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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Emergency Alert for Pancake Breakfast?

Why is the Emergency Alert system being used to promote a PAFD pancake breakfast? I got a text and a phone call with the...

Original post made by Pomegranate on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:30 pm | 9 comments | 632 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Shopping Center rebuild to bring major changes

The third phase of Stanford Shopping Center's renovation would include some of the most dramatic changes the center has seen...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 7 comments | 7039 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool shuts down

The Betty Wright Aquatic Center pool in south Palo Alto has closed due to irreparable problems with the facility, Abilities...

Original post made on Oct. 6, 2013
Last comment by Shocked, on Oct 15, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 31 comments | 7884 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents for 'climate committee' sought

The Palo Alto school district is seeking parents to apply for membership on a new District Climate Committee, to help in...

Original post made on Oct. 15, 2013
Last comment by Erin, on Oct 15, 2013 at 11:53 am | 2 comments | 1617 Views

BOOKS

A book jamboree

Always a city that likes its libraries and universities, Palo Alto is especially bookish this fall. Especially if you ask...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Cari Ferraro, on Oct 15, 2013 at 6:29 am | 9 comments | 1614 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Train strikes pedestrian in Menlo Park area

Caltrain reported that its southbound train No. 258 struck and killed a pedestrian north of the Encinal Avenue crossing in...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Oct 14, 2013 at 10:54 pm | 1 comment | 1891 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

At Paly, education scholar blasts testing culture

Diane Ravitch, a former Bush education official who radically broke with her past positions, said an obsession with standardized...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2013
Last comment by David Cohen, on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:19 pm | 42 comments | 3099 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford Grad Student Released on Bail

According to the Friday edition of the Daily Post, the Stanford Business Grad student who killed a man while driving intoxicated...

Original post made by Polard on Oct. 14, 2013
Last comment by Perpuss, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:56 pm | 2 comments | 568 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford officials look to solve Searsville dilemma

Stanford University officials are facing a mountain of decisions regarding what to do with Searsville Reservoir, which is...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2013
Last comment by Zaxxon, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 24 comments | 1030 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Peninsula Symphony reports $500,000 missing

The Peninsula Symphony is scrambling to raise pledges and donations after recently learning that most of its endowment and...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Colorectal, on Oct 14, 2013 at 7:36 pm | 8 comments | 4659 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Children flock to eensy weensy preschools

More expensive than traditional preschools, "pocket" preschools, with enrollments under 15 children, have popped up in the...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Another POV, on Oct 14, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 4 comments | 834 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

restricted parking

Parts of Palo Alto want to start a residential permit parking plan. If home owners do not want others parking in the streets,...

Original post made by leigh on Sep. 27, 2013
Last comment by Nyrack Poole, on Oct 14, 2013 at 5:00 am | 5 comments | 772 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education head reports to school board tonight

The Board of Education tonight will hear a report on special education programs, which serve about 10 percent of Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by About Time, on Oct 13, 2013 at 7:57 pm | 13 comments | 2228 Views

SPORTS

Utah springs a surprise on No. 5 Stanford, 27-21

The fifth-ranked Stanford football team ran into an inspired bunch Saturday in Salt Lake City. The Utes put everything together...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by PRFreedom, on Oct 13, 2013 at 8:31 am | 2 comments | 2149 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public invited to Fairmeadow grand opening

Students at Fairmeadow Elementary School invite the public to tour their new, two-story classroom building in a community...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Fairmeadow parent, on Oct 12, 2013 at 8:30 pm | 1 comment | 1536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote no on Measure D

We are against high-density rezoning in residential neighborhoods, particularly by the Planned Community process, which creates...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 116 comments | 3393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Online launches new design

Palo Alto Online launched an updated version of its website today, Oct. 8. Readers will experience changes designed to...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Oct 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm | 70 comments | 7924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

you thought the Chinese were driving up Palo Alto home prices?

Palo Alto Online recently ran questionable stories claiming that Chinese home buyers were driving up Palo Alto home prices....

Original post made by resident on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by boscoli, on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:54 pm | 17 comments | 1113 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Third-graders targeted for bicycle education

This week, 8-year-olds across Palo Alto brought their bikes to school for "bike rodeos." The rodeos were among many bike-related...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2013
Last comment by Samovar, on Oct 12, 2013 at 4:28 pm | 6 comments | 2200 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Captain Phillips'

The "real-life thriller" "Captain Phillips" may be obvious and it may be clumsy, but it's also a little bit thoughtful, and...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2013
Last comment by Pat in Alabama, on Oct 12, 2013 at 3:26 pm | 1 comment | 6632 Views
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