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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss $2 million in staff, program additions

Citing the improving economy and additional property tax revenues, school district staff is proposing a total of $2,086,941...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by Undecided, leaning against A, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:16 am | 73 comments | 5443 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Silicon Valley Robot Block Party features the latest in robotics

More than 1,000 people are expected to celebrate National Robotics Week at the 2015 Silicon Valley Robot Block Party, where...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Ron, on Apr 9, 2015 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 10376 Views

AROUND TOWN

Storify: Sexual assault at Stanford

The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to collect news coverage, social media reaction and other content related...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:42 am | 4 comments | 4509 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Scientists: State drought likely to worsen

The likelihood of California experiencing more warm, dry years leading to severe drought is increasing, according to research...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by Resident since 1957, on Apr 9, 2015 at 12:11 am | 12 comments | 3311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: retail ordinance, water rates, pump station

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of April 6. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/04/03/public-agenda-retail-ordinance-water-rate...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 8, 2015 at 7:30 pm | 19 comments | 2197 Views

SPORTS

2015 Central Coast section track and field leaders

==B Girls 800 -- ==Mount (Notre Dame-SJ) 2:14.81; 2, Bryant (Piedmont Hills) 2:15.07; 3, Bishop (Monta Vista) 2:15.58; 4,...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Apr 8, 2015 at 1:24 pm | 1 comment | 1601 Views

MOVIES

She was framed

A Nazi-enabled "finders keepers" claim comes under scrutiny in the based-on-a-true-story drama, "Woman in Gold." Read the...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Apr 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm | 2 comments | 10568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New art project, 'Collisions,' approved for downtown Palo Alto

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by InvisibleSteps, on Apr 7, 2015 at 10:53 am | 12 comments | 3696 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Architecture critic threatens to sue over approved development

One of downtown's most vehement critics of modernist architecture has threatened to file a lawsuit if Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, on Apr 7, 2015 at 5:58 am | 29 comments | 3618 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Cheaper, Better, Happier Schools? And FASTER! How?

http://m.digitaljournal.com/news/politics/op-ed-home-schooling-diy-alternative-to-public-education/article/392921 Every...

Original post made by Parent on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 7, 2015 at 12:25 am | 4 comments | 559 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown denizens split over proposed downtown development

On Monday night, the City Council is set to consider an appeal of the recently approved multi-story development at 429 University...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 11:09 pm | 40 comments | 6117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ed Shikada hired as Palo Alto's assistant city manager

Edward Shikada, a former transportation executive who spent nearly a decade in San Jose City Hall before resigning abruptly...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Citizen, on Apr 6, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 24 comments | 6978 Views

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Unique frozen treat

Shaved snow is not ice cream, and it's not shaved ice. It's in a dessert category unto itself. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by resident, on Apr 6, 2015 at 6:51 pm | 1 comment | 3687 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Long-term construction raises questions in Old Palo Alto neighborhood

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Original post made on Jul. 11, 2008
Last comment by musical, on Apr 6, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 28 comments | 3938 Views

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Architect: Age-friendly design should be stylish, colorful, fun

Growing old is "hard work" but it can be fun, insists Berkeley architect Susanne Stadler. Stadler is co-founder of At Home...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2015
Last comment by Cheryl P., on Apr 6, 2015 at 12:18 pm | 1 comment | 5561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer drops plan to buy Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Prometheus Real Estate Group has backed away from its plan to build high-end apartments for tech workers on the site of Buena...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 6, 2015 at 7:23 am | 75 comments | 16757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Principals describe 'new campus cultures'

The new principals at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools stressed a "change of culture" on their campuses in their first formal...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Thanks Skelly, on Apr 5, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 4 comments | 2401 Views

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College Terrace association faces uncertain future

The College Terrace Residents Association, one of the most visible and effective neighborhood groups in Palo Alto, is facing...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 5, 2015 at 7:40 pm | 39 comments | 6320 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brown orders mandatory reduction in water usage

Gov. Jerry Brown today issued an executive order for statewide mandatory water use reductions, the first-ever order in California's...

Original post made on Apr. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Apr 5, 2015 at 12:49 pm | 45 comments | 5841 Views

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Muslims and Jews share stories, questions over Palo Alto feast

Jews and Muslims mingled in Palo Alto Sunday evening and talked about their faiths in a first-of-its kind "Halaqa-Seder." Read...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Apr 5, 2015 at 10:45 am | 9 comments | 4372 Views
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