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Fairmeadow

Carlson Circle's quiet on a sunny day is punctuated by the gentle sound of children playing and the notes of a saxophone...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2014
Last comment by SRZ, on Nov 24, 2014 at 12:10 pm | 1 comment | 64 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merry matchmaking: Local wine experts offer suggestions on holiday food-and-wines pairings

Planning what wines to serve at a Thanksgiving dinner or figuring out which to bring to a Christmas party can be, frankly,...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on Nov 23, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 2 comments | 2811 Views

AROUND TOWN

A choristers' piece: Bay Choral Guild performs Brahms' 'German Requiem' without an orchestra

When the Bay Choral Guild presents Brahms' "<I>Ein deutsches Requiem</I></B>" ("<I>German Requiem</I></B>"), audiences familiar...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by George, on Nov 23, 2014 at 6:38 pm | 1 comment | 103 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Kremen wins Santa Clara Valley Water District seat

The founder of Match.com, Gary Kremen, has won a seat on the Santa Clara Valley Water District board, with 51.30 percent...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2014
Last comment by Former Employee, on Nov 23, 2014 at 2:06 pm | 10 comments | 1678 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys make some history by not letting history repeat

==BI CCS water polo== The Sacred Heart Prep senior class had history on its mind heading into the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nor Cal Polo, on Nov 23, 2014 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 718 Views

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Union Raises Concerns About Contractor Hooking Up Natural Gas

From the SJ Mercury News since PA Online is slow at posting. The union has their panties in a wad about a contractor...

Original post made by David on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Nov 23, 2014 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 116 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill-Oregon, Foothill expressways eyed for changes

Some of the most dangerous and congested sections of Oregon Expressway/Page Mill Road from Alma Street to Foothill Expressway...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 23, 2014 at 1:08 am | 2 comments | 113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County expands homeless programs while searching for new shelter

Faced with a shortage of beds to accommodate the county's homeless population this coming winter, the Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Nov 22, 2014 at 8:06 am | 29 comments | 3504 Views

AROUND TOWN

A choristers' piece

When the Bay Choral Guild presents Brahms' "German Requiem" without a symphony orchestra to overpower the quieter movements,...

Original post made on Nov. 22, 2014
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, Chorister, on Nov 22, 2014 at 3:58 am | 1 comment | 450 Views

SPORTS

M-A girls advance to CCS volleyball finals once again

Playing in the Central Coast Section Division I volleyball playoff finals is nothing new for the Menlo-Atherton girls. After...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2014
Last comment by Sambo, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:54 pm | 3 comments | 829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Schools grapple with 'emotional-health' efforts

Emotions ran high Tuesday as the Palo Alto Board of Education grappled with a proposed suicide prevention and mental health...

Original post made on May. 26, 2010
Last comment by --, on Nov 21, 2014 at 9:07 pm | 49 comments | 3516 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto: Fire quickly snuffed out at Communication & Power Industry

Palo Alto fire officials are investigating a fire that occurred Thursday afternoon at Communication & Power Industry, a Hansen...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
Last comment by The Omen, on Nov 21, 2014 at 8:37 pm | 2 comments | 951 Views

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Handmade, original gifts for the holidays

While Santa's elves have been chipping away at their annual mega-assignment, members of The Garden Club of Palo Alto have...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Resident, on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 1 comment | 2203 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials defend $4.6M upgrade of City Hall

Five months after Palo Alto officials approved a $4.6 million renovation of City Hall, council members made a public case...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Big spender before Jan. 1, on Nov 21, 2014 at 11:59 am | 27 comments | 3287 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Questions and answers about mental health: Local experts offer their advice, guidance

As a community we are grieving. We have lost precious youth to treatable health conditions. We want our youth to feel encouraged...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by what about the $$ cost?, on Nov 21, 2014 at 10:15 am | 11 comments | 2008 Views

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The gift that keeps on giving: Chefs dish on how to transform your holiday leftovers

When Nov. 1 hits, so does the holiday-meal planning. Are you brining, roasting or smoking? Pumpkin or pecan? Will you stick...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2137 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Up for debate: Palo Alto nonprofit empowers students to have a voice

On a recent Thursday evening at Eastside College Preparatory School, 13 students' heads are bent intently over desks as a...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3615 Views

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Palo Alto superintendent names members of achievement gap task force

Superintendent Max McGee announced Tuesday night the more than 20 faculty, parents, community members, alumni and administrators...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Nov 21, 2014 at 2:19 am | 21 comments | 2870 Views

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Board OKs 'working cafe' plan for Varsity Theatre in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's Historic Resources Board gave the thumbs up Wednesday to plans for a public "working cafe" in the front courtyard...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by I Dont Check Back, on Nov 21, 2014 at 12:05 am | 40 comments | 6923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents gather to talk, seek advice

In the days after Palo Alto's most recent student suicide, local mental health experts, school administrators and parents...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Nov 20, 2014 at 11:36 pm | 24 comments | 5479 Views
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