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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students among nation's top 30 in Siemens science competition

Two Palo Alto students compete Friday and Saturday as regional finalists in the Siemens Competition, a national contest in...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by acts fo kindness, on Nov 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm | 6 comments | 4258 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo council approves BevMo with 3-2 vote

The Menlo Park City Council upheld the Planning Commission's decision to let Beverages & More open a store in a spot that's...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Former Employee, on Nov 12, 2010 at 2:12 pm | 9 comments | 2570 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women open begin quest again for NCAA hoop title

Kayla Pedersen and Jeanette Pohlen came to Stanford as two of the top women's basketball prospects in the country. Pedersen...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by BIG Fan!, on Nov 12, 2010 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 3207 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to require 'better' smoke alarms

Palo Alto became the second city in California to strengthen its requirements for smoke alarms after the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2010
Last comment by Better Safe Than Sorry, on Nov 12, 2010 at 8:10 am | 13 comments | 9168 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen biker hit by a car

This morning a child was hit by a car. The city needs to take a look at all the bike routes and make them biker's safe....

Original post made by Worried on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by Still need improvements, on Nov 11, 2010 at 3:36 pm | 6 comments | 2108 Views

AROUND TOWN

A visual feast

Local shutterbugs have a way to share their best photos with the public. Palo Alto Online has introduced an online picture...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 11, 2010 at 2:25 pm | 2 comments | 2244 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Veteran settles for $250K in Palo Alto VA claim

A veteran who claimed he was blinded because of negligent medical care at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System has settled...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 11, 2010 at 1:12 pm | 2 comments | 2702 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Veterans' Day

What do families do on Veterans' Day? In our family, the kids are catching up on sleep, catching up on homework and catching...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by parenting, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:56 am | 2 comments | 2061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nearby schools: Pre-break finals no problem

As Palo Alto schools consider shifting the academic calendar to hold first-semester exams before the December break, nearby...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | 53 comments | 4128 Views

AROUND TOWN

The littlest groundbreaker ...

The David and Lucile Packard Foundation broke ground this morning on a brand-new headquarters building that will pull its...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Steven, on Nov 11, 2010 at 9:14 am | 4 comments | 2318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Where should your dog poop?

We have a strip of grass in front of our house, and we do not have a dog. My child stepped in dog poop on our lawn getting...

Original post made by Mom on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Same experience, on Nov 11, 2010 at 12:34 am | 10 comments | 2340 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transforming City Hall

Palo Alto's Fire Chief Nick Marinaro became the first major City Hall domino to fall when he retired in late June, after...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by PA-Needs-A-Good-House-Cleaning, on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:19 pm | 38 comments | 6953 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Schools hit by Lehman losses file claim

Twelve area school districts and the county superintendent of schools have taken the first official step toward filing a...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Ban-"Derivatives", on Nov 10, 2010 at 2:00 pm | 2 comments | 2422 Views

AROUND TOWN

Boy on bike collides with bus in Palo Alto

A 13-year-old boy suffered a broken nose and cuts to his face this morning when he collided with a school bus while riding...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2010
Last comment by George K., on Nov 10, 2010 at 1:16 pm | 32 comments | 2881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is there a better way?

I tried to watch the entire Board of Education meeting last night, in real time, from home. I fell asleep just past midnight,...

Original post made by JSD on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 10, 2010 at 12:57 pm | 1 comment | 2021 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Liz Kniss to join Caltrain board

Santa Clara County Supervisor Liz Kniss will join the Caltrain board of directors in January, giving Palo Alto and other...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Timothy Gray, on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:44 am | 2 comments | 1750 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Dear Palo Alto' arts event offers teens a way to express themselves

It's taken Julia Tachibana seven long years before being able to talk publicly of her brother, Ben, and his decision to take...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2010
Last comment by Jade Chamness, on Nov 10, 2010 at 11:07 am | 12 comments | 7097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anybody know what happened with the school board calendar vote?

Just couldn't make it through watching all that....Thanks!...

Original post made by Too tired to watch on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 10, 2010 at 9:15 am | 4 comments | 1990 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: The Weekly recommends:

In recent weeks the Weekly has taken editorial positions on candidates and issues we felt were most important or of interest...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2010
Last comment by food for thought, on Nov 10, 2010 at 8:47 am | 10 comments | 2847 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do high school students really write their college essays in English class?

In the current school board meeting packet, Superintendent Skelly asserts that "the senior English classes at both high schools...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:38 am | 28 comments | 4124 Views
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