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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Snack and recess!, 17 hours ago | 82 comments | 6251 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County officials eye housing-tax measure

In an ongoing effort to shore up affordable housing throughout the South Bay, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Ben, 17 hours ago | 16 comments | 1355 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women sweep Pac-12 honors in track and field

==BI Cardinal corner== Stanford swept the Pac-12 Women's Track and Field Athlete of the Week honors after Olivia Baker and...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by dennis, 19 hours ago | 1 comment | 433 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Extreme Airplane Noise

The level of airplane noise was truly excessive tonight. In the hour from 10-11pm, I counted more than 20 extremely loud...

Original post made by Resident on Apr. 21, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, 20 hours ago | 44 comments | 935 Views

RESTAURANTS

Time and talent

As it settles into its cozy, 28-seat downtown Palo Alto home at Hamilton Avenue and Cowper Street, Thyme doesn't necessarily...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Zoey, 22 hours ago | 1 comment | 739 Views

AROUND TOWN

AAA offering free 'tipsy tow' service during Cinco de Mayo festivities

Drivers who need a tow home after drinking during Thursday's Cinco de Mayo festivities will be able to find one through a...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by or, 22 hours ago | 2 comments | 781 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police: East Palo Alto woman arrested for setting fire to RV

A 31-year-old East Palo Alto woman was arrested on suspicion of arson following a fire on Sunday, May 1, that caused minor...

Original post made on May. 5, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 23 hours ago | 3 comments | 1598 Views

BOOKS

BookBuyers leaving downtown Mountain View, seeks new home

BookBuyers, the used bookstore that has been a mainstay in downtown Mountain View for more than 25 years, will be closing...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2016
Last comment by Marc, on May 5, 2016 at 1:34 pm | 14 comments | 3332 Views

AROUND TOWN

Council halts Royal Manor's bid to ban two-story homes

A divisive proposal to ban new two-story homes in the Royal Manor neighborhood faltered at the finish line Monday night when...

Original post made on May. 3, 2016
Last comment by Money Wins, on May 5, 2016 at 12:28 pm | 35 comments | 4239 Views

AROUND TOWN

New website highlights the many 'paths from Palo Alto'

More than 80 life stories from Palo Alto alumni of all ages are featured on a new online anthology, launched this week by...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by wonderful site, on May 5, 2016 at 12:18 pm | 17 comments | 3721 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Los Altos Hills resident arrested for child molestation

NBC news report: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Sheriffs-378129661.html This part of Page Mill Road is in Los Altos...

Original post made by parent on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by parent, on May 5, 2016 at 10:46 am | 1 comment | 182 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer looks to replace six-story El Camino building

It's one of the tallest buildings in Palo Alto, though few would say it's one of its most welcoming. Now, plans are afoot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 4, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 41 comments | 8633 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Possible Gunshot sequence at about 1:15am Sun ?

I just heard a sequence of about 5-7 gunshots in succession from the direction of East Palo Alto or Menlo Park. No more,...

Original post made by Plane Speaker on May. 1, 2016
Last comment by Eileen Wright, on May 4, 2016 at 3:15 pm | 14 comments | 344 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local teen counseling center finds new home

After getting priced out of its former offices in eastern Palo Alto, Adolescent Counseling Services has found a new home...

Original post made on May. 4, 2016
Last comment by Some People Cant Read, on May 4, 2016 at 3:04 pm | 3 comments | 1937 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

VTA considers complete bus route overhaul

In an effort to increase bus ridership and prepare for an onslaught of commuters from new BART stations in Milpitas and San...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2016
Last comment by Arthur Keller, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 pm | 28 comments | 2718 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District's special ed department gets new director

When Superintendent Max McGee began his new post in the Palo Alto Unified School District last fall, one of the first changes...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2015
Last comment by parent, on May 4, 2016 at 11:02 am | 21 comments | 8554 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District slow to publish decisions made at meetings

The Palo Alto school district is an outlier when it comes to officially documenting and making public the minutes from meetings...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2016
Last comment by Cougar alum, on May 4, 2016 at 9:19 am | 16 comments | 2650 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Track guards still missing in action

Please accept my condolences for last weekend's loss of another Palo Alto teenager. In my thoughts are her grieving family...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on Apr. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on May 4, 2016 at 8:15 am | 58 comments | 2717 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cruz/Fiorina

I cannot think of two other people who generate as much dislike as Ted and Carly. Forget their political positions, just...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Apr. 27, 2016
Last comment by If_the_FBI_is_Right_We_Must_Indict, on May 4, 2016 at 12:53 am | 46 comments | 788 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PHOTOS: 2015 Palo Alto May Fete Children's Parade

Hundreds gathered on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto and surrounding blocks on Saturday, May 2, for the 93rd annual...

Original post made on May. 4, 2015
Last comment by Remembering, on May 4, 2016 at 12:01 am | 4 comments | 6655 Views
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