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PALO ALTO ISSUES

When a disaster strikes, how prepared will Stanford Health Care be?

In a major catastrophe such as an earthquake, pandemic or chemical contamination, Stanford and Lucile Packard Children's...

Original post made on May. 13, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1504 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Auditor blasts Media Center

Midpeninsula Community Media Center, a Palo Alto-based nonprofit that produces educational shows, hosts video classes and...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by Kerry , on May 13, 2016 at 6:09 am | 47 comments | 4064 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls win league lacrosse playoff title in dramatic fashion

There aren't enough teams to hold a Central Coast Section tournament in girls lacrosse, but Palo Alto and Gunn still managed...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Dan Nesbitt, on May 12, 2016 at 8:11 pm | 4 comments | 2780 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Street Sweeping??

I've noticed in the past few weeks/months that the street sweeping has been done very poorly. Anyone else notice this? ...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Nov. 26, 2014
Last comment by Gone On Too Long, on May 12, 2016 at 7:57 pm | 23 comments | 1307 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly hopefuls to square off in candidates' forum

Eight candidates looking to replace outgoing state Assemblyman Rich Gordon will discuss their political positions on Tuesday...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by SRB, on May 12, 2016 at 5:45 pm | 5 comments | 1484 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Media Center supporters challenge critical audit

Dozens of filmmakers, show producers and community activists rallied at City Hall on Tuesday in a show of support for the...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by mutti, on May 12, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 4 comments | 2157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent recommends longer day for Palo Alto kindergartners

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee has weighed in with an official recommendation on a proposal to bring full-day...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Good idea, on May 12, 2016 at 2:04 pm | 14 comments | 464 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Jerry Brown orders long-term water-use reductions

Anticipating that California's massive drought over the last four years could just be the beginning of longer and more frequent...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on May 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm | 1 comment | 1169 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

The ghost of culture's past

A new play by Stanford University Artist-in-Residence Cherríe Moraga tackles some big topics: conquest and colonization;...

Original post made on May. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1737 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

April 29th, 1938 - The Brilliance of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Here is a quote from FDR's April 29, 1938 address to Congress: '' The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 12, 2016
Last comment by Indeed, on May 12, 2016 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 115 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly Election -- I choose Inks

I've been seeing a lot of "Veenker" and "Berman" signs around town. I just received the ballot and read up about the candidates...

Original post made by Resident on May. 11, 2016
There are no comments yet. 87 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle-school principal to head secondary education

Sharon Ofek, principal at JLS Middle School since 2009, will be moving to the school district office to serve as chief academic...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by It's not good, on May 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm | 11 comments | 2880 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The kinder conundrum

While many 5-year-olds in Palo Alto spend most of their week-day afternoons in day-care programs, after-school activities...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by It's a farce, on May 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 37 comments | 6543 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

NextDoor censoring racist posts

The Palo Alto Police use the NextDoor social network and encourage residents to use it to, but many refuse because of there...

Original post made by resident on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by @BTW, on May 11, 2016 at 5:30 pm | 5 comments | 249 Views

AROUND TOWN

Gear up for Bike to Work Day Thursday

Cyclists in Palo Alto will head to work -- and school -- during the 22nd annual Bike to Work Day is Thursday, May 12. The...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Bike commuter, on May 11, 2016 at 3:30 pm | 5 comments | 1623 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto woman charged with neglecting 87-year-old mother

An East Palo Alto woman has been accused of elder abuse for leaving her dependent mother lying on the couch for over a month...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Creole54, on May 11, 2016 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 2436 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Beltramo's is closing its doors

Beltramo's Wines & Spirits, a local institution which has been owned and operated by the Beltramo family in Menlo Park since...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by carl martineau, on May 11, 2016 at 12:43 pm | 17 comments | 7574 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Class sizes aren't meeting district targets

Thirty-four students in sixth-grade language arts, 33 in seventh-grade math, 34 in first-year French, 34 in U.S. history,...

Original post made on May. 6, 2016
Last comment by outisder, on May 11, 2016 at 10:25 am | 51 comments | 5804 Views

SPORTS

Menlo College continues its baseball run in GSAC playoffs

Max Dutto homered and drove in three runs, Jason Alexander pitched a complete game and the Menlo baseball team defeated top-seeded...

Original post made on May. 11, 2016
Last comment by Lee Ann Erceg, on May 11, 2016 at 9:41 am | 1 comment | 552 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on class-size reduction, other budget requests

The Palo Alto school board will vote Tuesday night on a series of significant budget requests, some of which have increased...

Original post made on May. 10, 2016
Last comment by Toll Uso, on May 10, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 1992 Views
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