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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 14 comments | 12454 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why the police and fire on Alma today?

Today, Sunday, around noon, there was a large gathering of police, ambulances, and fire trucks (probably a half dozen police...

Original post made by Still no news on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JD, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 6 comments | 670 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre announces new home

After months of building anticipation and community speculation, Mountain View's Pear Avenue Theatre has announced the location...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Kathy H, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 2408 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

African Methodist Episcopal members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings

The killing of nine African American churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has sent shock...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by revdreileen, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm | 20 comments | 4763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing the air about green

Some say that the term "green" is so overused that it has lost its distinction, but I disagree. There is a steady stream...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm | 24 comments | 7435 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 6357 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why police activity on 280 this afternoon?

Saturday afternoon, about 1:15pm, the police stopped traffic on 280S near the Arastradero Road exit. They stopped it for...

Original post made by Driver on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Driver, on Jun 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 458 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development up for review

Few projects better encapsulate everything that locals love and loathe about new developments than the three-story building...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 53 comments | 5459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to contract out parking program

Despite vehement opposition from the city's largest union and an unfavorable ruling this week from a fact-finding panel,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by S. Palo alto resident / DT worker, on Jun 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 24 comments | 3948 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto girl sues former social worker for alleged molestation

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Jun 21, 2015 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 4973 Views

SPORTS

Wulff is a high school baseball All-American

Stanford incoming freshman Brandon Wulff was named a third team ABCA/Rawlings High School All-American, the American Baseball...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Jun 20, 2015 at 4:43 pm | 1 comment | 1359 Views

AROUND TOWN

Potluck to celebrate neighborhood diversity

Midtown Residents Association members don't have to travel to New York to visit the United Nations; it's right in their own...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:48 am | 7 comments | 3941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto teen nearly drowns at country club

A 17-year-old male nearly drowned at the Palo Alto Country Club on Wednesday afternoon, fire officials said. Read the full...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:32 am | 4 comments | 3547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Down the rabbit hole

Doors that open to alternate universes. People who speak in confounding riddles, and a queen whose whims can be deadly. Sound...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jun 20, 2015 at 10:03 am | 1 comment | 670 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zuckerberg, Chan give $5M to undocumented immigrant college fund

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan are donating $5 million to TheDream.US, a scholarship fund for young...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jun 19, 2015 at 11:55 pm | 19 comments | 3667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Experiences with current social life in college?

I went to college in the 80s, pre-technology. It seems students have gotten more antisocial in college? Is anyone else having...

Original post made by Mom on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by buzzed, on Jun 19, 2015 at 8:19 pm | 4 comments | 447 Views

AROUND TOWN

Class of '54 Stanford graduate finally gets diploma

This past Sunday at Stanford University's commencement for the Graduate School of Education, located in the West Oval Grove,...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2015
Last comment by Monique, on Jun 19, 2015 at 6:50 pm | 7 comments | 3962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Lost in translation

In "Chinglish," David Henry Hwang's comedy about Chinese-American miscommunication, an American CEO discovers the dangers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Jun 19, 2015 at 12:10 pm | 2 comments | 2095 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek indecent exposure suspect

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly exposed himself to a woman in her 70s out for a walk near downtown Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Janet, on Jun 19, 2015 at 10:56 am | 1 comment | 2566 Views
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