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AROUND TOWN

Competition casts large shadow over fiber-to-the-home

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto has been chasing a dream of bringing ultra high-speed Internet to every local household,...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 14, 2015 at 5:15 pm | 86 comments | 7713 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists

More than 80 Palo Alto high school seniors were named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists on Thursday. They are in the...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2015
Last comment by Congrats, on Sep 14, 2015 at 4:37 pm | 7 comments | 9137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A theater also rises

Passersby might have noticed the massive 26,000-square-foot building whose skeleton has emerged over the last several weeks...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 14, 2015 at 11:31 am | 33 comments | 7814 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford offers one-of-a-kind class on sexual assault

In 1979, a group of Stanford University students founded the Rape Education Project, working to promote awareness around...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Red, on Sep 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm | 19 comments | 6062 Views

AROUND TOWN

Garden design — how to make a plan

When building a landscape, there's a certain formula landscape designer Patricia Evans of Los Altos usually sticks to. It...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1276 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park to remove right-turn barriers on Ravenswood Avenue by next week

The results of a trial of roadway changes intended to make the Ravenswood Avenue railroad crossing in Menlo Park safer have...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Sep 13, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 10 comments | 3855 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City mulls new strategies for business registry

Simple requests didn't work. Neither did the fliers, the visits or the threats. Now, Palo Alto officials are considering...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 13, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 16 comments | 4683 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford insisting Malala does SATs before offering her a place.

I am not sure of the international requirements Stanford has before offering a place to an overseas student, but SATs are...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 12, 2015
Last comment by @Craig Laughton, on Sep 13, 2015 at 4:12 pm | 22 comments | 1488 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ... The school board granted Superintendent Max McGee an extra half-million dollars this week to help...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Paolo Altruist, on Sep 12, 2015 at 9:43 pm | 5 comments | 1333 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood wins support for banning two-story homes

A grassroots effort in Palo Alto to ban two-story homes in Eichler neighborhoods is on the cusp of its first big victory...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2015
Last comment by Paul, on Sep 11, 2015 at 7:47 pm | 24 comments | 7112 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

San Antonio Municipal Utility now pays customers to install solar panels on their roofs

The customer doesn't own the panels but gets a credit of 3 cents per kwh for the power produced on their roof. http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/the_juice/2015/09/solar_pa...

Original post made by Anonymous on Sep. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jocelyn Dong named editor of the Weekly

Palo Alto Weekly Managing Editor Jocelyn Dong, who was raised in Palo Alto and has risen through the paper's editorial ranks...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2011
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Sep 11, 2015 at 2:22 pm | 12 comments | 5087 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

First results of new Common Core testing released

The first results from California's new standardized testing, which looks at how students meet the new Common Core State...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2015
Last comment by Alright!, on Sep 11, 2015 at 1:52 pm | 26 comments | 8104 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Franco to teach high-school film class

People like to use the phrase, "Only in Palo Alto." It certainly will be thrown around with the news that actor and Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 48 comments | 27245 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Garden Tips: All our gardens can be

Let's make our gardens all they are capable of being. If we lift up the art of gardening, everyone will benefit. Children...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm | 1 comment | 2474 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Was Ken Dauber honest with us?

Editor's Note: The following post by "Parent of 2" has been heavily edited to remove numerous factual inaccuracies and...

Original post made by Parent of 2 on Sep. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 1563 Views

SPORTS

Stanford loses its longtime super fan Jack Laird

Jack Laird, '40, a former basketball player and associate director of development in the Stanford Athletic Department for...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Sep 11, 2015 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 3673 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Building permits in Palo Alto

Three demolition jobs took place in this segment of Palo Alto building permits. They included a house, a garage and a shed....

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2340 Views

BOOKS

Recent home sales

From Wisteria Drive in East Palo Alto to Olive Street in Menlo Park, local streets' names speak of flowers and trees in the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2230 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

Atherton may have disappeared from the list last week, but it has returned in a big way — a $31 million sale. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2003 Views
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