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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Auditor blasts Media Center

Midpeninsula Community Media Center, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that produces educational shows, hosts video classes and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Kerry , on May 13, 2016 at 6:09 am | 47 comments | 5999 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls win league lacrosse playoff title in dramatic fashion

There aren't enough teams to hold a Central Coast Section tournament in girls lacrosse, but Palo Alto and Gunn still managed...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Dan Nesbitt, on May 12, 2016 at 8:11 pm | 4 comments | 3408 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Street Sweeping??

I've noticed in the past few weeks/months that the street sweeping has been done very poorly. Anyone else notice this? ...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Gone On Too Long, on May 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm | 23 comments | 1749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Media Center supporters challenge critical audit

Dozens of filmmakers, show producers and community activists rallied at City Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by mutti, on May 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 4 comments | 3059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent recommends longer day for Palo Alto kindergartners

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee has weighed in with an official recommendation on a proposal to bring full-day...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Good idea, on May 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 14 comments | 716 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Jerry Brown orders long-term water-use reductions

Anticipating that California's massive drought over the last four years could just be the beginning of longer and more frequent...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on May 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 1775 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

The ghost of culture's past

A new play by Stanford University Artist-in-Residence Cherríe Moraga tackles some big topics: conquest and colonization;...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2584 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

April 29th, 1938 - The Brilliance of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Here is a quote from FDR's April 29, 1938 address to Congress: '' The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Indeed, on May 12, 2016 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly Election -- I choose Inks

I've been seeing a lot of "Veenker" and "Berman" signs around town. I just received the ballot and read up about the candidates...

Original post made by Resident on May. 11, 2016
There are no comments yet. 348 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NextDoor censoring racist posts

The Palo Alto Police use the NextDoor social network and encourage residents to use it to, but many refuse because of there...

Original post made by resident on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by @BTW, on May 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm | 5 comments | 464 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gear up for Bike to Work Day Thursday

Cyclists in Palo Alto will head to work -- and school -- during the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 12. The...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Bike commuter, on May 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 5 comments | 2229 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman charged with neglecting 87-year-old mother

An East Palo Alto woman has been accused of elder abuse for leaving her dependent mother lying on the couch for over a month...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Creole54, on May 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 3485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class sizes aren't meeting district targets

Thirty-four students in sixth-grade language arts, 33 in seventh-grade math, 34 in first-year French, 34 in U.S. history,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by outisder, on May 11, 2016 at 10:25 am | 51 comments | 8048 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College continues its baseball run in GSAC playoffs

Max Dutto homered and drove in three runs, Jason Alexander pitched a complete game and the Menlo baseball team defeated top-seeded...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Lee Ann Erceg, on May 11, 2016 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 1396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on class-size reduction, other budget requests

The Palo Alto school board will vote Tuesday night on a series of significant budget requests, some of which have increased...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Toll Uso, on May 10, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 2826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gina Dalma withdraws from school board race

Less than a month after announcing her candidacy for the Palo Alto Board of Education, parent Gina Dalma is ending her campaign,...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Need Upstanders, on May 10, 2016 at 8:13 am | 10 comments | 2718 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police: Man gropes 15-year-old girl walking in Palo Alto

Police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a 15-year-old girl as she was walking in the Homer Avenue pedestrian tunnel...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 4662 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford students, faculty, alumni call for new sexual-assault survey

A growing chorus of students, faculty and now alumni are calling on Stanford University to issue a new climate survey to...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2016
Last comment by Wassup, Doc?, on May 9, 2016 at 5:50 pm | 10 comments | 6830 Views

RESTAURANTS

Stanford Shopping Center announces further renovation plans

Stanford Shopping Center will enjoy a shopping spree of its own over the next two years, spending millions of dollars to...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2014
Last comment by DonaldT, on May 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 33 comments | 37711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposal to ban two-story houses splits neighbors

What began as an effort to promote harmony and protect the privacy of Royal Manor residents has devolved into a full-fledged...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by MD, on May 9, 2016 at 11:41 am | 72 comments | 8213 Views
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Best Of Palo Alto ballot is here

It's time to decide what local business is worthy of the title "Best Of Palo Alto" — and you get to decide! Cast your ballot online. Voting ends May 29th. Stay tuned for the results in the July 21st issue of the Palo Alto Weekly.

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