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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A bridge apart

As the Palo Alto City Council's unanimous vote on Aug. 12 showed, there was little doubt that residents on streets near the...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 11, 2013 at 11:57 pm | 67 comments | 7502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Undeck the halls

Now that Christmas is here, the next thing for residents to consider is what to do with their trees and holiday decor. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 23, 2015
Last comment by David Moore, on Dec 28, 2015 at 11:38 am | 5 comments | 7502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

P.A. coach pleads no contest to sexual assault

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Original post made by Jocelyn Dong on Jun. 23, 2006
Last comment by J.Johnson, on Aug 21, 2006 at 6:01 am | 3 comments | 7500 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Explosion Sunday night?

About 11:15 p.m. tonight I heard what sounded like a loud explosion. Anyone else hear it, or happen to know what it was?...

Original post made by Nora Charles on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by that photo, on Jan 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm | 86 comments | 7500 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two separate 'Goldilocks' intruders are the subject of manhunt, arrest

A burglar who found a bed in a Palo Alto residence "just right" for sleeping in became the target of an all-out search by...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2015
Last comment by ChrisC, on Jan 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm | 6 comments | 7500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools prioritize culture change, achievement gap

As a result of intensive self-studies Palo Alto's high schools undertook over the last year, both Gunn and Palo Alto High...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by a contrary view, on Feb 18, 2015 at 9:49 am | 36 comments | 7498 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing up on Embarcadero Road in the 50s

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Original post made by Marcia Temme Hardcastle on Nov. 2, 2006
Last comment by Lee b, on Jan 2, 2013 at 12:31 pm | 3 comments | 7496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Open Letter to Marissa Mayer: Please don't throw your annual Halloween Party at Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary

A few days ago I saw fake grass being placed in the driveway at what was once Roller & Hapgood & Tinney Mortuary, Palo Alto's...

Original post made by Professorville Neighbor on Oct. 16, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Oct 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 31 comments | 7495 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Marshmallow Test' psychologist discusses self-control

Fifty years ago, Walter Mischel embarked on a now famous study called "The Marshmallow Test." He returned to the study's...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 26, 2014 at 10:28 am | 15 comments | 7495 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teaching technology in PA schools

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Original post made by Carol on Aug. 30, 2006
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Sep 5, 2006 at 10:16 pm | 23 comments | 7494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pure poetry

Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Dec 28, 2014 at 4:59 pm | 12 comments | 7494 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: New store creates a buzz

While the attention of some Palo Altans has been diverted to more pressing issues, a new sex shop is quietly preparing to...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by too quick, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:38 pm | 59 comments | 7493 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Father John Duryea dies at 88

Father John Duryea, who was excommunicated in 1976 after a third of a century as a Catholic priest -- much of it serving...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2015
Last comment by Pam Gabel, on Sep 26, 2015 at 7:28 pm | 1 comment | 7492 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves increased parcel tax

The Palo Alto school board unanimously passed just after midnight on Tuesday night a $758, six-year parcel tax that will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Mar 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm | 83 comments | 7492 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Setting a CA tax penalty precedent - help please!

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Original post made by California Citizen on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by alan, on Jun 25, 2016 at 2:20 am | 9 comments | 7490 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed on Interstate 280

A two-vehicle collision on Sunday, Jan. 5, caused one vehicle to split in two and a second to overturn on Interstate 280,...

Original post made on Jan. 6, 2014
Last comment by resident, on Jan 6, 2014 at 6:27 pm | 6 comments | 7488 Views

SPORTS

The goal remains the same

Stanford women's soccer preview Senior goalkeeper Emily Oliver and the Stanford women's soccer team begin the season with...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by Go, girls, on Aug 23, 2013 at 2:27 pm | 2 comments | 7487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are friends and foes of Mandarin immersion really oceans apart?

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Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by oh brother, on Jun 25, 2007 at 9:47 pm | 58 comments | 7485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn students detail dissatisfaction with counseling programs

Students in Palo Alto's two public high schools wish they had more personal attention from their counselors to help them...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by gunn parent, on May 24, 2012 at 9:00 pm | 30 comments | 7484 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Zumot murder-conviction appeal rejected

Bulos "Paul" Zumot, the Palo Alto man convicted of strangling his girlfriend and setting fire to their Addison Avenue cottage...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Bru, on Dec 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm | 12 comments | 7484 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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