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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: Palo Alto tests new smart solar street lights

The City of Palo Alto Utilities (CPAU) announced Monday that it is installing smart solar street lights along El Camino Real...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 5 comments | 1918 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sacred Heart Prep completes historic 10-0 regular season

==BI Friday's prep football== The Sacred Heart Prep football team finished its regular season in historic fashion on Friday...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Nov 19, 2014 at 6:39 pm | 1 comment | 210 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board approves new Cubberley lease in 4-1 vote

After a brief discussion and almost sweeping expressions of support, the Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night a...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by revdreileen, on Nov 19, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 6 comments | 202 Views

SPORTS

Stanford has three No. 1-ranked teams this week

Stanford has three No. 1-ranked teams this week -- women's volleyball, women's basketball and men's soccer -- plus a No....

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2014
Last comment by onewest, on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm | 1 comment | 627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The nettlesome path to helping our teens

Four and five years ago, when several of our teenagers took their own lives, our pained, communal cry was, "Why is this happening?"...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by parent, on Nov 19, 2014 at 7:56 am | 30 comments | 5088 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto customers are asking, 'What's wrong with USPS?'

The Palo Alto division of the United States Postal Service is not delivering on services, and some customers and employees...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2014
Last comment by Customer 1.0 , on Nov 19, 2014 at 1:51 am | 53 comments | 7145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Thoughts on new Mitchell Park library

Now we have it, reviews on the library. Very pleasing facility once you get inside. The library looks great, plenty of...

Original post made by Library User on Nov. 18, 2014
There are no comments yet. 116 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to vote on new Cubberley lease

A two-year tug-of-war between the Palo Alto school district and the city over the future of Cubberley Community Center will...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 18, 2014 at 9:26 pm | 4 comments | 1053 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In the wake: Teens respond with messages of hope, change

Hayley Krolik hopes that some years down the line, when she returns to Palo Alto after graduating from high school, she'll...

Original post made on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 18, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 12 comments | 11674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wolbach edges out Kou for fifth seat on Palo Alto council

Cory Wolbach, a legislative aide for state Sen. Jerry Hill, has edged out emergency-preparedness leader Lydia Kou for the...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 40 comments | 4737 Views

SPORTS

No. 6 Stanford surprises top-ranked Connecticut in overtime

Amber Orrange scored seven of her 17 points in the final 26 seconds of regulation, including a 3-pointer that tied the game...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Nov 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm | 3 comments | 693 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residentialists lose out in commission shuffle

Days after Palo Alto voters elected three slow-growth proponents to the new City Council, the existing council took a step...

Original post made on Nov. 11, 2014
Last comment by Guy_Fawkes, on Nov 18, 2014 at 9:51 am | 89 comments | 7573 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to scrap ban on car camping

After lingering in legal limbo for nearly a year, Palo Alto's controversial ban on car camping is now heading toward repeal. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 18, 2014 at 8:06 am | 60 comments | 3935 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: Olive Garden's future uncertain, Loving Hut closes

Timothy Adams Chocolates goes pink in a big way, Loving Hut makes way for T4, and the future of Olive Garden in Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:48 am | 10 comments | 2427 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto: Redwood City man arrested after allegedly brandishing knife in downtown bar

Palo Alto police arrested a Redwood City man who allegedly brandished a knife inside a downtown bar, causing a disturbance,...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Nov 18, 2014 at 4:40 am | 4 comments | 1424 Views

BOOKS

Art Tickling - an Elegy for Greg Brown

paint on a ladder as high as the sky on a wall made of clouds and sun-- his love applied with a brush where quirky...

Original post made by Margaret Fruth on Nov. 17, 2014
There are no comments yet. 85 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Some history, on Nov 17, 2014 at 4:54 pm | 70 comments | 26665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero Road Traffic Signal Modification at Town and Country

The City of Palo Alto has issued a Invitation For Bids (IFB) for Traffic Signal Modification at Embarcadero Road and Town...

Original post made by Herb Borock on Nov. 14, 2014
Last comment by Hmm, not really., on Nov 17, 2014 at 2:54 pm | 9 comments | 319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto program connects communities through art

What if, with a single school art program, you could provide creative opportunities for kids, offer professional development...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2014
Last comment by Carolyn Tucher, on Nov 17, 2014 at 1:25 pm | 1 comment | 1348 Views

SPORTS

Stanford fails Pac-12 football test in OT loss to Utah

The Stanford football team lost yet another opportunity to reestablish itself as a player in the Pac-12 Conference, dropping...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2014
Last comment by Mike, on Nov 16, 2014 at 7:36 pm | 3 comments | 871 Views
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