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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 23971 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Argument preceded shooting of David Lewis

In the minutes prior to being fatally shot in the back Wednesday afternoon, East Palo Alto drug-intervention leader David...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2010
Last comment by Patricia A., on Apr 21, 2014 at 7:03 am | 78 comments | 23931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mother of Joan Baez dies at 100

Woodside resident Joan Chandos Baez, the mother of famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez, died at home on Saturday,...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2013
Last comment by Charles Wibel, on Jan 18, 2016 at 6:57 am | 9 comments | 23918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grocery Outlet opens today at Alma Village

Discount food store Grocery Outlet will open its first Palo Alto store on Thursday, April 3, with a ribbon cutting and a...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2014
Last comment by ...and now...., on Jun 22, 2014 at 1:56 pm | 50 comments | 23909 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fun with dogs, teens and the environment

Three finalists in the City of Palo Alto's current Apps Challenge are gearing their inventions towards neighborhoods and...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Homeless Dogs, on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:04 pm | 3 comments | 23902 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto roads, underpasses flooding; roads closing

With the brunt of this week's storm hitting Thursday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the Palo Alto Foothills...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 23838 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Shopping Center rebuild to bring major changes

The third phase of Stanford Shopping Center's renovation would include some of the most dramatic changes the center has seen...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 7 comments | 23757 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reclaiming history through music

Missing from the history books of musical greats like Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart are...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Martha Waltien, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 23728 Views

SPORTS

Brennan named tennis associate head coach for Stanford women

Frankie Brennan has been part of the Stanford women's tennis program so long; he has his own legacy with the team dating...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2017
There are no comments yet. 23705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth drug use is down, but potency up

Use of narcotics -- like those allegedly ingested by the Palo Alto 18-year-old who was arrested after trespassing and fighting...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:13 am | 26 comments | 23696 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Another attempt to limit speech through intimidation

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Original post made by Perspective on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by Perpsective, on Oct 19, 2008 at 9:41 am | 10 comments | 23688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 23687 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurant bag ban starts Friday

Plastic to-go bags at Palo Alto restaurants are going to go as of Friday, Nov. 1, when the third phase of Palo Alto's ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 23576 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Preventing teen suicides

The morning after a Gunn High School student died on the Caltrain tracks May 5, shell-shocked parent leaders and school officials...

Original post made on May. 22, 2009
Last comment by God has an answer, on Nov 1, 2009 at 12:25 pm | 48 comments | 23568 Views

AROUND TOWN

School heads called parents in cyberbully case

In a recent incident in which local teens "cyberbullied" a fellow Palo Alto student, school district officials said they...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Mar 10, 2009 at 5:08 pm | 14 comments | 23568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parents shudder, too, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 58 comments | 23489 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Coroner releases identity of man killed on train tracks

A man who died on the train tracks in Palo Alto on Oct. 15 has been identified by the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2014
Last comment by dolfsmom, on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:39 pm | 17 comments | 23427 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is Measure D really about?

After hearing each side out during public meetings, in-depth interviews, a tour of the orchard site and dozens of conversations...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Nov 3, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 246 comments | 23421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Overcoming abuse

Editor's note: This article includes graphic language and may not be suitable for younger readers. Read the full story...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2014
Last comment by Curious, on Jul 15, 2014 at 11:37 pm | 20 comments | 23404 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why All This Controversy Over Mandarin Immersion?

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Original post made by Shan Phillips on Jun. 16, 2006
Last comment by Lorraine Sparaco, on Oct 13, 2006 at 1:21 pm | 48 comments | 23385 Views
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Cherries and Berries
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Meeting Other New Parents
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