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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, 18 minutes ago | 18 comments | 1260 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, 21 minutes ago | 23 comments | 1893 Views

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 Filippo, 28 minutes ago | 1 comment | 466 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 Kazu, 54 minutes ago | 64 comments | 5640 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, 2 hours ago | 29 comments | 4149 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, 3 hours ago | 36 comments | 4447 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, 3 hours ago | 13 comments | 1531 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, 3 hours ago | 16 comments | 1580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure approved

In a decision that may signal the end of the road for Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, city officials on Tuesday affirmed...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by BillyBob, 3 hours ago | 68 comments | 6873 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, 6 hours ago | 133 comments | 6578 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 Lynne, 7 hours ago | 17 comments | 1847 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Breaking the mold with Middle College

High school isn't a great fit for everyone, with its 50-minute periods, hours of daily homework and smattering of school...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Former Paly Parent, 7 hours ago | 10 comments | 1466 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 anonymous, 8 hours ago | 12 comments | 2459 Views

AROUND TOWN

Expansion of bike share program approved

A tenfold expansion of the Bay Area Bike Share program was unanimously approved Wednesday morning by the Metropolitan Transportation...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by 38 year resident, 8 hours ago | 19 comments | 1643 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford University lab received live anthrax shipment

Stanford University officials assured the public Thursday, May 28, that a vial potentially carrying live anthrax that was...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Citizen 7, 8 hours ago | 3 comments | 180 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 palo alto parent, 11 hours ago | 56 comments | 3435 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guest opinion: Searsville proposals muddy San Francisquito Creek flooding questions

After an exhaustive multi-entity review of what to do about the Searsville Dam and the mostly silted-up flood plain behind...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Matt Stoecker, 11 hours ago | 5 comments | 1499 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 40 Hour Work Week, 16 hours ago | 284 comments | 19613 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Simitian: 'Significant' need for inpatient psych beds for teens

Calling the lack of hospital beds for youth in mental health crises "a real and significant need," Santa Clara County Supervisor...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by I'd like to help save our children, on May 27, 2015 at 11:47 pm | 14 comments | 2461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community notebook: Leadership Palo Alto seeking emerging leaders

Leadership Palo Alto is currently accepting applications for its leadership development program, which starts in September...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Ok , on May 27, 2015 at 11:26 pm | 1 comment | 1235 Views
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