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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 | 19669 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 6, 2015 at 5:50 pm | 132 comments | 19638 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 | 19607 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 | 19479 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 | 19446 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Fruitvale Station'

Writer-director Ryan Coogler wants us to know BART shooting victim Oscar Grant III as more than a victim frozen in time....

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Jul 11, 2013 at 10:15 am | 2 comments | 19416 Views

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 | 19404 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto ponders design of new bike bridge

Emboldened by a $4 million grant and a freshly completed master plan, Palo Alto is rolling ahead with design work on a new...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Lance, on Dec 15, 2012 at 4:21 am | 24 comments | 19365 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 | 19357 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 | 19311 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paver hit by truck in Fry's parking lot, dies

A paver working in the parking lot of Fry's Electronics at 340 Portage Ave. in Palo Alto Tuesday evening was struck and killed...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by G & S driver strikes again, on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 34 comments | 19294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A money-back 'guarantee' of college admission?

Steven Ma says his business is "hated by most colleges." But the business -- helping Asian-American students, and students...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Commentator, on Aug 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 119 comments | 19274 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 | 19268 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Commuter buses not just for Google anymore

A new service that's putting wheels down in the California Avenue business district may allow Palo Alto workers to commute...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by sunder, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 39 comments | 19258 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A dining renaissance

There's a generally held perception that the Peninsula dining scene is dead. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/17/a-dining-renaissance...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by B Robertson, on Feb 29, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 45 comments | 19251 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plagiarism website: trading post for English papers

An Internet-based plagiarism detector has become not only a tool for teachers but also a plagiarism instructor for students...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by not true, on Feb 26, 2013 at 8:01 am | 12 comments | 19212 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Altans use Kickstarter to fund dream projects

A handful of Palo Alto Kickstarter campaigners who live only a few miles from the top-notch Sand Hill Road venture-capital...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Hahaha, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 19212 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google brings flicker of hope to Palo Alto's fiber dream

After failing in its initial bid to win Google Fiber and deliver high-speed Internet to the city's masses, Palo Alto is now...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:04 am | 67 comments | 19182 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fresh Market grocery store to close

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market grocery store in Palo Alto will close by March 31, the company announced on Thursday. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 11, 2015 at 4:16 pm | 129 comments | 19147 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Education: Flipping the university classroom

Stanford hopes to blaze a trail in educational technology, leveraging its entrepreneurial culture, star-studded faculty,...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by , on May 10, 2013 at 10:27 am | 12 comments | 19131 Views
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