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Sensory room facilitates learning for students with severe disabilities

Three special-education specialists have converted a Terman Middle School office into a "sensory room," draped with jungle-themed...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Sally Mickel, on Dec 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | 2 comments | 11097 Views


As U.S. bans WeChat, local Chinese Americans face loss of tool that's become integral to their lives

The popular Chinese-owned mobile app WeChat, which has been the main communications lifeblood for local Chinese Americans,...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2020
Last comment by Longtime Resident, on Sep 30, 2020 at 11:45 pm | 35 comments | 11095 Views


Mark Weiss

Mark Weiss is not a politician, and he is proud of it. He is a business owner who thinks the interests of business owners...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2009
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 24, 2014 at 6:46 am | 10 comments | 11093 Views


Palo Alto to bring back traffic-enforcement team

After years of budget cuts and staff freezes, the Palo Alto Police Department is now experiencing an "early thaw" and looking...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Happy, on Jul 6, 2015 at 10:13 pm | 47 comments | 11093 Views


Advantages and Disadvantages of Pinewood

Hello all, The question about Menlo School prompts this one from me about Pinewood. We are considering sending my daughter...

Original post made by Just Looking for Now on Dec. 21, 2009
Last comment by GSB Parent, on Jan 19, 2010 at 11:17 am | 13 comments | 11093 Views


Protesters demanding justice for Breonna Taylor stop traffic in Menlo Park

More than 150 people from around the Bay Area gathered Friday evening in Menlo Park in a protest that called for justice...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2020
Last comment by Resident 1-Adobe Meadows, on Sep 30, 2020 at 11:56 am | 34 comments | 11092 Views


Palo Alto's big dilemma: Should cars return to University and California avenues?

If things go as planned, the experiment with closing University and California avenues to cars will conclude at the end of...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2021
Last comment by Bystander, on Sep 15, 2021 at 2:54 pm | 34 comments | 11091 Views


Palo Alto's 'Christmas Tree Lane' lights up

Starting Saturday (Dec. 10), Fulton Street in Palo Alto will again transform into a Christmas wonderland, filled with red...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by -Ladrea, on Dec 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm | 12 comments | 11087 Views


Palo Alto Girl Scouts were first in the West

When the Girl Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary Monday evening, March 12, Palo Alto's Girl Scouts will have...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2012
Last comment by No quota, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 13 comments | 11086 Views


Election 2010: The battle over Measure R

Friends and foes of Measure R have the same message for the voters of Palo Alto: If you vote for the other side, you are...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2010
Last comment by Cardinal, on Nov 2, 2010 at 9:24 pm | 85 comments | 11085 Views


Tom DuBois enters race for City Council

Tom DuBois, a Midtown resident who jumped into Palo Alto's land-use politics during last year's heated battle over a housing...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 10, 2014 at 8:22 am | 40 comments | 11085 Views


Keeping fire at bay

Under slightly different conditions, a wildland fire in the Palo Alto hills earlier this month could have spread to homes...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Safety should come first, on Jul 1, 2014 at 11:58 am | 26 comments | 11085 Views


Palo Alto native killed in train-vehicle crash

A 29-year-old Palo Alto native died early Tuesday morning when his Volkswagen was struck by a train traveling through Redwood...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2017
Last comment by Kapella, on Sep 8, 2017 at 5:56 am | 5 comments | 11085 Views


'In-person instruction is essential.' Santa Clara County issues guidance for reopening schools

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department released on Tuesday its guidelines for reopening public and private schools...

Original post made on Jun. 30, 2020
Last comment by Educator, on Jul 31, 2020 at 7:27 am | 35 comments | 11082 Views


Foothills Park hiker falls, is rescued via helicopter

A 70-year-old man fell down a steep embankment while hiking in Foothills Park Tuesday morning, sustaining injuries to his...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2014
Last comment by Booboo, on Aug 6, 2014 at 7:37 pm | 18 comments | 11082 Views


In Memoriam: Notable Palo Alto area people who died this year

We look back at people who left a lasting impression on many in the Palo Alto community and beyond through their accomplishments,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2017
Last comment by Still Grieving Friend, on Dec 31, 2017 at 4:37 pm | 3 comments | 11080 Views


Low-income housing agency triples rent

Palo Alto Housing, a nonprofit offering low-income residents below-market-rate units, has notified certain tenants that their...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2019
Last comment by Old Timer, on Apr 4, 2019 at 4:48 am | 49 comments | 11080 Views


County raises property taxes on some Stanford homes

About 50 Stanford University faculty members who purchased their homes through ground leases in the past three years are...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Oct 22, 2019 at 11:10 pm | 22 comments | 11079 Views


Man convicted of 2015 murder outside East Palo Alto apartment complex

An East Palo Alto resident was found guilty on Wednesday for killing one man and injuring another after arguments at an apartment...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2019
Last comment by Dontrelle, on Nov 22, 2019 at 12:09 pm | 2 comments | 11079 Views


Palo Alto breaks ground on Magical Bridge Playground

With a flash of golden shovels and a spray of dirt picked up on the wind, Magical Bridge Founder Olenka Villareal, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this magical park, on Jun 25, 2014 at 7:38 pm | 7 comments | 11078 Views
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