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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 5028 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SLAC, Stanford scientists advance water-purification technology

Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 3605 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto school board supports new gender-identity policy

A new policy that aims to more clearly and comprehensively protect the rights of [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/11/06/transgender-youth-navigate-difficult-path-in-quest-to...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Emperor is Wearing No Clothes, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:32 am | 5 comments | 3769 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 3065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City: $15/hour wage, yes, but how soon?

After raising the minimum wage to $11 per hour this year, Palo Alto officials are now looking to push it even higher —...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 1500 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pool of school-board candidates grows to six

A total of six candidates are officially vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Srinivasan, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 2914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bobber, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 19 comments | 5642 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 424 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Silver Shroud, on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:11 am | 6 comments | 2895 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA bus jumps curb in downtown Palo Alto

A large Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus ran onto a sidewalk, narrowly missing a bus stop bench and taking...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 4959 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto seeks a quick return to football glory days

Kids growing up in Palo Alto in 2010 when the Palo Alto High football team won a state championship didn't have to go far...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Play football team 2010, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm | 2 comments | 2111 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wake up, little SUSIE

Bill Frye, 96, may be in a wheelchair, but on April 22, he was still rotating his bike pedals through the Balinese forest....

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Milt gersh, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm | 1 comment | 6968 Views

AROUND TOWN

New bikeways eyed for Embarcadero Road

New bikeways would roll out alongside one of the busiest stretches of Embarcadero Road in Palo Alto as part of a road-improvement...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2016
Last comment by PAMom, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:47 pm | 25 comments | 6138 Views

AROUND TOWN

CDC releases preliminary findings from youth-suicide study

Preliminary findings from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's epidemiological investigation into youth suicide...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by anne, on Aug 20, 2016 at 1:46 pm | 19 comments | 8602 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mindbending monstrosity

I have lived in Palo Alto for 46 years, the last 22 in College Terrace. I didn’t think bad architecture in this city could...

Original post made by Stephen Peeps on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Need an Ugly Building list, on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:50 am | 25 comments | 772 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women sink Navy in soccer season opener

Alana Cook and Michelle Xiao each scored a goal and the Stanford women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 nonconference...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by robyn, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents gather to plan future of Bol Park

With its meandering paths, great expanse of green, vintage agricultural tools and venerable donkeys, Bol Park has remained...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by MelC, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:27 am | 21 comments | 5336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Girl power

In 2008, the year that Hillary Clinton first made a bid for the presidency, women made up about 17 percent of the United...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 3084 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
By Elena Kadvany | 18 comments | 15,449 views

Water, baking soda, vinegar and slime
By Cheryl Bac | 0 comments | 1,350 views

Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
By Chandrama Anderson | 0 comments | 1,046 views

 

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