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SCHOOLS & KIDS

City urged to move Matadero Creek Trail

The proposed Matadero Creek Trail is so disliked by Midtown Palo Alto residents that they have told the city to change the...

Original post made on May. 2, 2013
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on May 19, 2013 at 2:32 pm | 75 comments | 6619 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Rape culture' articles spark inquiry

A Palo Alto High School student publication's description of how two victims of sexual assault were treated by their friends...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by jls mom of 2, on May 19, 2013 at 10:14 am | 14 comments | 1654 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to beef up sidewalk requirements

In discussing Palo Alto's sidewalk dilemma, Councilwoman Karen Holman borrowed a line from writer Johann Wolfgang von Goethe,...

Original post made on Apr. 16, 2013
Last comment by sister madly, on May 18, 2013 at 4:16 pm | 19 comments | 1079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Car campers...time to ban them!

If you have car campers in your neighborhood, it is a lot worse than unfinished homes next to you, although I do agree that...

Original post made by Craig Laughton on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Gary, on May 18, 2013 at 2:20 pm | 72 comments | 1538 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto looks to renew, change Cubberley lease

The future of Cubberley Community Center may still be in flux, but Palo Alto officials sent a strong signal on Monday night...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Progressive?, on May 18, 2013 at 2:02 pm | 7 comments | 1091 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School of Rock kids play classics in the iTunes age

Even the people who get their kicks on Netflix know the saying "Everything old is new again." At the School of Rock, where...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Likin it, on May 18, 2013 at 8:57 am | 14 comments | 1855 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

FLEMING'S ON THE MOVE ... Big plans are on the horizon for Fleming's Steakhouse at Stanford Shopping Center. Construction...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by ArÍte, on May 18, 2013 at 8:47 am | 3 comments | 1958 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Gunn High School's Pep Band a Divison of Stanford University?

I attended the May Fete Parade on University Avenue yesterday and was quite confused when I saw the lead off act. It was...

Original post made by Confused on May. 5, 2013
Last comment by Hmmmmmmm, on May 17, 2013 at 11:11 pm | 20 comments | 1590 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District 'not successful' in filling communication post

The Palo Alto school district so far has not been successful in its search for a new communication coordinator but the search...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Responsibility, on May 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm | 21 comments | 1165 Views

RESTAURANTS

Thread for Restaurant/Bakery Comments

Some of the most enjoyable threads I've read on PAO & The Almanac have been about restaurants/bakeries. I thought it'd be...

Original post made by iamhmmm@yahoo.com on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 17, 2013 at 12:58 pm | 2 comments | 1082 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Part of northbound Foothill Expwy to close tonight

Northbound Foothill Expressway between Hillview Avenue and Page Mill Road, including the bike lane, will be closed beginning...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Silly, on May 17, 2013 at 12:19 pm | 3 comments | 889 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford study finds 'killer frog' in San Francisco

Killer frogs are on the loose in San Francisco. They don't kill humans, but there is a frog that is carrying a deadly infection...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by Strum und Drang, on May 17, 2013 at 8:31 am | 3 comments | 2986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto bans smoking at all parks

Palo Alto took its strongest stance to date against tobacco on Monday night, when the City Council swiftly passed a law that...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Green&Clean, on May 16, 2013 at 11:30 pm | 42 comments | 2402 Views

AROUND TOWN

Baby harbor seal rescued from Baylands dies

The baby harbor seal rescued in the Palo Alto Baylands in April has died. Floodgate Dolly, a 5-week-old pup rescued by Palo...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Tears, on May 16, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 6 comments | 813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

U.S. civil rights official to come to parent event

A representative of the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will appear in Palo Alto to explain the legal...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Former Palo Alto Parent, on May 16, 2013 at 10:14 pm | 24 comments | 1418 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to further debate manager salaries

Palo Alto's drive to give its group of managers of professionals a 2 percent raise this year hit a speed bump Monday night...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by peninsula commuter, on May 16, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 26 comments | 1557 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two men attempt robbery in downtown Palo Alto

Two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, attempted to rob three women in downtown Palo Alto on the 700 block of Emerson...

Original post made on May. 16, 2013
Last comment by wally, on May 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm | 17 comments | 883 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has little leeway with unfinished homes

Eight years after construction began, a Barron Park residence remains unfinished, much to the chagrin of neighbors who find...

Original post made on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by paly parent, on May 16, 2013 at 11:55 am | 43 comments | 2888 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E begins new project on Alma Street

Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Wednesday began replacing major valves on Alma Street between Colorado Avenue and the...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 16, 2013 at 9:23 am | 9 comments | 931 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If I found $150,000 to spend on the schools, I would...

The school board's answer is "hire a public relations person"! What's yours? My ideas: better school lunch, tutoring for...

Original post made by Terman dad on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Linguist, on May 16, 2013 at 8:45 am | 20 comments | 1022 Views
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