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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Listening for inspiration

East Palo Alto participants in the after-school program Foundation for a College Education got a chance to meet U.S. Supreme...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by npr, on Jan 31, 2013 at 11:37 pm | 2 comments | 1267 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Vegan variety in Palo Alto

In many cases, yes, according to a few chefs with restaurants in Palo Alto. "Eating vegan is a growing trend," said Calafia...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Longtime veg, on Jan 31, 2013 at 2:07 pm | 9 comments | 1382 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Menlo Park names Robert Jonsen new police chief

Robert Jonsen, a 26-year veteran of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, has been named the new police chief of Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Wondering?, on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:55 pm | 5 comments | 1265 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council looks to swear in new members earlier

Seeking to solve what they call "legal and practical problems," two members of the Palo Alto City Council are urging their...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jan 31, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 2 comments | 1116 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Editorial: Why the secrecy in Menlo Park?

Recent requests by the Almanac for information about police department matters have produced some troubling responses from...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Paul Blart, on Jan 31, 2013 at 5:12 am | 7 comments | 912 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ivies start dropping AP classes.

Today's NYT reports that Dartmouth has decided to refuse credit for all AP classes. The university studied the results from...

Original post made by College Board on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ugh, on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 57 comments | 7084 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why no applicants for Palo Alto commission?

Why didn't anybody apply for a recent vacancy on Palo Alto's Library Advisory Commission? The dearth of applicants for the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 23 comments | 4025 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Positive psychology' to be offered at Gunn

"Positive Psychology" at Gunn High School and the "Literature of Comedy" at Palo Alto High School are among new course offerings...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 16 comments | 2393 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Community Notebook: Exhibit exposes human trafficking

The Menlo Park Presbyterian Church will host an exhibit this week that aims to teach the public about global human trafficking....

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by Really, on Jan 30, 2013 at 5:00 pm | 2 comments | 1091 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to discuss new classes, boundary change

The Palo Alto Board of Education tonight will vote on an elementary school boundary change, consider newly proposed classes...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Fred, on Jan 30, 2013 at 3:09 pm | 19 comments | 1764 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist, cars struck by hit-and-run driver

A 29-year-old Palo Alto woman allegedly struck a bicyclist and two cars on the Stanford campus, then fled the scene Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by Alai, on Jan 30, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 32 comments | 2713 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

POST acquires 1,000 more acres of open space

The Peninsula Open Space Trust is richer in open space by nearly 1,000 acres after spending about $13.6 million for three...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm | 32 comments | 11111 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to test collection of food scraps from homes

Starting in April, some Palo Alto residents will be putting their food scraps out on the curb for pickup by the city's waste-management...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Angry mom, on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 22 comments | 2811 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Teen attacked while riding bike in Mountain View

A teenager riding his bicycle in Mountain View on Monday night was seriously injured when an assailant struck him in the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by John P, on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:48 pm | 7 comments | 1018 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man faces 20 years for fraud

A Palo Alto man pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court for a real estate investment scheme and could face 20 years in...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2011
Last comment by Rosemary Wells, on Jan 30, 2013 at 5:59 am | 31 comments | 2650 Views

AROUND TOWN

Zero Waste's Two cart pilot program - thoughts?

We just got a postcard from the Zero Waste Palo Alto saying that our neighborhood is being considered for the new two cart...

Original post made by Michele on Jan. 28, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Jan 30, 2013 at 12:48 am | 6 comments | 986 Views

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Former 49er in court over fight in Menlo Park

A jury trial is set for April in San Mateo County Superior Court for former San Francisco 49er offensive tackle and Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Jan 29, 2013 at 6:27 pm | 1 comment | 2214 Views

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Our Paly '82 Alum, Jim Harbaugh

Here's an article on Jim Harbaugh with quotes from teammates: http://www.nydailynews.com/paly-jim-harbaugh-big-man-campus-article-1.1248517...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by Paly, on Jan 29, 2013 at 11:19 am | 1 comment | 829 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto residents form anti-gun-violence group

A group of Palo Alto residents have started a campaign to support President Barack Obama's push to develop new gun laws. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by Wallace, on Jan 29, 2013 at 10:46 am | 100 comments | 3119 Views

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Zuckerberg to fundraise for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla, will host a campaign fundraiser at his Palo Alto home for New Jersey...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by incurious pep, on Jan 29, 2013 at 12:43 am | 12 comments | 1089 Views
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Touring the Southern California “Ivies:” Pomona and Cal Tech
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Chai Brisket
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Sometimes "I'm Sorry" Doesn't Cut It
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Couples: Parallel Play or Interactive Play?
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SJSU Center for Steinbeck Studies to Honor Author Khaled Hosseini on Weds Sept 10
By Nick Taylor | 0 comments | 587 views