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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man with loaded handgun arrested after foot chase

A 33-year-old man allegedly in possession of a loaded handgun was chased down by Palo Alto police Saturday after after he...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Mar 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 13 comments | 3918 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meetings set for superintendent search

The team searching for a new Palo Alto school superintendent will meet with the Board of Education this Wednesday and convene...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by You get what you pay for, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm | 6 comments | 2877 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

If there were a valid critique to be given of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" -- writer and director Wes Anderson's latest, highly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by Lohengrin, on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 4 comments | 13648 Views

AROUND TOWN

No love for glove law

Countless people flock to local bars looking to unwind with a beer or other alcoholic drink. But there's a new regular at...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Franz Ferdinand, on Mar 18, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 30 comments | 6780 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Four arrested for 'hate crime' in Mountain View

Mountain View police have arrested four East Palo Alto people -- three Pacific Islanders and a Latino -- and charged them...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2009
Last comment by EastPaloAltoResident, on Mar 18, 2014 at 12:44 pm | 13 comments | 2799 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library Names

On Monday, March 17, the City Council will again be considering whether to change the name of the Main Library. I believe...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by Hayes Library, yes!, on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:43 pm | 5 comments | 607 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

anyone else watch Cosmos on Fox TV?

Anyone else watch that Cosmos TV show on Fox TV? How did this communist propaganda wind up on Fox? Did they lose a lawsuit...

Original post made by parent on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Mar 17, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 15 comments | 1621 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bullying policy set for review

The Palo Alto school district's Board Policy Review Committee (BPRC) will consider a new proposed [http://pausd.org/community/board/downloads/brd_packet/03.12-13.14_BPRC_pkt.pdf...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Zack L, on Mar 17, 2014 at 5:25 pm | 8 comments | 5115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District struggles to develop policy for handling bullying

Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly said he will rewrite a proposed school district policy on bullying after his latest...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Mar 17, 2014 at 2:50 pm | 25 comments | 5125 Views

AROUND TOWN

New bike boulevards planned throughout Palo Alto

More than three decades after Palo Alto turned Bryant Street into the nation's first "bicycle boulevard," the city is preparing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Donald, on Mar 17, 2014 at 10:33 am | 26 comments | 8491 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is Putin playing Obama?

Obama has not portrayed strength, in general. Putin seems to be playing him. My concern is that Obama will attempt to grow...

Original post made by John on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by That User Name is already, on Mar 17, 2014 at 9:12 am | 1 comment | 670 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversial sign installed

A 26-foot-tall sign for the new Grocery Outlet in south Palo Alto's Alma Village was erected this week, but one of its most...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Mar 16, 2014 at 10:02 pm | 90 comments | 6198 Views

AROUND TOWN

Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 34198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special ed: numbers down, 'inclusion' up

Early and aggressive efforts by teachers to help young children with learning problems has led to a significant drop in the...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Mom of Experience, on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 71 comments | 15756 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

More than 140 Palo Alto Disney workers laid off

A total of 143 Disney employees in Palo Alto lost their jobs Thursday, March 6, as part of a global layoff of about 700 staff...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by high rent area, on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 6 comments | 4099 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board settles on search firm

Palo Alto school board members Monday agreed to hire a Southern California-based partnership of former California school...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Teachers, too, on Mar 16, 2014 at 8:21 am | 18 comments | 5829 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who you gonna call?

The perfect utopian home would be something like this: light bulbs that never went out, living room paint that remained forever...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by stastacey, on Mar 16, 2014 at 2:15 am | 6 comments | 4696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citizens panel to aid city in addressing housing shortage

Faced with state mandates and market pressures to build more housing, Palo Alto officials are considering a wide range of...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by what about legalizing in-laws, on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:04 am | 66 comments | 6197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to resolve 'retention crisis' with pay raises

With Palo Alto's economic recovery speeding along and tax revenues happily spiking, the city is doing something to try to...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Outsource, on Mar 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm | 38 comments | 9267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

The highly anticipated Epiphany Hotel stirs parking concerns; Town & Country Village gets two new retail tenants and Grocery...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Amaryllis, on Mar 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 1246 Views
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