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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 19865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekly's annual Holiday Fund launches

The Palo Alto Weekly formally launched its annual Holiday Fund drive this week, with a goal of reaching $350,000, Publisher...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Nov 8, 2013 at 4:26 pm | 2 comments | 19853 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Donna James, on Jun 3, 2015 at 10:14 am | 38 comments | 19819 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Palo Alto mom with a mission

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson, a speech therapist and the mother of daughters at Palo Alto High and Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 22 comments | 19788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg buys historic Palo Alto home

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly purchased a historic home in Palo Alto that was once owned by a Palo Alto pioneer....

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by Kevin, on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:36 pm | 47 comments | 19678 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Captain Phillips'

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also a little bit thoughtful, and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Pat in Alabama, on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 19631 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents rally to save their homes

More than 40 Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents on Thursday protested against the planned evictions from their longtime...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by member, on May 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 59 comments | 19602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Crash, on Apr 27, 2016 at 4:39 pm | 456 comments | 19567 Views

AROUND TOWN

Superintendent urges denial of charter school bid

The superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District has recommended denial of an application by a high-performing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by its all about the $$, on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:39 am | 14 comments | 19542 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 | 19523 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto couple presses for 'sense of urgency' in relieving academic stress

It seemed to come like a shot from nowhere. Ken and Michele Dauber, Palo Alto parents of five, called for "new leadership"...

Original post made on May. 13, 2011
Last comment by David Pepperdine, on Feb 10, 2014 at 6:21 am | 167 comments | 19516 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

How Castilleja taught me to be a man

From its founding in 1907, the Castilleja School has consistently graduated excellent women. However, I am the first person...

Original post made on Jul. 1, 2016
Last comment by Jennifer Ayer, on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:57 pm | 14 comments | 19473 Views

BOOKS

New interest in book inspired by sensational Stanford murder

A novel inspired by a sensational 1933 murder on Stanford's Faculty Row is the subject of Stanford's "Another Look" Book...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sarah, on Feb 5, 2013 at 11:34 pm | 1 comment | 19398 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 | 19366 Views

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 | 19326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district ranks sixth in state

The Palo Alto school district ranked sixth among California K-12 districts in standardized test results released Thursday....

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2013
Last comment by Miranda C., Gunn High School Graduate, on Apr 29, 2015 at 5:07 pm | 92 comments | 19316 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 | 19316 Views

AROUND TOWN

Steve Jobs takes leave of absence, citing health issues

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced Wednesday that he will take a leave of absence until the end of June because of health concerns....

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2009
Last comment by Rob, on Jan 17, 2009 at 9:43 am | 17 comments | 19314 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Community responds to student suicide

The Gunn High School student who died on the Caltrain tracks Monday night has been identified as William Dickens, 17, a junior...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 28, 2009 at 8:08 pm | 569 comments | 19302 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 | 19295 Views
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