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MOVIES

Hunting the truth

Back in 1922, Robert J. Flaherty made the controversial documentary/docudrama "Nanook of the North," which he purported to...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2017 at 1:24 am | 2 comments | 3075 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek man in indecent-exposure incident

A woman and her toddler encountered a naked man who was touching himself in the Palo Alto Baylands Wednesday afternoon, Palo...

Original post made on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Fernando, on May 12, 2017 at 8:47 pm | 11 comments | 3810 Views

AROUND TOWN

TheatreWorks founder to retire

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley founder and Artistic Director Robert Kelley will retire at the end of the company's 2019/2020...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Jeffery P, on May 12, 2017 at 5:02 pm | 1 comment | 943 Views

AROUND TOWN

First time or last time the CCS swim meet is a big event

The Central Coast Section swimming meet usually features athletes who become major collegiate stars and, occasionally, international...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Sanctimonious City, on May 12, 2017 at 4:19 pm | 1 comment | 1317 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: Academic pressure can shortchange student engagement and passion

We need to listen better. Read the full guest opinion by Shounak Dharap here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2017/05/05/guest-opinion-academic-pressure-can-shortchang...

Original post made on May. 5, 2017
Last comment by 2 cents, on May 12, 2017 at 3:09 pm | 45 comments | 8065 Views

AROUND TOWN

Midcentury modern and the mass market

What do blenders, coffee makers, telephones, typewriters -- even the bathroom sink -- have in common? They are all products...

Original post made on May. 12, 2017
Last comment by Guy, on May 12, 2017 at 8:37 am | 1 comment | 1999 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Complaint: school district website 'inaccessible'

A special-education advocate from Michigan who has filed more than 1,000 federal complaints against school districts alleging...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2017
Last comment by Megan Carey, on May 12, 2017 at 6:16 am | 8 comments | 5499 Views

SPORTS

Prep report: Paly wins SCVAL baseball playoff title

Spencer Rojahn pitched 4 1/3 strong innings in relief, Ethan Stern collected a pair of hits and Palo Alto rallied to beat...

Original post made on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Paly Dad, on May 12, 2017 at 12:27 am | 1 comment | 1532 Views

AROUND TOWN

Recreation chief to join city manager's office

The office of Palo Alto City Manager James Keene will have a new look this summer, with two deputy city managers preparing...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by musical, on May 11, 2017 at 10:56 pm | 8 comments | 3131 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to ramp up prices for parking permits

If you're looking to park your car in a downtown garage, use the new 3-D printer at the library or pump out groundwater to...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Michael Vilain, on May 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm | 21 comments | 3934 Views

SPORTS

Gunn and Palo Alto are seeking encore performances

The Gunn boys and Palo Alto girls are both defending Central Coast Section swim champions. And they'd both love to win it...

Original post made on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Titans rule the pool, on May 11, 2017 at 9:31 pm | 1 comment | 1334 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Diane Feinstein Issues Statement on President Trump's First 100 Days

Press Release - Feinstein Statement on Trump 100 Days -- Apr 28 2017 Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by Accomplishments?, on May 11, 2017 at 8:30 pm | 4 comments | 364 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Bike to Work Day on Thursday

Palo Alto bike lanes could be especially crowded on Thursday for an annual event that has its environmental and personal...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by musical, on May 11, 2017 at 7:31 pm | 8 comments | 2589 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City of Palo Alto sued over police-dog bite

A Palo Alto mother has filed a lawsuit against the city and the Police Department for civil rights violations after her teenage...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by !Bill, on May 11, 2017 at 4:12 pm | 7 comments | 5856 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pension costs cast a shadow over city budget

As budget season kicked off in Palo Alto this week, there was no talk of service reductions, staffing cuts or painful choices....

Original post made on May. 4, 2017
Last comment by Joe, on May 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm | 45 comments | 4272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board votes to report weighted GPAs

The school board took a series of consequential actions on Tuesday night with impact throughout the district, including approving...

Original post made on May. 10, 2017
Last comment by Gloria Symon, on May 11, 2017 at 12:37 pm | 6 comments | 3685 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto backs away from business tax

In abrupt change of course, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday night not to move ahead with a business tax to pay for transportation...

Original post made on May. 9, 2017
Last comment by Another Citizen Unhappy With How the TOT is Being Spent, on May 11, 2017 at 11:31 am | 40 comments | 4029 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Centre gets a paint job

Recently built College Terrace Centre was a two-tone mustard and yellow color until this week when the development suddenly...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2017
Last comment by Marie, on May 11, 2017 at 11:10 am | 24 comments | 4097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood district to open new middle school

The Ravenswood City School District is opening a new middle school in East Palo Alto this fall with the hopes of reversing...

Original post made on May. 6, 2017
Last comment by GET HER OUT! Charlie Mae Knight, on May 11, 2017 at 11:07 am | 3 comments | 4514 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 East Palo Alto shooting

A Stockton man was found guilty of first-degree murder Wednesday morning by a San Mateo County Superior Court jury in connection...

Original post made on May. 11, 2017
Last comment by musical, on May 11, 2017 at 6:56 am | 2 comments | 2307 Views
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Burger chain Shake Shack to open in Palo Alto
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The Cost of Service
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By Douglas Moran | 10 comments | 814 views

Couples: When Wrong Admit It; When Right; Shut Up
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One-on-one time
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