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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents named to site-selection panel

Eight Palo Alto parents and four school administrators have been named to a committee to advise the Palo Alto school district...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by questions, on Jan 13, 2013 at 7:35 pm | 3 comments | 1057 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to debate future of old landfill site

Palo Alto's landfill in Byxbee Park officially closed in the summer of 2011, but the defunct facility continues to puzzle...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 13, 2013 at 6:51 pm | 17 comments | 2152 Views

AROUND TOWN

Casa Olga to close

Casa Olga, the iconic residence for nearly 9,000 seniors and disabled persons for more than 35 years, will close in a matter...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by robert jarvis, on Jan 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 26 comments | 2586 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man arrested for East Palo Alto stabbing

A 34-year-old man in East Palo Alto was injured in a stabbing at an apartment complex early Sunday morning, Jan. 13, police...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jan 13, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 3 comments | 872 Views

AROUND TOWN

Breast Cancer Connections gets $12,000 boost

Nate Heydorff, a firefighter and paramedic for the Palo Alto Fire Department, hands Karen Nelson, executive director of Breast...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2013
Last comment by Kate, on Jan 13, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 1 comment | 1012 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police release sketch of wanted bank robber

A man who robbed the Provident Credit Union in Palo Alto Wednesday afternoon remains at large. The man, who police described...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Alan, on Jan 13, 2013 at 8:41 am | 20 comments | 1838 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Scharff, Shepherd to lead City Council in 2013

The Palo Alto City Council ushered in the new year Monday night by choosing Greg Scharff and Nancy Shepherd as its mayor...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by Missing the story, on Jan 12, 2013 at 8:27 pm | 10 comments | 5999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bald eagle plants herself in Palo Alto

The Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo has been known as many things over the decades, but it's safe to say that a retirement...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2012
Last comment by Jane Chaikin, on Jan 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm | 13 comments | 1749 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to discuss annual goals Thursday

The Palo Alto Board of Education will discuss its annual goals in an all-day retreat at the Garden Court Hotel Thursday,...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 12, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 6 comments | 1359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What do your kids think about the new school schedule

What do you kids think about finishing the semester before break. Here's what I hear from high schoolers: --Teacher's didn't...

Original post made by parent on Jan. 5, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Jan 12, 2013 at 11:45 am | 67 comments | 6035 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Greg Scharff's surge to the top

To most Palo Alto residents, Greg Scharff was a political wild card in 2009, the year he decided to run for City Council. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by Jeremy Loski, on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:48 am | 2 comments | 869 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Second indecent-exposure incident in Palo Alto

For the second time in two days, a man has exposed himself to a woman in Palo Alto. Police believe it is likely the same...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2013
Last comment by stevil, on Jan 11, 2013 at 6:12 pm | 8 comments | 918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to change affordable-housing law

Seeking to comply with changes in state law and encourage construction of more affordable housing, Palo Alto is considering...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by trainspotting, on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm | 26 comments | 2000 Views

MOVIES

The year 2012 in film

From a pint-sized girl surviving storms on the wrong side of the levee to a CIA agent planning to rescue a band of hostages,...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2013
Last comment by David Lieberman, on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:33 pm | 9 comments | 3147 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

#1 priority for our city council

The top priority for our council should be to pass a mandatory occupancy law. A concerned citizen, on another thread, has...

Original post made by Not an issue on Jan. 8, 2013
Last comment by can't you tell this is sarcasm?, on Jan 11, 2013 at 1:55 pm | 6 comments | 737 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-stress group holds annual conference this weekend

High schools around the country that have shifted their first-semester exams to before the December break "will not go back,"...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2010
Last comment by Whatever, on Jan 11, 2013 at 11:36 am | 35 comments | 2554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents split at meeting over Newell Road bridge

A crowd of community members from Palo Alto and East Palo Alto jammed into the theater at the Lucie Stern Community Center...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by Rs, on Jan 11, 2013 at 8:08 am | 59 comments | 2403 Views

AROUND TOWN

Staying true to original vision

Near Middlefield and Oregon Expressway is a house originally designed by a Palo Alto legend and recently remodeled by the...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 11, 2013 at 3:48 am | 5 comments | 1072 Views

AROUND TOWN

JCC to hold Mitzvah Day for community service

The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center will hold its sixth annual Mitzvah Day on Monday, Jan. 21, to commemorate both...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 11, 2013 at 2:51 am | 7 comments | 1027 Views

RESTAURANTS

Any Low-Noise Restaurants?

Noisy restaurants are making it impossible to enjoy talking to people over a meal. Are there any moderately priced places...

Original post made by Please stop the racket on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Jan 11, 2013 at 1:56 am | 20 comments | 1446 Views
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