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Guest Opinion: How to help those in crisis

The communities of Palo Alto and Woodside have lost two young people in the past few days to suicide. As we grieve, it is...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2014
Last comment by wrong, on Oct 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm | 1 comment | 12012 Views


Superintendent Kevin Skelly wins contract extension

Despite recent strains over communication style, Superintendent Kevin Skelly Tuesday won a one-year contract extension through...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Former teacher, on May 10, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 41 comments | 12010 Views


Mental health clinic for youth coming to Menlo Park

By the end of next summer, if all goes according to plan, Menlo Park will have a mental health clinic just for young people....

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2016
Last comment by Sarah1000, on Oct 16, 2016 at 11:11 am | 12 comments | 12006 Views


Superfruit smoothies

The açaí-bowl trend has touched down in the Peninsula over the last several months with the opening of Bare Bowls in downtown...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Bill, on Mar 13, 2015 at 7:38 am | 1 comment | 12006 Views


Hennessy to 'undervalued' teachers: 'Tell people about what you do'

Addressing the burnout rate of young teachers in high-poverty schools is a goal of a new Stanford University summer institute...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by It happens, on Aug 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm | 4 comments | 12005 Views


'We're doing crisis learning': Superintendent addresses hot-button closure issues during live webinar

On Monday, Superintendent Don Austin addressed the realities facing a district that has moved instruction for 12,000 students...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2020
Last comment by Silver lining, on Apr 28, 2020 at 9:57 am | 52 comments | 12003 Views


Former Palo Alto police sergeant charged with assault during 2018 arrest

Former Palo Alto police Sgt. Wayne Benitez has been charged with the assault of a Buena Vista Mobile Home Park man during...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2020
Last comment by Lee Forrest, on Oct 12, 2020 at 1:32 pm | 24 comments | 11999 Views


Feature story: Palo Alto WWII veterans look back

Leland Felton, 95, flipped through a scrapbook Monday of photographs he took during his service in World War II. Young, handsome...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Nov 10, 2012 at 8:19 am | 7 comments | 11999 Views


Palo Alto Jewish campus readies for debut

Staff of the new, $270 million Taube-Koret Campus for Jewish Life will move into their offices Wednesday, three months in...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2009
Last comment by San Antonio road, on Jul 30, 2009 at 4:16 pm | 81 comments | 11997 Views


El Camino Hospital nurse speaks about what it's like to provide care in the age of coronavirus

What's it like to be an ICU nurse at Mountain View's El Camino Hospital right now? Stressful and full of new challenges,...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2020
Last comment by Dick D., on Apr 28, 2020 at 4:59 pm | 4 comments | 11997 Views


Downtown post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Neighborhood of PO Box user, on Oct 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm | 19 comments | 11996 Views


Jeremy Lin among 11 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award

Coming out of Palo Alto High in 2006, Jeremy Lin did not receive a single scholarship offer from a Division I basketball...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by JLFAN, on Feb 10, 2010 at 10:01 pm | 1 comment | 11996 Views


Social, environmental advocate Mary Davey dies

Mary Davey, who divided her energies between supporting environmental and social causes, died Saturday evening at Stanford...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2010
Last comment by Joel, on Oct 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 22 comments | 11993 Views


Former Palo Alto math tutor now charged with 52 lewd acts on 16 girls

Prosecutors in the case against former Palo Alto math tutor Mark Allan Hodes filed additional charges of lewd conduct against...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2021
Last comment by Justine Paul, on Apr 14, 2021 at 11:56 am | 46 comments | 11992 Views


Editorial: The perils of state action

State legislators who are pushing for new laws forcing cities to allow dense, multi-family housing developments in single-family...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2019
Last comment by Anon, on Apr 4, 2019 at 2:40 pm | 52 comments | 11991 Views


Friends and family gather at intersection where Mountain View teen died after a collision with a truck

Family and friends have left flowers, candles, balloons and mementos at an impromptu memorial at the corner of El Camino...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2022
Last comment by Bystander, on May 16, 2022 at 12:34 pm | 2 comments | 11987 Views


Share your memories of high school senior pranks


Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Jun. 6, 2007
Last comment by Thyum Weigand, on Oct 31, 2007 at 7:55 am | 21 comments | 11981 Views


No place to go

It doesn't matter if they are rich or poor, longtime residents or new immigrants. Thousands of domestic-violence survivors...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2017
Last comment by women's shelter in CT?, on Jan 22, 2017 at 8:57 pm | 8 comments | 11981 Views


Locals aren't buying Palo Alto's newest green-energy program

Palo Alto may be land of the green and home of the tech-savvy, but the city's latest renewable-energy program has so far...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2012
Last comment by BP Observer, on Aug 22, 2012 at 1:50 pm | 24 comments | 11980 Views


Palo Alto mulls opposing high-speed rail project

Palo Alto may soon take a formal stance against California's proposed high-speed-rail line and begin lobbying state legislators...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2010
Last comment by The vote, on Sep 2, 2010 at 5:13 pm | 153 comments | 11976 Views
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