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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How immigrant-friendly are we?

Republican presidential candidates' vitriol against immigrants — and the apparent support it has elicited — reminds me...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 119 comments | 5537 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laurene Powell Jobs announces campaign to design new schools

Palo Alto resident Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of technology pioneer Steve Jobs, is investing $50 million in an open-source...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Conundrumic, on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 18 comments | 3900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto may ask voters for new storm-drain fees

The city is considering going to voters next year to ask them to approve new fees to keep Palo Alto's storm-drain improvements...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Pete n Repete, on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 28 comments | 2908 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sports cars meet art, fashion

Mountain View is gearing up for a unique pop-up party hosted by Ferrari and Lamborghini. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/09/22/sports-cars-meet-art...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Well-Acquainted, on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 3251 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man stabbed outside Happy Donuts in Palo Alto

A man was stabbed in the back outside of Happy Donuts in Palo Alto on Tuesday evening, though neither he nor any witnesses...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Wyatt, on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 5 comments | 5169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bed bugs prompt Mitchell Park Library closure

Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library is closing at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 to allow a pest control company to inspect and treat a small...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 26 comments | 9174 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are there after effects of the PA Website hacking?

The article does not seem to be accepting any posts. http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/09/18/palo-alto-weekly-website-back-online-after-cyber-attack My...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm | 27 comments | 1052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Streets Team executive director and Racing Hearts founder to be recognized

Two of Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2015 include the executive director of a nonprofit that provides homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Proud of Racing Hearts, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 3048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Berkeley High School Under OCR Investigation -- Whistleblowers Celebrated Not Attacked

This article describes a student and parent group, Stop Harassing in Berkeley in which the entire community (other than the...

Original post made by A Tale of Two Cities on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Angie Baker, on Sep 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 25 comments | 1542 Views

AROUND TOWN

Happy places

Oakland-based artist Kate Pocrass is working with the Palo Alto Art Center to create a visual representation of the places...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Sep 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 11 comments | 3053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why was the thread on Berkeley/Whistle blowers/Campanile closed?

Would the moderator/editor speak to why the thread on the Berkeley/Palo Alto whistle blowers, and the Campanile editorial...

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Sep 23, 2015 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Challenge Success hosts annual school conference

Challenge Success, the Stanford University Graduate School of Education school-reform and research group, is hosting its...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Innovation requires innovating not doubling down, on Sep 23, 2015 at 9:10 am | 7 comments | 2552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district legal fees, contracts up for review

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee is proposing to bring legal expertise in-house with the hiring of a general counsel for...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Soberman, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:26 am | 32 comments | 6731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A parking 'miracle'

The much-anticipated and long-delayed launch of a broad strategy for alleviating parking problems that have plagued neighborhoods...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 35 comments | 5054 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district launching advanced research program

Sophomores, juniors and seniors at Palo Alto's two high schools have until Friday to apply for a spot in the district's new...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by OPar, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:42 pm | 13 comments | 4436 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

EPA calls Page Mill Properties 'predatory'

After almost a year of litigation, most of which the city has lost, the East Palo Alto City Council passed a resolution Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2009
Last comment by EPA Entrepreneur, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:33 pm | 5 comments | 3984 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football back in the saddle and back in the rankings

==BI Sunday notebook == Victories against USC are prized. Never mind the pre-game chatter and records, you are usually assured...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Sep 22, 2015 at 11:10 am | 5 comments | 2164 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto has 18 auto break-ins in two days

Palo Alto has again become a hot spot for thefts and burglaries from vehicles, with 18 incidents reported on Sept. 14 and...

Original post made on Sep. 17, 2015
Last comment by BarronParker, on Sep 22, 2015 at 9:00 am | 3 comments | 5422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Panel: No easy fixes for teen depression, suicide

In the wake of recent suicides on the Caltrain tracks, teen depression and school-related stress are under new scrutiny,...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Paly Alum '83, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:53 pm | 84 comments | 10725 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man wanted for allegedly punching, robbing woman with infant in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are searching for a man who on Sunday allegedly walked up to a woman pushing an infant in a stroller, punched...

Original post made on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Not Grouchy, on Sep 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm | 15 comments | 5185 Views
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Sam's Chowder House Palo Alto to become burger chain
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Sing and celebrate
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