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AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto urged not to fund a Catholic nonprofit

With Catholic Charities facing allegations of discrimination from gay-rights advocates in Massachusetts, Illinois, and Washington,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by local gurl, on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 16 comments | 1317 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Man who tried to run over police officer pleads 'no contest'

An East Palo Alto man who tried to run over a police officer and deliberately smashed a stolen vehicle into a police van...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Jeff, on Apr 18, 2013 at 2:37 pm | 7 comments | 1134 Views

AROUND TOWN

Russ Feingold to discuss the Patriot Act

Free ACLU Mid-Peninsula cordially invites you to meet and talk with Russ Feingold, the only senator to vote against...

Original post made by Alice Schaffer Smith on Apr. 18, 2013
There are no comments yet. 974 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

why Palo Alto businesses keep failing

Interesting article in the Mercury-News about why Palo Alto businesses keep failing and why local residents have no loyalty...

Original post made by consumer on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 18, 2013 at 12:42 pm | 5 comments | 874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned dog park in north Palo Alto hits a snag

Palo Alto's plan to give residents in the north part of the city their first dog park is now in limbo after officials learned...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2013
Last comment by sanmateo@doodycalls.com, on Apr 18, 2013 at 10:42 am | 26 comments | 3168 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Letters

<B>Keep the status quo Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=18388 posted Friday,...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2013
Last comment by Roland Hsu, on Apr 18, 2013 at 9:52 am | 1 comment | 980 Views

AROUND TOWN

Grand Boulevard Initiative Survey

The Grand Boulevard Initiative (GBI) is partnering with Fenton, a communications firm, to help achieve the vision for the...

Original post made by GBI on Apr. 18, 2013
There are no comments yet. 803 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens and alcohol

In light of recent events in Palo Alto HS magazine and also in Saratoga HS, I would like to ask fellow parents about what...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by is it true?, on Apr 18, 2013 at 7:57 am | 10 comments | 1211 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Marathoner's account: 'It sounded like thunder'

When Anne Trumbore finished the Boston Marathon, she like many of the other runners there, was in a post-run daze. The blasts...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2013
There are no comments yet. 1779 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

News trickles in about Palo Alto marathoners

Thirteen of the 20 Palo Alto residents who were registered for the Boston Marathon have confirmed that they are safe after...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Alan Wachtel, on Apr 17, 2013 at 12:59 pm | 9 comments | 2104 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Gunn counseling survey suggests higher satisfaction level

A new survey of students at Gunn High School in Palo Alto suggests possible improvement in satisfaction levels with the school's...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by oopsie, on Apr 17, 2013 at 9:29 am | 4 comments | 1272 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City hires Chief Communications Officer

Saw this in another paper "Palo Alto hires first-ever Chief Communications officer": http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23041156/palo-alto-hires-first-ever-chief-communications...

Original post made by common sense on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 17, 2013 at 9:07 am | 4 comments | 756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beloved Former Paly Principal Dresses Down School Board and Superintendent Over PR Hire

Buried in the "packet" for last night's school board meeting was a letter from Sandra Pearson, the former Principal of Paly....

Original post made by Silence Dogood on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Wow, on Apr 17, 2013 at 7:42 am | 28 comments | 4334 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly team heads to Science Olympiad nationals

Fifteen students from Palo Alto High School will compete in the national Science Olympiad in Dayton, Ohio, next month after...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by Paly parent , on Apr 17, 2013 at 12:13 am | 4 comments | 1647 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City asks residents, firms to save energy today

Palo Alto's Utilities Department wants city residents and business owners to cut down on electricity use today, after several...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 16, 2013 at 11:03 pm | 2 comments | 1016 Views

SPORTS

SHP's Howe swims well at Arena GP meet

Sacred Heart Prep junior Ally Howe went from being a big fish in a small pond to quite the opposite, yet held her own during...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by Trish, on Apr 16, 2013 at 1:12 pm | 1 comment | 1116 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto set to adopt new, belated, housing vision

Palo Alto's newest vision for housing is at once a broad roadmap and a delicate compromise, a document that both expresses...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by j99, on Apr 16, 2013 at 11:29 am | 14 comments | 1640 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pacifist, Kepler's legend Ira Sandperl dies at 90

Ira Sandperl, a well-known pacifist who worked for decades at Kepler's bookstore in Menlo Park -- from the 1950s into the...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2013
Last comment by Lily, on Apr 16, 2013 at 10:02 am | 5 comments | 1475 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caring Neighborhoods Challenge seeks to spread the love

As Terry Godfrey sipped a warm beverage at a cafe near her home in Evergreen Park last week, she posed a question she hopes...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2013
Last comment by Parent, on Apr 16, 2013 at 9:05 am | 10 comments | 1124 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keychain storage device holds emergency info for seniors

An offhand question from a Palo Alto octogenarian has sparked a new product that is being offered free -- or nearly free...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by LauraR, on Apr 16, 2013 at 7:14 am | 17 comments | 2477 Views
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