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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt's bid to ban two-story homes rejected

An effort to ban new two-story homes in the Eichler enclave of Faircourt faltered Wednesday night after a series of last-minute...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by CM, 25 minutes ago | 7 comments | 1354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site

The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 47 comments | 5532 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail launches study for Peninsula segment

With plans accelerating for the Bay Area segment of California's high-speed rail line, Palo Alto officials this week called...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Reader, 1 hour ago | 18 comments | 1901 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board approves full-day kindergarten for all

All kindergartners entering the Palo Alto Unified School District this fall and in future years will attend school for a...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 15 comments | 3198 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local organizations to be recognized at Acterra Business Environmental Awards

The 26th annual Acterra Business Environmental Awards ceremony -- which recognizes Bay Area companies and organizations for...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
There are no comments yet. 566 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents call for 'road diet' to curb accidents on Middlefield

For John Guislin and his neighbors on Middlefield Road, screeching tires and clanging metal have become increasingly familiar...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 38 comments | 3890 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 1 hour ago | 49 comments | 3085 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Policy passed by Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors allows requests for change of measure letter

The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors passed a policy Tuesday that will help voters differentiate between local measures...

Original post made on May. 26, 2016
Last comment by Gray Matters, 2 hours ago | 3 comments | 757 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Independent Expenditures for Berman-Who are these people?

I'm afraid that I had no idea what a difference independent expenditures could make in a race. I just looked at Election...

Original post made by Naive Voter on May. 18, 2016
Last comment by Aaron, 2 hours ago | 8 comments | 384 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Video released in fatal Christmas police shooting

Officers who fatally shot a mentally ill man on a Palo Alto street on Christmas Day were justified when they discharged their...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by realreal, 5 hours ago | 27 comments | 3212 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With new contract, 70 percent of Palo Alto teachers will earn over $100,000

An analysis of data supplied by the Palo Alto school district shows that more than 70 percent of district teachers will be...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by BP mom, 6 hours ago | 65 comments | 6813 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAEA Baldwin goes after Dauber

PAEA President Teri Baldwin breathing heavily, singled out PAUSD board member Ken Dauber at tonight's board meeting, claiming...

Original post made by PAEA power unchecked on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Oh, Brother!, 18 hours ago | 7 comments | 499 Views

AROUND TOWN

'Double Take' to be dismantled

"Double Take," the whimsical willow sculpture by artist Patrick Dougherty that's stood on the grounds of the Palo Alto Art...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Joe, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 1095 Views

AROUND TOWN

Assembly candidate submits murky donor reports

Dinged in the past for failing to report political contributions, Cupertino Mayor Barry Chang could be facing another set...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by Boo, Hiss!, 21 hours ago | 5 comments | 1507 Views

SPORTS

Yet another comeback nets Stanford women an NCAA title

Doubles-point deficits. Gutsy individual efforts. Three-set clinchers. Heart-stopping comebacks. "Upsets" of higher seeds....

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Joel, 23 hours ago | 1 comment | 639 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Ron Taylor, on May 25, 2016 at 2:22 pm | 1094 comments | 189374 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New proposal recommends full-day kindergarten for all in Palo Alto

All incoming Palo Alto school district kindergartners could attend school for a full day starting this fall under a new,...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by Michele, on May 25, 2016 at 12:23 pm | 2 comments | 2791 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Measure A to extend funding for Santa Clara County's parks

Santa Clara County voters will decide whether they want to prolong a park preservation fund on the June 7 ballot. Read...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by clorinda, on May 25, 2016 at 12:17 pm | 1 comment | 889 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Independent groups pump cash into Assembly campaign

With the crowded race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in the 24th District heading into the final stretch, independent...

Original post made on May. 23, 2016
Last comment by About Marc Berman, on May 25, 2016 at 6:49 am | 9 comments | 1725 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women face one more challenge in NCAA tennis

Lele Forood and her 15th-seeded Stanford women's tennis team took another step to writing another chapter of an unlikely...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Joel, on May 25, 2016 at 1:01 am | 1 comment | 563 Views
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