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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto students show improvement in state test, but achievement gap persists

New results from the state’s standardized Smarter Balanced Assessment, released on Wednesday, show that most Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by John94306, on Sep 12, 2016 at 5:53 pm | 16 comments | 4233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Driver strikes hydrant, lands onto hedges

A driver who apparently hit the gas pedal lost control of the vehicle, sheared off a fire hydrant and struck another vehicle...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 12, 2016 at 2:01 pm | 10 comments | 6202 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Worth watching Palo Alto - Menlo Park dev will impact schools

http://www.almanacnews.com/news/2016/09/12/menlo-park-how-rezoning-could-impact-citys-finances As we discuss the appropriate...

Original post made by SchoolImpacts on Sep. 12, 2016
There are no comments yet. 314 Views

AROUND TOWN

Equestrians lose horse pasture at Stanford

Leland Stanford loved horses. They have been a part of the Stanford landscape dating from 1876, when he purchased his first...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Grrrrr, on Sep 12, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 47 comments | 15071 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New Palo Alto city attorney pledges 'transparency'

Palo Alto's new city attorney passed her first test Monday night -- she sat through a four-hour debate on composting technologies...

Original post made on Mar. 22, 2011
Last comment by Watchdog Ear, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:39 pm | 8 comments | 4443 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Brock Turner judge launches anti-recall campaign

Just days before Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky is set to be reassigned from criminal cases and before former Stanford...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2016
Last comment by pearl, on Sep 11, 2016 at 5:00 pm | 58 comments | 10890 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Children's Health Council to host forum on youth-suicide study

Palo Alto nonprofit Children's Health Council will host this Wednesday, Sept. 7, a community forum to discuss the initial...

Original post made on Sep. 6, 2016
Last comment by Recap?, on Sep 11, 2016 at 9:17 am | 4 comments | 3092 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Changes proposed for downtown's parking program

By most accounts, Palo Alto's yearlong experiment with permit parking on downtown's residential streets has been a mixed...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Me, on Sep 11, 2016 at 8:52 am | 42 comments | 6442 Views

AROUND TOWN

Remembering Andy Garcia on 9/11 anniversary

The annual Andy Garcia 5K run, walk and bike event in Portola Valley will be held on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. The community...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2011
Last comment by Gail, on Sep 11, 2016 at 6:43 am | 3 comments | 3816 Views

AROUND TOWN

Redwood City Oktoberfest brings German flavor, beer

Munich's famous beer festival comes to Redwood City this weekend, Sept. 9-11. A decked-out Oktoberfest tent will be set up...

Original post made on Sep. 10, 2016
Last comment by Resident 2, on Sep 11, 2016 at 3:13 am | 2 comments | 1555 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tweaks to rooftop-solar program irk industry execs

It's been a banner year for solar energy in Palo Alto, with the city signing new long-term contracts for its supply of solar-powered...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Anonymous, on Sep 10, 2016 at 8:20 pm | 9 comments | 6105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two Palo Alto leaders to be honored with 2016 Athena Awards

Karen Kienzle, director of the Palo Alto Art Center, and Candice Gonzalez, president and CEO of Palo Alto Housing, are the...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Sep 10, 2016 at 6:27 pm | 3 comments | 5276 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stroke rehab program running out of time

When he experienced a stroke at age 57, Alan Knapp's life changed overnight. Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/09/02/stroke-rehab-program-running-...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2016
Last comment by Mary Ann Napoleone, on Sep 10, 2016 at 7:27 am | 7 comments | 5844 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Palo Alto teacher to stand trial for alleged sex abuse

The woman whom [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/09/palo-alto-school-board-approves-dismissal-of-teacher-accused-of-child-sex-abuse...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2016
Last comment by Dorian-esque, on Sep 9, 2016 at 5:20 pm | 14 comments | 8285 Views

SPORTS

Plenty of games ahead for local boys water polo teams

==BI Roche Invitational == Palo Alto and Gunn opened SCVAL De Anza Division boys water polo play successfully this past...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
Last comment by WoPoFan, on Sep 9, 2016 at 2:29 pm | 1 comment | 1800 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Walk, picnic and volunteer day to commemorate 9/11

It's one of those landmark events in everyone's life, like the day President John F. Kennedy died. People remember where...

Original post made on Sep. 8, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, on Sep 9, 2016 at 1:10 pm | 2 comments | 3393 Views

AROUND TOWN

Board still not sold on contentious University Avenue project

Over the past three years, Elizabeth Wong's tortuous road toward winning approval for a new four-story development on University...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2016
Last comment by Time to Quit, on Sep 9, 2016 at 9:19 am | 17 comments | 4247 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spare the Air alert issued for Bay Area Wednesday

Bay Area residents are being encouraged to carpool, bike, walk or take public transportation to work Wednesday because of...

Original post made on Sep. 7, 2016
Last comment by Public Health, on Sep 9, 2016 at 8:50 am | 8 comments | 2027 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flippin' fantastic

Long gone are the days when an enterprising developer could buy a rundown house cheaply, slap on a new coat of paint, gussy...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2457 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Sales

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/09/09/home-sales posted Friday, September...

Original post made on Sep. 9, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1561 Views
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