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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will school-calendar shift cut or boost stress?

A school board discussion on a proposed academic calendar change Tuesday underscored the sensitivity and complexity of the...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Nov 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm | 61 comments | 4653 Views

SPORTS

Title secured, but plenty still at stake for Palo Alto football

The Palo Alto High football team will close out its regular season on Friday night at Saratoga. On the surface, it's just...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by todd, on Nov 16, 2010 at 9:17 pm | 4 comments | 2587 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Google to build fiber network at Stanford

Palo Alto's dream of a citywide ultra-high-speed broadband network will soon take shape on a smaller scale just beyond the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by chris, on Nov 16, 2010 at 4:06 pm | 1 comment | 2270 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Murals at Walter Hays highlight 'core values'

Students at Walter Hays School in Palo Alto are in the midst of creating nine murals in the campus' Core Values Mural Project,...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Nov 16, 2010 at 3:11 pm | 8 comments | 3801 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Some musings on the state domestic economy

I am not a professional economist, but I do watch events and trends. I see that public worker unions, which have a monopoly...

Original post made by Gary on Nov. 4, 2010
Last comment by Gary, on Nov 16, 2010 at 2:02 pm | 24 comments | 2322 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto leads SHP, Menlo and M-A into CCS playoffs

The field will be filled with familiar faces when the Palo Alto High football team begins its postseason journey on Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Paly Fan, on Nov 16, 2010 at 12:59 pm | 1 comment | 2227 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Obama cancels High Speed Rail, now it's high speed bus.

Great news at the Onion. High speed rail projects have been cancelled. Instead, we'll have high speed bus network. http://www.theonion.com/video/obama-replaces-costly-hig...

Original post made by andreas on Nov. 16, 2010
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Nov 16, 2010 at 10:05 am | 1 comment | 1972 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Start schools in September, with finals in late January or early February?

I've written about this idea in other comments, but maybe it deserves its own thread. How about changing the calendar so...

Original post made by Anonymous on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Nov 15, 2010 at 8:18 pm | 10 comments | 1911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Liz Kniss to join Caltrain board

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

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Martin, on Nov 15, 2010 at 5:47 pm | 9 comments | 2629 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police arrest two in Skyline shooting incident

Deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office apprehended two juveniles who were carrying an air rifle on Sunday (Nov....

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by citizen, on Nov 15, 2010 at 5:44 pm | 5 comments | 2305 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Letters

Oughta be a law Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=13908 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Nov 15, 2010 at 3:40 pm | 5 comments | 2805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Friends' seek to avert Caltrain demise

Without funding to stabilize Caltrain's operating costs, commuters could find themselves without the rail line on the Peninsula...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Nov 15, 2010 at 3:23 pm | 49 comments | 5977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creek project trickles ahead despite spiking costs

An ambitious proposal to tame the flood-prone San Francisquito Creek might have to be split into phases after a new analysis...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2010
Last comment by Jen Joo, on Nov 15, 2010 at 1:52 pm | 5 comments | 3496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto hotels see rise in occupancy

After a two-year slump, Palo Alto's hotels appear to be filling up again -- a welcome sign for city officials who have seen...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2010
Last comment by not in denial, on Nov 15, 2010 at 11:23 am | 4 comments | 2186 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Demise of the bicycle bell

Am I the only one who thinks that bells on bicycles make a lot of sense. In the same way that a Prius is silent and people...

Original post made by Occasional Cyclist on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Agree!, on Nov 15, 2010 at 12:32 am | 9 comments | 2336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

University South

A perfect location with a strong sense of community Read the full story here http://www.PaloAltoOnline.com/news/show_story.php?id=18951...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2010
Last comment by Jared Bernstein, on Nov 14, 2010 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 2238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Angry parents derail school-calendar vote

A Palo Alto school district plan to shift first-semester final exams to before the December break starting next year was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by equality, on Nov 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm | 199 comments | 8582 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

On Whooping Cough

Found a study published by the Royal Society, the prestigious U.K. based science group, saying the whooping cough outbreak...

Original post made by mom on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by a dad, on Nov 14, 2010 at 4:31 pm | 1 comment | 2146 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bravo to 'Boulevard'

A struggling writer, a delusional former film star and a decaying mansion in one of L.A.'s swankiest neighborhoods are center...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2010
Last comment by Greg, on Nov 14, 2010 at 1:22 pm | 1 comment | 4433 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto planners clash over 'private meetings'

A Palo Alto policy that "strongly discourages" private meetings between planning commissioners and project applicants could...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2010
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Nov 14, 2010 at 10:39 am | 4 comments | 2860 Views
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