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AROUND TOWN

Getting an education that's legal

Home-schooling families have several options for complying with California education requirements: enroll in a public charter...

Original post made on Dec. 15, 2017
Last comment by Indie-schooling, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm | 13 comments | 2110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district considers 'civility' policy

The president of the Palo Alto teachers' union hopes that a new civility policy she has proposed will help minimize inappropriate...

Original post made on Oct. 20, 2017
Last comment by BP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 10:18 pm | 52 comments | 6580 Views

RESTAURANTS

Urbane and unfussy

Both the front and back-of-the-house stand out at The Striped Pig, which opened in downtown Redwood City in 2015. Read the...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by GGinMP, on Dec 21, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 1 comment | 2690 Views

SPORTS

Menlo School student-athletes who signed early

Menlo fall college commits (Photo by Pam McKenney/Menlo Athletics): Top row, from left, Niko Bhatia (Brown water polo), Siddharth...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by merit, on Dec 21, 2017 at 4:52 pm | 2 comments | 2080 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 resident, on Dec 21, 2017 at 12:53 pm | 12 comments | 2617 Views

AROUND TOWN

Menlo Park Fire Protection District President’s Report 2017

As my term as Fire Board President (and my 15th year on the Board) ends, here is what I see as our biggest accomplishments...

Original post made by Peter Carpenter on Dec. 21, 2017
There are no comments yet. 93 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Home sales

A complete list of sold homes on the Midpeninsula. This week's highs range from $729,000 to $10 million. Read the full story...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by dee, on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:18 am | 1 comment | 869 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto extends Weeks Street RV parking ban

The East Palo Alto City Council voted on Tuesday night to extend a moratorium on RV parking along the dead-end portion of...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Hmmm, on Dec 21, 2017 at 9:07 am | 3 comments | 2205 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford's Sullivan earns soccer's Honda Sport Award

Stanford senior midfielder Andi Sullivan was named the Honda Sport Award winner for soccer, Collegiate Women's Sports Awards...

Original post made on Dec. 21, 2017
Last comment by BaldEagle, on Dec 21, 2017 at 5:56 am | 1 comment | 1513 Views

AROUND TOWN

Survey shows mixed results in Middlefield 'road diet'

Palo Alto's pilot program on a particularly hazardous segment of Middlefield Road has so far netted mixed results, according...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by DT North, on Dec 20, 2017 at 11:52 pm | 36 comments | 4197 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Car and Pedestrian culture in Palo Alto

I have been in Palo Alto for about two months now, and am becoming increasingly confused over the right-of-way for drivers...

Original post made by John Doe on Dec. 16, 2017
Last comment by Mike, on Dec 20, 2017 at 8:30 pm | 16 comments | 846 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cars Driving the Wrong Way via Downtown Streets

For the past year, I have seen at least five incidents of witnessing cars going the wrong way throughout our downtown streets....

Original post made by Tanya on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Dec 20, 2017 at 7:38 pm | 6 comments | 334 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ballot measure seeks to curb health care costs at Stanford

Palo Alto voters may have a chance next year to put a cap on how much Stanford Health facilities can charge patients for...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Doctor Pickpocket, on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:58 pm | 8 comments | 2924 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gas leak prompts downtown evacuations

Police and fire officials have closed a one-block area of downtown Palo Alto and have evacuated nearby buildings because...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Novelera, on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:41 pm | 2 comments | 2869 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 Steve Dabrowski, on Dec 20, 2017 at 5:38 pm | 131 comments | 9616 Views

SPORTS

Stanford men's soccer coaching staff voted best of year

Stanford men's soccer coach Jeremy Gunn and his staff have been voted the Men's Division I National Staff of the Year as...

Original post made on Dec. 20, 2017
Last comment by Joel, on Dec 20, 2017 at 1:35 pm | 1 comment | 439 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Feeding frenzy

Realtors say low inventory combined with sales strategies from the dot-com boom are playing a role in bidding wars. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2017
Last comment by buyer seller, on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:35 am | 38 comments | 8111 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Molestation charges mount for former nanny

A former Palo Alto elementary school volunteer and nanny accused of child molestation 23 years ago was arraigned on 34 counts...

Original post made on Dec. 19, 2017
Last comment by Kathy Hyams, on Dec 19, 2017 at 11:22 pm | 6 comments | 5878 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 StarSpring, on Dec 19, 2017 at 5:22 pm | 36 comments | 3805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anti-idling proposal steers toward education

Palo Alto drivers caught running their engines without going anywhere could be slapped with a fine but will more likely receive...

Original post made on Dec. 13, 2017
Last comment by I can't sit by and do nothing, on Dec 19, 2017 at 2:34 pm | 44 comments | 2978 Views
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