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AROUND TOWN

Nike's Phil Knight makes largest cash donation in Stanford's history

Philip Knight, Stanford University alumnus and co-founder of Nike, has made the single largest cash donation from an individual...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Baloney, on May 24, 2016 at 8:22 am | 7 comments | 6022 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The vanishing surplus

The Palo Alto school board has spent months in what we now discover were two alternate realities, one taking place behind...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Take action!, on May 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 40 comments | 6358 Views

AROUND TOWN

The flight of the butterfly

Eleanor Laney remembers a time when it was easy to spot a butterfly fluttering by or perched on a flower. But for her and...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by EllenU85, on May 23, 2016 at 5:54 pm | 1 comment | 3470 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Even Worse - Raises for School Administrators

Lost in the discussion of the teacher raises is the point that ALL ADMINISTRATORS ARE SLATED TO GET THE SAME RAISES. Scott...

Original post made by A Parent on May. 22, 2016
Last comment by Absurd!, on May 23, 2016 at 1:03 pm | 5 comments | 2954 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

I thought Palo Alto had a high standard of living?

In the weekly Palo Alto Enjoy Newsletter I receive I was dismayed to read that two programs involved suicide prevention and...

Original post made by Joe BP on May. 23, 2016
There are no comments yet. 410 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn students must retake AP exams

A significant number of Gunn High School students will have to retake their Advance Placement (AP) exams after the school...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Teachers NOT Flexible, on May 23, 2016 at 12:50 am | 62 comments | 16530 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto residents oppose VTA bus plan

Palo Alto residents told county transportation officials to go back to the drawing board after viewing three proposed bus...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Eric, on May 22, 2016 at 9:50 pm | 17 comments | 4418 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Salary hikes put pressure on school budget

A historic new compensation agreement with teachers and classified employees that the Palo Alto school board is likely to...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by More than angry, on May 22, 2016 at 2:17 pm | 29 comments | 4898 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council urged to 'go big' on housing

Go big on housing. That's the message that about a hundred Palo Alto residents delivered to the City Council on Monday --...

Original post made on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on May 22, 2016 at 10:38 am | 92 comments | 6291 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Lockdown lifted for Palo Alto schools, suspect in custody

A lockdown has been lifted for south Palo Alto schools after police arrested an alleged criminal who fled police Wednesday,...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Gods son , on May 22, 2016 at 12:45 am | 43 comments | 8417 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zuck remodeling plans in Crescent Park

http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_29920573/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerberg-replacing-4-palo-alto...

Original post made by interesting on May. 21, 2016
There are no comments yet. 498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to start collecting data on downtown parking

In an effort to identify where people are parking and how Palo Alto's exiting parking supply is being used, the city has...

Original post made on May. 19, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on May 21, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 2 comments | 1471 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district asks for quick approval of big pay raises

The Palo Alto school district has reached what it says are its first-ever multi-year contracts with teachers and classified...

Original post made on May. 9, 2016
Last comment by Gunn High Parent , on May 21, 2016 at 4:47 pm | 60 comments | 7137 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Transparent California - total cost of city employee compensation per resident

According to the web site TransparentCalifornia.com, the total cost of city employee compensation per resident is almost...

Original post made by James M. on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Tyler Durden, on May 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm | 2 comments | 711 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ravenswood school district puts $26 million bond on ballot

Ravenswood City School District is asking voters to approve Measure H, which would provide the funding necessary for significant...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Don't Believe what you Read, on May 21, 2016 at 12:16 pm | 9 comments | 3556 Views

RESTAURANTS

Staying hot

In its thirteenth year of business, Cascal is still reviewer Dale Bentson's tip-of-the-tongue recommendation for a lively...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Reader, on May 21, 2016 at 10:14 am | 4 comments | 2336 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Here comes the sun

The congregation at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto proudly has no dogma. Its members follow different spiritual...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
Last comment by Dan, on May 20, 2016 at 2:28 pm | 4 comments | 9647 Views

BOOKS

'The Skeleth' continues epic tale of battle against otherworldly evil

<B>"The Skeleth" by Matthew Jobin: Penguin Young Readers Group, 2016; 400 pages; $10.22 Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/05/20/the-skeleth-contin...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2575 Views

BOOKS

Book Talk

<B><B>IN THE DEAD'S OWN WORDS ...</B> The voices of The Grateful Dead will return to the band's early Menlo Park stomping...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1572 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B><B>TWO WEEKS TIL CLOSING ...</B> According to MLS Listings, closing times for condominiums and townhomes is the lowest...

Original post made on May. 20, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2114 Views
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Save $5 when you register by Monday, July 24

Registration is now open for the 33rd annual Palo Alto Weekly Moonlight Run and Walk. This family-friendly event which benefits local nonprofits serving kids and families will take place on Friday, Oct. 6 at the Palo Alto Baylands.

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