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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board hopeful for 'sprint goals' approach

Palo Alto school board members were encouraged Tuesday night by Superintendent Don Austin's ideas for changing the way the...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by musical, on Oct 25, 2018 at 6:07 pm | 3 comments | 3682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High robotics coach resigns after complaints

Palo Alto High School computer science teacher and robotics coach Kathleen Krier, who had been placed on paid leave last...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by film jedi, on Oct 25, 2018 at 11:59 am | 30 comments | 13594 Views

AROUND TOWN

City to sell development rights to fund upgrades to Avenidas, children's zoo

Seeking to raise money for popular community projects, Palo Alto officials are preparing to sell to local bidders a valuable...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2018
Last comment by Another Giveaway, on Oct 24, 2018 at 6:31 pm | 11 comments | 4559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the Ravenswood school-board candidates

Come Nov. 6, voters will be presented with two distinct narratives from six newcomers and three incumbents running for three...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by EPA Gadfly, on Oct 24, 2018 at 5:52 pm | 2 comments | 5825 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to stop the scammers from calling?

I wonder if I even need my landline anymore; scammers are calling as early as 7:30am and we get at least 3 calls per day....

Original post made by Frustrated on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by Pay Phone Landline, on Oct 24, 2018 at 2:54 pm | 12 comments | 990 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board proceeds cautiously on elections legal threat

The Palo Alto school district has secured more time to determine how to respond to a legal threat alleging its school board...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2018
Last comment by Hsien, on Oct 23, 2018 at 3:01 pm | 17 comments | 5832 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents! Warning about College Board scam

I just read about this warning from the FTC: Recently, we heard about scams targeting parents of high school students...

Original post made by Resident on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by Hoisin, on Oct 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm | 2 comments | 1565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Crescent Park traffic report analyzes depth of concerns

Seeking to persuade the Palo Alto City Council to take traffic congestion seriously, Crescent Park residents have conducted...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2018
Last comment by Make Them Pay, on Oct 23, 2018 at 2:17 pm | 48 comments | 8638 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: College Fund founder to receive Kiwanis Angel Award

Menlo Park resident Charles Schmuck, whose nonprofit Peninsula College Fund has helped nearly 100 local young adults become...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2018
Last comment by Jim, on Oct 23, 2018 at 2:01 pm | 2 comments | 3417 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent to detail new goal-setting approach

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Don Austin wants his staff to train for sprints and marathons -- both the short- and the...

Original post made on Oct. 22, 2018
Last comment by James Thurber, on Oct 23, 2018 at 12:47 pm | 4 comments | 4032 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Unprecedented obfuscation

In what may be remembered as a new low point for a Palo Alto City Council with many previous low points over the last two...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2018
Last comment by ares, on Oct 23, 2018 at 9:41 am | 64 comments | 8821 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City proposes retention basin under Bol Park

A proposal by the city of Palo Alto to put a stormwater-retention pond under Cornelis Bol Park would serve to remove hazardous...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2018
Last comment by Anon, on Oct 22, 2018 at 3:20 pm | 33 comments | 8457 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Local priests accused of sexual misconduct

Eight priests with ties to Midpeninsula parishes are among the 15 clergy members accused of sexual abuse against children...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Anneke, on Oct 22, 2018 at 11:27 am | 27 comments | 9164 Views

AROUND TOWN

A new old-fashioned treat

Gail Waldo perfected her licorice recipe for over a year, testing online recipes until she struck what might be cheekily...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2018
Last comment by jzertuche, on Oct 21, 2018 at 11:49 pm | 1 comment | 3847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto neighbors may see relief from noise

A Menlo Park business that nearby Palo Alto residents say has been a nuisance for three years must cease holding events at...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 21, 2018 at 10:54 pm | 12 comments | 7914 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors back new $222M psychiatric hospital for kids

Calling it a much-needed resource for youth in crisis, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday gave a full-throated...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2018
Last comment by Millionaire tax, on Oct 21, 2018 at 10:40 pm | 4 comments | 5295 Views

SPORTS

M-A defense makes a big difference in PAL football win

Menlo-Atherton started the season 2-2 but have been a juggernaut since Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division play began....

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2018
Last comment by Beef, on Oct 21, 2018 at 8:07 pm | 1 comment | 3343 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto's median home value nears $1M

Though East Palo Alto seemed immune to market growth, it has become the hottest market on the Peninsula. Read the full...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2018
Last comment by Duh, Steve, on Oct 21, 2018 at 7:05 am | 27 comments | 13066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters to the editor

<B>Clarifying the details Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2018/10/19/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2018
Last comment by Nextdoor neighbor, on Oct 20, 2018 at 9:50 pm | 3 comments | 1903 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors gear up for negotiations with Stanford

As Stanford University is preparing to kick off negotiations with Santa Clara County on an unprecedented development agreement...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2018
Last comment by Hank, on Oct 20, 2018 at 7:38 pm | 7 comments | 8433 Views
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