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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paramedics service prompted by exposure of ambulance deficiencies

Palo Alto's hyper-busy paramedics service is celebrating its 40th anniversary Sunday, with a show-off of its equipment and...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 18, 2015 at 4:28 pm | 16 comments | 2698 Views

AROUND TOWN

Man struck, killed by train at Atherton station

A man was struck and killed by a southbound train at about 12:53 p.m. today (May 17) at the Atherton station, according to...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on May 18, 2015 at 1:41 pm | 1 comment | 487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford sanctions marching band

Stanford's boisterous Leland Stanford Junior University Marching Band is being sanctioned by the university after officials...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stepford, on May 18, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 27 comments | 4922 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls win league lacrosse playoff title in dramatic fashion

There aren't enough teams to hold a Central Coast Section tournament in girls lacrosse, but Palo Alto and Gunn still managed...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 18, 2015 at 10:18 am | 3 comments | 1665 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 28 comments | 10459 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Poor Little Rich Women

The NYT has a piece by an anthropologist on the mothers of NYC's upper East Side entitled "Poor Little Rich Women." I was...

Original post made by curious on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by bonus?, on May 18, 2015 at 9:24 am | 14 comments | 394 Views

AROUND TOWN

Perpetual volunteer Ray Bacchetti dies at 81

For Ray Bacchetti, civic engagement wasn't a lofty ideal so much as a way of life. Bacchetti, a devoted educator, activist...

Original post made on May. 11, 2015
Last comment by Penny Ellson, on May 18, 2015 at 2:21 am | 24 comments | 1242 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Gunn installs first water bottle filling station on campus

Student organizations and individuals at a Palo Alto high school have unveiled the school's first water bottle filling station,...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, on May 17, 2015 at 10:44 pm | 13 comments | 1480 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 17, 2015 at 10:15 pm | 5 comments | 209 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 UC student, on May 17, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 345 comments | 212971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Breaking the silence

Robin Thomas matriculated at Stanford University in the fall of 2008, and after a few months he was thinking about leaving....

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by ADHD in PAUSD, on May 17, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 17 comments | 4534 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

another caltrain fatality

This one was in Atherton: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Person-struck-and-killed-by-Caltrain-6269282.php...

Original post made by concerned on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 177 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto flight instructor vanishes over Pacific

A 24-year-old Palo Alto flight instructor disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean on May 8, and Palo Alto police...

Original post made on May. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on May 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm | 13 comments | 7849 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New drought rules limit irrigation in Palo Alto

With the statewide drought lingering for the fourth straight year, Palo Alto this week adopted a new rule barring residents...

Original post made on May. 13, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 17, 2015 at 1:11 pm | 57 comments | 7728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn committee recommends new bell schedule

Gunn High School students could be saying goodbye to their daily schedule of five or six 58-minute classes by the start of...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Paly Student, on May 17, 2015 at 12:55 pm | 11 comments | 3993 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Why are Palo Alto's Kids...."?

http://www.modernluxury.com/san-francisco/story/why-are-palo-altos-kids-killing-themselves Dear Palo Alto Onliners, This...

Original post made by Marc Vincenti on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 78 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In school gardens, lessons are ripe for learning

"Our babies are turning gold!" a second-grader at Landels Elementary School in Mountain View exclaimed as he ran his hand...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by former Sunnyvale parent, on May 17, 2015 at 12:12 pm | 3 comments | 2782 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's Lin dives to girls' title at the CCS Championships

Palo Alto junior Mimi Lin captured her first title on the 1-meter springboard in the girls' diving finals at the Central...

Original post made on May. 17, 2015
There are no comments yet. 684 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: With urgency, new schedule takes shape

Few would have predicted three months ago that a diverse group of Gunn High School teachers, students, parents and administrators...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Future Agenda, on May 16, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 9 comments | 1922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why is Ground Water Pumping Still Allowed in Palo Alto?

Last night I was walking my dog and saw a new house being built in the 2100 block of Cowper in OId Palo Alto. The site was...

Original post made by Bill Glazier on Apr. 9, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on May 16, 2015 at 7:33 pm | 123 comments | 4113 Views
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