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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teacher pleads not guilty to sex-abuse charges

Michael Airo, an Ohlone Elementary School teacher charged in December with sexually abusing the daughter of a former girlfriend...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by student of mike, on May 5, 2017 at 11:53 am | 7 comments | 6112 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judy Sleeth

As a teacher, a docent and the founder of the nonprofit Art in Action, Judy Sleeth has inspired a love of art in thousands...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
There are no comments yet. 521 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dexter Dawes

Now in his 80s, Dexter Dawes has spent the bulk of his "retirement" years volunteering on numerous boards, commissions and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
There are no comments yet. 542 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City finds compromise on accessory housing

With residents clamoring for both more housing and more government transparency, the Palo Alto City Council agreed Monday...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2017
Last comment by resident, on May 5, 2017 at 8:08 am | 121 comments | 7166 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paly teacher to serve two years, eight months for sex crimes

Former Palo Alto High School teacher Ronnie Farrell was sentenced on Thursday morning in Palo Alto to two years and eight...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2017
Last comment by Current PALY student, on May 5, 2017 at 2:34 am | 16 comments | 5618 Views

AROUND TOWN

How 'right to die' law is working locally

"I barely knew him," said Nancy Meyer of Portola Valley, who was there when her client took prescribed drugs to exit life...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by ChrisC, on May 4, 2017 at 8:00 pm | 4 comments | 2012 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In shifting land-use vision, Palo Alto embraces its tech roots

Seeking to quash recent rumors that coders are incompatible with downtown's zoning rules, the Palo Alto City Council voted...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Balance or bust, on May 4, 2017 at 7:49 pm | 66 comments | 5338 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Hit-and-run injures two boys in East Palo Alto

Two teen boys were taken to the hospital Wednesday afternoon after being the victims of an apparent hit-and-run in East Palo...

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by Juan, on May 4, 2017 at 6:48 pm | 5 comments | 3512 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ohlone Elementary principal announces retirement

The latest in a flurry of leadership changes for the Palo Alto school district comes from Ohlone Elementary School, where...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2017
Last comment by Mediocrity, on May 4, 2017 at 5:55 pm | 3 comments | 3273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: School librarians are needed now more than ever

I work as a teacher librarian at Palo Alto High School, and part of my job is helping high school students realize that searching...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Not needed at all, on May 4, 2017 at 5:52 pm | 12 comments | 3238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement Gap or Opportunity Gap?

Watching this 10-minute TEDx video where an award winning teacher talks about what achievement gap really is (opportunity...

Original post made by WhatGap on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by It's both, on May 4, 2017 at 5:48 pm | 1 comment | 152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Attorney spends big to persuade Elon Musk to 'Dump Trump'

A former Portola Valley resident will spend up to $2 million to persuade Elon Musk, chief executive of Tesla, to distance...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by @anon, on May 4, 2017 at 3:56 pm | 27 comments | 2702 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teen wants to change perceptions through 'Dine with a Muslim Family' campaign

A 15-year-old Palo Alto High School sophomore is set on changing people's perceptions of Muslims and Islam one meal at a...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 4, 2017 at 11:55 am | 5 comments | 4787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to residents: Don't sign PG&E tree removal contracts

Concerned about Pacific Gas & Electric's planned chop-down of hundreds of Palo Alto's mature trees, city officials have sent...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2015
Last comment by Newly minted Cynic, on May 4, 2017 at 9:04 am | 35 comments | 8954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Living under the belly of a 'beast'

Fledgling airline Surf Air's marketing slogan is "Disruptive Innovation — A Revolutionary Approach to Air Travel."...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Anthony, on May 4, 2017 at 7:24 am | 41 comments | 8631 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E hits the 'rewind button' on tree removals in Palo Alto

Admitting that their plan to remove hundreds of trees from their gas pipeline right-of-way got off on poor footing, Pacific...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2015
Last comment by Michael Dawson, on May 3, 2017 at 10:48 pm | 16 comments | 6276 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: 'Title IX Advocacy in the Trump Era' at Stanford

The Stanford Law School has teamed up with campus groups, advocacy organizations and others to host a two-day conference...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on May 3, 2017 at 3:05 pm | 18 comments | 2561 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

In East Palo Alto, plans emerge to build 'up'

Four major construction projects in East Palo Alto could transform the cityscape in the next couple of years, with two of...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Mark Dinan, on May 3, 2017 at 3:03 pm | 18 comments | 5694 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to continue budget talks Wednesday

The school board will continue discussing potential cuts for the 2017-18 budget at a special meeting tonight, Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 3, 2017
Last comment by Ha ha ha, on May 3, 2017 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 1287 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may drop plan for transportation tax

Despite widespread recognition that traffic congestion continues to be a pressing priority, Palo Alto is considering backing...

Original post made on May. 2, 2017
Last comment by Fool Me Once, on May 3, 2017 at 12:44 pm | 8 comments | 2011 Views
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