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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Body found Thursday confirmed to be missing Palo Alto hiker

The Alameda County Coroner's Office has confirmed that a body found in a wilderness area that of a Palo Alto man who went...

Original post made on Apr. 19, 2015
Last comment by Hedy McAdams, on Apr 26, 2015 at 8:30 am | 4 comments | 8881 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Union rebukes Gunn principal over homework 'directive'

Within three months of taking over as principal of Gunn High School last August, Denise Herrmann found herself confronted...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2015
Last comment by Legal eagle, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:37 pm | 265 comments | 23583 Views

AROUND TOWN

Professorville

Palo Alto's oldest residential neighborhood Professorville is known for its large, century-old Victorian homes, oak tree-lined...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Brig, on Apr 25, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 1 comment | 2305 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payday at City Hall

The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 28 comments | 6381 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Body found in East Palo Alto trailer fire

Menlo Park firefighters fighting a fire at the former and abandoned Romic chemical refinery site found a body in a trailer...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by Samantha L, on Apr 25, 2015 at 3:22 pm | 2 comments | 7744 Views

AROUND TOWN

Historic board rejects request to remove home's historic designation

When Lucille Mellish and her husband purchased their 696-square-foot cottage at 757 College Ave. in 1968, it wasn't on the...

Original post made on Apr. 23, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Apr 25, 2015 at 2:33 pm | 25 comments | 5139 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Race against the clock' to save Buena Vista

Acknowledging the long odds and the short window of opportunity, Santa Clara County officials on Tuesday reaffirmed their...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Apr 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm | 26 comments | 4114 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto sustains major injuries

An elderly woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning sustained major injuries, according to...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2015
Last comment by Steve C, on Apr 25, 2015 at 11:07 am | 45 comments | 6057 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Writing across the disciplines

A story of grief and growing up, a road trip with many fleeting characters and a story deeply rooted in landscape: all three...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2015
Last comment by congratulations, on Apr 25, 2015 at 9:47 am | 1 comment | 1817 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Love and Merit

Interesting NYT opinion piece: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/24/opinion/david-brooks-love-and-merit.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&region=CColumn&module=MostEmailed&version=Ful...

Original post made by nyt reader on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Memories, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:53 am | 3 comments | 829 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly named San Mateo Union's superintendent

Former Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly is taking the same position in the San Mateo Union High School District pending...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 7 comments | 3591 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

SAT tutoring

My son, a Paly senior, is about to apply to college. He likes the CSUs (California State University). They are peculiar...

Original post made by PalyDad on Aug. 18, 2013
Last comment by Disgusted, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:35 pm | 20 comments | 6651 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

NY Times visits Palo Alto again.

I'm surprised that I'm the first to post a link to this article in the NY Times. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/sunday-review/push-dont-crush-the-students.html "Does...

Original post made by We\'re in the news again on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by It's the Parents, on Apr 24, 2015 at 8:04 pm | 10 comments | 955 Views

RESTAURANTS

The happiest of hours

Happy hour: the best time of day whether you're hungry, thirsty, looking to save a few bucks — or all three. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Vino Locale, on Apr 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm | 1 comment | 1231 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal women second in distance medley at Penn Relays

Stanford roundup Stanford finished second in the women's distance medley relay at the Penn Relays on Thursday at Franklin...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Apr 24, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 1887 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police and firefighter unions

For Palo Alto police officers and firefighters, change in compensation can't come soon enough. Read the full story here...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by charlie, on Apr 24, 2015 at 11:40 am | 2 comments | 2212 Views

AROUND TOWN

Best Of Palo Alto voting launches

The annual Best Of Palo Alto reader survey is launching today! This year's Best Of promises to unearth local delights, favorite...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2561 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The medicine of music

Founded in the mid-1990s, the Bing Music Series in the Hospital Atrium brings live music to patients, visitors and staff...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Blake Jones, on Apr 24, 2015 at 10:11 am | 1 comment | 2665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chillin' in the 'hood

The atmosphere in the Cibo Restaurant bar was convivial and relaxed. A small group of Barron Park residents sat at a round,...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 2951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Service Employees International Union, Local 521

When it comes to employee compensation, the city's lowest earners usually serve as the canaries in the coal mine. The roughly...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by hmm, on Apr 24, 2015 at 9:21 am | 1 comment | 1754 Views
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