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AROUND TOWN

Pedantic politics

Playwright Kenneth Lin focuses his newest work, "Warrior Class," on the smarmy backroom of politics, where deals are made...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Max Hauser, on Oct 22, 2013 at 2:26 pm | 2 comments | 26140 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buyer Beware! Door to Door guys trying to sell AT&T U-verse

There are sales guys going door to door trying to sell you AT&T U-verse. They are not AT&T employees, they work for an...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jun. 24, 2011
Last comment by victim of AT&T door sales, on Aug 22, 2017 at 8:15 pm | 26 comments | 26035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent Max McGee resigns

After weeks of upheaval over senior school leadership’s handling of two controversies -- a missed deadline that will cost...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2017
Last comment by Cari V., on Sep 29, 2017 at 9:30 pm | 101 comments | 25978 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board rejects Zuckerberg's plans for homes

Mark Zuckerberg's plan to demolish and replace his four homes in Palo Alto's Crescent Park neighborhood took an unexpected...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2016
Last comment by Oh Brother, on Sep 18, 2016 at 9:26 am | 63 comments | 25936 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City rethinks plan to scrap composting operation

Palo Alto's composting operation, which was slated to shut down within about a month, could get a new lease on life thanks...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2011
Last comment by judith, on Nov 17, 2011 at 1:06 pm | 11 comments | 25933 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mulls chain restrictions on California Avenue

As the commercial stretch of California Avenue continues its transformation into a fancier business district with fewer driving...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Aug 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm | 31 comments | 25932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents protest new sex ed curriculum

Palo Alto Unified middle school students learned about human reproduction, abstinence and healthy relationships this spring...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2017
Last comment by Stay-at-home Mom, on Apr 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm | 81 comments | 25931 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 29 comments | 25922 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 25868 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 25866 Views

RESTAURANTS

State orders Palo Alto restaurant firm to pay workers millions in back wages

The owners of downtown Palo Alto restaurants Rangoon Ruby and Burma Ruby have been ordered by the state labor commissioner’s...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2018
Last comment by Bone-Spur Bozo, on Jul 12, 2018 at 7:59 am | 44 comments | 25855 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman hit with milkshake loses $2,000

A woman who was struck with a milkshake and angrily threw her purse at a vehicle full of teenagers lost $2,000 after the...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Steve, on Jul 7, 2012 at 7:24 pm | 48 comments | 25822 Views

RESTAURANTS

How sweet it is

Fact: There is no such thing as a mulberry bush. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=17357...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2012
Last comment by Marc, on Aug 22, 2012 at 8:27 am | 4 comments | 25789 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto roads, underpasses flooding; roads closing

With the brunt of this week's storm hitting Thursday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the Palo Alto Foothills...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Sep 26, 2017 at 7:10 am | 13 comments | 25770 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Olympian Amy Chow dives into a new challenge

When we last saw Amy Chow on a competitive stage, the Castilleja School grad was launching herself skyward in the pole vault....

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2011
Last comment by Helen Bayly, on Aug 14, 2011 at 7:17 am | 1 comment | 25748 Views

MOVIES

Review: 'Transcendence'

"Transcendence" is as silly as it is sinister. But with cinematographer Wally Pfister -- an Oscar winner for "Inception"...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2014
Last comment by Zioltan, on Apr 18, 2014 at 10:09 pm | 1 comment | 25747 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto officials brace for story in The Atlantic magazine

Palo Alto school and city officials, with the help of local mental health professionals, are bracing for the release of a...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2015
Last comment by Michael O., on Nov 17, 2015 at 9:58 pm | 48 comments | 25746 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feature story: Palo Alto mom with a mission

Palo Alto resident Stephanie Martinson, a speech therapist and the mother of daughters at Palo Alto High and Ohlone Elementary...

Original post made on Jan. 25, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Mar 15, 2013 at 2:49 pm | 22 comments | 25657 Views

AROUND TOWN

Student thefts prompt CVS to start five-at-time policy

The CVS at Town & Country Village in Palo Alto is limiting the number of students who can enter the store during the Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2019
Last comment by Carol Scheufele , on Dec 8, 2019 at 11:12 am | 118 comments | 25654 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Questions follow surprise resignation of Sofia University head

Students and faculty at Palo Alto's Sofia University are asking questions following the surprise resignation Saturday of...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbor, on Jul 18, 2014 at 9:14 pm | 44 comments | 25644 Views
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