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AROUND TOWN

Budget reflects Palo Alto's growing resources, problems

It's a problem many communities would envy: a sizzling economy that pumps an ever increasing stream of cash into municipal...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 47 comments | 4025 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Evidence reinstated in former Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case

Blood-alcohol evidence in a vehicular manslaughter case against a former Stanford University student is admissible in his...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by skinny, on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:56 pm | 3 comments | 2484 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Young 'DREAMers' to describe their undocumented lives in America

As immigration roils national politics — from the White House to Congress and the Supreme Court, to states across the nation...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 2510 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County may use eminent domain to save Buena Vista

In a fresh attempt to prevent the closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park, city and county officials have teamed up...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 94 comments | 8900 Views

AROUND TOWN

Director of Stanford's Cantor Arts Center resigns

Connie Wolf, director of Stanford University's Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford since 2012, has...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by Rodin, on Jun 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 2181 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

The embattled judge who presided over the trial of former Stanford University student Brock Turner was disqualified Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:36 am | 59 comments | 11223 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber hits Palo Alto 7-Eleven store

A handgun-wielding man robbed the 7-Eleven store in the Midtown neighborhood early Friday morning, June 17, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 2688 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public request to Palo Alto High School & PAUSD

In response to multiple, recent incidents of Palo Alto H.S. teachers investigated for inappropriate acts with students, please...

Original post made by Palo Alto High School Parent on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Open , on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:46 am | 8 comments | 631 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 71 comments | 34893 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on new nonprofit to reduce downtown traffic

After talking for years about the need to reduce the rate of solo drivers to downtown Palo Alto, the City Council this week...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by homeowner, on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 16 comments | 3545 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case may hinge on technicality

The case of a Stanford University student facing charges in the death of one taxi passenger and the injury of another passenger...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm | 20 comments | 7359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD agenda item: paying Glenn McGee more money

On the agenda yesterday was the annual evaluation of the PAUSD superintendent, Glenn McGee. His million-dollar contract will...

Original post made by While you were sleeping on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Limit his contract , on Jun 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 348 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

San Mateo County to hold vigil for Orlando shooting victims

In the wake of the June 11 shooting at a gay Orlando nightclub that left 49 dead and dozens injured, San Mateo County will...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by Blather, on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 2 comments | 1183 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Raising funds for sister is music to Miranda's ears

Menlo School's Robert Miranda, who is coming off a sophomore season in which he had a podium finish at state in cross country...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by matt, on Jun 17, 2016 at 2:54 pm | 1 comment | 1058 Views

AROUND TOWN

Businesses blast proposed office restrictions

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt a new plan to guide future development, some of the city's largest companies are rising up...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 38 comments | 3336 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parking fees to increase at Caltrain station lots July 1

Increased parking fees at Caltrain station lots that were approved late last year will come into effect next month, the agency...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm | 10 comments | 1683 Views

AROUND TOWN

Book Talk

<B><B>AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST IN BEIJING ...</B>Former Bay Area radio producer, director and author <B>Gail Pellett </B>will...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1424 Views

AROUND TOWN

It's summer — let's read!

The Broadway smash show "Hamilton" famously asks, "Who tells your story?" Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/06/17/its-summer-8212-lets-read...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1488 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peeling back the wallpaper

Wallpaper. For some, the word connotes grandma's house. Mothballs. Mind-numbing patterns. And a lot of effort spent removing...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1826 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

External review delivers mixed results on Palo Alto's special-education department

A Harvard University researcher and longtime special-education advocate hired to assess the Palo Alto school district's special-education...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by More truthiness, on Jun 17, 2016 at 7:47 am | 3 comments | 2769 Views
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Opening alert: iTalico in Palo Alto
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