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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools loosen purse strings after property-tax revenue jumps

Palo Alto school officials are loosening the purse strings for the first time in years as a booming real-estate market has...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Barbara, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm | 22 comments | 6282 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park drive-by shooting suspect released for lack of evidence

The East Palo Alto man jailed on Nov. 27 in connection with three recent drive-by shootings in Menlo Park was freed on Monday,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by LuCa, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:11 pm | 2 comments | 2857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic numbers prompt council head-scratching

Few would say that traffic in Palo Alto has been getting better in recent years, yet that was what graphs in a city staff...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by long-time resident, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:09 pm | 45 comments | 7875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A plea to Village Fool

Village Fool, Palo Alto Weekly is now accepting anonymous bloggers. http://www.paloaltoonline.com/blogs/ I have closely...

Original post made by Anonymous on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:56 pm | 1 comment | 890 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Outsource street sweeping, finance committee agrees

The Palo Alto Finance Committee voted unanimously to back outsourcing street-sweeping services, but with a few caveats that...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Jack, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:50 pm | 5 comments | 2045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where there's Hope, there's gold-medal opportunities

Hope Schroeder appears to be your typical high school student. The 17-year-old Gunn High junior is student body secretary,...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2013
Last comment by #1 FAN, on Dec 5, 2013 at 9:49 pm | 3 comments | 1860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Please can we get the ugly back sides of buildings away from the street

I would like to return to seeing the fronts of buildings from the street, not the sides or the backs. All buildings have...

Original post made by Resident on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:41 pm | 1 comment | 505 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fire Department helps capture alleged Black Friday wallet thief

An ambulance crew with the Palo Alto Fire Department, flagged down by witnesses of a wallet theft at a downtown restaurant,...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by pearl, on Dec 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm | 5 comments | 5971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Street Light Antennas?

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Original post made by Richard on Sep. 22, 2006
Last comment by Tim M, on Dec 5, 2013 at 5:14 pm | 14 comments | 10201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council has no appetite for doing away with PC zones

Facing a plate full of development projects, Palo Alto City Council members Monday night didn't show any appetite for doing...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by JCC bashers unite, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:21 pm | 89 comments | 8049 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto eyes smoking ban downtown

Having snuffed out smoking at local parks earlier this year, Palo Alto officials are now proposing to extend the cigarette...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2013
Last comment by Donald Steiny, on Dec 5, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 45 comments | 38600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Books: Life after the dot-com bust

Taking a turn from covering the arts, the Weekly's A&E editor publishes a novel about a down-on-her-luck cops reporter. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Dec 5, 2013 at 3:30 pm | 4 comments | 1797 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park man arrested in drug-sales probe

A weeks-long investigation culminated in the arrest of a Menlo Park man Tuesday for allegedly selling cocaine, Menlo Park...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by MCP, on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 1585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Life is Tricky (on bullying)

Joey is playing kickball. Around him in the schoolyard, the other kids are moving in a blur—yelling, teasing, shrieking....

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Duveneck parent, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:26 am | 2 comments | 937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's Football Coach Retiring

http://www.mercurynews.com/sports/ci_24643129/football-palo-alto-coach-earl-hansen-announces-retirement He had some talented...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Dec. 4, 2013
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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 14668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto streets could be swept less often

The city's Finance Committee tonight will discuss a plan to modify Palo Alto's street-sweeping program in order to cut costs. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Dec 4, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 37 comments | 3921 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Before Hoover

The name of the school was South Palo Alto Elementary School. There was one room and teacher for first and second grade...

Original post made by Louise on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by Louise Heath, on Dec 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm | 2 comments | 453 Views

SPORTS

Stanford's Bugg is top setter on All-Pac-12 volleyball team

Stanford sophomore Madi Bugg has been named the Pac-12 Setter of the Year in women's volleyball as the annual conference...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 4, 2013 at 11:28 am | 1 comment | 2151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Proposed bullying policies to be reviewed

Draft policies for handling bullying complaints, in development for almost a year following a [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2013/06/14/in-depth-report-out-of-the-shadows...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2013
Last comment by Toilet Paper, on Dec 4, 2013 at 6:53 am | 20 comments | 5006 Views
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