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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tenure celebration fetes newly permanent teachers

Forty-two Palo Alto teachers as well as Jordan Middle School Principal Greg Barnes were honored for achieving permanent employment...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by Tenure Info, on Apr 11, 2013 at 7:15 pm | 26 comments | 1795 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to revamp public-art program

Will Palo Alto's wave of developments usher in a public-art Renaissance? City officials certainly hope so, and on Monday...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Palo Altan, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:46 pm | 34 comments | 2379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School calendar survey: 'benefits outweigh tradeoffs'

The benefits of recent changes to Palo Alto's school calendar outweigh the tradeoffs, high school students, parents and teachers...

Original post made on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Paly Parent, on Apr 11, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 46 comments | 5312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to retain fraud hotline

A hotline that Palo Alto set up on a trial basis last year to give City Hall whistleblowers a tool to report fraud, waste...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 11, 2013 at 3:50 pm | 4 comments | 877 Views

AROUND TOWN

Los Altos Hills Fatal Car Crash

I'm surprised that the cracking news staff on the Weekly hasn't picked up this story. http://www.losaltosonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=45956&Itemid=46...

Original post made by David on Apr. 11, 2013
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to protect retail on downtown block

Palo Alto officials turned back the zoning clock on an eclectic downtown block Monday night when they passed a law requiring...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by liberty, on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:05 pm | 17 comments | 1484 Views

AROUND TOWN

HSR Corruption - Foreshadowing

California has been using the Chinese High Speed Rail construction as an example of what we can expect here in California....

Original post made by Jim H. on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 10, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 3 comments | 787 Views

AROUND TOWN

Owner of JJ&F market eyes Miki's Alma Plaza space

Miki's Farm Fresh Market might be closing, but one local grocer is looking at potentially taking over the spot. Joe Khoury,...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2013
Last comment by keith@klwines, on Apr 10, 2013 at 3:40 pm | 36 comments | 5692 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged thief made hotel his home base

A man and woman from Daly City were arrested in Palo Alto on theft-related charges Thursday (Jan. 19) after an alert Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Marla, on Apr 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 8347 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fresh Market coming to Edgewood Plaza

The Fresh Market, a North Carolina-based, European-style specialty market will open its first West Coast store at Edgewood...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Pete , on Apr 10, 2013 at 12:54 pm | 80 comments | 5056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Samyama is a lavishly adorned yoga studio

Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood is about to become home to one of the city's more unusual projects. Spanning two floors...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Eagerly Anticipating, on Apr 10, 2013 at 1:52 am | 11 comments | 15463 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park cop caught with prostitute keeps job

Hearing a knock at the Motel 6 door, a prostitute wearing a black catsuit answered, $20 bills stashed in her cleavage. In...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by dano, on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 52 comments | 5967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn student, teammate, share $10K science prize

A Gunn High School sophomore and her science-project teammate won $10,000 over the weekend in the Washington, D.C. finals...

Original post made on Dec. 4, 2012
Last comment by Not an issue, on Apr 9, 2013 at 6:05 pm | 14 comments | 1976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Example of housing insanity

If the editor will permit me, I want to illustrate the level of PA real estate craziness by comparing two homes for sale...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Apr. 6, 2013
Last comment by Silly valley, on Apr 9, 2013 at 4:40 pm | 8 comments | 2255 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The Iron Lady Passes

Margaret Thatcher was a great leader. She joined Ronald Reagan in defeating the socialist thrust, including the victory...

Original post made by Gary on Apr. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:10 pm | 8 comments | 838 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto house fire suspicious, fire officials say

A suspicious one-alarm house fire displaced five residents in East Palo Alto Monday morning, according to fire officials. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Apr 9, 2013 at 1:08 pm | 1 comment | 983 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Legal demand shuts down Edgewood Eats

An attorney's letter citing several City of Palo Alto ordinances has shut down the popular food-truck event Edgewood Eats. Read...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 9, 2013 at 8:21 am | 75 comments | 2379 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plastic bag ban: A health issue?

In view of the upcoming plastic bag ban, I thought that recent findings from a study might be of interest to our community....

Original post made by Zeev Wurman on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by Whats the problem, on Apr 9, 2013 at 12:25 am | 6 comments | 877 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The New Urbanism and Palo Alto

I'm not sure when it happened, but, clearly the City Council and Planning Commission have tried to embrace "The New Urbanism"....

Original post made by Anon on Apr. 7, 2013
Last comment by A Walker, on Apr 8, 2013 at 10:04 pm | 5 comments | 1568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New elementary school proposed for Palo Alto

The Palo Alto school district should open a new elementary school at the site of the old Peninsula Day Care Center at 525...

Original post made on Apr. 5, 2013
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Apr 8, 2013 at 9:53 pm | 26 comments | 2410 Views
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