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AROUND TOWN

Matadero Creek Trail project heading to Midtown

A proposed trail for bicyclists and pedestrians through the center of Midtown Palo Alto is taking some residents by surprise,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident of Los Altos Hills, on Mar 16, 2014 at 3:05 pm | 64 comments | 27111 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special ed: numbers down, 'inclusion' up

Early and aggressive efforts by teachers to help young children with learning problems has led to a significant drop in the...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Mom of Experience, on Mar 16, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 71 comments | 10282 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

More than 140 Palo Alto Disney workers laid off

A total of 143 Disney employees in Palo Alto lost their jobs Thursday, March 6, as part of a global layoff of about 700 staff...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by high rent area, on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:07 pm | 6 comments | 2532 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board settles on search firm

Palo Alto school board members Monday agreed to hire a Southern California-based partnership of former California school...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Teachers, too, on Mar 16, 2014 at 8:21 am | 18 comments | 3388 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who you gonna call?

The perfect utopian home would be something like this: light bulbs that never went out, living room paint that remained forever...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by stastacey, on Mar 16, 2014 at 2:15 am | 6 comments | 3718 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Citizens panel to aid city in addressing housing shortage

Faced with state mandates and market pressures to build more housing, Palo Alto officials are considering a wide range of...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by what about legalizing in-laws, on Mar 16, 2014 at 12:04 am | 66 comments | 5271 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to resolve 'retention crisis' with pay raises

With Palo Alto's economic recovery speeding along and tax revenues happily spiking, the city is doing something to try to...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Outsource, on Mar 15, 2014 at 7:27 pm | 38 comments | 3580 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk

The highly anticipated Epiphany Hotel stirs parking concerns; Town & Country Village gets two new retail tenants and Grocery...

Original post made on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Amaryllis, on Mar 15, 2014 at 3:00 pm | 1 comment | 718 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police department looks to replace Tasers, buy new vests, lockers

The Palo Alto Police Department could get new bullet-proof vests, tracking devices, Taser accessories and wireless equipment...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Mar 15, 2014 at 1:28 pm | 1 comment | 1563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

San Antonio approves Google Fiber construction - where is Palo Alto?

San Antonio TX, along with Palo Alto, was one of the 34 cities in the Google Fiber round 2 list. San Antonio has already...

Original post made by Mr.Recycle on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Organiclaws, on Mar 15, 2014 at 11:46 am | 7 comments | 692 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

most wanted criminal living in Palo Alto

From the Mercury-News "Palo Alto man Googles himself, surrenders to police after finding he's on 'most wanted' site": http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_25348091/palo-alto-m...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Mar 15, 2014 at 12:06 am | 1 comment | 405 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: In major test for city, Cal Ave project begins

What began as a $1.7 million largely grant-funded sprucing up of the area primarily at the east end of the California Avenue...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Nona, on Mar 14, 2014 at 7:05 pm | 4 comments | 1522 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Green Acres

When Catherine Shen moved into her Green Acres home in 2008, she was welcomed with open arms by the other residents who she...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2014
Last comment by Corky, on Mar 14, 2014 at 3:00 pm | 3 comments | 3941 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue project's costs grow

Recent history has demonstrated that both deadlines and cost estimates for large construction projects can be frustratingly...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Mar 14, 2014 at 2:07 pm | 2 comments | 1018 Views

SPORTS

Stanford softball hobbles into Pac-12 season opener

There are no seniors in the starting lineup and the only two on the roster have been limited due to injuries. When it comes...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Joel, on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:58 pm | 1 comment | 1945 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Study: the downside of too much homework

A survey of more than 4,000 students from ten high-performing high schools showed that excessive homework produces unhealthy...

Original post made on Mar. 10, 2014
Last comment by HomeworkParent, on Mar 14, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 87 comments | 7994 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Youth Speaks Out Art Exhibit - Sat. 3/22 5-8pm - Palo Alto Art Center

Join us for this stunning art exhibit opening and reception. ( Parking around the back and on the side streets and lots...

Original post made by Member on Mar. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 343 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City names Apps Challenge finalists

The city announced Thursday evening the 10 Palo Alto residents whose ideas for mobile applications, from a social network...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Palo Alto Homeless Dogs, on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 5 comments | 2334 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal taking its basketball to another level in Pac-12 tourney

Dwight Powell scored all of his 15 points following the intermission as the sixth-seeded Cardinal ran away from the third-seeded...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by John, on Mar 14, 2014 at 12:05 pm | 1 comment | 814 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fable of star-crossed love hits all the right notes

Run, don't walk, to grab your seats for TheatreWorks' revival of the Tony Award-winning musical, "Once on This Island." With...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
There are no comments yet. 3018 Views
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