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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 3 minutes ago | 4 comments | 1346 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto cap on office development threatens projects underway

Palo Alto's push to limit growth in office space may jeopardize as many as 10 proposed developments, some of which have been...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Neilson Buchanan, 11 minutes ago | 3 comments | 545 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: No beds for teens

It was a shock to us and many readers to discover that when local teens facing an acute mental health crisis need hospitalization,...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Craig, 13 minutes ago | 3 comments | 541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents seek to keep their Eichler neighborhoods from growing — upward

Residents in five Palo Alto Eichler neighborhoods said they plan to ask the city to institute zone changes that limit homes...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Rachel, 15 minutes ago | 2 comments | 126 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In Buena Vista aftermath: sadness, hope

Residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park in Palo Alto said they are expecting eviction letters any day now since the...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by palo alto urbanist, 17 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1227 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Chinese-American, 37 minutes ago | 60 comments | 3539 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by resident3, 38 minutes ago | 141 comments | 6701 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest Opinion: Keeping Searsville Dam in place is a good solution

On May 1, the day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article titled "1000 dams down and counting"...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Rachel, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 200 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford student speaks out against 'culture of retaliation'

A Stanford University student who was retaliated against following a recent investigation into a fraternity has stepped forward...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Bunyip, 3 hours ago | 13 comments | 2985 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAMF docs: What we can do to reduce risk for our teens

The pediatricians of Palo Alto Medical Foundation are deeply saddened by the local recent events. The loss of a young person's...

Original post made on Mar. 20, 2015
Last comment by Goober from Mayberry, 3 hours ago | 285 comments | 19634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista appeal, teachers union contract, Comprehensive Plan summit

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/22/public-agenda-buena-vista-appeal-gunn-bell...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by Kerry 55, 4 hours ago | 2 comments | 1554 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New city jobs prove a tough sell in Palo Alto

The budget climate may be as sunny as ever in Palo Alto, but the city's elected officials have been casting clouds over proposals...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Marie, 4 hours ago | 19 comments | 2772 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to rethink animal services

With Palo Alto's animal services limping toward an uncertain future, a City Council committee on Tuesday agreed to spend...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by mauricio, 5 hours ago | 18 comments | 1920 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , 9 hours ago | 65 comments | 5660 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marriott proposes two hotels in south Palo Alto

In the latest sign of Palo Alto's surging hotel boom, Marriott has proposed to build two five-story hotels on San Antonio...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, 10 hours ago | 24 comments | 2541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community notebook: Changing the conversation around climate change

For the average person who feels a certain hopelessness about climate change, the City of Palo Alto Library, environmental...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Slow Down, 10 hours ago | 18 comments | 1539 Views

AROUND TOWN

Downtown post office considers move to Alma

Citing critical loss of revenue, the U.S. Postal Service is considering moving its downtown branch to Alma Street at the...

Original post made on May. 21, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, 12 hours ago | 29 comments | 4178 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teachers agree to use online homework system

Palo Alto Unified School District's secondary school teachers would be required next school year to use online school management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, 13 hours ago | 36 comments | 4508 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite cool reception, solar program to stay

Palo Alto's newest solar-energy program has plenty of fans but, so far, not a single user. Even so, city officials agreed...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Conflict of Interest, 13 hours ago | 13 comments | 1708 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bell schedule approved for Gunn

Gunn High School will officially shift to a 75-minute rotating block schedule in the next school year after receiving the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, 13 hours ago | 16 comments | 1621 Views
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