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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise age for tobacco sales

Seeking to make Palo Alto a regional leader in a crusade against cigarette smoke, city officials are preparing to raise the...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 26 minutes ago | 11 comments | 1676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Growing up undocumented

Editor's note: Pseudonyms are being used by three of the undocumented youth interviewed for this story, at their request...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Don Honda, 1 hour ago | 11 comments | 2541 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park-based InnVision Shelter Network unveils new brand

After a year in the works, a new name and brand for InnVision Shelter Network, the Menlo Park-based homeless services nonprofit,...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2016
Last comment by RealBay, 9 hours ago | 3 comments | 2681 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Evergreen Park wants annexation to parking-permit program

With their neighborhood rapidly becoming a de facto commuter parking zone, residents of Evergreen Park want the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Deb, 10 hours ago | 25 comments | 2943 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

KIPP Bay Area Schools to open charter school in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto parents who have been working tirelessly for well over a year to bring a new public-school option to their...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Thank You, 11 hours ago | 7 comments | 1822 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Silicon Valley's year: 'amazing' but with 'perils'

Joint Venture Silicon Valley's annual economic study found that 2015 was a year of record-breaking growth and prosperity,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Ed Barbar, 13 hours ago | 44 comments | 71052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district committee to review all school names

Following the tearful testimony of one African-American student and an entire class of Palo Alto High School students who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Larry Cohn, 13 hours ago | 55 comments | 4148 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Raises approved for top Palo Alto officials

With all of Palo Alto's labor groups engaged in negotiations over new contracts, the City Council swiftly approved raises...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2016
Last comment by Real deal, 13 hours ago | 15 comments | 2139 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford wins plaudits for Escondido Village housing proposal

While Palo Alto struggles to address its severe housing shortage, Stanford University is swiftly moving ahead with an ambitious...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Marie, 14 hours ago | 11 comments | 1664 Views

SPORTS

Even without Olympians, Stanford women will contend

==BI College swimming== Sarah Haase, Lia Neal, Janet Hu and Ella Eastin may not have the name recognition of, say, world...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Rick Eymer, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 1502 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto student-support committee proposed

How the school district can best — and better — support student mental health was front and center at Tuesday's...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by stats, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 114 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja proposes enrollment-growth plan

Just over two years since the City of Palo Alto penalized Castilleja School for exceeding its enrollment cap, the school...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by PA, 15 hours ago | 27 comments | 2891 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man sought in gun-brandishing road-rage incident in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are seeking a man who allegedly brandished a handgun at a woman during a road-rage incident on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 15 hours ago | 2 comments | 1641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district moves to dismiss teacher accused of sex abuse

The Palo Alto school board unanimously voted Tuesday to initiate dismissal proceedings for an elementary school teacher who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by teacher, 16 hours ago | 34 comments | 5018 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighbors divided over ban on two-story homes

Royal Manor, a community of more than 200 homes in the Palo Verde neighborhood, is seeking to become the latest Eichler-style...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by surrealDude, 16 hours ago | 26 comments | 3625 Views

AROUND TOWN

Portola Valley: Driver found dead in car down embankment

A man found dead in a Jeep Cherokee at the bottom of an embankment in Portola Valley this morning had likely been dead for...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Reality Check, 16 hours ago | 2 comments | 3616 Views

AROUND TOWN

Obama in Palo Alto this morning

Streets in Old Palo Alto are impacted this morning due to a visit by President Barack Obama to a private event on Seale Avenue....

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2016
Last comment by Tutu, 17 hours ago | 26 comments | 7666 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's new "Bring your own device to school" policy

What does everyone think about this new policy that Paly wants all students to bring a laptop, tablet, or similar to school...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, 17 hours ago | 1 comment | 119 Views

AROUND TOWN

Andronico's offers to move into Edgewood

Edgewood Plaza Shopping Center could soon have a new grocer in the form of Andronico's Community Markets, according to center...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, 17 hours ago | 76 comments | 7275 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football loses top defensive coach Hart

Randy Hart, one of the nation's premier defensive line coaches and a protege of Woody Hayes, has announced his retirement....

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Bob Jimenez, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 5252 Views
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