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AROUND TOWN

HP CEO Meg Whitman named board chair

Hewlett-Packard President and CEO Meg Whitman will add "chairman of the board of directors" to her title, the company announced...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 22, 2014 at 10:40 pm | 7 comments | 613 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Calling all Gunn High School alumni, teachers, parents and friends

It was an era of optimism and expansion in Palo Alto when Henry M. Gunn High School opened 50 years ago. Read the full story...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:16 pm | 5 comments | 3786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Damage control at the Y

Many organizations have an immensely difficult time conveying bad news to their customers. Out of a desire to not displease...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by PageMillTown, on Jul 22, 2014 at 8:01 pm | 67 comments | 4974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Too Late for Apologies, on Jul 22, 2014 at 6:01 pm | 119 comments | 6584 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Rash of phone scams reported in Palo Alto

A range of phone scams have been reported in Palo Alto in recent weeks, including people posing as Internal Revenue Service...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2014
Last comment by a, on Jul 22, 2014 at 4:40 pm | 20 comments | 3936 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Two-story classroom building at Duveneck to open next month

Duveneck Elementary School fourth- and fifth-graders will occupy a new, two-story classroom building and everybody will get...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Jul 22, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 33 comments | 2689 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Implementing Parking Permit Program

In January of this year there was an article stating that the city council voted to begin steps towards implementing a city...

Original post made by anyprogress on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 1 comment | 100 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dean of Grace Cathedral to join Stanford

The dean of San Francisco's Episcopal Grace Cathedral will become Stanford University's new dean for religious life, the...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:33 am | 2 comments | 1072 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why Eichler and Not Greenmeadow?

I don't get it. Two south Palo Alto swim clubs about a half a mile apart, both old and Eichlerish, both competing with...

Original post made by curious on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Former Green Meadow Family, on Jul 22, 2014 at 11:01 am | 16 comments | 1179 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video, police dog aid Palo Alto police in car burglary arrest

Palo Alto police arrested a Mountain View man early Saturday morning after he allegedly tried to steal a car from a driveway,...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Gethin, on Jul 22, 2014 at 9:53 am | 8 comments | 1566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Services for homeless, low-income residents face crisis

InnVision Shelter Network, the largest provider of services for homeless and needy persons in Palo Alto, is scrambling to...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by abc, on Jul 22, 2014 at 1:32 am | 31 comments | 4663 Views

AROUND TOWN

Girl, 9, drowns in pool in Menlo Park

A 9-year-old girl died Tuesday night as a result of a drowning at an apartment community pool in the 300 block of Sharon...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Daquita, on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:02 pm | 10 comments | 4226 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens stoke their passion for science

Many young students who are passionate about science are spending their summers doing science internships at institutions...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2014
Last comment by Uber mom, on Jul 21, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 9 comments | 5433 Views

SPORTS

Nneka gets best of Chiney in the WNBA All-Star Game

While the West was battling the East in the 2014 WNBA All-Star Game on Saturday, sisters Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike were having...

Original post made on Jul. 21, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 3 comments | 365 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Work begins on new Performing Arts Center at Paly

Palo Alto High School students will encounter a construction zone and a parking squeeze this fall as two major building projects...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Jul 21, 2014 at 3:01 pm | 13 comments | 2805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The terms of the debate

In the debate over Palo Alto's built environment, there are several key issues that residents and City Council members are...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm | 13 comments | 632 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Change needed, on Jul 21, 2014 at 9:26 am | 292 comments | 114023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board balks at approving controversial Sherman Avenue development

With protests from residents mounting, the city's Architectural Review Board on Thursday deferred its expected approval of...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2014
Last comment by James, on Jul 20, 2014 at 7:07 pm | 11 comments | 2478 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers a 'net-zero' growth vision

As Palo Alto moves toward adopting a new vision for growth, officials are considering one ambitious alternative that would...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 62 comments | 12908 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local Whole Foods markets implicated in pricing violations

A statewide investigation of pricing irregularities by Whole Foods Market, including at its Palo Alto store, has resulted...

Original post made on Jun. 25, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 20, 2014 at 12:16 pm | 27 comments | 6348 Views
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