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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 | 802 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 | 1920 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. 2972 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 | 484 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. 421 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 | 551 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 | 2455 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 | 3700 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 | 8626 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 | 1709 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 | 3034 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 | 3081 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. 4871 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 | 7313 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 | 39509 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 | 9031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: A transparency gap

Palo Alto school trustees use the word "transparency" so often a casual observer might be persuaded they mean it. Read...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Observer, on May 8, 2016 at 11:38 pm | 25 comments | 5018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jerry and Dick Smallwood

Dick and Jerry Smallwood are turning their lifetime of achievement into a lifetime of opportunity for local financially needy...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by W Freeman, on May 8, 2016 at 11:14 am | 1 comment | 3444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen counseling center finds new home

After getting priced out of its former offices in eastern Palo Alto, Adolescent Counseling Services has found a new home...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by 5th Generation, on May 8, 2016 at 12:15 am | 4 comments | 3784 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tall Tree Award winners announced

Four individuals and organizations who have contributed to improving children's quality of life have been named as recipients...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Sigh, on May 7, 2016 at 5:44 pm | 23 comments | 7262 Views
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