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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board huddles in closed session on superintendent search

Palo Alto school board members briefly huddled with search consultants behind closed doors Wednesday to discuss possible...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by THIS time, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 9 comments | 1258 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'Gloria'

Audiences are programmed to expect escapism in movies about romantic relationships, whether they be foregone happily-ever-after...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by twasil, on Mar 21, 2014 at 3:32 pm | 1 comment | 870 Views

AROUND TOWN

Making a new downtown

On Aug. 19, 1904, a grocer named Frank Backus joined dozens of merchants and fellow Mayfield residents in asking the Board...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 21, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 30 comments | 5074 Views

AROUND TOWN

Drought affects wildlife on first day of spring

The sunny, warm weather may be a pleasure for humans, but it is showing signs of negatively impacting local wildlife, a Midpeninsula...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by HowToHelpCreatures, on Mar 20, 2014 at 11:11 pm | 4 comments | 2687 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

California Business for Education Excellence - great source of data on PA schools

The California Business for Education Excellence is a great source of data on PA schools. www.cbee.org/ This is a...

Original post made by Marie on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by They make a disaster, on Mar 20, 2014 at 10:49 pm | 3 comments | 176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Baylands boardwalk is closed

Saw this on the "Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve" Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PAbaylands The boardwalk...

Original post made by resident on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by WilliamR, on Mar 20, 2014 at 9:21 pm | 16 comments | 1252 Views

SPORTS

Menlo wins first showdown with SHP in new league

==BI Wednesday's prep baseball== In recent years, Sacred Heart Prep and Menlo School meeting in baseball usually meant only...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2014
Last comment by Phil Kelly, on Mar 20, 2014 at 8:19 pm | 1 comment | 735 Views

AROUND TOWN

University Art moving to Redwood City

Palo Alto's high rents and impossible land prices are causing another longtime retailer to leave the city. This time, it...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident5, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:04 pm | 87 comments | 10496 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Box Tops for Education"

Do any of the schools or other organizations in the community collect the little "Box Tops for Education" coupons that so...

Original post made by WilliamR on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by anonymous, on Mar 20, 2014 at 1:59 pm | 2 comments | 128 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Incident Wednesday, March 12, on Maybell Avenue

For any readers who might have noticed some police activity Wednesday evening near Maybell Avenue and El Camino Real, here's...

Original post made by Elena Kadvany on Mar. 13, 2014
Last comment by Actually, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:48 pm | 10 comments | 615 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bicyclists praise city's bold traffic-calming push

Dozens of Palo Alto bicyclists cheered Monday night as the city approved more than $2 million in design contracts for 17...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yep Tickets, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:10 am | 43 comments | 3081 Views

AROUND TOWN

Measure H, East Palo Alto rent ordinance, passes

East Palo Alto's rent stabilization and eviction ordinance, Measure H, was approved in Tuesday's election by a wide margin,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2010
Last comment by musical, on Mar 20, 2014 at 12:56 am | 7 comments | 1590 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto breaks ground on California Avenue

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd will join other council members, local residents and dignitaries Monday afternoon in celebrating...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by Forest, on Mar 19, 2014 at 7:03 pm | 21 comments | 3386 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City charts new path toward updating Comprehensive Plan

After a meandering eight-year slog, Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday night to bring a fresh approach to upgrading the...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 19, 2014 at 6:18 pm | 5 comments | 1846 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OCR finds retaliation by San Carlos schools from IEP meeting recording

A Daily News article reported yesterday that the OCR found retaliation by the San Carlos School District in a case based...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Mar. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jumping the shark, on Mar 19, 2014 at 4:44 pm | 60 comments | 1288 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Two-lane bridge option back on the table for Newell

A fifth option for replacing the Newell Road bridge, previously scrapped by the City of Palo Alto and announced at a Feb....

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:42 pm | 54 comments | 2065 Views

AROUND TOWN

New grocer revealed for College Terrace Centre

A lease approved by Palo Alto officials for a new family market at the College Terrace Centre on El Camino Real shows that...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 40 comments | 4184 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man with loaded handgun arrested after foot chase

A 33-year-old man allegedly in possession of a loaded handgun was chased down by Palo Alto police Saturday after after he...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by musical, on Mar 18, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 13 comments | 2560 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meetings set for superintendent search

The team searching for a new Palo Alto school superintendent will meet with the Board of Education this Wednesday and convene...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2014
Last comment by You get what you pay for, on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:33 pm | 6 comments | 1650 Views

MOVIES

Movie review: 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'

If there were a valid critique to be given of "The Grand Budapest Hotel" -- writer and director Wes Anderson's latest, highly...

Original post made on Mar. 16, 2014
Last comment by Lohengrin, on Mar 18, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 4 comments | 1897 Views
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