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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board positive on graduation criteria

With high hopes of making inroads against the achievement gap, Palo Alto school board members Tuesday declared their support...

Original post made on May. 9, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on May 14, 2012 at 11:57 am | 22 comments | 2245 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Kleiner Perkins lawsuit spotlights difficulties of proving discrimination

When a woman filed a lawsuit against a high-profile venture capital firm, it sparked a storm of discussion inside and outside...

Original post made on May. 26, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 29, 2012 at 1:38 pm | 22 comments | 1603 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pinterest moves HQ from Palo Alto to San Francisco

On Monday, July 9, growing social-networking giant Pinterest moved its headquarters from Palo Alto to San Francisco, the...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2012
Last comment by musical, on Jul 14, 2012 at 11:11 am | 22 comments | 1277 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Heading off looming pension crisis

Driven by increasingly higher pension and benefit costs, employee compensation now makes up 63 percent of Palo Alto's General...

Original post made on Jul. 20, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jul 24, 2012 at 7:21 am | 22 comments | 1466 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Largest Palo Alto union gets new contract

City workers represented by Palo Alto's largest labor union will contribute more towards their pension and health care costs...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2012
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jul 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm | 22 comments | 1331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road could see commercial influx

The bustling block of Page Mill Road just east of El Camino Real looks like an unlikely place for quiet single-family homes,...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2012
Last comment by curmudgeon, on Sep 7, 2012 at 3:21 pm | 22 comments | 2943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford, PAMF unit fined in administrative errors

Stanford University Hospital and Menlo Park Surgical Hospital, a unit of the Palo Alto Medical Foundation, were among 14...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Jan H., on Oct 6, 2012 at 9:34 pm | 22 comments | 1390 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

National Merit semi-finalists announced

Forty seniors from Palo Alto High School and 33 seniors from Gunn High School have earned recognition as semi-finalists by...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2012
Last comment by Student, on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:25 pm | 22 comments | 3458 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Debate opinions?

I had another commitment, so I could not watch it. However, I got home about half and hour ago, and tuned into my favorite...

Original post made by anon. on Oct. 3, 2012
Last comment by Pepp, on Oct 5, 2012 at 9:10 am | 22 comments | 1153 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power outage in south Palo Alto

Briefly yesterday, but for about 30 mins so far this morning. Anyone else? Hope to have a working oven again soon. ...

Original post made by Got juice? on Nov. 22, 2012
Last comment by Hmmm, on Nov 23, 2012 at 12:53 pm | 22 comments | 1876 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A needed step back

A growing public concern about the magnitude of a proposal made by developer and Stanford benefactor John Arrillaga and the...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2012
Last comment by Perla Ni, on Dec 18, 2012 at 12:01 am | 22 comments | 1950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Divided council beefs up parking requirements

With downtown residents up in arms about a dearth of parking in their neighborhoods, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by Boo hoo, on Dec 13, 2012 at 8:55 pm | 22 comments | 1589 Views

AROUND TOWN

Parking, infrastructure woes loom large in 2013

The glaring problems of insufficient downtown parking and decaying infrastructure will likely tower over other Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2012
Last comment by Anon., on Dec 14, 2012 at 1:07 pm | 22 comments | 1276 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Feature story: Power of the people

All year long -- not just during the holiday season -- volunteers quietly work behind the scenes, providing nonprofit organizations...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mark, on Dec 17, 2012 at 12:03 pm | 22 comments | 8508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to test collection of food scraps from homes

Starting in April, some Palo Alto residents will be putting their food scraps out on the curb for pickup by the city's waste-management...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2013
Last comment by Angry mom, on Jan 30, 2013 at 1:43 pm | 22 comments | 2535 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Palo Alto mom with a mission

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson, a speech therapist and the mother of daughters at Palo Alto High and Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 22 comments | 1669 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Potential gift for Paly gym: $20 million

School board members Tuesday lauded an anonymous family who is considering a possible $20 million donation to renovate Palo...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by World B. Free, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:50 pm | 22 comments | 2871 Views

AROUND TOWN

Barron Park celebrates cultural diversity

Palo Alto's Barron Park neighborhood association is creating a series of "Celebrate Cultural Diversity" events to attract...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2013
Last comment by All-American, on Feb 20, 2013 at 10:01 am | 22 comments | 2026 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks regional cash for slew of projects

Palo Alto's elected officials have a hearty appetite for grant-funded transportation projects, particularly ones that involve...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Feb 22, 2013 at 5:20 pm | 22 comments | 2759 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hundreds of guns collected at East Palo Alto buyback

It took less than three hours Saturday, Feb. 23, to collect 355 firearms at a three-city gun buyback event in East Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2013
Last comment by Adrian, on Feb 27, 2013 at 10:35 am | 22 comments | 1151 Views
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