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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ravenswood school district to integrate mindfulness, yoga into regular curriculum

All 3,400 students in the Ravenswood City School District will soon have yoga and mindfulness as a regular part of their...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Mark Abramson, on Jan 28, 2015 at 10:12 am | 12 comments | 6749 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yahoo's Marissa Mayer buys funeral-home property

Palo Alto's oldest funeral home is closing its doors on Oct. 31, and the property's new owner is Yahoo Chief Executive Officer...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 27, 2015 at 10:11 pm | 77 comments | 85647 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford University student arrested for attempted rape

A male Stanford University student was arrested early in the morning on Sunday, Jan. 18, for attempted rape, according to...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:17 pm | 13 comments | 5726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Caution on parcel tax

Palo Altans have stepped up time and time again to support the schools, through generous donations, bond measures to upgrade...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:44 pm | 98 comments | 5325 Views

AROUND TOWN

Art commissioners favor arch design for new bike bridge

The Public Art Commission became the latest Palo Alto board on Thursday to weigh in on a proposed bike bridge over Highway...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by pat, on Jan 27, 2015 at 5:22 pm | 32 comments | 4632 Views

MOVIES

Standing still, 'Alice' moves

There's a master class in screen acting coming to a theater near you, which is reason enough to see "Still Alice." Heavily...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:41 pm | 1 comment | 1538 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford students gain access to admissions records

About 1,000 students are due to get a rare glimpse into the inner workings of the Stanford University's admissions office...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2015
Last comment by Niko, on Jan 27, 2015 at 4:02 pm | 9 comments | 7188 Views

SPORTS

Price's perfect vault leads Stanford past Oregon State

==BI Women's gymnastics == Elizabeth Price attained the first 10.0 score in Stanford women's gymnastics competition in eight...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Grace, on Jan 27, 2015 at 11:33 am | 1 comment | 1074 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Let's get some fun activities for teens in town.

Let's get some pure fun activities for teens in town. Do we need more basketball hoops in our parks? Do we need more...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 25, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2015 at 8:20 am | 15 comments | 454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD Board Meeting - organize ourselves to appear on Tuesday and demand changes

In light of the recent suicides and student stress, as many parents, students, concerned residents, should turn up at the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Jan 27, 2015 at 7:35 am | 1 comment | 175 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development to test Palo Alto's new affordable-housing law

A new Palo Alto law that allows developers who provide affordable housing to build more densely will get its first test on...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 6:43 pm | 33 comments | 5589 Views

SPORTS

Thompson leads Stanford women past USC in Pac-12 hoops

Lili Thompson scored 21 points, making her first 12 free throws in the process, in helping the 11th-ranked Stanford women's...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2015
Last comment by Maryanne Welton, on Jan 26, 2015 at 2:42 pm | 1 comment | 1230 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Supervisors offer aid in preserving Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian proposed today to the Board of Supervisors to use $8 million from its affordable...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 26, 2015 at 1:01 pm | 59 comments | 6315 Views

AROUND TOWN

Speedy bus service planned for El Camino

While Caltrain dreams of electrification and California's high-speed rail project slogs through its design process, Santa...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2011
Last comment by Eugene B., on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:41 pm | 23 comments | 3871 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City spots flaws in glass shards on California Avenue

Responding to complaints about the sharpness of the polished glass used in California Avenues new sidewalks, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2015
Last comment by Ding Dong, on Jan 26, 2015 at 12:19 pm | 51 comments | 4754 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What gives the school the right to give my child homework?

This is a legitimate question. I called the California Department of Education today and they did not know the answer. What...

Original post made by Parent on Dec. 18, 2014
Last comment by _Parent, on Jan 25, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 478 comments | 11337 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park Fire district gets green light to buy a drone

A hand-held aerial drone, probably one with four helicopter blades, will likely take up residence soon in the Menlo Park...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2014
Last comment by Jetman, on Jan 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm | 5 comments | 1749 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ford opens new research center in Palo Alto

Seeking to hit the gas pedal on new technologies such as self-driving cars and immerse itself in Silicon Valley's big-data...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by PA North, on Jan 25, 2015 at 9:13 am | 7 comments | 4095 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What You Don't Know About Crosswalks Could Kill You

50% of all pedestrian deaths occur in crosswalks. They are far and away the most dangerous part of any street....

Original post made by Kim Rubin on Jan. 23, 2015
Last comment by Reality, on Jan 24, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 5 comments | 315 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Protest on San Mateo Bridge caused crashes, CHP says

A regional division chief of the California Highway Patrol responded to at least four collisions resulting from protesters'...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 24, 2015 at 9:09 pm | 31 comments | 3069 Views
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