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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pursuing the rocky path to college

Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/12/pursuing-the-rocky-path-to-college posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 1701 Views

AROUND TOWN

Masseuse gets 13 years in state prison for molestation

An East Palo Alto man operating an unregulated massage business out of a shed in his backyard was sentenced Friday to 13...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by CoachFromAnotherTown, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:57 am | 2 comments | 1934 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toxic chemical discovery prompts changes in Stanford housing project

A discovery of toxic vapors in the middle of a construction site has prompted Stanford University to redesign portions of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by Groundswell Technologies, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:02 am | 16 comments | 8555 Views

AROUND TOWN

Family escapes from three-alarm Palo Alto house fire

Firefighters Saturday battled a difficult three-alarm fire in a Professorville neighborhood home in Palo Alto Saturday, calling...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by moi, on Feb 22, 2016 at 9:07 am | 1 comment | 7870 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can you get into the summer school registration?

https://www.pausd.org/programs/summer-school Clearly says that the links for the highschool registration ( Living Skills...

Original post made by SummerSchoolRegistration on Feb. 22, 2016
There are no comments yet. 393 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown parking program set for more changes

Downtown Palo Alto's nascent parking-permit program is about to undergo another transformation, with the latest changes aimed...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by downtown north, on Feb 22, 2016 at 7:02 am | 38 comments | 5867 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anonymous donor spurs major renovation plans at Addison

A new two-story building, outdoor-learning environments, a maker's space, a multipurpose room that can actually fit the entire...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by about time!, on Feb 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm | 75 comments | 19443 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man booked after alleged south Palo Alto crime spree

A man who allegedly used a bright blue bike as part of short crime spree in south Palo Alto on Thursday evening was arrested...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli P., on Feb 21, 2016 at 6:33 pm | 1 comment | 4360 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Chamber slams proposed changes to parking program

A proposal to cut the number of parking permits sold to downtown employees as part a new parking-permit program is facing...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by eileen, on Feb 21, 2016 at 6:10 pm | 10 comments | 3256 Views

SPORTS

M-A teams head to CCS playoffs after winning PAL titles

==BI Pinewood girls toppled== The Menlo-Atherton boys and girls are heading into the Central Coast Section basketball playoffs...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2016
Last comment by Stats, on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:52 am | 1 comment | 3673 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Security Issues v Freedoms and Liberty

In the past day or so, security concerns with Apple v FBI are national headlines. A precedent could be at stake and Apple...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Apple is lying, on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:35 am | 7 comments | 436 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Project Safety Net director brings public health expertise

Health educator Mary Gloner has been hired to lead Project Safety Net, a youth well-being collaborative formed in response...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Still awful, on Feb 21, 2016 at 11:15 am | 3 comments | 4326 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents want state to reject Stanford toxics plan

The state agency tasked with regulating hazardous materials should reject Stanford University's plan to deal with trichloroethylene...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Ahem, on Feb 21, 2016 at 12:36 am | 3 comments | 673 Views

AROUND TOWN

Please share experiences with Owner-builder arrangement for homebuilding

Hi, I am in the design phase of a 2-story SFR and to say the least, the approximate quotes of building so far have been...

Original post made by ownerbuilder on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:53 pm | 2 comments | 361 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to ban plastic foam

Last year, Palo Altans threw away about 114 tons of plastic foam -- enough packing peanuts, foamy egg cartons, ice chests,...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2015
Last comment by Neighbor, on Feb 20, 2016 at 6:59 pm | 22 comments | 3833 Views

SPORTS

Gunn boys wrap up a second straight league hoop title

==BI Wednesday's prep basketball== The Gunn boys got some help from an unexpected source to wrap up a second straight basketball...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Go Gunn, on Feb 20, 2016 at 11:12 am | 2 comments | 1419 Views

AROUND TOWN

Victor Frost, well-known panhandler, has died

One of Palo Alto's most colorful characters, Victor Frost, has died, according to the San Mateo County Coroner. Frost, who...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Timekeeper, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:31 am | 16 comments | 8284 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto High grad Braff finds a baseball home at SJS

Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, was a great place for Palo Alto grad Ozzy Braff to start his college baseball...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by John Furrier, on Feb 20, 2016 at 9:00 am | 1 comment | 3396 Views

SPORTS

Gunn's Maltz pins his way to a SCVAL wrestling title

Weekend prep roundup Gunn junior Andy Maltz dominated his weight division during the SCVAL De Anza Division dual-match season...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2016
Last comment by Danny Abramovitch, on Feb 19, 2016 at 11:43 pm | 5 comments | 4093 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Online launches 'pay meter'

Frequent visitors to Palo Alto Online will soon need to either become subscribing members to obtain full access to unlimited...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 28 comments | 5491 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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