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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Schadenfreude

A small delight this morning just before noon watching all the illegally parked cars being towed. Provided chuckles for...

Original post made by Poster on Jun. 15, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Jun 16, 2014 at 2:48 pm | 3 comments | 498 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto residents explore westside development

During a town hall meeting Monday night, more than 100 East Palo Alto residents said they are willing to support higher density...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by and one more thing, on Jun 16, 2014 at 7:14 am | 25 comments | 3171 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford commencement open to the public Sunday

Husband and wife philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates will speak at Stanford University Commencement Sunday, June 15. The...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jun 15, 2014 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 2590 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

Monique's Chocolates to close, bees invade the Chocolate Garage and three new clothing boutiques at Town & Country Village...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Jun 15, 2014 at 6:29 pm | 11 comments | 45139 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why is World Music Day the same day as Stanford graduation and Fathers Day?

I've never understood why Palo Alto closes University on the same day as Stanford's graduation. Not to mention a conflict...

Original post made by Palo Alto resident on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by again, on Jun 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm | 12 comments | 605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC admission harder than ever for Californians

From a San Jose Mercury article: The promise of an elite public university education for California's top high school...

Original post made by Parent of Senior on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 15, 2014 at 10:11 am | 11 comments | 1908 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park nonprofit wins state teacher tenure lawsuit

California's teacher tenure laws were declared unconstitutional Tuesday by a Los Angeles County Superior Court judge, ruling...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parents shudder, too, on Jun 14, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 58 comments | 18589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Altan wins multi-city apps challenge

A winner in Palo Alto's Apps Challenge has now won a national competition for his software application, which will be developed...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Bikes2work, on Jun 14, 2014 at 9:01 pm | 2 comments | 2533 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto boy, 16, dies after shooting

A 16-year-old East Palo Alto boy died of a gunshot wound early this morning in a Redwood City hospital and police are now...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by Frank, on Jun 14, 2014 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 2449 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mortar round found in East Palo Alto home

A possible explosive device found in an East Palo Alto residence was determined to be an old inert training mortar round,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2014
Last comment by UC Davis Grad, on Jun 14, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 3 comments | 1431 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto VA positions itself within national scandal

In light of the recent scandal involving false record-keeping and long wait lists at VA hospitals in other parts of the country,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 13, 2014 at 9:50 pm | 7 comments | 2937 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tesla to open source all its patents

In a bid to advance electric-vehicle technology, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has announced that the company is in effect open-sourcing...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2014
Last comment by Truthfully, on Jun 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm | 9 comments | 2003 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Oppose Cap & Trade funds being diverted to HSR

The California budget that will be signed this weekend will divert 25% of Cap & Trade funds to High Speed Rail funding. ...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford creates committee to review sexual assault policy

In response to recent student outcry over Stanford University's handling of sexual assault, the administration is convening...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm | 4 comments | 2333 Views

AROUND TOWN

Proposed term limits irk Cubberley artists

With lease negotiations over Cubberley Community Center approaching the finish line, Palo Alto officials are considering...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by x, on Jun 13, 2014 at 5:23 pm | 14 comments | 4469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget features higher pension costs

Rising costs for teacher pensions combined with conservative revenue projections will put the Palo Alto school district into...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2705 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In survey, students, parents speak out about school experiences

Perceptions of fair grading and teacher quality were up among Palo Alto students and parents this year, but there's plenty...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
There are no comments yet. 539 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly assistant principal Diorio named to school's top job

Kimberly Diorio, assistant principal at Palo Alto High School for the past six years, has been named principal of the school....

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2013
Last comment by frustrated mom, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:35 am | 27 comments | 2815 Views

AROUND TOWN

Eat, stroll, repeat

Dishcrawl -- a Bay Area company that brings foodies on tours of unique neighborhood eateries -- came to sleepy California...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by randy albin, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:16 am | 1 comment | 1929 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Trial begins in East Palo Alto high-speed-chase murder case

The murder trial of an East Palo Alto driver whose friend died in a car accident after she allegedly evaded police began...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2014
Last comment by Robert Cameron, on Jun 13, 2014 at 11:05 am | 1 comment | 1520 Views
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