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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly proposes shift to pre-holiday final exams

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools should shift their academic calendars to hold first-semester final exams before the December...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:50 am | 65 comments | 4320 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stephanie Smith receives local DAR medical scholarship

Stephanie Smith, recipient of the Alice W. Rooke Daughters of the American Revolution medical scholarship, was the guest...

Original post made by El Palo Alto Daughters of the American Revolution on Sep. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preschool Family Alumni thank you

Thanks to the many attendees at the Preschool Family Alumni barbeque and film premiere this past Saturday (September 25)....

Original post made by Friends of Preschool Family on Sep. 29, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2208 Views

AROUND TOWN

Outage hits 1,400 Barron Park homes, and Gunn

More than 1,400 utilities customers in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood lost electric power Friday afternoon -- including...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on Sep 29, 2010 at 7:49 am | 10 comments | 2754 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed rail: On the wrong track?

Midpeninsula city officials are assailing California's high-speed rail project, which state officials hope will connect San...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 63 comments | 4414 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High Speed Rail Authority's Conflict of Interest

Here is an interesting legal opinion about conflicts of interest amongst the leaders of HSR. http://www.calhsr.com/resources/incompatible-offices-conflict-of-interest/ ...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Sep. 28, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2296 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How much does your teen text?

My daughter seems to text all the time, she recently got a Blackberry which admittedly was a bad idea and now we can't peal...

Original post made by Rachel on Sep. 25, 2010
Last comment by A Palo Alto Parent, on Sep 28, 2010 at 8:27 pm | 15 comments | 3144 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford gas line on PG&E 'Top 100'

A natural-gas pipeline running along Junipero Serra Boulevard in Stanford is on Pacific Gas & Electric Company's (PG&E) "Top...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2010
Last comment by Train Neighbor, on Sep 28, 2010 at 6:47 pm | 4 comments | 3487 Views

MOVIES

Old Movie Blog - want to help out?

I've started an old movie blog, with the goal of getting more people (ie current parenting generation and their kids!) into...

Original post made by Laura on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Laura, on Sep 28, 2010 at 6:03 pm | 4 comments | 4904 Views

AROUND TOWN

Is mid-town going to have a new restaurant?

I see that the former gas-station next to the Winter Lodge is being developed now. Anyone know what will go in that space?...

Original post made by new in town on Sep. 25, 2010
Last comment by new in town, on Sep 28, 2010 at 2:40 pm | 5 comments | 1962 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Compost Facility Site & Byxbee Park

I support the idea of creating a new anaerobic composting facility, but not at the proposed location in dedicated park land....

Original post made by marco on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Sep 28, 2010 at 1:09 pm | 11 comments | 2129 Views

AROUND TOWN

Black-and-White Ball may be less grey this year

Palo Alto's biennial Black & White Ball fundraising dinner/dance could be a bit less grey this year. Organizers are encouraging...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Wynn Hausser, on Sep 28, 2010 at 1:03 pm | 1 comment | 2290 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rep. Zoe Lofgren and her trix

Apparently, Rep. Lofgren thought that her surprise guest, today, at the congressional hearing on illegal workers, was a cute...

Original post made by Samuel on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by bru, on Sep 28, 2010 at 12:50 pm | 5 comments | 2263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New housing will likely spark enrollment bump

A bumper crop of kindergartners this fall has the Palo Alto school district scrambling to ensure there will be enough classrooms...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Erin, on Sep 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm | 7 comments | 2300 Views

AROUND TOWN

Car hits student biker on Webster and Embarcadero

A young eager high school student from our community lay fallen under his crushed bike in the street walkway of Webster and...

Original post made by Palo Alto Citizen on Sep. 23, 2010
Last comment by I bike, on Sep 27, 2010 at 9:07 pm | 63 comments | 4413 Views

SPORTS

Press pilots the point in Stanford women's soccer victory

==BI Saturday's Cardinal corner== Christen Press' record-setting chip shot proved to be a game-winner as No. 2 Stanford...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Stanford fan, on Sep 27, 2010 at 6:15 pm | 1 comment | 3603 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Our high schools are getting too big? Maybe not...

Interesting NYT article on Brockton (MA) high - a turnaround and now a success story with 4100 students. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/28/education/28school.html?_r=1&hp "A...

Original post made by Me Too on Sep. 27, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2096 Views

AROUND TOWN

Burglars ransack Menlo Park neighborhood

Describing the crime spree as "unprecedented," Menlo Park police met with Willows residents on Wednesday to discuss a recent...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 27, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 9 comments | 6364 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may stop publishing agendas in newspapers

The Palo Alto City Council will consider tonight (Monday) whether to scrap a local ordinance that requires the city to publish...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Sep 27, 2010 at 4:14 pm | 12 comments | 2158 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Midtown attic fire triggers second-alarm response

A smoky attic house fire at 763 Coastland Dr., in Palo Alto's Midtown area, triggered a second-alarm response from Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2010
Last comment by Coastland Resident, on Sep 27, 2010 at 3:30 pm | 1 comment | 2048 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 31

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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