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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Gunn High School's Pep Band a Divison of Stanford University?

I attended the May Fete Parade on University Avenue yesterday and was quite confused when I saw the lead off act. It was...

Original post made by Confused on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by Hmmmmmmm, on May 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm | 20 comments | 2329 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District 'not successful' in filling communication post

The Palo Alto school district so far has not been successful in its search for a new communication coordinator but the search...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Responsibility, on May 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 21 comments | 1357 Views

RESTAURANTS

Thread for Restaurant/Bakery Comments

Some of the most enjoyable threads I've read on PAO & The Almanac have been about restaurants/bakeries. I thought it'd be...

Original post made by iamhmmm@yahoo.com on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 1253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Part of northbound Foothill Expwy to close tonight

Northbound Foothill Expressway between Hillview Avenue and Page Mill Road, including the bike lane, will be closed beginning...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Silly, on May 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 1059 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford study finds 'killer frog' in San Francisco

Killer frogs are on the loose in San Francisco. They don't kill humans, but there is a frog that is carrying a deadly infection...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by Strum und Drang, on May 17, 2013 at 8:31 am | 3 comments | 3841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking at all parks

Palo Alto took its strongest stance to date against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council swiftly passed a law that...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Green&Clean, on May 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 42 comments | 4158 Views

AROUND TOWN

Baby harbor seal rescued from Baylands dies

The baby harbor seal rescued in the Palo Alto Baylands in April has died. Floodgate Dolly, a 5-week-old pup rescued by Palo...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tears, on May 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 6 comments | 1115 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

U.S. civil rights official to come to parent event

A representative of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will appear in Palo Alto to explain the legal...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Former Palo Alto Parent, on May 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm | 24 comments | 2148 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to further debate manager salaries

Palo Alto's drive to give its group of managers of professionals a 2 percent raise this year hit a speed bump Monday night...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by peninsula commuter, on May 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 26 comments | 1803 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two men attempt robbery in downtown Palo Alto

Two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, attempted to rob three women in downtown Palo Alto on the 700 block of Emerson...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by wally, on May 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 17 comments | 1068 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has little leeway with unfinished homes

Eight years after construction began, a Barron Park residence remains unfinished, much to the chagrin of neighbors who find...

Original post made on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by paly parent, on May 16, 2013 at 11:55 am | 43 comments | 5500 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E begins new project on Alma Street

Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Wednesday began replacing major valves on Alma Street between Colorado Avenue and the...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 16, 2013 at 9:23 am | 9 comments | 1114 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If I found $150,000 to spend on the schools, I would...

The school board's answer is "hire a public relations person"! What's yours? My ideas: better school lunch, tutoring for...

Original post made by Terman dad on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Linguist, on May 16, 2013 at 8:45 am | 20 comments | 1140 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone experienced with Alta Vista?

My daughter has gotten so little help at Paly as an LD kid (she is on a 504, and was on an IEP in elementary school) that...

Original post made by adhd/ld mom on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm | 33 comments | 1490 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buena Vista residents compensation plan released

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park homeowners would get a minimum of $31,000 for their mobile homes under the terms of a "resident...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by If it adds ABAG units, it will work, on May 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 66 comments | 2993 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Matadero bike boulevard meeting tonight

Plans for a bicycle boulevard along Barron Park's Matadero Avenue will be discussed at a community meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Thanx, on May 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 5 comments | 1011 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that...

Original post made by Pro Choice on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 8 comments | 1113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly signals retreat on $150K PR officer for PAUSD

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Kevin Skelly told the school board on Friday that "we were not successful" in hiring a public...

Original post made by Curious on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by crescent park mom, on May 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 16 comments | 2130 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle College engages restless teens' minds

Middle College is a publicly funded alternative secondary school program that allows local students to simultaneously earn...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 am | 12 comments | 3418 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The promise and reality of electric cars

While environmentalists are calling for an end to fossil fuel pipelines, and oil company apologists claim that Greens want...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 2073 Views
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