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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Losing LaserQuest and Dance Studio in MountainView?

According to the MV Voice, LinkedIn is forcing Cheryl Burke dance studio and LaserQuest to close. http://www.mv-voice.com/news/2015/09/08/save-the-last-dance This...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Sep. 8, 2015
Last comment by BP, on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm | 15 comments | 1893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board urged to be 'bold' yet also exercise caution on new-school plans

There was a mixed bag of reactions Tuesday night to Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee's and his Enrollment Management Advisory...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by parent, on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm | 38 comments | 3952 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks at paid parking downtown

As Palo Alto prepares to expand and refine the new parking-permit program for downtown's residential streets, the city is...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:48 pm | 42 comments | 5572 Views

RESTAURANTS

Season of pho

There's not yet a study to back it up, but I'm convinced there's a strong correlation between cold, rainy weather and cravings...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Food Critic, on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:47 pm | 7 comments | 9672 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New school liaisons break language, cultural barriers

When Patricia Estrada's first-grade son got into a conflict with another Duveneck Elementary School student during a game...

Original post made on Jan. 8, 2016
Last comment by Article, on Jan 17, 2016 at 7:40 pm | 7 comments | 8606 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Ohlone teacher charged with child abuse

An Ohlone Elementary School teacher has been placed on unpaid compulsory leave after the district discovered he is facing...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by CoachFromAnotherTown, on Jan 17, 2016 at 3:49 pm | 30 comments | 25247 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto asks court to dismiss Buena Vista suit

Calling it a "baseless suit," the City of Palo Alto is asking a federal court to reject a court challenge that was leveled...

Original post made on Jan. 5, 2016
Last comment by bystander , on Jan 17, 2016 at 10:23 am | 61 comments | 7641 Views

AROUND TOWN

Water district CEO resigns

The Santa Clara Valley Water District announced Thursday night that CEO Beau Goldie would be stepping down, effective Jan....

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 16, 2016 at 6:37 pm | 4 comments | 3603 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community arts and music center planned in East Palo Alto

A large, empty lot at the corner of Bay Road and Pulgas Avenue in East Palo Alto is the future home of the East Palo Alto...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2016
Last comment by Larry Moody, on Jan 16, 2016 at 9:32 am | 8 comments | 7511 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police seek two women in bank fraud

Police are searching for two women who allegedly used fraudulent checks to scam people into withdrawing money from their...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jan 16, 2016 at 9:14 am | 2 comments | 4171 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain Palo Alto man uttered three words before shooting

The accused accomplice in the homicide of a Palo Alto engineer described his three last words and the single shot that ended...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 15, 2016 at 2:46 pm | 38 comments | 12528 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

County is first to establish office of LGBTQ affairs

Santa Clara County has become the first county nationwide to establish an Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2016
Last comment by It Never Ends, on Jan 15, 2016 at 12:19 pm | 26 comments | 4188 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County to fix Oregon Expressway flooding problems

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved $80,000 to fund an engineering design study to...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 15, 2016 at 1:06 am | 12 comments | 3317 Views

SPORTS

Trio of Castilleja student-athletes looking to next level

Castilleja celebrated three senior student-athletes this week who signed a National Letter of Intent to continue their athletic...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Dave Johnson, on Jan 14, 2016 at 7:27 pm | 1 comment | 4191 Views

AROUND TOWN

Auto dealer Bernard Magnussen dies at 78

Auto dealership owner Bernard "Bernie" L. Magnussen, 78, died Jan. 3 at his home in Atherton after a 10-year battle with...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jan 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 4239 Views

AROUND TOWN

Unwind from the work week at the Bing

Raise a glass — or two — to the end of the work week at Bing Concert Hall during Stanford Live's Happy Hour Series...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Olenka Villarreal, on Jan 14, 2016 at 6:50 pm | 1 comment | 1124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Intolerably Loud Noise All Night from Stanford's Power Plant

Not all intolerable noise is from aircraft. Stanford's newer Central Energy Facility (which seems to have replaced the old...

Original post made by Intolerable Noise on Jan. 9, 2016
Last comment by musical, on Jan 14, 2016 at 5:24 pm | 21 comments | 1289 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police describe 'quick and violent' confrontation before fatal shooting

When three Palo Alto police officers arrived at the front lawn of a home at 652 Forest Ave. in the waning hours of Christmas...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jan 14, 2016 at 12:44 pm | 2 comments | 953 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves revamp of former Facebook campus

Blocks of concrete will make way for waves of glass at the former Facebook headquarters at Stanford Research Park under an...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2016
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:47 am | 24 comments | 7199 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New Jersey school facing same problems as Gunn

Interesting article in the NY Times, mirroring the problems at Gunn HS. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/26/nyregion/reforms-to-ease-students-stress-divide-a-new-jersey-school-dist...

Original post made by Barron Park resident on Jan. 6, 2016
Last comment by wondering, on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:32 pm | 14 comments | 1490 Views
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