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PALO ALTO ISSUES

First 'Our Palo Alto' panel to focus on changing demographics

Palo Alto's attempt to engage residents in a conversation about the city's long-term future will kick off Wednesday and continue...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by stephen levy, 17 minutes ago | 8 comments | 723 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

As state embarks on new testing era, Palo Alto students help 'pilot-test the test'

It's out with No. 2 pencils and in with "click and drag" as students take on this spring's standardized tests in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Belinda, 6 hours ago | 12 comments | 3557 Views

AROUND TOWN

The ludicrous lingo of HBO's 'Silicon Valley'

It was announced this Monday that "Silicon Valley," the Mike Judge-helmed HBO sitcom filmed in and around Palo Alto, has...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, 6 hours ago | 3 comments | 305 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why Eichler and Not Greenmeadow?

I don't get it. Two south Palo Alto swim clubs about a half a mile apart, both old and Eichlerish, both competing with...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Atheist, 7 hours ago | 6 comments | 121 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto planners to zoom in on Fry's site

It took more than seven years for Palo Alto to draw up a new vision for the neighborhoods around California Avenue, and about...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by outlier, 7 hours ago | 19 comments | 2876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Housing Corporation nears sale of Maybell site

After seeings its proposal for a housing development on Maybell Avenue fall in a referendum last year, the Palo Alto Housing...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 8 hours ago | 56 comments | 4338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Associate superintendent evaluation news needed

Tucked away in tonight's board agenda is an evaluation of the associate superintendent, in closed session, of course, a nugget...

Original post made by Evaluate this! on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 209 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto man falls in Yosemite climb

A 26-year-old Palo Alto man was seriously injured on Sunday morning after falling 30 feet during a climb in Yosemite National...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Solon, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 1755 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Racism was dealt a blow today by the Supreme Court

The SCOTUS upheld an anti-racist law in Michigan, today. Some called it "affirmative action", but that is just pure racism....

Original post made by Jin on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, 10 hours ago | 5 comments | 103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Holiday Fund awards $400K in grants

For its 20th annual Holiday Fund, the Palo Alto Weekly awarded $400,000 in grants -- the greatest amount given in the fund's...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Starving Studens, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 981 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Young Children's Spring Faire - Saturday May 3rd - Free Admission

Come celebrate spring and experience Waldorf education for the young child (nursery and kindergarten ages). Featuring games,...

Original post made by Waldorf School of the Peninsula on Apr. 22, 2014
There are no comments yet. 25 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday turned their attention...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 11 hours ago | 21 comments | 891 Views

AROUND TOWN

Herb Wong, jazz icon and educator, dies at 88

Easter Sunday this year saw the passing of Herb Wong, a long-time Menlo Park resident renowned internationally as a jazz...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Grant Geissman, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 734 Views

AROUND TOWN

Make way for 3-D 'selfies'

At first glance the tiny figurines lined up at Palo Alto's Artec studio appear like colored toy soldiers. But the subjects...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Stupid is as stupid does, 14 hours ago | 5 comments | 661 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Deception -- or alternate business model?

Local residents have been caught in a five-year debate over the activities of one man, a real-estate investor named Jason...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2012
Last comment by Kay, 15 hours ago | 12 comments | 9751 Views

AROUND TOWN

Barron Park residents build mini-farms in backyards

There's a growing network of Barron Park neighbors who are, in their own way, bringing back the farmland that once covered...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2014
Last comment by Midtown Mama, 15 hours ago | 10 comments | 2163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly reverses position on bullying policies

After saying last month that he favored a single system for handling all school bullying complaints, Palo Alto Superintendent...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by angelo, 15 hours ago | 38 comments | 4889 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

April 24 deadline: Comments for Environmental report for FAA actions

Sleep disturbance from aircraft noise is not considered a health impact in the environmental impacts report for proposed...

Original post made by FYI on Apr. 19, 2014
Last comment by survivor, 16 hours ago | 5 comments | 146 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto hiker dies after fall

A Palo Alto woman has died after she fell from a ledge during a hike in Arizona, friends of the woman have confirmed. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2014
Last comment by lahellec-le mouel, 16 hours ago | 34 comments | 11820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Air traffic noise increasing

Am I the only one noticing an increase in air traffic noise from SFO? SFO noise abatement doesn't seem to include Palo Alto....

Original post made by Tired of the Noise? on Jul. 1, 2012
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, 17 hours ago | 49 comments | 4907 Views
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