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MOVIES

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

It would be easy to damn "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the faint praise of calling it a competent sequel, which...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by hard to believe, on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 10337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford backs away from divisive Dish parking plan

After pressure from the city and an outpouring of opposition from hikers who frequent the Dish, Stanford University is backing...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by Louise, on Feb 25, 2014 at 12:20 am | 31 comments | 10312 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 | 10301 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 | 10298 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 Danny, on Sep 20, 2013 at 5:05 am | 14 comments | 10285 Views

MOVIES

Get Smart

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Original post made by Sarah on Jun. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 5, 2008 at 2:57 pm | 5 comments | 10278 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 | 10269 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Family: City negligence caused mom's death

The daughters of Phyllis Seidman, the Palo Alto resident who was fatally struck while crossing Cowper Street in her wheelchair...

Original post made on May. 18, 2009
Last comment by safe streets, on May 20, 2009 at 10:39 pm | 41 comments | 10261 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 | 10250 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 | 10223 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 | 10177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mandate to obtain elevation certificates for flood insurance

There is a new Biggert Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 that requires everyone in the flood zone to produce elevation...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Tom, on Sep 27, 2013 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 10174 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Minority students face college-readiness gap

Palo Alto school district officials Tuesday night reported progress in the percentage of high school graduates who are "college...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2013
Last comment by Asianne, on Dec 18, 2013 at 3:44 pm | 55 comments | 10150 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 10122 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Groundbreaking social entrepreneur Priya Haji dies

A Silicon Valley entrepreneur whose socially minded work included East Palo Alto's seminal drug-treatment nonprofit, Free...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2014
Last comment by Shyam V Nath, on Aug 6, 2014 at 9:38 pm | 5 comments | 10111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn top nationwide rankings

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Original post made on Nov. 30, 2007
Last comment by Student, on Apr 15, 2008 at 6:49 pm | 126 comments | 10075 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 | 10074 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 | 10072 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 | 10063 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 | 10062 Views
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