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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Driven by compassion

Margaret Petros is a tiny, dark-haired woman whose personal strength is immediately apparent when one meets her. Read the...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2015
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AROUND TOWN

Thirsty times

At its inception, Palo Alto was named after a 110-foot tall, over 1,000-years-old coast redwood tree called "El Palo Alto,"...

Original post made on Oct. 16, 2015
Last comment by Rickey, on Oct 30, 2015 at 1:15 am | 10 comments | 4527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents ask for new charter school in East Palo Alto

A leading charter school organization said Monday it would seek to open a new elementary school in East Palo Alto in the...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by EPA Teacher, on Oct 29, 2015 at 11:01 pm | 25 comments | 3588 Views

SPORTS

Cuffe leads Stanford women into Pac-12 finals after honor

==BI Cross country== Stanford's Aisling Cuffe was named Pac-12 Women's Cross Country Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by running fan, on Oct 29, 2015 at 7:02 pm | 1 comment | 1438 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bomb squad destroys fake pipe bomb near GreenWaste

The Santa Clara County Sheriff's Office Bomb Squad detonated what turned out to be a fake pipe bomb near GreenWaste of Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 29, 2015
Last comment by CruelThingtoDo, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:40 pm | 3 comments | 2513 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New secondary schools proposed for Cubberley site

A school district committee charged with looking at how to better manage enrollment in Palo Alto Unified is making a preliminary...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2015
Last comment by Middle School Parent, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm | 64 comments | 7515 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district eyes new gender-identity policy

The Palo Alto school district is considering a new comprehensive policy that would take a more intentional, inclusive approach...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2015
Last comment by @Cherry, on Oct 29, 2015 at 5:13 pm | 29 comments | 5192 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood eyesores reduced to rubble

College Terrace resident Lucille Mellish made headlines in April after the Palo Alto Historic Resources Board declined her...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:50 pm | 27 comments | 5543 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High investigates two streaking incidents

Two streaking incidents at Palo Alto High School last week were the first since the administration, led by Principal Kim...

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on Oct 29, 2015 at 1:18 pm | 24 comments | 3684 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

British Bankers Club's liquor license indefinitely suspended

Until another owner takes over operations at the landmark British Bankers Club, at the corner of El Camino Real and Santa...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2012
Last comment by Stan, on Oct 29, 2015 at 8:01 am | 11 comments | 4689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

To take action now, or later, on counseling

After four surveys that have yielded the same results — that there is a gap between counseling services at Palo Alto...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by Max Skelly, on Oct 29, 2015 at 7:14 am | 21 comments | 2544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Pre-screening' required for future projects

Seeking to add some transparency to the city's development process, Palo Alto officials on Monday unanimously instituted...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 28, 2015 at 10:03 pm | 6 comments | 2274 Views

AROUND TOWN

Are 'ghost homes' becoming a problem?

The house in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood is large and beautiful, its lawn is regularly manicured and, peering...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm | 68 comments | 12981 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mastering the music business

Stanford graduate student Audrey Proulx is using her education in computer science and business to support her dream of becoming...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by A classmate, on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:20 pm | 2 comments | 5412 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Boutique creates beauty out of rubble

Beyt, located at Palo Alto's Town & Country Village shopping center, designs and builds a range of home decor items out of...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2015
Last comment by Uh-Oh, on Oct 28, 2015 at 1:12 pm | 10 comments | 4149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Will 'ghost houses' hollow out our community?

In the last two to three years, three of the 20 houses on my block (counting both sides of the street) have become "ghosts."...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Peggy Bunker , on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 80 comments | 9360 Views

SPORTS

Pullman might be a new experience for most Stanford players

==BI Football notebook == Saturday's football game will be Stanford's first in Pullman since Mike Leach took over the Washington...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2015
Last comment by John, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 1 comment | 549 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain should back away from HSR

Time moves on and it has become obvious that the memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the High-Speed Rail Authority...

Original post made by Morris Brown on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by ODB, on Oct 28, 2015 at 11:15 am | 85 comments | 1143 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto could seek resolution on federal civil rights cases

More than a year after the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights opened two separate sexual-harassment investigations...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Karma, on Oct 28, 2015 at 8:07 am | 12 comments | 2127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Staff recommends joint committee to review high-school counseling

A new counseling survey administered at both Palo Alto and Gunn high schools again indicates low rates of student satisfaction...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Question, on Oct 28, 2015 at 12:08 am | 13 comments | 2335 Views
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