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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Believe me, sooner or later the Mitchell Park library will open

Believe me, sooner or later the Mitchell Park library will open Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18492...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by The Obvious, on Mar 4, 2013 at 10:24 am | 14 comments | 1824 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Around Town

<B><B>EYE OF THE BEHOLDER ... </B>Three years ago, artist <B>Sam Yates</B> was a local hero of sorts. After years of snapping...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 4, 2013 at 9:49 am | 5 comments | 1134 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Have you experienced the "hidden" PAUSD's manual reconstructed by "Cardinal"?

I found this brilliant posting of "Cardinal" under the article "School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe "...

Original post made by Mom on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by classified, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:43 am | 4 comments | 1317 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hypnotherapy explored as weight-loss alternative

In a country where more than one-third of adults are obese, a growing number of people are exploring hypnotherapy as an alternative...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Shannon Tobin, on Mar 4, 2013 at 5:36 am | 1 comment | 2435 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Groupon CEO: 'I was fired'

After a poor earnings report sent Groupon's stock down by 24 percent, the company fired its CEO, Andrew Mason, Thursday,...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 4, 2013 at 12:54 am | 17 comments | 1401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents demand Menlo Park reinstate gym teacher

City employees are often reminded that they work for the public -- usually when the public wants the employee terminated....

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by N.D., on Mar 3, 2013 at 6:04 pm | 34 comments | 2675 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park father takes child's play seriously

Mike Lanza, author of "Playborhood: Turn Your Neighborhood Into a Place for Play," will speak Monday, Feb. 25, on ways parents...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Midtown Resident, on Mar 3, 2013 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 3678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe

Critics of Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and a lawyer for the school district Tuesday presented clashing perspectives...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 am | 115 comments | 7748 Views

RESTAURANTS

Sophia's

This was my favorite restaurant in Midtown. Does anyone know why Sophia's closed?...

Original post made by nat on Feb. 26, 2013
Last comment by Geri SIGLER Mcgilvray, on Mar 3, 2013 at 9:42 am | 7 comments | 1836 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Acterra executive director to retire

Michael Closson, who has led the Palo Alto environmental nonprofit Acterra for a decade, will retire as executive director...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by , on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:51 am | 6 comments | 1539 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: State ballot recommendations

The Weekly's recommendations on state Propositions 30-40, as well as Foothill-De Anza College Board, Santa Clara County Board...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Mar 3, 2013 at 8:42 am | 34 comments | 1761 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Potential gift for Paly gym: $20 million

School board members Tuesday lauded an anonymous family who is considering a possible $20 million donation to renovate Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by World B. Free, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm | 22 comments | 3863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City misspending money

The City Council & City Manager have been crying poverty when it comes to the city budget; here's what they are spending...

Original post made by common sense on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm | 9 comments | 2316 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Santa Clara County Supervisor Shirakawa resigns

Santa Clara County Supervisor George Shirakawa Friday, March 1, announced his resignation after he was charged with a dozen...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Michael, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:46 pm | 38 comments | 1268 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Scam?

We received a letter from Jay Buzi who claims to be interested in our property but it looks like a form letter (no inside...

Original post made by pares on Oct. 12, 2011
Last comment by Saratoga Homeowner, on Mar 2, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 10 comments | 2499 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Science Bowl competition moved to San Jose

The location of Saturday's National Science Bowl competition, which was scheduled to take place at NASA Ames Research Center...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Lyle, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:52 am | 20 comments | 1325 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

State of emergency declared for East Palo Alto levees

California Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency in San Mateo County due to damage caused by heavy rains and flooding...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Overdue, on Mar 2, 2013 at 9:05 am | 10 comments | 6179 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victim identified in fatal collision on Highway 85

The woman who died after crashing into a tree on the side of Highway 85 in Mountain View has been identified. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2012
Last comment by Cousin , on Mar 1, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 10 comments | 1684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A headmaster's parting lesson for parents

An overemphasis on college preparation is "extinguishing childhood" for too many of today's kids, says Norm Colb, who is...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by slc, on Mar 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm | 18 comments | 3001 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Scharff lays out bold plans in 'State of the City'

Calling Palo Alto a place where the "future continues to be invented," Mayor Greg Scharff rolled out on Wednesday night a...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Mar 1, 2013 at 2:17 pm | 30 comments | 2110 Views
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