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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School Board to Discuss "Next Steps" Toward Bullying Policy on Jan. 28

In School Superintendent Kevin Skelly's January 17 "Weekly" communication to the board, he reports that the agenda for the...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 19, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:03 pm | 16 comments | 1717 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Portola Valley Neighborhoods

Astride the San Andreas fault, with views extending from across the Bay to San Francisco, Portola Valley's history begins...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2014
Last comment by another D.A., on Jan 26, 2014 at 6:13 pm | 1 comment | 259 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man wakens, scares off home burglar Monday

A burglar rummaging through a Palo Alto house at about 11:30 a.m. Jan. 20 fled after he walked into a bedroom and discovered...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Grammar Girl, on Jan 26, 2014 at 12:18 pm | 11 comments | 5046 Views

AROUND TOWN

City sued over Monroe Park development

A developer building a housing complex at the former site of Palo Alto Bowl, has filed a lawsuit against the city, challenging...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:57 am | 17 comments | 1079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City and union deadlocked over salary hikes

Palo Alto and its largest labor union remain nearly $3 million apart on a new contract, with the biggest dispute centering...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by ISeeTheFuture, on Jan 26, 2014 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 9688 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should Palo Alto require reflectors and lights for pedestrians?

Palo Alto's residential streets are very dark at night, partially because of the very dim street lights and partially because...

Original post made by driver on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Jon B, on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:03 am | 106 comments | 2657 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Zuckerbergs give $5 million to East Palo Alto health center

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are donating $5 million toward construction of a new health center...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by alexP, on Jan 25, 2014 at 3:34 pm | 14 comments | 5721 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Group of residents shelters, feeds the needy and homeless

When temperatures plummeted in early December, the freezing temperatures were viewed by the Palo Alto group Neighbors Helping...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2014
Last comment by Chuck Jagoda, on Jan 25, 2014 at 9:19 am | 1 comment | 1349 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How to avoid another Alma Plaza

I pass by Alma Plaza every day and wonder how the builder got this passed. I remember 10 years of back and forth and this...

Original post made by Resident Ramona Street on Sep. 17, 2012
Last comment by Bg, on Jan 24, 2014 at 11:46 pm | 70 comments | 4405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Opening of new Paly buildings pushed back to spring

Students and teachers waiting to occupy Palo Alto High School's new two-story classroom building and Media Arts center will...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Dipstick, on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:46 pm | 6 comments | 2234 Views

AROUND TOWN

El Camino bell to grace El Palo Alto site

Bellmaker John Kolstad put the finishing touches Wednesday on a new "El Camino Real bell" that will be officially dedicated...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2010
Last comment by Kiddo, on Jan 24, 2014 at 8:11 pm | 5 comments | 2678 Views

SPORTS

Gunn ruins Palo Alto's final wrestling match in its old gym

==BI Prep roundup== The Palo Alto High gym, which has been around for more than 100 years, will be torn down this June to...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, on Jan 24, 2014 at 4:25 pm | 1 comment | 1486 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

GPS app helps police find and arrest burglars

With the help of a GPS-tracking application, "Find My iPhone," police arrested a man and woman who stole thousands of dollars...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by RickAnderson, on Jan 24, 2014 at 4:10 am | 5 comments | 3550 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto sues man who crashed into police car

The city of Palo Alto is suing a man who crashed into a police car in January 2012 and injured the driver, a Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by ricee, on Jan 23, 2014 at 7:58 pm | 9 comments | 2624 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park: Woman charged in crash was on probation for DUI

The 26-year-old driver in a Jan. 17 crash that left her and a passenger seriously injured reportedly has a history of driving...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Jan 23, 2014 at 7:31 pm | 7 comments | 1480 Views

AROUND TOWN

Reclaiming history through music

Missing from the history books of musical greats like Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Mozart are...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2014
Last comment by Martha Waltien, on Jan 23, 2014 at 4:34 pm | 1 comment | 1639 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New superintendent dreams big for Ravenswood

Surveying East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District with fresh eyes, new Superintendent Gloria Hernandez sees a lot...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2014
Last comment by OPar, on Jan 23, 2014 at 2:17 pm | 5 comments | 3760 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 4 way stop on Loma Verde near El Carmelo School

A new stop sign has appeared on Loma Verde near El Carmelo school without any warning. As someone who regularly uses this...

Original post made by Resident on Jan. 22, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 23, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 9 comments | 1512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford studies explore potency of flu vaccines

Where flu vaccines for men are concerned, with virility comes virulence, according to a new report released by Stanford. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jake, on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:59 am | 7 comments | 4732 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja School rules and regulations do not apply to us

http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_24952211/palo-alto-neighbors-r Palo Alto neighbors revolt over exclusive high...

Original post made by Old Palo Alto on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by PA Native, on Jan 23, 2014 at 11:24 am | 2 comments | 844 Views
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