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Former teacher to run for school board

Jennifer DiBrienza, a former teacher, Palo Alto school district parent and now education consultant, will be running for...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Know Weigh, on Sep 14, 2016 at 6:06 pm | 25 comments | 8608 Views


New plan reflects changing vision for prominent El Camino site

One year after Palo Alto swiftly shut down a plan to construct an office building at the busy intersection of El Camino Real...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sunshine, on Sep 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm | 55 comments | 7067 Views


Why is Paly renovating Haymarket?

Why not tear down Haymarket and build a 2-story classroom building? There are still portables in the middle of campus and...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 14, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 286 Views


Utility Efforts

Nearly 20 years ago, an initiative was passed to move electric utilities in town underground. I had a bad experience in...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Greatly Annoyed, on Sep 14, 2016 at 3:58 pm | 12 comments | 209 Views


Community Notebook: Test the Palo Alto Public Library mobile app

Library patrons and technology lovers are invited to Mitchell Park Library on Thursday, Sept. 15, to test the Palo Alto Public...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Sep 14, 2016 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 1098 Views


School board to take action on new elementary math curricula

The Palo Alto school board will discuss the selection of new elementary mathematics curricula on Tuesday morning in advance...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 14, 2016 at 8:22 am | 6 comments | 2246 Views


A push toward solar power, a retreat from natural gas

Since Palo Alto launched its own electric utility in 1900, its quest for power has involved everything from Belgian-made...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by UdyRegan, on Sep 13, 2016 at 8:01 pm | 5 comments | 3771 Views


Palo Alto peace walk marks Sept. 11 anniversary

A multifaith march for peace in Palo Alto Sunday afternoon drew hundreds of participants. Walking along Alma Street and Middlefield...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by No apples, no oranges , on Sep 13, 2016 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 7029 Views


Demand drives Bay Area gas price increase over the past month

Bay Area gas prices climbed to an average of $2.77 per gallon over the past month as refineries failed to keep pace with...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Sep 13, 2016 at 2:53 pm | 2 comments | 1033 Views


Community gives feedback about budget shortfall

Palo Alto school board members opened the floor on Wednesday, Sept. 7, to the community to answer questions and receive feedback...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 13, 2016 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 3048 Views


New zone change proposed for busy El Camino Real intersection

With Palo Alto's controversial "planned community" process suspended indefinitely, a developer who was hoping to win the...

Original post made on Dec. 25, 2014
Last comment by Annette Ross, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 5468 Views


East Palo Alto to put sales tax on November ballot

The East Palo Alto City Council unanimously approved putting a 1/2-cent sales tax on the Nov. 8 ballot Tuesday night to maintain...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 12, 2016 at 8:15 pm | 3 comments | 1497 Views


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 John94306, on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 16 comments | 3177 Views


Driver strikes hydrant, lands onto hedges

A driver who apparently hit the gas pedal lost control of the vehicle, sheared off a fire hydrant and struck another vehicle...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm | 10 comments | 5349 Views


Worth watching Palo Alto - Menlo Park dev will impact schools As we discuss the appropriate...

Original post made by SchoolImpacts on Sep. 12, 2016
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Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Grrrrr, on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 12628 Views


New plan for animal shelter concerns city workers

As Palo Alto braces for the next chapter for its aged but popular animal shelter, city workers who staff the East Bayshore...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Short Memories, on Sep 12, 2016 at 9:08 am | 23 comments | 4653 Views


Berkeley's Counting Crows return to the Bay Area

Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz now calls Greenwich Village home, but the singer/songwriter got his start as a musician...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2016
Last comment by J Mojo, on Sep 12, 2016 at 7:23 am | 1 comment | 2602 Views


New Palo Alto city attorney pledges 'transparency'

Palo Alto's new city attorney passed her first test Monday night -- she sat through a four-hour debate on composting technologies...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Watchdog Ear, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 3898 Views


Brock Turner judge launches anti-recall campaign

Just days before Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is set to be reassigned from criminal cases and before former Stanford...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 58 comments | 8917 Views
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