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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers union asked for smaller classes, more aides for full-day kindergarten

Just one week after the Palo Alto school board voted to approve full-day kindergarten for all elementary schools in May,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by PAEA doesn't represent me, on Nov 4, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 19 comments | 2595 Views

SPORTS

Vikings face a simple choice on Friday night: win or else

==BI Prep football preview == Win and go to the playoffs. Lose and check in your equipment because the season's over. That's...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Wrong Info, on Nov 4, 2016 at 2:09 pm | 2 comments | 1991 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to fine developers who fail traffic-reduction goals

Trust but verify. The dictum, made famous by Ronald Reagan in discussing Soviet arms control, is gradually becoming Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Higher Edgewood Penalties Long Overdue, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 20 comments | 2113 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Is 'privacy' dead, or dying, in the age of Twitter? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/11/04/off-deadline...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by PA Grandma, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:05 pm | 1 comment | 2922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto readies ban on outdoor pot growing

Growing marijuana outdoors would remain illegal in Palo Alto, even if California voters agree on Election Day to legitimize...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2016
Last comment by Engr, on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:02 pm | 31 comments | 3588 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two-story homes banned in Greer Park North

In a decision that left the majority in the audience cheering and a sizable minority seething, Palo Alto officials agreed...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2015
Last comment by Clintonite, on Nov 4, 2016 at 12:39 pm | 36 comments | 8418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nonprofit offers classes, raises funds for Ravenswood schools

Few high school seniors are as committed to nourishing young minds and making a difference in their community as Gunn High...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 6301 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Election time

Dec. 7 marks the end of Medicare's annual fall election period and the only time most seniors can make changes to their health...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2269 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

When students are discriminated against

The Uniform Complaint Procedure (UCP), as outlined in district policy, must be used to investigate and resolve complaints...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 826 Views

AROUND TOWN

College Terrace Centre nears completion

High above El Camino Real, a garden of flowers, grasses and sedges blooms atop the newly constructed College Terrace Centre,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Nov 4, 2016 at 5:38 am | 35 comments | 5358 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Shop Talk: Mayfield Bakery refocuses; new Anthropologie to open

In this week's Shop Talk column, read about a Palo Alto sixth grader designing bandanas and bowties for dogs; a new focus...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
There are no comments yet. 5134 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New plan aims to boost Palo Alto's parks

From pickleball courts and community gardens to dog runs and nature trails, everyone in Palo Alto seems to have an idea for...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by cm, on Nov 3, 2016 at 11:55 pm | 17 comments | 3459 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New wood-burning rules as winter Spare the Air season starts

With the Winter Spare the Air season beginning Tuesday, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District is reminding residents...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2016
Last comment by john francisco, on Nov 3, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 21 comments | 2180 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Santa Clara County board votes to suspend business with Wells Fargo

Santa Clara County will temporarily end business with Wells Fargo Bank in response to the revelation that the company created...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2016
Last comment by Me too, on Nov 3, 2016 at 11:07 pm | 2 comments | 1836 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Happy trails for Michael Closson

When Michael Closson moved from New York state to Palo Alto in 1972 to work at Stanford University, his new job as assistant...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by But wait, there's more, on Nov 3, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 9 comments | 3688 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Unfair political practices alleged over landlord-tax mailer

A mailer by a mysterious campaign committee against a landlord business-license tax in East Palo Alto has prompted a member...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 3, 2016 at 5:37 pm | 2 comments | 1730 Views

AROUND TOWN

A ballet 'Tribute'

Menlowe Ballet The Menlo Park-based dance company Menlowe Ballet, which offers audiences a blend of classical, contemporary...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Vickie, on Nov 3, 2016 at 5:34 pm | 1 comment | 200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Un-fare competition?

If you ask Bikram Singh what's happened to most of his taxi cabs, he'll take out his phone and show you photos of the "Monster...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2016
Last comment by Kelly, on Nov 3, 2016 at 5:33 pm | 17 comments | 7228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Accent Arts, Village Stationers to leave Cal Ave

Two of California Avenue's independent retailers, whose stores have contributed to the small-town charm that has long characterized...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2015
Last comment by Older Citizen, on Nov 3, 2016 at 2:07 pm | 80 comments | 11874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deputies seeking armed men connected to Portola Valley home invasion

Three armed men invaded an occupied home on Valencia Court in Portola Valley late Thursday, Oct. 13, corralled the three...

Original post made on Oct. 17, 2016
Last comment by BeFrank, on Nov 3, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 4 comments | 1051 Views
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Paris Baguette coming to Mountain View
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Sing and celebrate
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Surviving Family Holidays
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