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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 Amerikaner, 47 minutes ago | 18 comments | 7409 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New housing proposal on Maybell scores a 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 I Speak for the Trees, 2 hours ago | 14 comments | 983 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site

The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 52 comments | 5870 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 Kazu, 3 hours ago | 58 comments | 4910 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 Kazu, 3 hours ago | 15 comments | 2790 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Olive Garden site project races to meet deadline

With the clock ticking toward the deadline for new office developments in Palo Alto, two proposals by the same architecture...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, 3 hours ago | 29 comments | 5642 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 Joe Bloe, 3 hours ago | 35 comments | 3176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected

An effort to ban new two-story homes in the Eichler enclave of Faircourt faltered Wednesday night after a series of last-minute...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Just chill, 4 hours ago | 16 comments | 2551 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Veenker for Assembly

As one would expect for an open legislative seat, the race to replace termed-out State Assemblyman Rich Gordon has attracted...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, 4 hours ago | 47 comments | 4524 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 Nina, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 636 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to reboot bike-bridge project

After their first bid to create a "landmark" bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 took an unfortunate turn, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Not Really, 6 hours ago | 26 comments | 3646 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Our election endorsements

Vote-by-mail ballots must be postmarked on or before Election Day, June 7. They may also be turned in on Election Day to...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by WilliamR, 7 hours ago | 5 comments | 1872 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines - DA's report on fatal shooting in Palo Alto

On this week's webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly Publisher Bill Johnson leads a discussion with reporters Sue Dremann...

Original post made on May. 28, 2016
There are no comments yet. 93 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Elevated Thinking on Buses

Are Transit Elevated Buses (TEB) the solution to El Camino and even the railroad on Central Expressway? A new concept...

Original post made by Palo Alto Pedestrian on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 86 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 Evan Lurie, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 2988 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Teacher age, 10 hours ago | 57 comments | 4069 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zuckerberg plans to raze, replace his Crescent Park homes

Facebook's billionaire CEO Mark Zuckerberg is preparing for a major update to his digs in the Crescent Park neighborhood,...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Trump, 22 hours ago | 17 comments | 6226 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by radar, on May 27, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 1095 comments | 189543 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls finish with a flourish

After preseason trailing, six SCVAL De Anza Division dual meets, prelims and finals at league and section meets, the Palo...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Julie armitano, on May 27, 2016 at 1:16 pm | 1 comment | 77 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park fire district gets OK from FAA to operate drone

It's taken almost two years, but the Menlo Park Fire Protection District is now authorized by the FAA to operate a portable...

Original post made on May. 27, 2016
Last comment by Hermia, on May 27, 2016 at 11:04 am | 2 comments | 1153 Views
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Terún to open second Cal Ave restaurant
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Rethinking High School Curriculum: Chemistry
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Fire department event at the library
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