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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's Ron Unz Leads Effort to Raise Minimum Wage in California

From today's NY Times Ron Unz, a Silicon Valley millionaire, rose to fame by promoting a ballot initiative that essentially...

Original post made by Fred on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by Sparty, on Dec 7, 2013 at 10:14 am | 14 comments | 9901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Giving birth

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Original post made on Jan. 8, 2008
Last comment by William Croft, on Jan 20, 2008 at 2:35 pm | 34 comments | 9887 Views

SPORTS

Paly boys, Gunn girls claim league track titles

After both finished the dual-meet seasons with perfect records, the Palo Alto boys and Gunn girls had to back up those performances...

Original post made on May. 4, 2013
Last comment by LaVonna, on May 4, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 1 comment | 9883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anatomy of a Palo Alto High School cyberbullying incident

An anonymous gossip blog, known as "PA Gossip Girl," appeared on the social-media website Tumblr without warning on a Sunday...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by Aquamarine, on Aug 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm | 9 comments | 9869 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Pedometers get people walking, study finds

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Original post made on Nov. 21, 2007
Last comment by Sanford Forte, on Nov 24, 2007 at 10:21 pm | 5 comments | 9858 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mug shots and mental illness

How does one's beloved child become a mug shot in the local newspaper? This is our somewhat abbreviated story about the ravages...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2014
Last comment by Jean, on Oct 14, 2014 at 2:31 pm | 46 comments | 9855 Views

AROUND TOWN

Police nab suspected 'smelly' bank robber

Police arrested a man suspected of shoplifting at a CVS Pharmacy in Mountain View Tuesday who they believe is the same malodorous...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2014
Last comment by Cedric de La Beaujardiere, on Jul 12, 2014 at 12:04 pm | 4 comments | 9854 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Twelve vie for seats on the Palo Alto council

With the filing period concluding this week, 12 Palo Alto residents have officially entered the race for the five contested...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by PaulaBolduc, on Sep 21, 2014 at 10:51 am | 59 comments | 9850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Palo Alto school administrator dies in scuba diving accident

Kathleen Meagher, a former teacher and administrator in the Palo Alto school district, died on Tuesday, Dec. 15, in a scuba...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2015
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 4, 2016 at 11:35 pm | 9 comments | 9827 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board gives Gunn time for counseling reforms

A Gunn High School committee will have until early next year to develop long-term reforms to the school's guidance counseling...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 114 comments | 9825 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Planned Stanford housing units mean school enrollment bump

With nearly 250 new units of family-friendly Stanford University housing on the horizon, Palo Alto school officials are puzzling...

Original post made on Oct. 13, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Oct 31, 2013 at 12:46 pm | 42 comments | 9824 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School District Overcrowding how bad is it?

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Original post made by yet another parent on Aug. 30, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 12, 2007 at 3:27 pm | 147 comments | 9822 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin Immersion Solution: A Charter in Mountain View?

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Original post made by Language Lover/Give Peace a Chance on Apr. 2, 2007
Last comment by Anonymous, on Apr 14, 2007 at 4:16 pm | 70 comments | 9817 Views

BOOKS

Minkoff's improbable history

When industry types use the term "Hollywood North," it generally refers to Toronto and Vancouver, but how about right here?...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2014
Last comment by Carla, on Oct 14, 2014 at 6:59 am | 2 comments | 9811 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto treads toward health care reform

As medical costs continue to soar, Palo Alto officials are exploring ways to revamp the health care plans the city offers...

Original post made on Feb. 5, 2013
Last comment by who cares, on Feb 7, 2013 at 8:14 pm | 19 comments | 9808 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Son testifies in Woodside murder trial

The son of a Woodside man who is charged with killing his wife in April 2010 testified today that his mother had been depressed...

Original post made on May. 1, 2013
Last comment by sharrine, on May 1, 2013 at 10:48 pm | 3 comments | 9804 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto residents seek relief from train noise

Living next to downtown Palo Alto's bustling train station has many benefits, but for residents of 101 Alma St., a good night's...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2014
Last comment by Cameron Turner, on Feb 3, 2015 at 1:21 pm | 66 comments | 9803 Views

AROUND TOWN

What neighborhoods are good for trick-or-treating?

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Original post made by alp on Oct. 18, 2008
Last comment by jennifer Espinoza, on Oct 31, 2009 at 11:42 pm | 78 comments | 9800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools to get 'Everyday Mathematics'

"Everyday Mathematics" was approved on a 3-2 vote of the Palo Alto school board early today (Wednesday) -- despite a parent...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2009
Last comment by HPA, on May 20, 2010 at 10:00 am | 192 comments | 9795 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Yet another dog attack

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Original post made by DogLover on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 3, 2007 at 3:31 pm | 96 comments | 9795 Views
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