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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Small Safeway for Edgewood Plaza?

SJ Mercury article on 11/6/16 says Safeway is opening a new small store of 23,200 sqft in Willow Glen area of SJ. Our vacant...

Original post made by Stuart on Nov. 12, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Nov 15, 2016 at 10:38 am | 12 comments | 470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council election to shake up planning commission

The results of this week's City Council election in Palo Alto spell another shakeup for one of the city's most important...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 14, 2016 at 10:31 pm | 21 comments | 5909 Views

SPORTS

Gators take control late to nab 10th straight title

==BI Girls water polo == The Sacred Heart Prep girls water polo team made it 10 Central Coast Section Division II championships...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2016
Last comment by WP fan Doug, on Nov 14, 2016 at 6:40 pm | 5 comments | 1156 Views

RESTAURANTS

A newish Jewish experience

Nourish: A Newish Jewish Cafe, the new dining option at the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, serves "Jewish cuisine with...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto, on Nov 14, 2016 at 4:12 pm | 2 comments | 1678 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Americans program aspires to help newcomers

Last year, staff at Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library began to notice that the city's demographics were changing —...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by The Antisocial Social Club, on Nov 14, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 3 comments | 2634 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto council candidates address city's challenges

The Nov. 8 election could prove pivotal for the City of East Palo Alto as it faces an affordable-housing crisis, gentrification...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jones, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:15 am | 5 comments | 3742 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wilson, Gaona-Mendoza elected to Ravenswood school board

The Ravenswood City School District Board of Trustees will hold onto one longtime public servant and gain a new voice after...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Shmoplifeboy, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:15 am | 9 comments | 2054 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why not keeping Paly and Gunn as they have been?

We , a group of Paly parents and students, highly respect and strongly support our principal, faculty, and staff at Paly....

Original post made by a group of Paly parents on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 14, 2016 at 8:07 am | 16 comments | 753 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by radar, on Nov 14, 2016 at 6:19 am | 1101 comments | 202674 Views

AROUND TOWN

WW II vet recalls writing condolence letters to Gold Star families

Old war movies often show the stereotype: The knock on the door by a War Department representative bearing news of the death...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by jet pilot, on Nov 13, 2016 at 10:18 pm | 4 comments | 5105 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19

Change.Org Petition to Electoral College - Make Hillary Clinton President on December 19 LINK: https://www.change.org/p/electoral-college-electors-electoral-college-make-hillary-...

Original post made by Drastic Problems Require Drastic Solutions on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 13, 2016 at 4:51 pm | 9 comments | 444 Views

AROUND TOWN

Marc Berman edges out Vicki Veenker for Assembly seat

In a tight race that split the region's Democratic establishment, Palo Alto City Councilman Marc Berman has edged out attorney...

Original post made on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gutang Norotsov, on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:04 pm | 3 comments | 4087 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

It's enough! Can you please stop?

To pro-wGPA Paly parents: We've been told that you're working on a new petition called "Adopt comprehensive weighted GPA...

Original post made by Paly students on Nov. 11, 2016
Last comment by paly sophomore, on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:09 pm | 6 comments | 484 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should high schools report weighted grades?

Among the many differences, large and small, between Palo Alto and Gunn high schools is a discrepancy between how school...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Shaw, on Nov 12, 2016 at 11:43 am | 45 comments | 7052 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly pushes back on school board's weighted GPA decision

Despite a unanimous school-board vote to report weighted grade points averages (GPAs) on current high school seniors’ mid-year...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by A Paly Parent , on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:18 am | 55 comments | 5125 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly gives seniors option to report weighted GPA

Palo Alto High School will now allow students to choose whether they want to report their weighted grades given that close...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Nov 12, 2016 at 3:36 am | 10 comments | 2660 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parents, students urge weighted GPAs

There was a stark difference in opinion at the Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday night on the value of reporting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2016
Last comment by Concerned Parent, on Nov 11, 2016 at 11:50 am | 88 comments | 8828 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto turns out for historic vote

Election Day buzz started early in Palo Alto, with some voters lining up well before 7 a.m. to cast their ballots, pick up...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2016
Last comment by Tom Paine, on Nov 11, 2016 at 8:05 am | 15 comments | 1733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Baten Caswell appears to secure re-election to Palo Alto school board

Two-term Palo Alto Board of Education member Melissa Baten Caswell appears to have been elected to her third term, based...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2016
Last comment by Stew Pid, on Nov 11, 2016 at 4:11 am | 7 comments | 4578 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ballot Stiil Not Counted

This us the first time our household has used an early voting 24-hour dropoff for our ballots. The registrar says they have...

Original post made by 24-Hour Dropoff on Nov. 9, 2016
Last comment by Voter, on Nov 11, 2016 at 1:44 am | 3 comments | 190 Views
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