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The Team

<b>Full-time Staff</b><p><b>David Taufoou – Executive Director</b><p>David “T” Taufoou founded LEMO in 2008 to serve what he sees as a gaping need in the community among …

Mission/Vision/Purpose

<b>Mission</b><br>To educate and inspire at-risk youth to unleash their potential in academics, athletics and life skills.<p><b>Vision</b><br>LEMO Foundation builds champions …

Life Skills

Our Story

In 2008, David (T) and Ali Taufoou founded the LEMO Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Redwood City, California. Their vision …

Playmaker Program

Life Skills Performance<p>focuses on developing confidence and a strong sense of self in order to ensure good decisions and choices. Playmakers …

High School

Playmaker Program

Athletic Performance<p>is where barriers are broken down and personal trust is built. Through athletics we instill confidence to define goals and the …

Exercise

Playmaker Program

Academic Performance<p>is a key component of LEMO’s mission. We are committed to closing the academic gap by setting high standards and fully engaging …

College & University

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Harbaugh makes it official and takes over at Michigan

To perhaps no one's surprise, Palo Alto High grad and former Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh was named head football coach at the University of …

Everything goes Wright for Stanford in bowl victory

Kevin Hogan threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns, Remound Wright rushed for three scores and Stanford ended its football season with a 45-21 …

Palo Alto Grocery Store Manager Cited, Released For Using Hidden Camera In Womens' Restroom

<b>Petaluma police were working to track down the owner of a camera lens that apparently fell from the sky in early September, damaging a local family’s</b> …

Four game changers of 2014

Jessica Sullivan<p>Her task has been compared to herding cats and rolling a boulder up a mountain, and by all accounts Jessica Sullivan has …

We're the best — no, the worst

Palo Altans tend to identify strongly with the inhabitants of Garrison Keillor's fictitious Lake Wobegon, "where all the women are strong, all the …

American Express Opens Tech Lab In Palo Alto

American Express is opening a new tech lab in Palo Alto to focus on big data, cloud computing and mobile infrastructure. The company expects to employ about 200 people at the lab, said Marc Gordon, executive vice president and CIO at American Express.<p>While it may seem counterintuitive to set up an …

New library? Check. Free Wi-Fi? Check.

Sometimes it's hard to keep track of what actually has been completed, especially when a project drags on for months, if not years. Here's a quick …

Five people who inspired us in 2014

Looking back on 2014, five people in Palo Alto exhibited traits that made them models for handling seemingly unimaginable adversity.<p>They include a …

Downtown Palo Alto assault leaves man in critical condition

A late-night fight between two groups of men in downtown Palo Alto last weekend ended with one man unconscious in the hospital and two others …

Palo Alto man dies from swine flu

A 58-year-old Palo Alto man has died after contracting the H1N1 influenza virus, and his family became seriously ill.<p>Jeffrey Kane, a longtime …

Palo Alto mulls $7.1 million California Avenue revamp - University Ave redux? - Silicon Valley Business Journal

Feb 24, 2014, 12:12pm PST<p>Palo Alto's city council is set to approve a $7.1 million overhaul of the city's California Avenue commercial corridor as …

Palo Alto care home accused of keeping fees

Elderly residents of an exclusive continuing-care community in Palo Alto who paid entrance fees as high as $2 million are accusing management of reneging on a promise to return most of the money to them if they moved, or to their heirs if they died.<p>Instead, the residents say, the Vi at Palo Alto …

Palo Alto superintendent Kevin Skelly to resign June 30

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly announced Tuesday, Feb. 18, that he plans to resign effective June 30.<p>Buffeted for the past several …