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AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto kindergarten teacher arrested for molestation of a student

An East Palo Alto kindergarten teacher was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of molesting a student after he allegedly tried...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2011
Last comment by its true, on Nov 22, 2013 at 12:28 am | 20 comments | 1862 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Office manager sentenced for health care fraud

The manager of a Palo Alto dental office convicted of faking an insurance claim and pocketing more than $3,000 was sentenced...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2013
Last comment by NS, on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:39 pm | 4 comments | 27059 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board OKs timeline on opening new school

Palo Alto school board members will vote by June on a location for a new elementary school, and also whether that school...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Curious, on Nov 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 6 comments | 29682 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 21348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Kevin Skelly and Charles Young deserve a raise for their 2013 performance?

There are several threads right now that have comments on them indicating disapproval with the news that Kevin Skelly will...

Original post made by Observer on Nov. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 548 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Why I Don't Take Public Transit ...

Look, I love the idea of a public transportation system where all of us can move about our city at a reasonable price, cutting...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 21, 2013 at 4:11 pm | 22 comments | 920 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto expands public-art program

Palo Alto's vocal art critics will soon have plenty to cheer, jeer, laugh and complain about thanks to the City Council's...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Nov 21, 2013 at 2:38 pm | 17 comments | 29665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Second Harvest needs turkeys

With Thanksgiving just around the corner, Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties needs turkeys so...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Donate now, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:26 am | 4 comments | 26761 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man causes minor injuries to four police in scuffle

A man got into a scuffle with police at Palo Alto's Opportunity Center and caused minor injuries to four police officers...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by bobgnote, on Nov 21, 2013 at 11:09 am | 6 comments | 2712 Views

SPORTS

Paly girls wrap up season with a fourth place in state finals

The Palo Alto girls golf team accomplished more in its first season of existence than most teams do in program history. The...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by Jim H., on Nov 21, 2013 at 10:55 am | 1 comment | 16443 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Valley Key to Chinese Tech Giant - PA on Page Mill Road

In the SF Chronicle 11/20/13, Bloomberg Report is an article about the Chinese Suning Commerce Group opening a temporary...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:45 am | 5 comments | 14009 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What is that smell?

Recently, Kris Newby and her family unknowingly hosted uninvited visitors in their Palo Alto home: a family of skunks. Read...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2013
Last comment by rathater, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 1 comment | 24479 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Challenge: let's have a healthy debate without the cloak of anonymity

In my opinion, one of the most dangerous sites that preteens/teens are on now is ask.fm because anyone can post anonymous...

Original post made by Danielle Laursen on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 21, 2013 at 8:09 am | 4 comments | 18191 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wednesday's heavy rain - usual problems?

I was driving in the worst of the rain on Wednesday, lots of water pooling on Oregon off ramp. Did we have problems with...

Original post made by Resident on Nov. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 7235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling sparks fresh hope for high-speed-rail critics

A fresh verdict from a Sacramento County judge threatens the one source of money that high-speed-rail officials felt was...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 9 comments | 3073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly graduates reflect on their high school experiences

Graduates of Gunn and Palo Alto high schools feel well prepared academically and socially for college, though more than a...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Midtowner, on Nov 20, 2013 at 10:12 pm | 59 comments | 35913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mixed-use project on El Camino wins approval

As Palo Alto prepares to adopt a long-awaited vision for the eclectic neighborhood around Fry's Electronics, a group of dense,...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by llfried, on Nov 20, 2013 at 5:44 pm | 71 comments | 6925 Views

AROUND TOWN

please don't park on the street on street sweeping days

Work crews try to sweep city streets once a week during the fall and winter. Unfortunately, scofflaws parking on the street...

Original post made by resident on Nov. 20, 2013
There are no comments yet. 7039 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Committee backs new penalties for stalled construction

Residents who take too long to remodel their Palo Alto homes, leaving sections of their blocks fenced off and mired in construction...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Wonderer, on Nov 20, 2013 at 2:36 pm | 3 comments | 27564 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Suit threatened over city's car-camping ban

A group of Palo Alto attorneys is threatening to sue the city over a recently adopted ban on vehicle habitation, a law that...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2013
Last comment by Retired Teacher, on Nov 20, 2013 at 1:33 pm | 49 comments | 5398 Views
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