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AROUND TOWN

The Peninsula restaurants that opened, closed this summer

Summer saw a flurry of closures and arrivals on the Peninsula. Read on to catch up on what opened and closed this summer. Read...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 39 minutes ago | 11 comments | 1483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board questions historic analysis of Castilleja expansion

As Castilleja School moves ahead with its divisive expansion plan, project proponents often cite the Palo Alto institution's...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by John, 1 hour ago | 10 comments | 1864 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top-ranked but 'viscerally' disappointing: New book details one family's challenging year in Palo Alto schools

Teru Clavel, a mother with a masters degree in comparative international education, has sharp criticism for the Palo Alto...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by TS Member, 2 hours ago | 59 comments | 9290 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town: Persky's short-lived job; no end in sight for 'Blue Trees' project

In the latest Around Town column, former Santa Clara County Superior Court judge Aaron Persky finds a new job, only to get...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2019
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 2 hours ago | 26 comments | 4051 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Above ground or below? The fight over utility boxes comes to Green Acres

Utility wires may be out of sight in the Green Acres I, where they are tucked away in underground vaults, but they are hardly...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Resident, 3 hours ago | 9 comments | 1632 Views

AROUND TOWN

'A long time coming': After 10 years in the works, the new Stanford Hospital hosts community open house this weekend

A $2 billion expansion a decade in the making, Stanford Hospital is getting ready to debut its new facility at two community...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 4582 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Equity ripples: East Palo Alto continues to struggle amidst neighboring tech boom

Skyrocketing housing prices, a historical lack of economic, educational and health care opportunities have created seemingly...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by Anon, 7 hours ago | 2 comments | 942 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football can't match UCF's speed, efficiency

It took host Central Florida all of 6:39 to open a 21-0 advantage over visiting Stanford and the Cardinal simply could not...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2019
Last comment by student, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 584 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's push for more housing spreads to San Antonio

Facing a shortage of housing proposals, Palo Alto is now considering a move that would have been virtually unthinkable just...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 22 hours ago | 26 comments | 4139 Views

MOVIES

A brilliant career

<B>1/2 (Aquarius) Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/09/13/a-brilliant-career posted...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 22 hours ago | 3 comments | 318 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep football stopped by Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay junior Tristan Hofmann scored four touchdowns and was all over the field defensively as the Cougars beat Sacred...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2019
Last comment by Football Fan , 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City wants 20% of apartment tenants to drive electric cars

In a city where about 15% of households already own or drive an electric vehicle, Palo Alto leaders are preparing to invest...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2019
Last comment by musical, on Sep 14, 2019 at 8:28 pm | 28 comments | 3913 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

State will likely cite Palo Alto Unified for too many students of color in special education

Palo Alto Unified will likely be cited by the state this year for having a significantly disproportionate number of Latino...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2019
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 14, 2019 at 7:06 pm | 91 comments | 9502 Views

AROUND TOWN

Webcast: A hospital for the future

Dr. George Tingwald, medical planning director for Stanford Health Care, gives an overview of what's inside the new Stanford...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2019
Last comment by AP, on Sep 14, 2019 at 5:39 pm | 1 comment | 1327 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to lean on churches for help with vehicle dwellers

Facing a flood of complaints about car campers parked on local streets, Palo Alto is once again looking to local churches...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2019
Last comment by Eradicate The Street Homeless First...Then Talk RVs, on Sep 14, 2019 at 3:46 pm | 33 comments | 4484 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on county funds to plan for rail redesign

Palo Alto's ever-shifting plans for redesigning its rail corridor are about to get a welcome boost from the Santa Clara VTA,...

Original post made on Sep. 14, 2019
Last comment by RalphE, on Sep 14, 2019 at 12:02 pm | 1 comment | 2050 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Menlo Park man accused of sexual assault of minors pleads not guilty, remains in custody

At a brief hearing on Monday, Randolph Haldeman, the Menlo Park man facing 20 sexual assault charges for allegedly molesting...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2019
Last comment by James, on Sep 14, 2019 at 10:42 am | 3 comments | 1632 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Letters to the editor

<B>Program is a life changer Read the full story here https://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2019/09/13/letters-to-the-editor...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2019
Last comment by Online Name, on Sep 14, 2019 at 10:16 am | 3 comments | 264 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Should the school board's two-meeting policy be the exception rather than the rule?

The Palo Alto Unified Board of Education's two-meeting rule is treasured by many community members for ensuring transparency....

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2019
Last comment by Samuel L., on Sep 13, 2019 at 9:59 pm | 15 comments | 2009 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With $3.5 million donation to Ravenswood Middle School, foundation signals optimism about new leadership, direction in district

The Palo Alto-based Peery Foundation is donating up to $3.5 million to pay for additional staff, academic support and enrichment...

Original post made on Sep. 12, 2019
Last comment by Humble observer, on Sep 13, 2019 at 9:43 pm | 6 comments | 2614 Views
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