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SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Achievement gap' still dogs Palo Alto schools

Despite years of efforts to combat it, a long-standing academic achievement gap persists in Palo Alto schools. African-American...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by HelpUsIn94303, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 116 comments | 9078 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford offers cash for off-peak commutes

Stanford University engineers have turned their talents to solving one of Palo Alto's most vexing traffic issues -- the road-clogging...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 4, 2012 at 9:32 am | 16 comments | 9070 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ruling paves the way for California Avenue renovation

Palo Alto's plan to shrink California Avenue from four lanes to two cleared its final legal hurdle Thursday when a California...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by greg hargrove, on Feb 19, 2014 at 8:05 pm | 54 comments | 9055 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 | 9049 Views

AROUND TOWN

Entrepreneur donates $60 million to Stanford

Jim Clark, former Stanford University professor and founder of several well-known Silicon Valley companies, has donated $60...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 19, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 15 comments | 9027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bloomingdale's building a smaller Palo Alto store

Longstanding Stanford Shopping Center tenant Bloomingdale's will build a smaller store at the mall, its parent company, Macy's,...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2012
Last comment by Dave, on Jan 11, 2012 at 3:10 pm | 11 comments | 9025 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marsh mosquitoes invade Palo Alto

Like the offspring in alien movies, mosquito eggs that have lain dormant in the Palo Alto Baylands mud for 10 to 15 years...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2012
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Aug 24, 2012 at 7:25 pm | 67 comments | 9023 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:26 am | 85 comments | 9009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: It's long past time to renew our libraries

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Original post made on Oct. 24, 2008
Last comment by Vote No on the bond, on Nov 3, 2008 at 9:18 am | 248 comments | 9005 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Does anonymity cause online rudeness?

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Original post made on Sep. 26, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 2, 2007 at 9:17 pm | 66 comments | 9002 Views

BOOKS

'The Unwinding' is a requiem for the American Dream

In his new book, George Packer demonstrates that you don't need a passport to chronicle misery, poverty, destruction and...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Sep 25, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 6 comments | 8994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City rethinks plan to scrap composting operation

Palo Alto's composting operation, which was slated to shut down within about a month, could get a new lease on life thanks...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by judith, on Nov 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 11 comments | 8989 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest naked man after string of attacks

Police arrested an 18-year-old Palo Alto man suspected of being under the influence of narcotics Friday night after he, while...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Apr 16, 2014 at 7:11 pm | 19 comments | 8984 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: The spirit of compassion

Each day chaplains and volunteers from Spiritual Care Services at Stanford Hospital and Clinics visit hundreds of patients...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2012
Last comment by Mary , on Dec 10, 2012 at 1:04 pm | 5 comments | 8981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Children's Theatre's Pat Briggs fired

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Original post made on Jun. 30, 2008
Last comment by Jackson, on Jul 9, 2008 at 8:06 am | 204 comments | 8965 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Online launches new design

Palo Alto Online launched an updated version of its website today, Oct. 8. Readers will experience changes designed to...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 70 comments | 8962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Solar program remains a challenge in Palo Alto

When Palo Alto launched in spring 2012 a program that allows local businesses to sell solar energy to the city, officials...

Original post made on Dec. 31, 2013
Last comment by Got it right, on Jan 6, 2014 at 9:17 am | 16 comments | 8958 Views

AROUND TOWN

A guide to the Fourth

Those hankering for a hunk of watermelon, piping hot chili or a dazzling fireworks finale need wait no longer. The Peninsula...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2014
Last comment by Ectoplosive, on Jul 4, 2014 at 6:42 pm | 13 comments | 8956 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Nordstrom shoplifter arrested for grand theft

For the second time in 72 hours persons entered Nordstrom at Stanford Shopping Center and walked out with thousands of dollars...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 14, 2012 at 4:22 pm | 9 comments | 8950 Views

AROUND TOWN

University presidents gather to ponder higher ed

More than a dozen presidents of colleges and universities will gather in Palo Alto this weekend to brainstorm about the future...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by John, on Jul 19, 2013 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 8947 Views
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