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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly algebra finals invalidated after cheating found

Palo Alto High School has invalidated the results of 112 final exams in Algebra 2 after two teachers noticed irregularities...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by Our Problem, on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:02 am | 80 comments | 9922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board approves redeveloping University Ave building, exceeding city height limit

The Architectural Review Board on Thursday approved a plan to redevelop the 1950s style, one-story building at the corner...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm | 33 comments | 9915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University sued over Searsville Dam

Two environmental groups have filed a federal lawsuit against Stanford University for allegedly harming the threatened steelhead...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by FrankF, on Feb 1, 2013 at 11:58 am | 16 comments | 9914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Stanford dean to Gunn students: 'find your own path'

In a speech at Gunn High School, former Stanford dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims implored students to focus on setting...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:35 am | 107 comments | 9902 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Theater employees suspected of embezzlement

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Original post made on May. 1, 2008
Last comment by David Taylor, on May 11, 2008 at 11:58 pm | 122 comments | 9885 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 | 9883 Views

AROUND TOWN

Traffic, parking top residents' concerns with Jay Paul project

When community members came to the city to discuss how to shape the environmental report for a proposed commercial development...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2013
Last comment by Monserrat F, on Aug 2, 2013 at 1:35 pm | 2 comments | 9853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special ed: numbers down, 'inclusion' up

Early and aggressive efforts by teachers to help young children with learning problems has led to a significant drop in the...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Mom of Experience, on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 71 comments | 9850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Seventy-six in Palo Alto school district get tenure

Seventy-six Palo Alto teachers, counselors and administrators were granted tenure, or "permanent status," Tuesday night by...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by teacher evals, on Mar 28, 2014 at 7:29 am | 62 comments | 9849 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accused Stanford mall fraudster had assault weapon

Palo Alto police said a man who allegedly used counterfeit credit cards to defraud stores at Stanford Shopping Center had...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by Neal, on Feb 17, 2013 at 6:41 am | 11 comments | 9843 Views

AROUND TOWN

The travesty of Caffe Verona

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Original post made by Danny on Aug. 8, 2006
Last comment by Patrick, on Jan 15, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 23 comments | 9803 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

McChrystal row reflects Washington nerves

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/world/us_and_canada/10400347.stm General McChrystal voted for Obama and banned Fox News from...

Original post made by Sharon on Jun. 24, 2010
Last comment by victor davis, on Jan 27, 2013 at 12:44 pm | 56 comments | 9777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Audio slideshow: The Glass Menagerie

Three times a week, advanced art students at Palo Alto High School take to an outdoor glass blowing studio to craft everything...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by go unleaded, on Sep 6, 2013 at 1:59 pm | 3 comments | 9755 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly rescinds judgeship endorsement

After learning Friday that San Jose attorney Steven Pogue contributed $500 to the 2008 Proposition 8 campaign to ban gay...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 6, 2012 at 1:40 pm | 235 comments | 9754 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cat Mom Leonorilda, on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:09 am | 49 comments | 9746 Views

AROUND TOWN

City's new Web site aims for elegance, utility

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Original post made on Aug. 1, 2007
Last comment by resident, on Dec 24, 2007 at 9:21 am | 94 comments | 9743 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Special report: murder victim Jennifer Schipsi's final hours

A narrative account of Oct. 15, 2009, the day Palo Alto real-estate agent Jennifer Schipsi was murdered, based on testimony...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2011
Last comment by AnnaNicoleSmith, on Feb 22, 2011 at 11:10 am | 20 comments | 9734 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Palo Alto's new restaurants

Three new restaurants are scheduled to open soon in Palo Alto. The first is a casual eatery offering kosher items. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2012
Last comment by cooper, on Dec 4, 2012 at 1:16 am | 9 comments | 9726 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's sister city devastated by typhoon

Super Typhoon Yolanda, considered the most powerful storm of its kind to make landfall, has struck Palo Alto's sister city,...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2013
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Nov 13, 2013 at 11:00 am | 6 comments | 9712 Views

AROUND TOWN

Trying a new online neighborhood tool

I live on Kings Lane, and have just recently signed up with a site I read about on TechCrunch called Nextdoor, basically...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Nov 1, 2011 at 8:21 pm | 5 comments | 9702 Views
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