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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto project makes public a trove of data

Depending on one's digital prowess and hunger for data, Palo Alto's newest transparency initiative is either a head-scratcher...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on May 1, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 5 comments | 7002 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey for Funding for Infrastructure Improvements

In response to a telephone survey yesterday regarding my support or lack thereof for additional funding for infrastructure...

Original post made by Marie on May. 1, 2013
There are no comments yet. 759 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Holiday Fund recipients awarded $390K in grants

A record total of $390,000 in grants, collected from 496 donors, was awarded by the Palo Alto Weekly this year as part of...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 1, 2013 at 1:06 pm | 8 comments | 1337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to experiment with less-frequent street sweeping

Residents of certain Palo Alto neighborhoods may notice their streets and sidewalks get a bit leafier in the coming months...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by DC, on May 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm | 45 comments | 1798 Views

AROUND TOWN

VMware unveils plan for massive campus expansion

Palo Alto's cloud-computing giant VMware is planning to dramatically expand its Stanford Research Park property by adding...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2011
Last comment by Possible solution, on Apr 30, 2013 at 9:21 pm | 15 comments | 1811 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 parent, on Apr 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm | 65 comments | 12836 Views

AROUND TOWN

C is for Craft opens in downtown Palo Alto

Rita Whitney, a mother of one very active 2-and-a-half-year-old girl, always carries paper, crayons and other art supplies...

Original post made on Apr. 28, 2013
Last comment by Annie, on Apr 30, 2013 at 7:31 pm | 7 comments | 3307 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plastic bags to float out of Palo Alto?

It began at local supermarkets. Now, Palo Alto's war against the plastic bag is set to spread to every other food and retail...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2013
Last comment by Mtn View resident, on Apr 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 56 comments | 6033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by boo hoo, on Apr 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm | 23 comments | 3202 Views

AROUND TOWN

Abilities United rocks out at 50th anniversary

Dancing along with the jubilant Stanford Tree and the university's marching band, 300 people celebrated the 50th anniversary...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by Professor Villian, on Apr 30, 2013 at 5:19 pm | 7 comments | 1028 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Park redesign delayed by concerns over dogs, historic building

When Palo Alto broke ground in October 2011 on construction of an underground reservoir at El Camino Park, the goal was to...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by Return it to Menlo Park, on Apr 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm | 10 comments | 1032 Views

SPORTS

2013 Bay Area Senior Games are off and running

The Seventh Annual Bay Area Senior Games are under way and will continue this weekend -- and continue through May 19 -- at...

Original post made on Apr. 30, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 30, 2013 at 3:43 pm | 2 comments | 1274 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford unveils Mayfield housing project plans

Representatives from Stanford University presented preliminary construction details of the 17-acre Mayfield housing project...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2013
Last comment by Escondido parent, on Apr 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm | 43 comments | 2560 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shop Talk: A bit about Asian Box

Frank Klein knows what he wants. A Palo Alto resident and 20-year veteran of the restaurant industry, he and his business...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2012
Last comment by Malini, on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:38 pm | 18 comments | 4343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Former Cardinal, NBA veteran comes out as gay

Jason Collins, an NBA center and a Stanford Cardinal from 1998 to 2001, came out as gay today in a Sports Illustrated article,...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by Sally, on Apr 30, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 22 comments | 1195 Views

SPORTS

Stanford grad, NBA veteran comes out as gay

Jason Collins, a Stanford graduate from 1998 to 2001, came out as gay today in a Sports Illustrated article. Read the full...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by Tom's Wife, on Apr 30, 2013 at 11:38 am | 5 comments | 897 Views

SPORTS

Jason Collins helps start the conversation

==B Reactions == "Basketball does not define Jason Collins," Stanford assistant basketball coach Mark Madsen said in a...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
There are no comments yet. 850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto may sell school land to developer

East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District is in talks to sell or exchange acres of property -- including its own headquarters...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Ebonni Black, on Apr 29, 2013 at 4:44 pm | 28 comments | 1066 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2013
Last comment by Gunn Dad, on Apr 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm | 13 comments | 1304 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Edgewood Plaza wins final approval

Edgewood Plaza, the only shopping area created by Palo Alto homebuilder Joseph Eichler, will soon welcome a new grocery store...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2012
Last comment by Tom, on Apr 29, 2013 at 1:18 pm | 34 comments | 1921 Views
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