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SCHOOLS & KIDS

How to get scientific equipment for science fair project?

Hi, I would like to do a science experiment on skin health. in order to take good data, I really need to get real scientific...

Original post made by ER on Aug. 10, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Aug 20, 2014 at 3:45 am | 16 comments | 18609 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parents shudder, too, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 58 comments | 18595 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook expansion probably won't displace East Palo Alto residents, study shows

A consultant's study of whether Facebook's expansion will push East Palo Alto residents from their homes came to the common...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm | 57 comments | 18587 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Woman mugged, robbed in downtown Palo Alto

A woman was thrown to the ground and robbed of her purse in downtown Palo Alto Wednesday evening, Feb. 13, and the robber...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2013
Last comment by common sense, on Feb 15, 2013 at 6:19 pm | 49 comments | 18501 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Power to hurt: how social media impacts our kids

Social media is an integral and growing force in young lives, everyone agrees. Yet it carries significant risks. In cyberspace,...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by weekly reader, on Aug 20, 2013 at 11:08 am | 12 comments | 18488 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 18450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters to weigh in on new 'arts district' in downtown Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters could have a say as early as next spring on a sweeping proposal by billionaire developer John Arrillaga...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2012
Last comment by Save Palm Drive, on Oct 8, 2012 at 10:15 pm | 85 comments | 18446 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hopes rekindled for new police building in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's plan to build a new police headquarters at 3045 Park Blvd. roared back to life Tuesday afternoon when city officials...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 16 comments | 18337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mitchell Park Library project delayed by a year

The construction of Mitchell Park Library and Community Center has fallen behind by more than a year, prompting Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2012
Last comment by Confused, on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:25 pm | 37 comments | 18232 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buena Vista owner hits another snag

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park must go back and further revise his plan for compensating the residents who would...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm | 37 comments | 18230 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to spread smoking ban downtown

Palo Alto's ever-expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown and California Avenue. By an 8-1 vote, with Greg...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 18222 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 18215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ada's trains those with disabilities to make great food

Ada's Café is a startup enterprise with an unusual mission: employing people with disabilities to prepare and serve great...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2013
Last comment by Mike McKenzie , on Dec 28, 2014 at 8:13 pm | 15 comments | 18210 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicycle thefts on rise in Palo Alto

Numerous bicycle thefts have been reported throughout Palo Alto since March 28, police said Wednesday. "The thefts have been...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by thefts, on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:54 am | 51 comments | 18176 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 18175 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly regrets achievement-gap comments

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Monday night apologized to about three dozen mostly minority parents for his...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by California Mom, on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 107 comments | 18071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it time to have school busses in Palo Alto

Given all the traffic increases and more high density developments planned throughout the city, is it time to consider school...

Original post made by Bus the Kids on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by single story neighbors, on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 7 comments | 18070 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic steers discussion on Jay Paul development

In its effort to get city approval for a new office complex at 395 Page Mill, developer Jay Paul Company faces an uphill...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Dec 1, 2013 at 9:43 am | 100 comments | 18004 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman hit with milkshake loses $2,000

A woman who was struck with a milkshake and angrily threw her purse at a vehicle full of teenagers lost $2,000 after the...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 52 comments | 17987 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is Measure D really about?

After hearing each side out during public meetings, in-depth interviews, a tour of the orchard site and dozens of conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 246 comments | 17901 Views
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