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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to build new downtown garage

Palo Alto officials are considering a slew of solutions to downtown's shortage of parking, including more spots for permit...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 17, 2013 at 11:04 pm | 51 comments | 10914 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Law firms protest plan to close mobile park

A controversial proposal to turn Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park into a dense housing development is facing opposition...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 34 comments | 2033 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Police look for 'suspicious' man in van

Menlo Park Police are looking for a man who tried to communicate with young girls on the 1200 block of Almanor Avenue while...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:05 pm | 5 comments | 2786 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A champion for charter schools

Six years after rocking the Palo Alto education scene with a threat to petition for a charter school here, Grace Mah finds...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Mar 17, 2013 at 12:34 pm | 100 comments | 6218 Views

AROUND TOWN

Robots: Tomorrow's technology is still tomorrow

With a rotating head and two strong arms, the Personal Robot 2 from Menlo Park-based Willow Garage can navigate by itself...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by oliver, on Mar 17, 2013 at 2:52 am | 6 comments | 18234 Views

SPORTS

Keeping it all in the family

The past and present came together in a big bear hug this past weekend as Gunn High grad Joanne Reid celebrated with her...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2013
Last comment by Amos Irwin, on Mar 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 2372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto teen places tenth in national science contest

A Palo Alto teenager has placed tenth in a national math and science competition, taking home $20,000 in the 2013 Intel Science...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by Raman, on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:09 pm | 13 comments | 1310 Views

AROUND TOWN

He can see for miles

Some parents might have reservations upon hearing that their son, fresh out of high school, had decided to pursue his dream...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by So Lucky, on Mar 16, 2013 at 12:50 pm | 2 comments | 1335 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board boosts staffing with new funds

With a rosier budget outlook than they've had in years, members of the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday night unanimously...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:52 am | 110 comments | 4489 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission changes how it funds nonprofits

The Palo Alto Human Relations Commission voted Thursday night to change its process for allocating grant money to local nonprofits...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by kate, on Mar 15, 2013 at 9:20 pm | 1 comment | 1316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Fortune cookie sets tone for Cubberley recommendation

A fortune cookie set the tone for a meeting of Palo Alto's elected officials on the future of Cubberley Community Center...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by pa parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:40 pm | 8 comments | 1024 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Palo Alto mom with a mission

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson, a speech therapist and the mother of daughters at Palo Alto High and Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 22 comments | 10237 Views

RESTAURANTS

Chinese Restaurant near Mac's Smoke Shop circa 1960's?

I was born and raised in the old Stanford Hospital in 1958 and I'm trying to remember the name of the Chinese Restaurant...

Original post made by Chellene Wood on Mar. 9, 2009
Last comment by HiloHattie, on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:11 pm | 2 comments | 3433 Views

AROUND TOWN

I Apologize

Hi folks, While growing up in Palo Alto, I met a new classmate in 7th grade at Wilbur (1969?). I admired him from the...

Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Mar. 6, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:37 pm | 4 comments | 1310 Views

AROUND TOWN

Aye, robot

Andra Keay is bullish on the future of robotics but thinks that its very success could make the term "robot" obsolete. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Mar 15, 2013 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 1040 Views

AROUND TOWN

Crews film 'Silicon Valley' TV show in Palo Alto

A film crew was in downtown Palo Alto on March 12 to film an HBO television show pilot directed by Mike Judge. Read the...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Mar 15, 2013 at 10:21 am | 8 comments | 1494 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Home-schooled Palo Altan among Intel finalists

A math project has earned a home-schooled Palo Alto teen a spot among 40 finalists in the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search,...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2013
Last comment by Mark, on Mar 15, 2013 at 8:50 am | 9 comments | 3120 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robbery, sexual assault occurs at Palo Alto hotel

A man with a knife robbed a woman and then sexually assaulted her during an arranged meeting at a room in the Glass Slipper...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Mar 15, 2013 at 3:35 am | 15 comments | 1222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simitian to be sworn in Sunday as county supervisor

Former state Sen. Joe Simitian will officially be sworn in as the Santa Clara County supervisor at ceremonies in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Bob , on Mar 14, 2013 at 8:47 pm | 4 comments | 1279 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Movie theater proposed for San Antonio shopping center

Developer Merlone Geier has significantly revised its proposal for phase two at San Antonio Shopping Center to include an...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Mar 14, 2013 at 7:09 pm | 16 comments | 2493 Views
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