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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Temporary patent office will open in Menlo Park

Menlo Park will be the site of a new patent office, albeit a temporary one, according to a United States Patent and Trademark...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Mar 8, 2013 at 8:36 am | 3 comments | 8048 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents concerned about group projects

Group projects in school emerged as a hot-button issue Tuesday, Feb. 26, as the Palo Alto Board of Education discussed the...

Original post made on Mar. 2, 2013
Last comment by flatlander, on Mar 8, 2013 at 5:36 am | 50 comments | 3565 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: As district lawyers step in, disappointing spin begins

As Palo Alto school officials brace for an inevitable lawsuit stemming from its failure to respond properly to the bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 9:48 pm | 235 comments | 7799 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teachers seek pay raise

As Palo Alto schools cheer the best financial picture they've seen in years, teachers are asking for a pay raise. Read the...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2013
Last comment by Teacher, on Mar 7, 2013 at 7:26 pm | 93 comments | 4589 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk

<B><B>CAFE SOPHIA CLOSES ... </B>It's the end of the line for Midtown Palo Alto's cozy Afghani restaurant. <B>Cafe Sophia</B>...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by So, so sorry, on Mar 7, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 1565 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford scheduling proposal draws student ire

To address an abundance of student scheduling conflicts, Stanford University is considering a plan to spread out its class...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 7, 2013 at 11:02 am | 26 comments | 4303 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Three robberies, one armed, hit Palo Alto

A man with a semi-automatic handgun walked into Public Storage on East Bayshore Road on March 2 and made off with cash and...

Original post made on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Mar 7, 2013 at 10:59 am | 37 comments | 2385 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto school finds new home in Mountain View

Private high school Palo Alto Prep might need a new name, following a move from Cubberley Community Center in south Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by paly parent, on Mar 7, 2013 at 8:21 am | 12 comments | 1737 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to light up California Avenue

California Avenue merchants and city officials haven't always seen eye to eye when it comes to the proposed revamp of the...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 7, 2013 at 12:01 am | 5 comments | 1134 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

City tries to keep retail on Emerson Street block

For a glimpse of downtown Palo Alto's changing fortunes, one need look no further than the 600 block of Emerson Street, where...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Stan Hutchings, on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 6 comments | 1186 Views

SPORTS

Area preps help PASA swimmers win team title

Local swim teams will be happy to have some of their top swimmers back this week as the spring season gets fully under way....

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:28 pm | 2 comments | 2469 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn Advisory Committee Report Now Available

After a school board meeting a year ago, Gunn High School was directed by the school board to improve Gunn's guidance counseling...

Original post made by Gunn Parent on Mar. 3, 2013
Last comment by Gunn Mom2, on Mar 6, 2013 at 3:11 pm | 6 comments | 1361 Views

RESTAURANTS

Nonprofits serve up Dine Out fundraisers

Giving people the chance to contribute to charity while eating out is a growing fundraising trend for nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Mar 6, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 8 comments | 3267 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Salon workers win class-action lawsuit

Four former employees of Natalie Salon, joined by more than 100 others, settled their class-action lawsuit for $750,000 against...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Gone baby gone, on Mar 6, 2013 at 7:15 am | 2 comments | 1468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail wins legal battle

An effort by Peninsula cities to stop California's high-speed-rail project came to a screeching halt this week when a Sacramento...

Original post made on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 5, 2013 at 10:18 pm | 15 comments | 1214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's 'sweethearts'

Talia Rapoport and Arthur Garzon, center, along with fellow classmates from their third grade class at Barron Park Elementary...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Walter Underwood, on Mar 5, 2013 at 9:52 pm | 11 comments | 1303 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chamber, Weekly announce Tall Tree Awards

Five individuals and organizations will receive this year's Tall Tree Awards, which are sponsored by the Palo Alto Chamber...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by HRC concerned , on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:18 pm | 5 comments | 2189 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls further changes to California Avenue

Palo Alto's latest plans to renovate California Avenue, including a proposal to add pedestrian streetlights to the commercial...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 5, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 37 comments | 3157 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dog park proposed for Pardee Park

Three alternatives for a possible dog park at Eleanor Pardee Park in Palo Alto are under consideration as the park undergoes...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Mr.Recycle, on Mar 5, 2013 at 4:11 pm | 51 comments | 2733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New opportunities await eight local teams this week

The 2013 CIF Northern California basketball playoffs will offer a number of opportunities for eight local teams that begin...

Original post made on Mar. 5, 2013
Last comment by Not Mitty Again, on Mar 5, 2013 at 2:06 pm | 1 comment | 1031 Views
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