 8 comments | 6414 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City still unsure about 2014 ballot measure

Faced with a long wish list, a tight deadline and disagreements within its own ranks, the Palo Alto City Council agreed on...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Nov 2, 2013 at 10:54 am | 9 comments | 6412 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Mandarin losing its status as flavor of the month language?

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Original post made by Parent on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm | 134 comments | 6411 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto initiative aims to shift drivers to trains, buses

After months of debate about new garages and permit programs, Palo Alto officials shifted gears on Monday in their search...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2014
Last comment by Troilus and Cressida, on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:04 am | 73 comments | 6408 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

California high-speed-rail project receives Senate OK

Construction of California's controversial high-speed-rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles is ready to launch,...

Original post made on Jul. 6, 2012
Last comment by Unaffordable, on Dec 8, 2013 at 11:42 am | 142 comments | 6402 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge board to consider middle school Mandarin immersion program

A group of six Palo Alto parents spoke to the Board of Education during a brief public comment session at the beginning of...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:44 am | 61 comments | 6401 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is your Neighborhood Association helping?

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Original post made by member on Aug. 4, 2006
Last comment by Penny, on Aug 23, 2006 at 3:11 pm | 34 comments | 6396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

At Development Center, Palo Alto quietly untangles its bureaucracy

The Development Center at 285 Hamilton Ave. has undergone a quiet but dramatic transformation in the two years since City...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2012
Last comment by matt williams fan, on Aug 30, 2012 at 11:23 am | 18 comments | 6396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Soap Box Derby racing into Mountain View

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Original post made by joe sparaco on Sep. 30, 2006
Last comment by joe sparaco, on Oct 27, 2006 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 6387 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New re-modeled Safeway in Menlo Park

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Original post made by Marvin on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Belle, on Jan 6, 2008 at 7:05 pm | 61 comments | 6385 Views

AROUND TOWN

ShopTalk: Sports Gallery and The Annex close, Grocery Outlet thriving

Palo Alto's latest retail shutterings include The Annex of University Art and Sports Gallery downtown, as well as Coldwater...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Diana W. Chen, on Apr 22, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 12 comments | 6381 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Utility bill shock

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Original post made by Margaret on Jan. 1, 2007
Last comment by Elise, on Oct 28, 2008 at 11:58 pm | 30 comments | 6379 Views

AROUND TOWN

What do we really want in a good library?

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Original post made by Carol on Oct. 15, 2006
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Nov 13, 2006 at 1:01 pm | 52 comments | 6377 Views
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