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MOVIES

Review: 'Captain Phillips'

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also a little bit thoughtful, and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Pat in Alabama, on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 20343 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly regrets achievement-gap comments

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Monday night apologized to about three dozen mostly minority parents for his...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by California Mom, on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 107 comments | 20316 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Olympian Amy Chow dives into a new challenge

When we last saw Amy Chow on a competitive stage, the Castilleja School grad was launching herself skyward in the pole vault....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by Helen Bayly, on Aug 14, 2011 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 20297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 14, 2015 at 2:15 pm | 142 comments | 20291 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman in Stanford sexual-assault case testifies

The woman whom former Stanford University student Brock Turner allegedly raped on campus in January appeared in court in...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Chill96, on Feb 19, 2016 at 2:20 pm | 13 comments | 20254 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Facebook expansion probably won't displace East Palo Alto residents, study shows

A consultant's study of whether Facebook's expansion will push East Palo Alto residents from their homes came to the common...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 6, 2012 at 4:56 pm | 57 comments | 20238 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teacher salaries compared statewide

The average public school teacher in Palo Alto earns somewhere in the middle -- not the highest, not the lowest -- compared...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by Another teacher, on Feb 5, 2016 at 10:03 pm | 32 comments | 20213 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Paver hit by truck in Fry's parking lot, dies

A paver working in the parking lot of Fry's Electronics at 340 Portage Ave. in Palo Alto Tuesday evening was struck and killed...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2011
Last comment by G & S driver strikes again, on Nov 14, 2013 at 12:28 pm | 34 comments | 20212 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man reported missing

A 30-year-old Palo Alto man has been missing for almost a week, Palo Alto police said Sunday. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2016
Last comment by Community Member, on Jul 27, 2016 at 2:23 pm | 24 comments | 20186 Views

AROUND TOWN

Superintendent urges denial of charter school bid

The superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District has recommended denial of an application by a high-performing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by its all about the $$, on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:39 am | 14 comments | 20183 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Google brings flicker of hope to Palo Alto's fiber dream

After failing in its initial bid to win Google Fiber and deliver high-speed Internet to the city's masses, Palo Alto is now...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 13, 2014 at 12:04 am | 67 comments | 20161 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In-depth report: How a federal inquiry is changing the way schools respond to bullying

In a liberal-minded community that prides itself on top-notch schools, high-achieving students and progressive values, the...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jan 15, 2014 at 9:59 pm | 64 comments | 20156 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin program sparks parents' hopes

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Original post made on Jan. 31, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 28, 2008 at 12:55 am | 328 comments | 20145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents rally to save their homes

More than 40 Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents on Thursday protested against the planned evictions from their longtime...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by member, on May 7, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 59 comments | 20085 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto property values surge

The market value of a single-family home in Palo Alto went up 10.8 percent in 2013 and has more than recovered from the last...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 18, 2014 at 4:03 pm | 34 comments | 20071 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hopes rekindled for new police building in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's plan to build a new police headquarters at 3045 Park Blvd. roared back to life Tuesday afternoon when city officials...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 16 comments | 20047 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Altans use Kickstarter to fund dream projects

A handful of Palo Alto Kickstarter campaigners who live only a few miles from the top-notch Sand Hill Road venture-capital...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2013
Last comment by Hahaha, on Apr 11, 2014 at 9:07 am | 5 comments | 20040 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire'

It would be easy to damn "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" with the faint praise of calling it a competent sequel, which...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2013
Last comment by hard to believe, on Nov 22, 2013 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 19997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 19994 Views

RESTAURANTS

Zibibbo restaurant shutters after 17 years in downtown Palo Alto

Longtime Palo Alto restaurant Zibibbo has shuttered after 17 years, owner Rowena Wu confirmed Wednesday. Read the full story...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2014
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Apr 28, 2014 at 7:33 pm | 45 comments | 19984 Views
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