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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Unplug your kids,' psychologist advises

"Unplug your kids." That was the message Friday, Nov. 9, of psychologist Robert Russell, who spoke in the fourth "Town &...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2012
Last comment by kids&CarSeats, on Nov 14, 2012 at 5:23 pm | 15 comments | 6143 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park residents host holiday Posada

In long robes and accompanied by an angel, modern-day versions of Mary and Joseph, parents of the yet-unborn Jesus, beseeched...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 15 comments | 6143 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford professor wins highest award in mathematics

A Stanford University professor today became the first woman to win the highest honor in mathematics. Maryam Mirzakhani was...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2014
Last comment by Sea-Seelam Reddy, on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:53 pm | 22 comments | 6142 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain increases horn volumes AND stress levels

It has been my personal experience, living in downtown Menlo Park, that the Caltrain horns have become outrageously louder...

Original post made by Pierced Ears on Jul. 27, 2009
Last comment by Pierced Ears, on Aug 2, 2009 at 11:16 am | 52 comments | 6141 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Nine years after homicide, family longs for justice

Andrea Hsiao still thinks of her sister every day, even though it's been nine years since Maria was shot and killed outside...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by resident, on Feb 8, 2015 at 11:17 am | 9 comments | 6140 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal

That was an fast decision----http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100816/ap_on_re_us/us_gay_marriage_trial "A federal appeals...

Original post made by Sharon on Aug. 16, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Aug 20, 2010 at 7:56 am | 35 comments | 6138 Views

AROUND TOWN

Feature story: Carving out a new life

In the driveway of an East Palo Alto cottage, wearing a 3 1/2-foot-tall headdress and long braids down its back, a 12-foot-tall...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2012
Last comment by Keep Up Tradition!, on Aug 3, 2012 at 3:06 pm | 2 comments | 6138 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Foes of Maybell development shift focus from project site

Palo Alto's most controversial housing development of the moment would occupy a nondescript orchard site in the Green Acres...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by No to Zoning Changes, on Sep 3, 2013 at 4:33 pm | 51 comments | 6135 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police roll out strategies against East Palo Alto gang violence

Outraged by the Cinco de Mayo Day shooting of five people at a bus stop, East Palo Alto Police Chief Ronald Davis and Mayor...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by some guy, on May 26, 2013 at 9:15 am | 19 comments | 6135 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anti-Rumsfeld petition tops 3,200 signatures

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Original post made on Sep. 24, 2007
Last comment by Stanford's Shame, on Nov 30, 2007 at 5:57 pm | 111 comments | 6134 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford business school dean to step down amid lawsuit

Garth Saloner, dean of the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, will be stepping down at the end of the current...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 22, 2015 at 10:38 pm | 19 comments | 6133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 22, 2016 at 6:01 am | 38 comments | 6131 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ten binge-drinking teens cited for intoxication

Ten teens were detained by Palo Alto police and cited for public drunkenness following a Saturday-night binge-drinking party...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by wow, on Sep 5, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 147 comments | 6131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A tandem gasoline tank truck was seen going West on Charleston Rd a couple of weeks ago.

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Original post made by Anonymous on May. 3, 2007
Last comment by A driver, on May 8, 2007 at 6:12 pm | 8 comments | 6130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Gunn High School's student culture racist?

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Original post made by PA Dad on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 2, 2008 at 9:06 am | 103 comments | 6130 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist struck, injured in College Terrace

A bicyclist was injured after he was hit by a pickup truck while riding across El Camino Real in Palo Alto's College Terrace...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2009
Last comment by Terry Morse, on Nov 2, 2009 at 9:57 am | 64 comments | 6130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @tension, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 46 comments | 6129 Views

SPORTS

Stanford senior class will bow out as program's best ever

Linebacker Shayne Skov and his fellow seniors were recruited on the heels of Stanford's worst football season ever. It took...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Regan, on Dec 13, 2013 at 7:50 am | 2 comments | 6129 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

ISRAEL

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Original post made by Jagjit Singh on Jun. 21, 2006
Last comment by Perspective, on Jul 18, 2009 at 1:04 pm | 12 comments | 6129 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transforming City Hall

Palo Alto's Fire Chief Nick Marinaro became the first major City Hall domino to fall when he retired in late June, after...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by PA-Needs-A-Good-House-Cleaning, on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm | 38 comments | 6128 Views
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