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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks to clarify rules for unsolicited offers for public land

In Palo Alto's latest effort to address a June 2014 Grand Jury report that slammed the city for lack of transparency on developer...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 24, 2015 at 2:03 pm | 2 comments | 1361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Around teen well-being, the vocabulary changes

In the last three weeks, two significant yet relatively unnoticed mindset shifts have occurred that may have major positive...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by outsider, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:26 am | 41 comments | 5897 Views

SPORTS

SHP boys hope to duplicate football finish in Open Division

The Sacred Heart Prep boys basketball team hopes to follow in the footsteps of its vaunted football squad and bring home...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2015
Last comment by Viking Fan, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:21 am | 2 comments | 1786 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District sends out food allergy alert

The school district sent out the following msg: "During the spring, we often see a rise in allergic reactions at school...

Original post made by A parent on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:11 am | 7 comments | 360 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto joins push toward divestment from fossil fuel

Spurred by concerns about climate change and a grassroots push from Palo Alto's faith community, the City Council enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Feb 24, 2015 at 11:09 am | 33 comments | 2940 Views

AROUND TOWN

People Behaving Badly??? My mistake!!

I was driving by the Post office on Hamilton Avenue yesterday just as the sun had begun to break into a beautiful sunny...

Original post made by Mayfield Child on Feb. 24, 2015
There are no comments yet. 135 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by KS, on Feb 24, 2015 at 2:36 am | 327 comments | 185416 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission approves first public art in private development

Innovation. Technology. Sustainability. These were the buzzwords at Palo Alto's Public Arts Commission meeting on Thursday,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by eileen stolee, on Feb 23, 2015 at 11:25 pm | 7 comments | 5252 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board Prez Buries OCR Report, Cancels Discussion of PAUSD Bullying Policy

In a hastily scheduled Tuesday morning "study session," the PAUSD school board will hear the first public report on the district's...

Original post made by Curious on May. 6, 2013
Last comment by Welcome back Curious, and THANK YOU!!! from village fool, on Feb 23, 2015 at 9:52 pm | 12 comments | 3624 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Door to Door Home Buyer?

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Original post made by PA Resident on Mar. 16, 2007
Last comment by Honestly, on Feb 23, 2015 at 9:36 pm | 150 comments | 25324 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Four-story building approved for Shady Lane site

In the latest sign of downtown Palo Alto's sizzling office boom, the city approved on Thursday a proposal to build a four-story...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2015
Last comment by Ben, on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 14 comments | 2076 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Silicon Valley 'hot and getting hotter' -- yet with huge inequities

Silicon Valley is doing better than ever economically, and this time it's no bubble, Russell Hancock, president and CEO of...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2015
Last comment by PhDWoman, on Feb 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm | 38 comments | 6307 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

New county program to fight truancy, lift graduation rates

Armed with a recently awarded $885,000 federal grant, San Mateo County is launching a targeted effort to combat truancy and...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Wrong Direction, on Feb 23, 2015 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 2043 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council eager to expand city's fiber network

After more than a decade of big dreams and bigger disappointments, Palo Alto officials on Monday resurrected their plan to...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jeff Hoel, on Feb 23, 2015 at 3:55 pm | 57 comments | 5926 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

East Palo Alto workshop aims to bridge police-community divide

"There are three things you should never do when a police officer confronts you," retired Judge LaDoris H. Cordell told an...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2015
Last comment by Gail Ortega, on Feb 23, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 5 comments | 3072 Views

AROUND TOWN

President of Filoli volunteers explains origins of controversial agreement

Heidi Brown, president of Filoli's volunteer group, Friends of Filoli, said the volunteer agreement that has caused so much...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kookie, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:39 pm | 1 comment | 2963 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto conditionally appoints Carlos Martinez as city manager

East Palo Alto City Council unanimously extended a conditional offer to its interim manager, Carlos Martinez, to be its new...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:28 pm | 3 comments | 1835 Views

SPORTS

Traveling, financial concerns blitz Menlo College football

The Menlo College Board of Trustees announced Sunday that they have voted to end the school's football program, citing scheduling...

Original post made on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Menlo parent, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:26 pm | 22 comments | 5977 Views

AROUND TOWN

Filoli volunteers upset over agreement

At Woodside's historic Filoli estate, many of the 1,300 volunteers, who do everything from selling tickets to building the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 23, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 29 comments | 6163 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

did global "Superfish" spyware scandal originate in Palo Alto?

The Mercury-News reports on Palo Alto startup "Superfish": http://www.mercurynews.com/business/ci_27577642/superfish-points-fingers-over-lenovo-ad-software-security...

Original post made by user on Feb. 23, 2015
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