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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Discovering a 'newfound sense of purpose'

Several years ago Norman Williams found himself released from a federal penitentiary with nowhere to turn. He lacked the...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, 4 hours ago | 15 comments | 1791 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Parent, 5 hours ago | 37 comments | 875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: An elusive history museum

The Palo Alto City Council once again provided a lifeline to a nascent Palo Alto History Museum group that has repeatedly...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 6 hours ago | 16 comments | 1758 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn High School wellness center to consolidate all student services, except one

A plan to build a comprehensive wellness center at Gunn High School has evolved, with the most recent design moving the college...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by make it easy, 7 hours ago | 6 comments | 3672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kid-friendly holiday

Happiness researchers consistently report that people find greater satisfaction from life experiences than from receiving...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Bethlehemite, 7 hours ago | 1 comment | 1585 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New website to predict Palo Alto flooding to debut in January

A new website to predict flooding from local creeks could be available to the public as soon as late January, Len Materman,...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 1337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jury takes a bold stance on new Palo Alto bike bridge

Three different design teams came to Palo Alto City Hall on Wednesday afternoon, each with a bridge to sell to the city. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by musical, 13 hours ago | 52 comments | 4072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Paly student's year in Brazil

Many teens wouldn't consider taking a year to go abroad, especially during high school. Maybe they're scared of starting...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Marlene, 13 hours ago | 1 comment | 2212 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 Anna, 16 hours ago | 991 comments | 138761 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transportation chief's outside job raises concerns

Since he became Palo Alto's chief transportation official in 2009, Jaime Rodriguez has been an energetic, assertive and at...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, 16 hours ago | 74 comments | 4082 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Online Name, 16 hours ago | 35 comments | 5788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ming's Restaurant to close Dec. 28

The absolute last serving of Ming's famous Chinese chicken salad will be Dec. 28. That's the day that Ming's Restaurant,...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by veggie, 18 hours ago | 12 comments | 5665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki approved as new College Terrace grocer

Miki Werness, whose well acclaimed but financially troubled grocery store fizzled in Alma Village last year, will get another...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2014
Last comment by Annette, 22 hours ago | 47 comments | 4357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mobile-home park residents host holiday Posada

In long robes and accompanied by an angel, modern-day versions of Mary and Joseph, parents of the yet-unborn Jesus, beseeched...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2012
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 15 comments | 2517 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man injured after argument leads to shooting in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto police said an argument led to a shooting that injured a 29-year-old Livermore resident in East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by cousin, on Dec 19, 2014 at 10:05 pm | 1 comment | 1515 Views

SPORTS

Shooting woes lead to another loss for Cardinal women

Lili Thompson managed to score nine points as No. 7 Stanford's leading scorer in Wednesday's 54-46 loss to host Chattanooga...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Donald M., on Dec 19, 2014 at 4:56 pm | 1 comment | 804 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rash of auto burglaries hits Palo Alto

Seven vehicles were broken into and items stolen in the span of a little more than an hour in Palo Alto on Monday, Dec. 15,...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Dec 19, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 17 comments | 6372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lighting up the season: Community celebrations spread peace and joy, from many traditions

From a musical Advent procession to the civic lighting of the Hanukkah menorah, Palo Alto celebrates the holiday season this...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by Vickie, on Dec 19, 2014 at 2:37 pm | 1 comment | 1613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Consultant hired to help Palo Alto with social-media updates

With Palo Alto's social-media efforts in full bloom, the City Council approved spending $160,000 on a consultant who will...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2014
Last comment by Connections, get your connections here, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:48 am | 33 comments | 5718 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pure poetry

Palo Alto native Barbara Allen has loved poetry since childhood. Raised by an aunt who lived on Coleridge Avenue, she played...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2014
Last comment by lindaloo, on Dec 19, 2014 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 146 Views
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