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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 19531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood kicks off new school year

Ravenswood City School District kicked off the school year Aug. 23 with about 3,500 students and an operating budget of $38.5...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2012
Last comment by epa parent, on Feb 28, 2014 at 7:43 pm | 3 comments | 2234 Views

SPORTS

Ogwumike scores 32 points in Stanford's 83-60 victory

No. 5 Stanford had been chomping at the bit for Thursday's return bout against Washington, the team responsible for the Cardinal's...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Dennis, on Feb 28, 2014 at 5:35 pm | 1 comment | 1290 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Wind Rises - Anyone seen it?

I'm a big fan of Miyazaki animated films, but am wondering about this last one. Although close family is still to a devastating...

Original post made by Boomer on Feb. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 546 Views

AROUND TOWN

Greenmeadow scholarship fund marks 50 years

When Palo Alto talks about valuing its youth, it can look to the Greenmeadow Community Association for inspiration. Now in...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
There are no comments yet. 2374 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza's Fresh Market burglarized

Palo Alto police arrested two men on Feb. 20 for their alleged involvement in a late-night burglary of The Fresh Market on...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by cincy, on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:28 pm | 21 comments | 5879 Views

AROUND TOWN

The coffee-beer buzz

The romantic adage "we go together like peanut butter and jelly" should be amended to "we go together like coffee and beer." Read...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by Belgian Mare, on Feb 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm | 2 comments | 7361 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School supporters dismayed by Council vote

The prospect of local schools losing $1.8 million in annual payments from the City of Palo Alto as part of its lease of the...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by high cost of supporting illegals, on Feb 28, 2014 at 9:35 am | 37 comments | 3903 Views

SPORTS

Stanford grad looks to help Canadian national team

Stanford grad Rachel Quon was named to Canada's women's national soccer team and will play with the Canadians at the Cyprus...

Original post made on Feb. 28, 2014
Last comment by correction, on Feb 28, 2014 at 8:21 am | 1 comment | 1529 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council skeptical about high bids for Cal Ave work

Chastened by recent experiences with the Mitchell Park Library, Palo Alto officials on Monday questioned the unexpectedly...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Robot no ops, on Feb 28, 2014 at 7:20 am | 15 comments | 4245 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$300-million Open Space bond wins approval

The Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District board of directors unanimously approved placing a $300-million bond measure...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Feb 28, 2014 at 6:17 am | 8 comments | 2220 Views

AROUND TOWN

What's going on with El Camino Park????

When will El Camino Park be finished? Was supposed to open in the summer of 2013. Every time I drive by there, there does...

Original post made by Jim H. on Feb. 27, 2014
There are no comments yet. 526 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board mulls search for Skelly replacement

Opening a search to replace Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly, school board President Barb Mitchell said Tuesday...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Skung, on Feb 27, 2014 at 9:20 pm | 19 comments | 2667 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rain does little to dent drought concerns

With drought conditions still plaguing California, Palo Alto has a simple message for its water customers: There is no need...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Digress, on Feb 27, 2014 at 9:16 pm | 4 comments | 2273 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto looks to scrap Cubberley covenant

Palo Alto officials on Monday took a firm stance against a two-decade-old provision in the city's lease of Cubberley Community...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:34 pm | 5 comments | 3124 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making high school happier, funnier

In the academically intense culture of Gunn High School, a class where students gather in "gratitude circles" and practice...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 20 comments | 55690 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto police sergeant sues police department, city

An East Palo Alto police sergeant who reported another officer's March 2012 misconduct – a racial slur in reference...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 27, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 7 comments | 3695 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Weekend water outage raises concerns

A routine replacement of an old water meter at a Palo Alto home conducted by the Utilities Department on Friday, Nov. 15,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by parishilton, on Feb 27, 2014 at 8:40 am | 22 comments | 46138 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Mi Pueblo may stave off bankruptcy

Mi Pueblo Foods, the San Jose-based grocery chain with a store in East Palo Alto, will ask a federal court to approve a credit...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Jose, on Feb 26, 2014 at 10:46 pm | 20 comments | 11931 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto launches 'apps challenge,' deadline Feb. 28

Calling all geniuses and creative types. The City of Palo Alto is looking for someone to create software applications to...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 26, 2014 at 5:38 pm | 8 comments | 2564 Views
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