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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The risks of secrecy

A new policy at the Palo Alto school district is a clever attempt to appear to construct safeguards against improper influence...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by PAUSD parent, 16 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1744 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to loosen rules for taxi fares

With ride-sharing companies shifting the transportation landscape, Palo Alto officials are preparing to pass a new law to...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Competition, 29 minutes ago | 9 comments | 1590 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Crescent Park, a push to end traffic gridlock

Fed up with the daily traffic gridlock on their neighborhood's streets, Crescent Park residents are banding together to get...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by some people, 59 minutes ago | 116 comments | 5936 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Selling the nest?

The tight Midpeninsula housing market is having a big impact on empty nesters Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2017/12/07/selling-the-nest...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by resident, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 798 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why so little use of dog parks?

I often walk by empty dog parks in Palo Alto, though people will be exercising dogs off-leash close by. Why are folks avoiding...

Original post made by Dog park usage on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 131 Views

AROUND TOWN

For new bike boulevard, it's not smooth sailing

Palo Alto's effort to turn a street into a bicycle-friendly boulevard is encountering a chorus of complaints from residents...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Ross Road More Dangerous for Bicyclists, 2 hours ago | 60 comments | 4657 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Webcast: Ross Road Bicycle Boulevard

Chris Corrao, a city of Palo Alto senior transportation planner, explains the reasons behind street modifications on Ross...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, 2 hours ago | 11 comments | 1113 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 4 hours ago | 1136 comments | 228121 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park: Police name a suspect in Nov. 22 shooting in marshland area

Police have named Dagoberto Franco-Penaloza, 24, as the suspect in a Nov. 22 shooting of a Menlo Park man in the marshland...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2017
Last comment by shane246, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 1177 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

<B><B>PRICEY LANDSCAPING ...</B> In what might be one of the most expensive bills for a grass-trimming job, the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Please read third item here, 19 hours ago | 2 comments | 2393 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City seeks more protection from Stanford expansion

With Stanford looking to build more than 2 million square feet of academic space and 3,150 housing units by 2035, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2017
Last comment by Ralph Eckland, on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:50 pm | 7 comments | 3392 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves new rule for anonymous donations

The Palo Alto school board was divided on a requirement to internally disclose anonymous donors' identities it ultimately...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Hoover parent, on Dec 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm | 19 comments | 2345 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man charged in tech-theft conspiracy case

Four executives, including one from Palo Alto, have been charged in an alleged conspiracy to steal technology from Applied...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Skeptical, on Dec 9, 2017 at 2:11 pm | 12 comments | 3742 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dazzling production, dated stereotypes

From a purely technical perspective, TheatreWorks puts on a fantastic show. But for all of its merits from the technical...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by john_alderman, on Dec 9, 2017 at 1:44 pm | 10 comments | 1859 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Models at Silicon Valley Holiday Parties

From today's Bloomberg News: Models at Silicon Valley Holiday Parties From the article: "Local modeling agencies, which...

Original post made by unbelievable! on Dec. 7, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Dec 9, 2017 at 11:23 am | 15 comments | 396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The gift of knowledge

St. Elizabeth Seton School was able to provide new Glencoe Series science textbooks and additional LearnSmart software for...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Nayeli, on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:53 am | 1 comment | 1263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ross Road - Hazard

Ross Road is now a major hazard area and for safety's sake I urge anyone using it to consider the following. 1. Would...

Original post made by Ross Road on Nov. 10, 2017
Last comment by Maryann H, on Dec 9, 2017 at 10:43 am | 68 comments | 1456 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District log reveals reports, complaints of discrimination

As of Dec. 1, the Palo Alto school district has logged nearly 100 reports related to sexual and racial misconduct, harassment...

Original post made on Dec. 8, 2017
Last comment by Group Effort, on Dec 9, 2017 at 9:08 am | 7 comments | 2563 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

History Museum looks to rev up fundraising effort

A decade after Palo Alto officials set out to transform the historic Roth Building into a history museum, the effort is starting...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2017
Last comment by Ares, on Dec 9, 2017 at 7:15 am | 21 comments | 3032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

City braces for impacts of new housing laws

Palo Alto is bracing for a slew of new laws that will take effect in January and that could transform the community conversation...

Original post made on Dec. 5, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 8, 2017 at 10:01 pm | 37 comments | 3545 Views
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The holidays are here!

From live music to a visit with Santa, here's a look at some local holiday activities to help you get into the spirit of the season.

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