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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford MBA, startup CEO joins East Palo Alto council race

Three new faces have joined the quiet East Palo Alto council race, challenging the two incumbents who are running for two...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2014
Last comment by M1, on Aug 25, 2014 at 8:48 pm | 8 comments | 2362 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man fatally shot at Shoreline Ampitheatre

A 38-year-old man has died as a result of injuries suffered during a shooting after a Wiz Khalifa concert at Mountain View's...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2014
Last comment by ChrisC, on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:13 pm | 7 comments | 3106 Views

AROUND TOWN

A neighborhood challenge

Smriti Gautam has never been to a block party in her University South neighborhood because there hasn't been one. There's...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2014
Last comment by Adrian, on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:09 pm | 10 comments | 3406 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Loma Prieta earthquake -- 18 years later

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Original post made on Oct. 17, 2007
Last comment by tommygee54, on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:34 pm | 4 comments | 3435 Views

AROUND TOWN

Waxsanity: Jeremy Lin gets statue at Madame Tussauds

Two days before his 26th birthday, NBA point guard and Palo Alto's own Jeremy Lin received perhaps one of his most memorable...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by HoHum, on Aug 25, 2014 at 5:32 pm | 3 comments | 859 Views

AROUND TOWN

Tonight: Mosquito fogging in Menlo Park

Parts of Menlo Park will be sprayed for mosquitoes tonight to curb the spread of the West Nile virus, according to the San...

Original post made on Aug. 11, 2014
Last comment by Protect Palo Alto foremost, on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:37 pm | 5 comments | 927 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two familiar faces enter Palo Alto council race

The crowded race for the Palo Alto City Council further expanded Wednesday, when two familiar candidates -- Mark Weiss and...

Original post made on Jul. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 1:21 pm | 37 comments | 5271 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where is bh?

I've repeatedly overheard Paly kids discuss "bh" as a gathering spot for smoking pot during school hours and for storing...

Original post made by PalyParent on Aug. 25, 2014
Last comment by anony mouse, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:53 pm | 3 comments | 189 Views

AROUND TOWN

California Avenue work now set to stretch until March

Palo Alto's reconstruction of California Avenue, which officials had expected to complete by the end of this year, is now...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2014
Last comment by Typical, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:31 pm | 22 comments | 4014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly among state's top six in SAT scores

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rank in the top six California high schools in average SAT scores, according to data to be...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by BTW, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 39 comments | 3982 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by BOE Agenda 8/26/2014, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:54 am | 74 comments | 4089 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Volunteers build East Palo Alto playground in one day

A new playground at Bell Street Park in East Palo Alto -- constructed by volunteers Wednesday in all of six hours -- will...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by IM, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:36 am | 6 comments | 2113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cory Wolbach jumps into Palo Alto's council race

Seeking to bring a fresh voice to Palo Alto's simmering debate over growth and development, Sen. Jerry Hill's staff member...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:25 am | 37 comments | 4207 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 Crescent Park Dad, on Aug 25, 2014 at 6:37 am | 306 comments | 120956 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 Board Priorities, on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:17 pm | 68 comments | 21569 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Did anyone hear an airplane buzzing Palo Alto Mon. night / Tue. morning?

Last night I was up working and all of a sudden it sounded like the blitz, three was a noise like a plane was strafing my...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Aug. 19, 2014
Last comment by complaint form, on Aug 24, 2014 at 3:16 pm | 160 comments | 3087 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

National VA secretary visits, lauds Palo Alto facility

As part of a weeks-long trip across the country, the newly confirmed secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs,...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Frank, on Aug 24, 2014 at 2:16 pm | 17 comments | 3029 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Human trafficking commission to crack down on 'modern-day slavery'

Determined to push human sex and labor trafficking out of Santa Clara County and to prosecute its perpetrators, Santa Clara...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2014
Last comment by Someone told me....., on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:29 pm | 14 comments | 3217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In NSA-funded initiative, Palo Alto students sharpen their Mandarin skills

As Americans debate revelations about sweeping data collection by the National Security Agency, the secretive federal department...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2014
Last comment by More important, on Aug 24, 2014 at 12:24 pm | 32 comments | 4468 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to adopt new vision for California Avenue

As jackhammers and excavators roar forth with an ambitious and expensive beautification of California Avenue, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Aug 24, 2014 at 11:26 am | 23 comments | 5212 Views
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