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PALO ALTO ISSUES

On Deadline: Is high school 'civics' to blame for America's political quagmire, and naiveté?

A new study from Stanford University drifted through my inbox recently. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2014/01/17/on-deadline-is-high-school-ci...

Original post made on Jan. 18, 2014
Last comment by Heather Malin, on Jan 27, 2014 at 3:27 pm | 11 comments | 13095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Not your ordinary field trip

With paisley backpacks, Adidas sweats and baseball caps, many of the 9- and 10-year-old children visiting from China were...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Equivalent, on Jan 27, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 8 comments | 6245 Views

AROUND TOWN

Randle's extra work pays off for Cardinal men's basketball

Chasson Randle scored seven of his 17 points in overtime, John Gage came up huge in the extra period and the Stanford men's...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Editor, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:47 am | 1 comment | 1852 Views

SPORTS

Season-best team score leads Stanford gymnasts to victory

==BI College roundup == The No. 12 Stanford women delivered the complete team performance they had been searching for this...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by rick rosensweig, on Jan 27, 2014 at 11:45 am | 1 comment | 1941 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Quality of life tops neighborhood concerns in 2014

Climaxing with the passage of an anti-development referendum in November, 2013 was a year when Palo Alto residents pushed...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 27, 2014 at 8:52 am | 1 comment | 1949 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto couple robbed in home invasion

Three men forced their way into to the home of a Palo Alto couple in their 80s and robbed them at gunpoint on Thursday morning,...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 26, 2014 at 9:44 pm | 24 comments | 9861 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board to Discuss "Next Steps" Toward Bullying Policy on Jan. 28

In School Superintendent Kevin Skelly's January 17 "Weekly" communication to the board, he reports that the agenda for the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 19, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm | 16 comments | 3005 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Portola Valley Neighborhoods

Astride the San Andreas fault, with views extending from across the Bay to San Francisco, Portola Valley's history begins...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by another D.A., on Jan 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm | 1 comment | 540 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man wakens, scares off home burglar Monday

A burglar rummaging through a Palo Alto house at about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 fled after he walked into a bedroom and discovered...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Grammar Girl, on Jan 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 11 comments | 6035 Views

AROUND TOWN

City sued over Monroe Park development

A developer building a housing complex at the former site of Palo Alto Bowl, has filed a lawsuit against the city, challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:57 am | 17 comments | 1424 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City and union deadlocked over salary hikes

Palo Alto and its largest labor union remain nearly $3 million apart on a new contract, with the biggest dispute centering...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by ISeeTheFuture, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 25435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should Palo Alto require reflectors and lights for pedestrians?

Palo Alto's residential streets are very dark at night, partially because of the very dim street lights and partially because...

Original post made by driver on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Jon B, on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:03 am | 106 comments | 3440 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Zuckerbergs give $5 million to East Palo Alto health center

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $5 million toward construction of a new health center...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by alexP, on Jan 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 14 comments | 7690 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to avoid another Alma Plaza

I pass by Alma Plaza every day and wonder how the builder got this passed. I remember 10 years of back and forth and this...

Original post made by Resident Ramona Street on Sep. 17, 2012
Last comment by Bg, on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 70 comments | 5097 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening of new Paly buildings pushed back to spring

Students and teachers waiting to occupy Palo Alto High School's new two-story classroom building and Media Arts center will...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Dipstick, on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm | 6 comments | 3183 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino bell to grace El Palo Alto site

Bellmaker John Kolstad put the finishing touches Wednesday on a new "El Camino Real bell" that will be officially dedicated...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Kiddo, on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm | 5 comments | 4147 Views

SPORTS

Gunn ruins Palo Alto's final wrestling match in its old gym

==BI Prep roundup== The Palo Alto High gym, which has been around for more than 100 years, will be torn down this June to...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 2211 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women have chance to pull away in the Pac-12

==BI College basketball== Stanford's next three games will go a long way in determining who will reign as the Pac-12 women's...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
There are no comments yet. 4802 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

GPS app helps police find and arrest burglars

With the help of a GPS-tracking application, "Find My iPhone," police arrested a man and woman who stole thousands of dollars...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by RickAnderson, on Jan 24, 2014 at 4:10 am | 5 comments | 4541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sues man who crashed into police car

The city of Palo Alto is suing a man who crashed into a police car in January 2012 and injured the driver, a Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by ricee, on Jan 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 9 comments | 3612 Views
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