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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Eshoo's big challenge

It is rare for a member of Congress to become a lightning rod for complaints about the local impacts of a federal agency's...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by musical, 2 hours ago | 122 comments | 3666 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around Town

PUTTING DOWN ROOTS ... The school board granted Superintendent Max McGee an extra half-million dollars this week to help...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by parent, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 124 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A groundling's lament; and call to action

This summer I became a reluctant advocate for quiet skies. I say reluctant because I am a teacher-librarian, not a rabble-rouser....

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 2 hours ago | 178 comments | 5826 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Edgewood Plaza developer could face penalties for vacant grocery store

The developer of Edgewood Plaza will face a fine of $500 per day if the vacant grocery store formerly occupied by Fresh Market...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Parent, 3 hours ago | 39 comments | 3200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Training 'compassionate responders' for tense situations

Jacob Savage, a lifelong Palo Altan who signed up as a high school sophomore for the city's first police academy in 2006,...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 1470 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Manager Jim Keene's total compensation: $433,482.00

This morning's San Jose Mercury News has a very revealing front page article about the pay for City Mangers in the Bay Area.It...

Original post made by The Shadow knows.... on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by question, 6 hours ago | 7 comments | 547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents sue Palo Alto over closure approval

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park have filed a lawsuit against Palo Alto, challenging the city's decision in...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Curmudgeon, 8 hours ago | 74 comments | 5706 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

where to safely discard medicine?

We have a nearly full bottle of tylenol + hydrocodone left over from my daughter's wisdom tooth extraction. Where can I safely...

Original post made by want to do the right thing on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Eloise, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 235 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Vickie, 9 hours ago | 34 comments | 3646 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Henry's vision -- changing the world, one community at a time

A quiet young man from halfway around the world approached us recently as we visited a small primary school in a rural village...

Original post made on Aug. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jay Thorwaldson, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 466 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women's volleyball looking for missing pieces to puzzle

College volleyball Jordan Burgess, Madi Bugg and Brittany Howard have faced incredibly high expectations since joining the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by William Tomlinson, 13 hours ago | 3 comments | 1029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Q&A with Julie Lythcott-Haims

Julie Lythcott-Haims, former Stanford University dean of freshmen, Palo Alto parent of two and author of new book, "How to...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by Tired of this, 16 hours ago | 24 comments | 2695 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Commission approves chain store limit on California Avenue

Palo Alto's effort to promote an eclectic and independent retail mix on California Avenue by limiting chain stores in the...

Original post made on Aug. 27, 2015
Last comment by running scared, 16 hours ago | 21 comments | 3335 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University Title IX coordinator to step down

Catherine Criswell, Stanford University's Title IX coordinator and a former longtime U.S. Department of Education Office...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Who really runs Stanford, 16 hours ago | 9 comments | 5598 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches gas-safety initiative

The City of Palo Alto Utilities Department has launched a safety initiative to check local sewer systems for crossbores,...

Original post made on Apr. 26, 2011
Last comment by Neighbor, 17 hours ago | 15 comments | 2415 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will this court ruling kill the Paly Gym deal?

Uh-oh.... http://www.sfchronicle.com/education/article/No-bid-practice-for-funding-school-projects-found-6389681.php...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by Hmmm, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:40 pm | 8 comments | 660 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts to retain, fix contentious zoning tool

Palo Alto's controversial "planned-community" process, which allows developers to barter with the city over zoning exceptions,...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Aug 29, 2015 at 11:27 pm | 20 comments | 2194 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laning in Los Altos elementary schools?

Hi. I understand that they have just started implementing lanes/strands in Los Altos elementary schools, for math and for...

Original post made by Parent on Aug. 29, 2015
There are no comments yet. 93 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Menlo Park is next on PG&E tree removal plan

PG&E has begun examining 1,300 trees in Menlo Park that are growing in its gas transmission line easements and might have...

Original post made on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by Crossbore?, on Aug 29, 2015 at 9:47 pm | 1 comment | 946 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ross Road closed due to repaving

Found it difficult to cross Ross Road at Loma Verde, Ames. Thanks PA for letting us know in advance. Anyone know if it...

Original post made by Detour on Aug. 29, 2015
Last comment by anon, on Aug 29, 2015 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 75 Views
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