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SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC freshman applications grow

From the SJ Mercury News: "Every one of UC's nine undergraduate campuses had more freshman applications this year, making...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Jan 14, 2015 at 10:30 am | 2 comments | 349 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto house fire starts in cluttered garage

A fire that damaged an East Palo Alto home on Monday evening started in a densely cluttered garage, a Menlo Park fire official...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:45 pm | 7 comments | 3966 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A space where creativity reigns

In a cluttered classroom at Cubberley Community Center last Friday afternoon, the sound of smooth jazz was playing in the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Barack Obama, on Jan 13, 2015 at 9:00 pm | 3 comments | 6002 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

TEDx returns to Gunn High on Jan. 16

TEDx is returning to Gunn High School in Palo Alto for the fourth year this Friday, Jan. 16, with high school students lined...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Christine Yang, on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:48 pm | 1 comment | 3035 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino shutdown

What caused the near-total shutdown of southbound El Camino from about Palm to Churchill and beyond this afternoon?...

Original post made by Traffic snarl on Jan. 13, 2015
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

After the last death: Doctors, academics debate the possibility, value of a 150-year lifespan

Halloween was approaching and Dr. Joon Yun was explaining why he wanted someone to hack our bodies. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Jixxer, on Jan 13, 2015 at 3:29 pm | 17 comments | 8194 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Acacia totals car in downtown Palo Alto

A woman who had only been at work 10 minutes received a phone call from Palo Alto police that she couldn't imagine. Her car...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Great Canopy - Great City, on Jan 13, 2015 at 2:45 pm | 24 comments | 7771 Views

BOOKS

Wild woman writer

How do you know you've arrived as a writer? When Nick Hornby decides to adapt your memoir for the big screen -- and Reese...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2015
Last comment by Melissa Anderson, on Jan 13, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 1 comment | 1688 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New mayor's priorities include 'how we communicate' as a community

The political shift in Palo Alto became official Monday night with the unanimous election of Councilwoman Karen Holman as...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Veritas, on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:40 am | 11 comments | 3020 Views

SPORTS

East Palo Alto youth wins national Punt, Pass & Kick title

==BI Of local note== Raymond Price III of East Palo Alto was one of 10 young athletes among a field of 40 national finalists...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by EPAMom, on Jan 12, 2015 at 11:19 pm | 2 comments | 2608 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marc Berman sets sights on Sacramento

Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman is now looking to Sacramento. Berman, who was elected to the council in 2012, said...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm | 60 comments | 5462 Views

BOOKS

Written in the stars

Authors Emer Martin and Suzana Tulac and illustrator Magdalena Zuljevic offer a fresh look at astronomy in a new children's...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2015
Last comment by Mary Nichols, on Jan 12, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 1296 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Woodside resident Neil Young launches high-quality music player

Folk rock veteran and longtime Woodside resident Neil Young has announced the release of his high-quality portable audio...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2015
Last comment by Golden Ears, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:17 pm | 5 comments | 3263 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn program calls attention to teens' sleep

Two Stanford University sleep experts gave a talk at Gunn High School this week, kicking off a new partnership between the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 10:42 am | 49 comments | 6428 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private, alternative K-8 school opening downtown this fall

AltSchool, a new private K-8 school set to launch this fall in downtown Palo Alto, prides itself on actively operating on...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 12, 2015 at 12:44 am | 42 comments | 10791 Views

AROUND TOWN

NY Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl WuDunn to Speak Tonight

Great opportunity hear well known NY Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and his wife Sheryl DuWunn talk about their new book...

Original post made by EstherWojcicki on Jan. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jan 11, 2015 at 10:22 pm | 1 comment | 291 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Girl Scouts were first in the West

When the Girl Scouts of America celebrates its 100th anniversary Monday evening, March 12, Palo Alto's Girl Scouts will have...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2012
Last comment by No quota, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:31 pm | 13 comments | 3332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lawyers squabble over rules in appeal of Buena Vista's closure

When the new City Council convenes for its first substantive meeting of the year, it will immediately plunge into one of...

Original post made on Jan. 1, 2015
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 11, 2015 at 8:06 pm | 55 comments | 8568 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Freedom of the Press and Freedom of Speech

It was lost a little in Paris today. However, #JeSuisCharlie will bring freedom to the forefront again. [Portion removed.] With...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 7, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 11, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 14 comments | 633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Blue Cross dumps Palo Alto Medical Center

Apparently Blue Cross has failed to renew its contract with Sutter Health, including Palo Alto Medical Foundation. Hopefully...

Original post made by Norman Beamer on Jan. 8, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jan 10, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 6 comments | 535 Views
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