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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Want to understand Silicon Valley?

We arrived in Palo Alto from Hamburg, Germany, on Aug. 6, 2015, with a 5-year-old daughter who was proud to master writing...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by momandpop, 5 minutes ago | 38 comments | 17201 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tom Jacoubowsky named principal of Juana Briones Elementary in Palo Alto

Tom Jacoubowsky, former longtime assistant principal at Gunn High School and interim principal of Jordan Middle School this...

Original post made on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by Mom of Students, 5 minutes ago | 3 comments | 467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Maybell housing proposal scores victory

Three years after a proposed housing development on Maybell Avenue stoked a revolt in Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood,...

Original post made on May. 28, 2016
Last comment by They got what they wanted, 11 minutes ago | 54 comments | 3836 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bernie Sanders coming to Palo Alto Wednesday

Six days before the California primary, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will be coming to Palo Alto to hold a free...

Original post made on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by look before leaping, 29 minutes ago | 38 comments | 8594 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

One hospitalized after hazmat incident in Palo Alto

One person was taken to a hospital and 13 others were evaluated for possible exposure after a hazmat incident in Palo Alto...

Original post made on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by chemist, 43 minutes ago | 1 comment | 682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly, Gunn again see low state test participation

For the second year in a row, both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools failed to meet the government's required participation...

Original post made on May. 29, 2016
Last comment by Question, 45 minutes ago | 27 comments | 4043 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle-school principal to head secondary education

Sharon Ofek, principal at JLS Middle School since 2009, will be moving to the school district office to serve as chief academic...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Another parebt, 49 minutes ago | 13 comments | 3091 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juana Briones principal to head JLS Middle School in Palo Alto

Lisa Hickey, currently the principal of Juana Briones Elementary School, will be leaving to head J.L. Stanford (JLS) Middle...

Original post made on May. 28, 2016
Last comment by Johanna, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 2367 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks raise fees for storm-drain projects

It's not easy to get residents excited about storm drains during a prolonged drought, but that's what Palo Alto hopes to...

Original post made on May. 31, 2016
Last comment by Gennady Sheyner, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New principals named for Jordan, Palo Verde

The school district has named a Los Altos elementary school principal and Palo Alto middle school assistant principal as...

Original post made on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by Mr J cares, 3 hours ago | 21 comments | 5396 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents call for 'road diet' to curb accidents on Middlefield

For John Guislin and his neighbors on Middlefield Road, screeching tires and clanging metal have become increasingly familiar...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Mike, 3 hours ago | 68 comments | 5459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment

With plans accelerating for the Bay Area segment of California's high-speed rail line, Palo Alto officials this week called...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Apple, 6 hours ago | 38 comments | 3450 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Berman Mailers

If Marc Berman is worthy of being a stellar steward of taxpayer dollars, why the heck is he generating so much trash in the...

Original post made by Palo Alto Voter on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Annette, 16 hours ago | 7 comments | 191 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Beltramo's is closing its doors

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Cgilbert, 19 hours ago | 18 comments | 7922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keep Natural Gas for Palo Alto

My recently completed web site http://www.paloaltoenergy.org describes and shows in detail that resident's and business's...

Original post made by pestocat on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by pestocat, 22 hours ago | 4 comments | 129 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Strong fundraising boosts Marc Berman, Vicki Veenker in state Assembly race

Palo Alto Councilman Marc Berman raised $104,481 in the latest reporting period for his bid to succeed Rich Gordon in the...

Original post made on May. 2, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, 22 hours ago | 19 comments | 2759 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rethinking 'Madama Butterfly'

In wrapping up its 60th season with the most performed opera in the world's repertory, it would have been easy to replay...

Original post made on May. 28, 2016
Last comment by KKane, 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 837 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Newish Jewish cafe, Pink Posy opens

A Jewish cafe will open this summer at the Palo Alto JCC's Town Square, a new bakery sets up shop at Stanford Shopping Center...

Original post made on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by Dick , on May 30, 2016 at 11:35 am | 4 comments | 1933 Views

SPORTS

Stanford product Piscotty is quite a hit with the Cardinals

Former Stanford standout Stephen Piscotty was at a hotel in Des Moines, Iowa last July after his Triple-A Memphis team had...

Original post made on May. 30, 2016
Last comment by rsy, on May 30, 2016 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 1011 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to toss mobile-home park lawsuit

Attorneys for the City of Palo Alto and the Jisser family squared off in federal court on Thursday over whether the closure...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Ben Rumson, on May 30, 2016 at 9:50 am | 17 comments | 3677 Views
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