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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to decide on new name for Main Library

Palo Alto's seemingly endless debate over what to call the city's Main Library may finally be settled on Monday night, when...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2014
Last comment by oops!, on Apr 7, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 54 comments | 11974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Bullying case reveals systemic problems in school district

Palo Alto school district leaders and parents should be shocked and saddened by the portrait painted in a scathing investigative...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Jen, on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:04 am | 141 comments | 11969 Views

AROUND TOWN

Three masked men rob Midtown 7-Eleven

Three masked robbers, one of whom was carrying a rifle or shotgun, robbed the 7-Eleven in midtown Palo Alto early Tuesday...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Nov 5, 2013 at 8:20 pm | 47 comments | 11967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kids in the kitchen

The holiday season is a time to build memories and reconnect with your family, and often during this wonderful but busy time...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Jane Urbach, on Dec 23, 2014 at 11:08 am | 3 comments | 11957 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 | 11955 Views

MOVIES

Local boy makes good

<B>(3 stars) Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2015/07/10/local-boy-makes-good posted Friday,...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jul 10, 2015 at 11:42 am | 2 comments | 11945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Three Palo Alto principals announce retirements

Fairmeadow and Ohlone elementary schools and the Palo Alto Adult School are searching for new principals following an announcement...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Mar 25, 2014 at 11:20 pm | 22 comments | 11944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Terry Godfrey, Ken Dauber for Palo Alto school board

While we value the backgrounds of all the school board candidates, in our opinion Terry Godfrey and Ken Dauber are clearly...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Oct 24, 2014 at 1:08 pm | 14 comments | 11923 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 11923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Family says teacher breached son's privacy

A family has sued the Palo Alto school district, saying they suffered embarrassment, humiliation, medical issues and financial...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by MukhMan, on Feb 15, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 23 comments | 11920 Views

AROUND TOWN

A walk down Christmas Tree Lane

Seventy-five years ago, the residents of Fulton Street set out Christmas trees along the street and strung up lights from...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Dec 14, 2015 at 5:37 pm | 14 comments | 11918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan Middle School, other schools now up for renaming

What began as one Jordan Middle School seventh-grader's book report on the questionable history of the school's namesake,...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 27, 2016 at 9:44 pm | 130 comments | 11914 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 | 11914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: No academic classes during zero period

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee has decided that the district's two high schools should not offer academic classes during...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by rick, on Apr 12, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 190 comments | 11885 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Accent Arts, Village Stationers to leave Cal Ave

Two of California Avenue's independent retailers, whose stores have contributed to the small-town charm that has long characterized...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Older Citizen, on Nov 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 80 comments | 11871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Larry Ellison buys Epiphany Hotel in Palo Alto

Larry Ellison, one of Silicon Valley's wealthiest and most extravagant high-tech titans, has added to his collection of riches...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 16, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 27 comments | 11871 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Lessons from the Maybell fiasco

If there was one lesson that anyone involved in Palo Alto policy-making should know, it is to never assume that something...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jun 28, 2013 at 9:57 am | 59 comments | 11869 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 | 11857 Views

AROUND TOWN

Officials warn of flooding from coming storms

If a 1998-level El Nino storm barrels into the Bay Area this winter, Palo Alto and East Palo Alto residents and city staff...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2015
Last comment by Stephen, on Dec 2, 2015 at 4:31 pm | 54 comments | 11856 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board OKs 'working cafe' plan for Varsity Theatre in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Historic Resources Board gave the thumbs up Wednesday to plans for a public "working cafe" in the front courtyard...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by I Dont Check Back, on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:05 am | 40 comments | 11853 Views
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