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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto Neighborhoods

Named for an ancient redwood tree that was a living landmark for late-1700s Spanish explorers, Palo Alto today is a diverse...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2010
Last comment by julie, on Jun 2, 2015 at 11:18 am | 4 comments | 27892 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Elderly man missing from Stanford Hospital

Palo Alto police are looking for an 84-year-old man who went missing from Stanford Hospital Monday afternoon after he was...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Not Surprised, on Jun 2, 2015 at 8:54 am | 4 comments | 281 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's May Fete Parade to march Saturday

On Saturday, May 3, Palo Alto will hold its 92nd annual May Fete Children's Parade, which will begin downtown on the corner...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2014
Last comment by Katie, on Jun 1, 2015 at 7:16 pm | 5 comments | 3995 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by China Watcher, on Jun 1, 2015 at 5:43 pm | 65 comments | 8297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Breaking the mold with Middle College

High school isn't a great fit for everyone, with its 50-minute periods, hours of daily homework and smattering of school...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Another Middle College Parent, on Jun 1, 2015 at 5:26 pm | 18 comments | 2420 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Drought in CA should copy drought measures in Israel

Apart from conservation methods, this is what Israel has done. CA needs to copy the ideas of desalination and reusing gray...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 1, 2015 at 4:46 pm | 2 comments | 153 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cycles of life

Friends, poets and former Peninsula residents Maureen Eppstein and Henri Bensussen will give a shared reading in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Shirley Gaines, on Jun 1, 2015 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 1380 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto man who murdered wife in 1998 to be paroled

A man who claimed his murdered wife had committed suicide by slashing her own throat was granted parole on Thursday, May...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by JustMe, on Jun 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm | 4 comments | 3596 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cap on office development threatens projects underway

Palo Alto's push to limit growth in office space may jeopardize as many as 10 proposed developments, some of which have been...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 1, 2015 at 12:54 pm | 50 comments | 3005 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buses parking and setting up as business offices and taking our parking

Came across a bus being used as an office. They say that provided they move every 72 hours, it is legal. http://startuponabus.com/story-time/ Start...

Original post made by Concerned on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2015 at 11:28 am | 22 comments | 671 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure approved

In a decision that may signal the end of the road for Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, city officials on Tuesday affirmed...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 1, 2015 at 9:46 am | 80 comments | 9461 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

String of burglaries hits Palo Alto construction site

Palo Alto police and Stanford University are beefing up security after 11 burglary incidents took place in the past two months...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jenn, on Jun 1, 2015 at 8:52 am | 2 comments | 4318 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teachers agree to use online homework system

Palo Alto Unified School District's secondary school teachers would be required next school year to use online school management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by protest, on May 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 38 comments | 5185 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto residents march against gentrification

In a show of solidarity and to build a greater coalition of families throughout East Palo Alto, residents marched to City...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on May 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 90 comments | 6842 Views

AROUND TOWN

How to unsubscribe from Palo Alto Daily (Friday paper)?

Has anyone successfully unsubscribed from the Palo Alto Daily, that weekly paper that got thrown onto our driveway since...

Original post made by Frustrated on May. 31, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 198 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Poor Little Rich Women

The NYT has a piece by an anthropologist on the mothers of NYC's upper East Side entitled "Poor Little Rich Women." I was...

Original post made by curious on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by I did, on May 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm | 15 comments | 580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: No beds for teens

It was a shock to us and many readers to discover that when local teens facing an acute mental health crisis need hospitalization,...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Shelah, on May 31, 2015 at 7:35 am | 18 comments | 2885 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Former Teacher, on May 31, 2015 at 12:52 am | 31 comments | 6242 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bell schedule approved for Gunn

Gunn High School will officially shift to a 75-minute rotating block schedule in the next school year after receiving the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Great News!, on May 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm | 19 comments | 2235 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Once a Little Girl, on May 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 63 comments | 4333 Views
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Calave wine bar opens in Palo Alto
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Relay for Life, Menlo Park, August 8
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