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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School administrators' pay tops $200K

The six senior district administrators in the Palo Alto Unified School District are each now earning more than $200,000 a...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Bell, CA, on Aug 10, 2016 at 10:56 pm | 77 comments | 8711 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Knightscope upgrades tot-injuring robot

Mountain View's homegrown security-bot company, Knightscope, is trying to restore its image after a dust-up last month in...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by The Truth, Please, on Aug 10, 2016 at 5:10 pm | 7 comments | 1844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Deadline for input on new paratransit contract looms

With only two public meetings held in the South Bay and one day remaining for public comment, Santa Clara Valley Transportation...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Aug 10, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 3 comments | 1341 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local Muslims organize in face of Trump rhetoric

Propelled by Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's recent belittling remarks about the parents of a Muslim U.S....

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Legal Immigrant, on Aug 9, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 41 comments | 4041 Views

SPORTS

EJ Floreal switching from basketball to track at Kentucky

Former Palo Alto High standout EJ Floreal announced Tuesday he will join the University of Kentucky track and field team....

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by TLM, on Aug 9, 2016 at 4:28 pm | 1 comment | 1060 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Alumni to host 'family and culture' event in Palo Alto

A group of Palo Alto alumni working to spur conversation around youth mental health in Palo Alto is hosting a community event...

Original post made on Jul. 12, 2016
Last comment by Toxicity, on Aug 9, 2016 at 4:17 pm | 2 comments | 1926 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto cautious about encouraging second-dwelling units

For some in Palo Alto, "second-dwelling units" represent one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways for addressing the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Aug 9, 2016 at 3:44 pm | 40 comments | 5741 Views

AROUND TOWN

Baylands flood-control project kicks off

Eighty years after the enactment of the federal Flood Control Act, a decades-in-the-making flood-protection effort on San...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2016
Last comment by Jim, on Aug 9, 2016 at 1:52 pm | 23 comments | 4957 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: End 'me too' raises

It is troublesome enough that the powerful California teachers' union has achieved a system where performance doesn't matter...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Election , on Aug 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 30 comments | 5087 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman arrested after spree of bank robberies

An East Palo Alto woman who police say took part in at least nine bank robberies over the summer, including one in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Sylvia, on Aug 9, 2016 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 5220 Views

SPORTS

List of local athletes, coaches, administrators, media involved with Rio Olympics

The list of athletes, coaches, administrators and media personnel with local connections at the 2016 Rio Olympics: ==B Basketball...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2016
Last comment by Gwen, on Aug 9, 2016 at 10:44 am | 3 comments | 1143 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Health team begins work to help San Mateo County residents with mental illness

A new team has begun work to help San Mateo County residents living with a serious mental illness improve their quality of...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2016
Last comment by Bike Commuter, on Aug 9, 2016 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1281 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 Alex Green, on Aug 9, 2016 at 8:59 am | 79 comments | 11159 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown project sent back to drawing board, again

In a stinging rejection Thursday, the Palo Alto Architectural Review Board voted 3-0, with two members recused, against a...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Aug 9, 2016 at 7:28 am | 44 comments | 8033 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police seek woman who robbed bank

Police are looking for a woman who robbed a Palo Alto bank on Tuesday morning, according to a police department press release. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 8, 2016 at 4:22 pm | 14 comments | 6694 Views

AROUND TOWN

VIDEO: Behind the Headlines -- Local Muslims' reaction to rhetoric

On this week's half-hour webcast, "Behind the Headlines," Weekly reporters Sue Dremann and Elena Kadvany talk with Samina...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 8, 2016 at 4:01 pm | 8 comments | 1840 Views

SPORTS

Ledecky swims to world record at Rio Olympics

It could be the first of many. As in both gold medals and world records. Stanford incoming freshman Katie Ledecky, a teenage...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Aug 8, 2016 at 12:38 am | 1 comment | 947 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cities, ACLU criticize findings of Facebook expansion studies

East Palo Alto, Palo Alto and Atherton have all written letters to Menlo Park, raising questions about the draft environmental-impact...

Original post made on Aug. 2, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Aug 7, 2016 at 10:34 pm | 6 comments | 3728 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer of controversial downtown Palo Alto project tries again

Among the many questions pending at Palo Alto's Architectural Review Board meeting on Thursday, perhaps the most important...

Original post made on Aug. 3, 2016
Last comment by Tsk, Tsk, on Aug 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm | 23 comments | 4455 Views

SPORTS

A golden opportunity for Team USA men's volleyball team

Three Stanford grads, all with ties to an NCAA championship, will be representing the United States at the 2016 Rio Olympics...

Original post made on Aug. 7, 2016
Last comment by Robby, on Aug 7, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 1 comment | 1582 Views
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French Laundry alums to open Palo Alto restaurant
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Peace Walk and Father's Grief Retreat
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