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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 | 6070 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 | 6239 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 | 4367 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 | 5720 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 | 3044 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 | 2658 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 | 16080 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 | 6603 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 | 4702 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 | 10506 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 | 694 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 | 1489 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 | 2627 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 | 2747 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Healthy City' plan wins support

Palo Alto's newest official priority is tricky to define and difficult to oppose. But in voicing support for a resolution...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by cm, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:18 pm | 15 comments | 2975 Views

SPORTS

Menlo grad helps Johns Hopkins win water polo title

==BI Of local note== Menlo School grad John Wilson came up with 13 saves in goal to help the Johns Hopkins men's water polo...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 27, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 4 comments | 2039 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Facebook's Zuckerberg, Chan to open new school in East Palo Alto

Philanthropist couple Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan are investing in yet another educational venture, this time in their...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by Sea Reddy, on Oct 27, 2015 at 11:13 am | 21 comments | 10470 Views

AROUND TOWN

Destination: trick or treat

The life-size skeletons in front of Andrea Edelman's College Terrace home lean into their ghoulish task, thick chains pulling...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2015
Last comment by parent, on Oct 27, 2015 at 10:36 am | 7 comments | 5867 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City to reconsider minimum wage for tipped workers

Palo Alto's new minimum-wage law officially became a reality on Monday night, though in formally approving the new ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2015
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 27, 2015 at 8:12 am | 34 comments | 4145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City blasts 'outrageous' tax

For the past four decades, Palo Alto residents have been paying taxes to a water district without getting a drop of water...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Tread, on Oct 27, 2015 at 7:32 am | 11 comments | 6098 Views
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