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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Achievement gap persists in new state test scores

While school district staff celebrated at Tuesday's school board meeting the high achievement of most Palo Alto Unified students...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @tension, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:52 pm | 46 comments | 6327 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja proposes underground garage

Castilleja School has a new solution to a years-long battle over increasing enrollment — and thus traffic in the surrounding...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Barron Park Dad, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:27 pm | 29 comments | 8335 Views

AROUND TOWN

Merchants set Meet The Street event

Call it a block party that the whole city is invited to attend. Palo Alto will kick off its inaugural Meet The Street event...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Carol Gilbert, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 5109 Views

BOOKS

High school students make coding skills multiply

Coding isn't as hard as it sounds, but it might not be accessible to many teens. That was the idea that inspired Nikhil Cheerla...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Korny Korn Shell, on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:02 pm | 3 comments | 3610 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Facing fear with faith

Palo Alto bicyclist and runner George Pierce doesn't remember anything about the collision with a truck that almost killed...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Mmmm, well..., on Oct 5, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 4 comments | 3266 Views

RESTAURANTS

Recommend a good year round CSA?

I'd like to sign up for a year round CSA (Community Supported Agriculture). Pick up anywhere in Palo Alto or Menlo Park is...

Original post made by Organiclaws on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by Eric Munro, on Oct 5, 2015 at 10:14 am | 5 comments | 5618 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

One-third of Stanford women experience sexual misconduct, survey finds

Nearly one-third of undergraduate women at Stanford University reported in a new campus climate survey that they experienced...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2015
Last comment by Strange Comments, on Oct 4, 2015 at 6:23 pm | 13 comments | 6330 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to expand 'drought-free' water supply

As California's water woes continue to stress local trees and inflate water rates, Palo Alto officials are preparing to move...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2015
Last comment by SF Mann, on Oct 4, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 15 comments | 6158 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reaching for service, adventure with an encore career

Through their busy years of child-rearing and careers in Silicon Valley, Rick and Wendy Walleigh of Los Altos nurtured a...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Oct 4, 2015 at 9:29 am | 1 comment | 3353 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With El Nino looming, residents question timing of bridge replacement

With a whopper of an El Nino predicted for this winter, residents at a meeting on Thursday night told officials they want...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:42 am | 116 comments | 7714 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 6777 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Don't let the bed bugs bite

Crows, leafblowers, incessant construction, parking and traffic problems and new airplane flight paths. They've all riled...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by iSez, on Oct 3, 2015 at 3:28 pm | 52 comments | 6695 Views

AROUND TOWN

Al Gore address at Stanford climate change rally to draw thousands

Former Vice President Al Gore will join students at Stanford University this afternoon for a rally addressing climate change. Read...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by @Chris Zaharias, on Oct 3, 2015 at 2:58 pm | 6 comments | 2556 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student pushes Stanford to address the 'Scary Path'

On the east side of Stanford University's campus, tucked between several fraternity houses and student residences, is a short,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by what?, on Oct 3, 2015 at 10:34 am | 11 comments | 6407 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bridge instruction

Looking for either a beginning bridge class or private instruction. Would like to stay within Palo Alto or Menlo Park. (Palo...

Original post made by Jan on Oct. 2, 2015
Last comment by Jan, on Oct 2, 2015 at 6:54 pm | 3 comments | 386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it legal to keep garbage cans in street all week?

I have been trying to look through City ordinances about where cans can be legally stored without luck. I see an increasing...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 12 comments | 1145 Views

AROUND TOWN

SurveyMonkey prepares to leave Palo Alto

Following in the tradition of Google and Facebook, SurveyMonkey is preparing to leave downtown Palo Alto to open a bigger...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2015
Last comment by Polly Wanacracker, on Oct 2, 2015 at 4:20 pm | 47 comments | 9351 Views

AROUND TOWN

Building permits in Palo Alto

In this crop of building permits, more than $410,000 went toward remodels, from kitchens to bathrooms. This figure does not...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
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BOOKS

Recent home sales

Two homes find themselves on avenues with stately names: California and Michigan. While one is a sunny, familiar state, the...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2029 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Sales at a glance

While Palo Alto only saw seven sales this week, the highest sale price came from it: $9,250,000. Mountain View had the most...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2015
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