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PALO ALTO ISSUES

High price to pay

Teachers, techies, corporate attorneys and advocates for seniors don't always speak with the same voice, but when Palo Alto...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Nothing Lasts Forever, 0 hours ago | 106 comments | 11963 Views

AROUND TOWN

Age-discrimination lawsuit filed against HP

Four former employees have filed a federal class-action lawsuit against the Hewlett-Packard companies for age discrimination,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by Nothing Lasts Forever, 7 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2702 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board eyes more conservative budget projections

Palo Alto school board members supported a much more conservative budget outlook for the next five years during a discussion...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by A Resident, 10 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1714 Views

AROUND TOWN

Real Estate Matters: Palo Alto homes staying on market longer

There have been two noticeable trends in the Palo Alto property market this year so far. First, properties have stayed on...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Nothing Lasts Forever, 10 minutes ago | 12 comments | 1485 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to change, cement retail-protection law

Retail in Palo Alto is easier to appreciate than to preserve, particularly at a time when soaring rents drive shops out of...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Random, 48 minutes ago | 17 comments | 4407 Views

AROUND TOWN

UPDATE: Hillary Clinton to visit Bay Area for private fundraiser

UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be in Redwood City on Wednesday, Aug. 24, for a private fundraising...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Stretch, 56 minutes ago | 29 comments | 8383 Views

AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner judge recuses himself from child-porn case

Embattled Santa Clara County Judge Aaron Persky, who is currently facing a recall campaign for his controversial sentencing...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Voter, 2 hours ago | 10 comments | 2249 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

State Supreme Court upholds California teacher tenure law

The California Supreme Court on Monday upheld the state's laws on public-school teacher tenure after a lower court found...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by BrokenSystem, 5 hours ago | 13 comments | 1953 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto's Zhang opens with a victory in table tennis

==BI 2016 Rio Olympics == Palo Alto's Lily Zhang opened Olympic table tennis competition with an 11-3, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7...

Original post made on Aug. 25, 2016
Last comment by Duke, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 1603 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford prohibits hard alcohol at undergraduate parties

Stanford University has banned hard alcohol at undergraduate parties and limited the size of liquor containers students are...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Apple, 7 hours ago | 24 comments | 2125 Views

SPORTS

Paly grad Chryst discusses Stanford quarterback situation

Keller Chryst, a redshirt sophomore at Stanford, didn't have far to go to college. Chryst, a 2014 graduate of Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by no jeep, 10 hours ago | 3 comments | 202 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to continue budget-management discussion

Palo Alto Unified School District administrators' salaries are competitive and in many cases above what surrounding districts...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by Not worth the sacrifice, 12 hours ago | 17 comments | 2311 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents in cottages feel the big-house squeeze

For more than 30 years, Crescent Park resident Marni Barnes has lived in a 1940s bungalow that is part of a cluster of four...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2016
Last comment by Be Positive, 17 hours ago | 71 comments | 11863 Views

SPORTS

Sacred Heart Prep looks to repeat winning football formula

It's been an incredible run for the Sacred Heart Prep football program the last four years. The Gators have won four consecutive...

Original post made on Aug. 22, 2016
Last comment by Mike, 18 hours ago | 7 comments | 1069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Plan for megahome raises neighbors' concerns

Neighbors in Palo Alto's Embarcadero Oaks are protesting a proposal to build an 11-bedroom, 14-bath residence with a one-car...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Kaz, 19 hours ago | 54 comments | 13477 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'All-gender' single-use restroom bill goes to governor

California businesses and state government buildings may be required to make single-occupancy restrooms available to all...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2016
Last comment by @Emperor, 20 hours ago | 10 comments | 1365 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football program stays fresh on and off the field

Several improvements to the Stanford football program have been implemented for this season, including: three new 8K Solutions...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2016
Last comment by dennis, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 1227 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Tell Us Your Kid's Class Sizes!

With all this debate about class sizes, let's share some actual data! Ask you kids how big their classes are, and post it...

Original post made by Parent of 3 on Aug. 16, 2016
Last comment by Hmm, 20 hours ago | 40 comments | 2341 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist dies after being hit by car in Palo Alto

An East Palo Alto man has died after being struck by car while riding his bike in Palo Alto Monday morning, according to...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Former Cyclist, 20 hours ago | 45 comments | 11757 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Guest Opinion: 'Giftedness' overlooked in social-emotional education discussions

"Sharon, you're smart, you're nice, and you're good at sports. You're going to have a great life," a friend told me during...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Ferdinand, 23 hours ago | 38 comments | 6873 Views
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