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Brock Turner judge criticized for child-pornography sentencing

The campaign to recall Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky for his controversial sentencing of former Stanford University...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by OpenYourEyes, on Aug 23, 2016 at 7:26 pm | 28 comments | 6290 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent to host elementary-math webinar

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Max McGee will be hosting a live, online webinar this Wednesday evening to discuss a proposal...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Eric, on Aug 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm | 12 comments | 2322 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Surf Air adds 31 flights a week at San Carlos Airport

Surf Air, the commuter airline that has been barraged with demands to reduce the noise its aircraft make over the Midpeninsula,...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by JST, on Aug 23, 2016 at 4:24 pm | 208 comments | 10997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Peter deCourcy Hero, who transformed Silicon Valley philanthropy, has died

The man who was instrumental in helping tech tycoons channel their millions to charitable giving, Peter deCourcy Hero, has...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by From Mtn View, on Aug 23, 2016 at 2:08 pm | 3 comments | 7484 Views

MOVIES

Stanford athletes account for school record 27 medals

Stanford's contingent of 39 athletes wrapped up action at the 2016 Summer Olympics, putting the finishing touches on the...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Julie armitano, on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:07 am | 1 comment | 1786 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford goes dry

News reports are saying the Stanford is banning liquor at all campus parties. Does that mean that hundreds of drunk Stanford...

Original post made by resident on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 23, 2016 at 11:07 am | 6 comments | 143 Views

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Residents 'chill' with ice cream social

The real scoop on local politics and social events in Midtown will come in several flavors when Palo Alto City Council and...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by PA Neighborhood Coordinator, on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:52 am | 3 comments | 4565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two Palo Altans vie for county school-board seat

Palo Alto residents Grace Mah and Sheena Chin are running for Mah's seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Education this...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by iCare, on Aug 23, 2016 at 8:37 am | 7 comments | 2782 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Fisher wraps up versatile college career

==BI Of local note== Gunn High grad Graham Fisher ('12) finished out his NCAA Division III career as perhaps the most versatile...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by john edwards, on Aug 23, 2016 at 1:50 am | 1 comment | 1262 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why Can't I Return Prescription Medication or a Refund?

This is a serious question intended to look at the legalities and benefits of allowing patients to return prescription drugs...

Original post made by Sense on Aug. 15, 2016
Last comment by Sense, on Aug 23, 2016 at 1:42 am | 13 comments | 411 Views

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Shop Talk: Perfume house, kids' Lululemon at Stanford

New retail openings at the Stanford Shopping Center include a 146-year-old British perfume company and, this fall, a kids'...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Shopper, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:57 pm | 5 comments | 3711 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Let the campaigns begin

Buckle your seatbelts. This fall's Palo Alto City Council and school board races are likely to be among the most substantive...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 22, 2016 at 2:43 pm | 17 comments | 2000 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council race heats up in Palo Alto

With just days to go until the filing deadline, the race for the City Council in Palo Alto is suddenly heating up, with four...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Aug 22, 2016 at 1:11 pm | 55 comments | 6571 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Narrowing education equity gap in local schools

A plan is in the works that might allow local government to share some much needed public money with the Ravenswood City...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by revdreileen, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:19 am | 4 comments | 2157 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

LWV Symposium on Early Childhood education showed this

If you are interested in children's brain growth, family values and education in general, watch this amazing film shown yesterday...

Original post made by Alice Smith on Aug. 22, 2016
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CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen arrested after East Palo Alto school burglary

A 15-year-old boy has been arrested in connection with a June 6 burglary and vandalism at Brentwood Oaks School, East Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by East of 101, on Aug 22, 2016 at 11:01 am | 1 comment | 1665 Views

MOVIES

Talks underway to preserve Palo Alto Square theater

The movie theater CineArts will remain at Palo Alto Square until at least mid-September, thanks to a 30-day lease extension...

Original post made on Aug. 17, 2016
Last comment by Max Bouchard, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:44 am | 14 comments | 2859 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen creates 'escape' game out of his garage

Keys, books, utensils, pencils, markers and scissors — these are all items that could be found in any garage. But Leo...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, on Aug 22, 2016 at 10:21 am | 4 comments | 5601 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SLAC, Stanford scientists advance water-purification technology

Scientists at SLAC and Stanford University have come up with a tiny device that uses ordinary sunlight to create reactions...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:40 am | 2 comments | 3949 Views

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Palo Alto school board supports new gender-identity policy

A new policy that aims to more clearly and comprehensively protect the rights of [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/11/06/transgender-youth-navigate-difficult-path-in-quest-to...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2015
Last comment by Emperor is Wearing No Clothes, on Aug 22, 2016 at 9:32 am | 5 comments | 3837 Views
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