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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mae Mays, wife of Willie Mays, dies at 74

Mae Louise Allen Mays, wife of baseball legend Willie Mays for 41 years, died Friday at their Atherton home after a 16-year...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by standing, on Apr 23, 2013 at 1:14 pm | 3 comments | 1121 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Common Core: Myths versus facts

Myth: The standards bring all states down to the lowest common denominator. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=27753...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2012
Last comment by doug liser, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:25 pm | 4 comments | 2523 Views

AROUND TOWN

San Antonio Safeway now open

New Safeway in San Antonio now open. Traffic is very heavy, parking lot has people in yellow jackets directing traffic. I...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by cards, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:35 pm | 39 comments | 2441 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

middle school electives

hi all, my middle schooler and i are trying to decide what electives need to be taken in 7th gr. i hear that 2 years of...

Original post made by ED on Feb. 20, 2013
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 22, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 25 comments | 2015 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

One injured in Menlo Park drive-by

One person was injured in a drive-by shooting this afternoon in Menlo Park, according to police. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by wally, on Apr 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm | 8 comments | 961 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Boxes instead of bags

Now that we are getting more and more places where there will be no plastic bags and being charged for paper bags, a good...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 22, 2013 at 4:20 pm | 2 comments | 946 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Paly journalists sound alarm

When Palo Alto High School journalism students published its issue on teen "rape culture" last week, they knew it would send...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by Emma Isabella, on Apr 22, 2013 at 12:12 pm | 35 comments | 1684 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Death on Alma, Friday afternoon

I was biking home via Alma, north of downtown, at around 3:45 PM on Friday afternoon. Traffic was backed up due to some emergency...

Original post made by CLB on Mar. 25, 2013
Last comment by John, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:53 am | 10 comments | 163 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 10771 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Grierson Admits Another OCR Investigation - Denies Fault

In a letter to parents, Principal Chris Grierson of Duveneck Elementary tonight told parents that his school is the latest...

Original post made by PA Dad on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on Apr 22, 2013 at 11:40 am | 15 comments | 1657 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water rate increases - AGAIN?

So they want to raise our water rates again. Tell me why there's justification to jack up our rates? They're blaming rate...

Original post made by Toady on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by Debra Katz, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:45 am | 4 comments | 788 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ringing in history: Historian collects bells of all sorts

Palo Alto Historian Steve Staiger clanged the old bell in his garden. He jerked the pull on a series of four mini bells that...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by architect, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:44 am | 1 comment | 978 Views

AROUND TOWN

Changing of the guard

Getting hard to replace Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18767 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by just ask, on Apr 22, 2013 at 10:39 am | 2 comments | 1050 Views

AROUND TOWN

Locals celebrate Earth Day at Palo Alto Baylands

Nine-year-old Alex Carvalho summed up Earth Day while at the Baylands Nature Preserve's Earth Day celebration: "You have...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by bob enz, on Apr 22, 2013 at 8:58 am | 3 comments | 1371 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Walgreens to pay $1.4 million to settle suit

Walgreens has agreed to pay $1.4 million in penalties and legal costs to settle a lawsuit accusing the retailer of charging...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Apr 21, 2013 at 3:54 pm | 5 comments | 1386 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New civil-rights complaints filed against Palo Alto district

The Palo Alto Unified School District received notification last week that federal investigators are probing two new cases...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Eileen 1, on Apr 21, 2013 at 10:56 am | 148 comments | 5152 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Color of Palo Alto' artist pays commission surprise visit

Samuel Yates, the creator of the "Color of Palo Alto" art project, paid a surprise visit to last night's public art commission...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2013
Last comment by ART or GPS, on Apr 20, 2013 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 1064 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto adds 'chief communications officer' to leadership team

Palo Alto added a new position to its leadership team this week, tapping a former California State University executive to...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Bill Bucy, on Apr 20, 2013 at 11:15 am | 44 comments | 1970 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Happy Anniversary BP!

This year, Earth Day celebrates the 3rd anniversary of the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico (April 20, 2010). In honor...

Original post made by bp on Apr. 20, 2013
Last comment by greed, on Apr 20, 2013 at 10:38 am | 1 comment | 806 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police nab suspect in Saturday's bank robbery

Palo Alto police have made an arrest in connection with Saturday's bank robbery on El Camino Real after tips from two other...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Social Butterfly, on Apr 20, 2013 at 3:21 am | 9 comments | 1093 Views
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