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PALO ALTO ISSUES

New flood-insurance laws hang premiums out to dry

Changes in flood-insurance laws may help assuage some anxieties faced by Palo Alto homeowners, as the federal Homeowner Flood...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Apr 21, 2014 at 10:06 pm | 15 comments | 15878 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Soccer is boring

Why is soccer such a smash amongst most of the world's nations? It is such a boring game. Basically, it is just semi-organized...

Original post made by Frank on Jun. 11, 2010
Last comment by World Cup Fan, on Jul 11, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 122 comments | 15875 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 board watcher, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:06 am | 96 comments | 15818 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In-depth report: How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying

In a liberal-minded community that prides itself on top-notch schools, high-achieving students and progressive values, the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm | 64 comments | 15812 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto: Pedestrian fatally struck by car

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/10/13/palo-alto-pedestrian-fatally-struck-by-car posted...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2014
Last comment by Angela Williams, on Oct 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm | 25 comments | 15793 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 | 15777 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn principal Villalobos to step down

Gunn High School Principal Katya Villalobos announced Tuesday she will step down June 30 after four years of leading the...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 29, 2014 at 8:28 am | 55 comments | 15775 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 | 15775 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

PA 3rd grade teacher hosting teen party

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Original post made by Incredulous Paly Parent on Oct. 30, 2006
Last comment by Enough, on Dec 1, 2006 at 12:49 am | 220 comments | 15754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto youth win SF chamber music prize

Four teenage string musicians, three of whom attend Gunn High School, only started playing together last fall, but in February...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 24, 2014 at 11:29 am | 2 comments | 15749 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lawyer: 'Innocent mistake' sparked Gunn lockdown

Weston Healy, an Eagle Scout with a 4.17 grade-point-average, was about to complete his senior year at Gunn High School and...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by member, on Jan 13, 2011 at 11:15 pm | 208 comments | 15743 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto project makes public a trove of data

Depending on one's digital prowess and hunger for data, Palo Alto's newest transparency initiative is either a head-scratcher...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on May 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 15712 Views

RESTAURANTS

Child Friendly Restaurants....

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Original post made by Jill on Jan. 8, 2007
Last comment by Charlotte, on May 15, 2011 at 11:27 am | 19 comments | 15696 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tiffany necklace, iPads reported stolen from Jobs' home

The home of the late Steve Jobs, Apple's iconic co-founder, became one of Palo Alto's latest burglary targets last month...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2012
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Aug 18, 2012 at 3:37 pm | 44 comments | 15692 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Green Acres

When Catherine Shen moved into her Green Acres home in 2008, she was welcomed with open arms by the other residents who she...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by life could be simpler, on Mar 10, 2015 at 11:32 am | 6 comments | 15671 Views

AROUND TOWN

A shrill 'Century'

Like the high-pitched whistle of a fast-moving train, TheatreWorks' newest production, "Twentieth Century," barrels onto...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by Taylor, on Feb 7, 2009 at 5:21 pm | 2 comments | 15666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan would send planes flying over Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Crescent Park and Duveneck/St. Francis neighborhoods could find themselves under the flight path of a relatively...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2014
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jan 28, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 160 comments | 15659 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain improvements may come soon because of High Speed Rail

I think these are both important upgrades to the existing Caltrain system. According to the Mercury-News: "What particularly...

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by Clem, on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm | 135 comments | 15608 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 | 15608 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

City urged to move Matadero Creek Trail

The proposed Matadero Creek Trail is so disliked by Midtown Palo Alto residents that they have told the city to change the...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on May 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 75 comments | 15541 Views
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