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AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner judge recuses himself from child-porn case

Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by PeterCaoCorn, 7 minutes ago | 11 comments | 2279 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prohibits hard alcohol at undergraduate parties

Stanford University has banned hard alcohol at undergraduate parties and limited the size of liquor containers students are...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by To those who don't get it, 13 minutes ago | 25 comments | 2160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Trixie, 21 minutes ago | 18 comments | 4549 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 34 minutes ago | 3 comments | 569 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain electrification project gets $20 million CalSTA grant

The California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA) announced Tuesday that it will give Caltrain one of 14 cap-and-trade...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Flash, 36 minutes ago | 8 comments | 1466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Private Parent, 1 hour ago | 15 comments | 1786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Age-discrimination lawsuit filed against HP

Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Hewlett-Packard companies for age discrimination,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Job Inflation, 1 hour ago | 13 comments | 2788 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nothing Lasts Forever, 1 hour ago | 106 comments | 11995 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto homes staying on market longer

There have been two noticeable trends in the Palo Alto property market this year so far. First, properties have stayed on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Nothing Lasts Forever, 1 hour ago | 12 comments | 1504 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton to visit Bay Area for private fundraiser

UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Redwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a private fundraising...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Stretch, 2 hours ago | 29 comments | 8533 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by BrokenSystem, 6 hours ago | 13 comments | 1985 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's Zhang opens with a victory in table tennis

==BI 2016 Rio Olympics == Palo Alto's Lily Zhang opened Olympic table tennis competition with an 11-3, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Duke, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1609 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Chryst discusses Stanford quarterback situation

Keller Chryst, a redshirt sophomore at Stanford, didn't have far to go to college. Chryst, a 2014 graduate of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by no jeep, 11 hours ago | 3 comments | 204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to continue budget-management discussion

Palo Alto Unified School District administrators' salaries are competitive and in many cases above what surrounding districts...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Not worth the sacrifice, 14 hours ago | 17 comments | 2318 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, 19 hours ago | 71 comments | 11866 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep looks to repeat winning football formula

It's been an incredible run for the Sacred Heart Prep football program the last four years. The Gators have won four consecutive...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Mike, 20 hours ago | 7 comments | 1073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Kaz, 21 hours ago | 54 comments | 13483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor

California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by @Emperor, 21 hours ago | 10 comments | 1367 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football program stays fresh on and off the field

Several improvements to the Stanford football program have been implemented for this season, including: three new 8K Solutions...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by dennis, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 1248 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tell Us Your Kid's Class Sizes!

With all this debate about class sizes, let's share some actual data! Ask you kids how big their classes are, and post it...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, 22 hours ago | 40 comments | 2345 Views
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