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AROUND TOWN

Stanford players take their shots at NCAA individual honors

While the team portion of the season is over for the Stanford men's and women's tennis teams, the Cardinal nonetheless will...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Stanford football gets commitment from top high school tackle

==BI College recruiting == Clark Yarbrough, one of the top offensive tackles in the nation according to several scouting...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Menlo girls, SHP and Paly boys win lacrosse titles

The final day of the 2015 high school lacrosse season was a busy one with four league championship matches being held. In...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to limit chain stores on California Avenue

Days after they celebrated the dramatic renovation of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials are bracing for their next challenge:...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Quoi?, on May 19, 2015 at 11:30 am | 58 comments | 7926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A Wise Caution from Gunn soph Chloe Sorenson

Dear Palo Alto Onliners, In speaking of the new bell schedule proposed for Gunn, sophomore Chloe Sorenson said something...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 14, 2015
Last comment by Left of Boom, on May 19, 2015 at 11:24 am | 5 comments | 1064 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With maker's spaces, Ravenswood City School District invests in students' futures

With 90 laptops (donated by Facebook), three 3-D printers, one laser cutter, one sewing machine, a host of robots and a belief...

Original post made on May. 19, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on May 19, 2015 at 10:48 am | 3 comments | 3778 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The academic 'arms race' and myths about Asians

The Asian culture in the Bay Area needs reformation if the "academic arms race" is to disappear. But it can't disappear if...

Original post made on May. 12, 2015
Last comment by Terry, on May 19, 2015 at 12:55 am | 185 comments | 17516 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

UPDATE: Man killed by train in Atherton identified

The San Mateo County Coroner's Office has released the name of the man who was struck and killed by a train at the Atherton...

Original post made on May. 18, 2015
Last comment by Sadness, on May 19, 2015 at 12:16 am | 4 comments | 6697 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paramedics service prompted by exposure of ambulance deficiencies

Palo Alto's hyper-busy paramedics service is celebrating its 40th anniversary Sunday, with a show-off of its equipment and...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 16 comments | 4993 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man struck, killed by train at Atherton station

A man was struck and killed by a southbound train at about 12:53 p.m. today (May 17) at the Atherton station, according to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 958 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 28 comments | 17939 Views

AROUND TOWN

Perpetual volunteer Ray Bacchetti dies at 81

For Ray Bacchetti, civic engagement wasn't a lofty ideal so much as a way of life. Bacchetti, a devoted educator, activist...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Penny Ellson, on May 18, 2015 at 2:21 am | 24 comments | 4599 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn installs first water bottle filling station on campus

Student organizations and individuals at a Palo Alto high school have unveiled the school's first water bottle filling station,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on May 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm | 13 comments | 3508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Breaking the silence

Robin Thomas matriculated at Stanford University in the fall of 2008, and after a few months he was thinking about leaving....

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by ADHD in PAUSD, on May 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 17 comments | 8786 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

another caltrain fatality

This one was in Atherton: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Person-struck-and-killed-by-Caltrain-6269282.php...

Original post made by concerned on May. 17, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto flight instructor vanishes over Pacific

A 24-year-old Palo Alto flight instructor disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on May 8, and Palo Alto police...

Original post made on May. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm | 13 comments | 11172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New drought rules limit irrigation in Palo Alto

With the statewide drought lingering for the fourth straight year, Palo Alto this week adopted a new rule barring residents...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 57 comments | 11044 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Why are Palo Alto's Kids...."?

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/why-are-palo-altos-kids-killing-themselves Dear Palo Alto Onliners, This...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 17, 2015
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning

"Our babies are turning gold!" a second-grader at Landels Elementary School in Mountain View exclaimed as he ran his hand...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by former Sunnyvale parent, on May 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 6638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's Lin dives to girls' title at the CCS Championships

Palo Alto junior Mimi Lin captured her first title on the 1-meter springboard in the girls' diving finals at the Central...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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