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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Scholar: international education comparisons misleading

Rankings that show U.S. students lagging their international peers in academic achievement are misleading because they inadequately...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Jan 21, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 17 comments | 1220 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo to host Saturday meeting on gun control

The topic of gun legislation, and the Senate's failure this week to pass a bill to strengthen the nation's gun laws, will...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Sandy Hook, on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:02 am | 10 comments | 1220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Baylands sculpture dedication planned for Friday

Palo Alto Mayor Sid Espinosa and other local cyclists will commemorate the life of cycling advocate Bill Bliss at 10:30 a.m....

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2011
Last comment by art, on Apr 20, 2011 at 9:53 am | 4 comments | 1220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Welch Road to become one-way, one-lane road

Welch Road in Palo Alto is being converted to a one-way, one-lane road between Quarry Road and Pasteur Drive, a change that...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2011
Last comment by Ugh, on Oct 21, 2011 at 5:35 am | 13 comments | 1220 Views

AROUND TOWN

Who put up the happy signs along Embarcadero?

Has anyone else noticed the series of cheerful signs affixed to telephone poles along Embarcadero Road? They say things...

Original post made by downtowner on Oct. 31, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:23 pm | 4 comments | 1220 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters

<B>Measure debates Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=15718 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2011
Last comment by Bob Wenzlau, on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 1219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park home invaded, victim assaulted

An early-morning call led Menlo Park police to the scene of a home invasion on Sunday in the 1000 block of Windermere Avenue. Read...

Original post made on May. 23, 2011
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on May 31, 2011 at 7:36 pm | 7 comments | 1219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two-acre brush fire skirts Stanford hills

A fire of unknown origin burned two acres of Stanford land off Interstate Highway 280 in Palo Alto Monday afternoon. The...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2012
Last comment by Moo, on Jun 18, 2012 at 8:28 pm | 3 comments | 1219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Incident around Facebook thurs.nov 1 2012

What is going on around Facebook.tons of police, some places closed??...

Original post made by Maria on Nov. 1, 2012
Last comment by search, on Nov 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm | 1 comment | 1219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police outside house on Alma near Churchill with guns drawn ???

Just driving home and there are maybe 4-6 PA police officers outside house on Alma near Churchill with guns drawn ??? Anyone...

Original post made by Anon. on Feb. 10, 2013
Last comment by Dake, on Feb 23, 2013 at 7:08 pm | 4 comments | 1219 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police searching for restroom photographer

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who allegedly reached under a dividing wall and photographed a woman while she was...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Jul 19, 2014 at 9:35 am | 1 comment | 1219 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

"if youíve got a business, you didnít build that."

This quote, by Obama, is emblematic of what he believes. The truth is that businesses ARE built by the risk-takers. It is...

Original post made by Jerome on Sep. 3, 2012
Last comment by Perspective, on Sep 4, 2012 at 8:26 am | 24 comments | 1219 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mae Mays, wife of Willie Mays, dies at 74

Mae Louise Allen Mays, wife of baseball legend Willie Mays for 41 years, died Friday at their Atherton home after a 16-year...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by standing, on Apr 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 3 comments | 1219 Views

AROUND TOWN

A garden in the concrete jungle

Along a noisy stretch of Middlefield Road, beside Matadero Creek, a refuge from the sun and cement has taken hold. Birdhouses...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2011
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 18, 2011 at 4:41 pm | 2 comments | 1219 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Let's see ... Big Dipper or bubble-gum snow cone?'

Parker Goodrich, center, and younger brother Greyson, right, and other Greenmeadow neighborhood kids decide which ice cream...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by TheTruth, on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:32 am | 2 comments | 1218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford isn't moving to New York after all

Press release: http://news.stanford.edu/pr/2011/pr-nyc-campus-121611.html...

Original post made by tiger on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by stanfordalum, on Dec 18, 2011 at 7:57 am | 1 comment | 1218 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Menlo girls hoping to repeat some track history

The CIF State Track and Field Championships in 2005 was a special one for the local area as Gunn's Tori Tyler and Menlo School's...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on May 23, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 2 comments | 1218 Views

SPORTS

Team USA coming to Stanford following gold-medal effort

Currently ranked first in the world, the U.S. women's Olympic water polo team cemented that rating Sunday when it downed...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 6, 2012 at 11:39 am | 4 comments | 1218 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mountain lion sighted in Woodside hills

A mountain lion was spotted this morning in the hills above Interstate Highway 280 in San Mateo County, emergency officials...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Mar 8, 2011 at 2:56 pm | 3 comments | 1218 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

SFPUC stops work around heritage oak

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) ensconced a heritage oak tree within an "avoidance area" and directed...

Original post made on May. 19, 2011
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on May 19, 2011 at 6:09 pm | 2 comments | 1218 Views
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