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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Christmas Bird Count a 'hoot' for birders

Garth Harwood is on the prowl. He rises at 1 a.m. and pokes about fields and forests until dawn. Often hidden in the dark...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Deborah Jamison, on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:42 am | 4 comments | 1198 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fire Dept. burns through half its overtime budget

The Palo Alto Fire Department has burned through half of its annual overtime budget -- $718,000 -- during this fiscal year...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Walter White, on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:30 am | 24 comments | 8356 Views

AROUND TOWN

is Santa white?

Fox News says Santa and Jesus are white men and non-white people just have to get used to being second class Christians....

Original post made by Christian on Dec. 14, 2013
Last comment by Megan, on Dec 14, 2013 at 10:24 am | 1 comment | 585 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board OKs new calendar, staff raises

The Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday finalized school district-wide calendars for the next three years, ending for...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by ever consider that, on Dec 14, 2013 at 9:30 am | 25 comments | 5215 Views

AROUND TOWN

Jobs and mentoring program sets youth on positive path

The Sponsored Employment Program is more than a summer job, participants and organizers of the East Palo Alto initiative...

Original post made on Nov. 8, 2013
Last comment by Mel, on Dec 14, 2013 at 7:02 am | 2 comments | 20070 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug'

Peter Jackson's grandiose vision of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth reaches a crescendo with this thrilling second installment...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 11211 Views

AROUND TOWN

On Deadline: Is there a 'simple solution' to parking overflow from commercial areas?

Opposition has surfaced to a Residential Parking Permit (RPP) program for Palo Alto neighborhoods hit by overflow parking...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Council and developers, on Dec 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm | 7 comments | 2328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Woodside Neighborhoods

For more than 100 years, beginning in the 1830s, the area now called Woodside was gradually developed, first as sawmills...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by Shoulda moved there, on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm | 3 comments | 545 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Put into practice

There's never been a time in all of history when the world has been in such sin and sorrow as it is now. There's so much...

Original post made by Ted Rudow III, MA on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by The gist of it, on Dec 13, 2013 at 2:25 pm | 1 comment | 570 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto hires first sustainability officer

Gil Philip Friend has been selected as the City of Palo Alto's first chief sustainability officer, City Manager James Keene...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Dec 13, 2013 at 12:23 pm | 48 comments | 9396 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford is set to host numerous NCAA championships

Stanford has been named as the host site for the 2015 NCAA Championship in men's volleyball and women's water polo. The school...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by randy albin, on Dec 13, 2013 at 11:22 am | 1 comment | 2377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Ave. Concept Plan approval won't come until 2014

Approval of the long-awaited of the California Avenue Concept Plan will be put off until next year, after planning commissioners...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by resident too, on Dec 13, 2013 at 9:03 am | 3 comments | 2601 Views

SPORTS

Stanford senior class will bow out as program's best ever

Linebacker Shayne Skov and his fellow seniors were recruited on the heels of Stanford's worst football season ever. It took...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2013
Last comment by Regan, on Dec 13, 2013 at 7:50 am | 2 comments | 5462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Voters unlikely to fund bond for police HQ

A bond to fund a new public-safety building in Palo Alto would probably fail if it were put on the November 2014 ballot,...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by resident2, on Dec 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm | 22 comments | 5653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Humane Society creates a 'Critter Club'

While Danny Rendon was enrolled in a summer session at Beechwood School in Menlo Park, his mother, Patricia, noticed something...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Dec 12, 2013 at 10:42 pm | 1 comment | 4628 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss student achievement, teacher raises

The Palo Alto board of education tonight will discuss high school student-achievement data, including the latest information...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Poor teachers!, on Dec 12, 2013 at 7:31 pm | 21 comments | 3697 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women are all set for next step in NCAA volleyball

==BI Cardinal corner== Sophomore Madi Bugg first watched Bryn Kehoe play volleyball in 2005, when Stanford participated...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by John R. Grout, on Dec 12, 2013 at 5:15 pm | 1 comment | 2652 Views

SPORTS

Stanford places four on USA Today Sports' All-America team

Four Stanford student-athletes were named to the USA Today Sports' All-America college football team on Wednesday -- David...

Original post made on Dec. 12, 2013
Last comment by John, on Dec 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm | 1 comment | 1523 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council approves law to make homes electric-vehicle-friendly

Palo Alto adopted an ordinance Monday to require circuitry for charging electric vehicles in all newly built homes, a move...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by M. Wolf, on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:57 am | 5 comments | 4075 Views

BOOKS

secret that technology

But few people realize the impact these changes are having on the media and the future of journalism... and ultimately the...

Original post made by WalterMitchell on Dec. 11, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Dec 12, 2013 at 7:51 am | 1 comment | 766 Views
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