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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 parent in the community, 5 minutes ago | 12 comments | 2100 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 minutes ago | 1 comment | 205 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 outsider, 10 minutes ago | 31 comments | 2521 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Early education, math key to closing achievement gap

With a sense of optimism around new leadership and a systematic plan for change after years of piecemeal efforts to reduce...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Necessity, 11 minutes ago | 5 comments | 375 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 Inattentive, 15 minutes ago | 2 comments | 231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure heads toward final chapter

With the City Council just days away from making a decision on the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, supporters of...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, 23 minutes ago | 59 comments | 5622 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 Peter Carpenter, 34 minutes ago | 116 comments | 5917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Schools: Walking the Talk

Our kids learn from what we do, not what we say. In what ways should our schools and district walk the talk? In what ways...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Introspective, 44 minutes ago | 2 comments | 84 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

There's simply not much on the market

Would-be home buyers can count on frustration this spring as they confront the reality of today's market: Inventory of homes...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by question, 47 minutes ago | 14 comments | 1020 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 Crescent Park Dad, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 2307 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 Bunyip, 2 hours ago | 31 comments | 3398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why so few hospital beds for teens?

The absence of adolescent inpatient psychiatric beds in Santa Clara County — described by one Palo Alto child and adolescent...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Thank you, 14 hours ago | 13 comments | 3412 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shop Talk: Parking problems brew at Philz Coffee

Parking is getting tight in Midtown, and the opening of a new cafe may make matters worse. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/25/shop-talk-parking-...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by Jean G, 17 hours ago | 20 comments | 3787 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City celebrates revamped California Avenue

The brand new fountain sculpture wasn't the only thing making a splash Thursday on California Avenue, where a crowd of merchants,...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by musical, 22 hours ago | 52 comments | 4528 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 Unconstitutional Nonsense, on May 26, 2015 at 7:23 am | 51 comments | 5513 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Preventive Medicine for Stroke (or Anything Else)?

Where do you go to get a true preventive and science-based approach for stroke prevention for life? Is there a website so...

Original post made by middle-aged palo altan on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by middle aged palo altan, on May 26, 2015 at 12:26 am | 11 comments | 314 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 Resident, on May 25, 2015 at 11:05 pm | 1 comment | 1228 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Permanent Scars, on May 25, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 17 comments | 3165 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond the 5150

Sarah Gentile was shocked to find, in the midst of a crisis with her teenage son, that there are no hospital beds available...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Snapping Turtle, on May 25, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 37 comments | 7665 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto girls splash to a state title in 200 free relay

It was just a week ago that the Palo Alto girls swam away with the 200-yard freestyle relay at the Central Coast Section...

Original post made on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by GraceZ, on May 25, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 2 comments | 1189 Views
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