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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Controversy mars Newell Bridge debate

Residents on either side of Newell bridge, a 102-year-old structure that links Palo Alto and East Palo Alto, agree that it...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Andrew Kloak, on Oct 24, 2013 at 2:31 pm | 61 comments | 27347 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission throws support, cash behind City Hall art

The city's Public Art Commission committed $50,000 -- half its annual budget -- over the next two years on Thursday night...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mark Weiss , on Oct 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm | 8 comments | 11920 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New supervisorial districts split Menlo Park

The San Mateo County Board of Supervisors has approved new boundaries for supervisorial districts that will split Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Christopher L. Bowman, on Oct 24, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 3 comments | 2908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

I have to wonder how much tutoring and parental help is affecting the teacher's perceptions of our students. Depending on...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Oct 24, 2013 at 10:21 am | 258 comments | 19062 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What happened to PAUSD High School Rigor Worth It?

It says "Sorry. The topic you are looking for is no longer in the system." in bold letters Why? SCHOOLS & KIDS PAUSD...

Original post made by What happened? on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Reader, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:05 pm | 1 comment | 659 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Extending a ladder for workers on the bottom rung

A midcareer "failure" for a Palo Alto woman sparked a new trajectory that's helping local housekeepers, gardeners, waiters...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Bru, on Oct 23, 2013 at 8:32 pm | 8 comments | 4596 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Touchy school calendar issue is back

The hot-button issue of school calendars returns to the Board of Education Tuesday, Oct. 22, as members must vote before...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by mom of 11th grade student, on Oct 23, 2013 at 11:49 am | 67 comments | 15507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Media Center explores immigrants' tales

Ingeborg Baehr Hirschhorn's immigration story did not start out like the stories of the generation before her, immigrants...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Immigrant Studio, on Oct 23, 2013 at 4:01 am | 3 comments | 1169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Land deal could transform East Palo Alto freeway edge

East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District is in talks to sell or exchange acres of property -- including its own headquarters...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by Craig Bright, on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 5 comments | 1561 Views

SPORTS

Huge game earns Paly grad Adams another football honor

Palo Alto High grad Davante Adams of Fresno State has been named the Mountain West Conference's Offensive Player of the Week...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2013
Last comment by menlo, on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 4 comments | 1496 Views

AROUND TOWN

Clear choices in fire board race

The following editorial was published in The Almanac on Oct. 23: Clear choices in fire board race The Menlo Park Fire...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Oct. 22, 2013
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:31 pm | 4 comments | 934 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Commuter buses not just for Google anymore

A new service that's putting wheels down in the California Avenue business district may allow Palo Alto workers to commute...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2013
Last comment by sunder, on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm | 39 comments | 12409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pedantic politics

Playwright Kenneth Lin focuses his newest work, "Warrior Class," on the smarmy backroom of politics, where deals are made...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 17106 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Car pins boys against wall in downtown Menlo Park

A warm fall afternoon turned dangerous for 6-year-old twins when a car jumped a curb, trapping the boys against the wall...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2013
Last comment by Cat Mom Leonorilda, on Oct 22, 2013 at 11:09 am | 49 comments | 10152 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Arata’s Pumpkin Farm And The Grinch(es) Who Stole Halloween (Or At Least Part Of It)

http://www.almanacnews.com/blogs/p/2013/10/16/aratas-pumpkin-farm-and-the-grinches-who-stole-halloween-or-at-least-part-of-it...

Original post made by Erin Glanville on Oct. 22, 2013
There are no comments yet. 508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto races against the clock on infrastructure fixes

When Palo Alto officials began their journey nearly three years ago to refresh the city's aged infrastructure, their expansive...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 22, 2013 at 9:16 am | 32 comments | 13635 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man shot in East Palo Alto

A Palo Alto man was shot and seriously injured this afternoon while driving on University Avenue, according to police. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 21, 2013 at 10:59 pm | 12 comments | 5810 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Neighbors give thumbs up to Castilleja traffic efforts

Neighbors once critical of Castilleja School for generating traffic and parking problems have acknowledged that new traffic-control...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2013
Last comment by Current Parent, on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:59 pm | 23 comments | 2367 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Leash Dogs at Foothills Park

Due to the recent scrutiny on the off leash dog problem in Palo Alto public spaces, Foothills Park is now subject to a surge...

Original post made by Hiker on Oct. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 563 Views

SPORTS

SHP rallies from 12 points down to topple Menlo-Atherton

Sacred Heart Prep had not faced much pressure in the early part of their schedule this season, as the Gators defeated their...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2013
Last comment by Was at the game too, on Oct 21, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 2 comments | 1644 Views
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