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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's priorities: land use, health and infrastructure

A new year brought a new cast and a new philosophy to the Palo Alto City Council, but the chronically pressing issues of...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by Agenda, 7 minutes ago | 7 comments | 2017 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another plan for Maybell housing draws fire

The developer of 2.46 acres on Maybell Avenue near Arastradero Road may be up against a considerable battle with some Barron...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, 24 minutes ago | 21 comments | 1033 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School needs more limits on courseload

We read with sadness the email sent reporting the death by suicide of yet another student at Gunn. As parents of two current...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Thank you Drs I agree, 24 minutes ago | 42 comments | 2324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do Palo Alto's high schools give too much homework?

Many Palo Alto high school students report feeling overworked, overburdened and overstressed by unrelenting workloads and...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Paly Parent, 56 minutes ago | 83 comments | 7083 Views

AROUND TOWN

Carl Djerassi, 'father of the pill,' dead at 91

Carl Djerassi, 91, known as the father of the birth control pill and the founder of the Djerassi Resident Arts Program at...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Jay Park, 1 hour ago | 2 comments | 1275 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to raise minimum wage

Citing the sky-high costs of living in Palo Alto, a group of City Council members is leading a push to adopt a local minimum-wage...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, 1 hour ago | 31 comments | 2318 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn community deserves support, not blame

My name is Chloe Sorensen, and I'm the sophomore class president at Gunn High School. Throughout my first year and a half...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Julie, 2 hours ago | 5 comments | 1417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creating a community for Nordic startups

Nordic Innovation House started out as a Norwegian initiative in October 2011, with an office in San Francisco to help startups...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by anonymous, 3 hours ago | 2 comments | 1943 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: Shady Lane moves, Anatolian Kitchen expands

Gift boutique Shady Lane is slated to move from University Avenue to Sharon Heights Shopping Center next month; Anatolian...

Original post made on Jan. 19, 2015
Last comment by Disappointed, 3 hours ago | 23 comments | 4667 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

***LOST PUGGLE*** Reward Offered

Our sweet puggle, Brisket, got out of our house 1/29 in downtown PA around 8 pm. He's SUPER sweet and would probably run...

Original post made by stephstout on Feb. 1, 2015
There are no comments yet. 15 Views

AROUND TOWN

Cupertino developer buys Fry's site in Palo Alto

Cupertino-based developer Sobrato Organization has purchased a 15-acre property in Palo Alto that includes Fry's Electronics...

Original post made on May. 2, 2011
Last comment by David, 4 hours ago | 84 comments | 7749 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Caltrain fatality ID'd as Palo Alto man

The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner-Coroner's Office has identified the man struck and killed by Caltrain south of the...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by David, 4 hours ago | 11 comments | 6260 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Beyond the anguish

As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager the third in four months we...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Anneke, 5 hours ago | 44 comments | 3608 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sutter Health, Blue Shield come to agreement

Health care provider Sutter Health and Blue Shield of California have finalized a new two-year contract, according to an...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by parent, 5 hours ago | 2 comments | 1962 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District homework policy roll-out stalls

When people talk about homework in Palo Alto, they often wonder: What, exactly, is the district's policy on homework? Read...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by concerned parent, 6 hours ago | 21 comments | 2509 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keeping the home fires burning

Bay Area temperatures dipped below freezing on New Year's Day and remained frigid during the first week of the year, which...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2015
Last comment by Woody Heatmaker, 14 hours ago | 1 comment | 487 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposed Sherman Avenue development stirs anxieties in Palo Alto

A developer's plan to build a three-story building next to Sarah Wallis Park in the rapidly changing California Avenue business...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2014
Last comment by Property Owner at Birch Court, 15 hours ago | 41 comments | 4337 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Some schools lag in measles immunizations

Despite cases of the measles now showing up in Santa Clara County, some Palo Alto schools still have up to 12 percent of...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by Sandy, 16 hours ago | 32 comments | 2398 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Offended by use of the term "Tiger Parent"

It's becoming commonplace to see the term "tiger parent" used in these forums, particularly in the threads related to excessive...

Original post made by Just another Palo Parent on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by rick, 17 hours ago | 7 comments | 417 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford swimmer faces felony sex-assault charges

A Stanford University freshman is facing five felony sexual-assault charges, including rape of an unconscious woman and rape...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by Anne, 20 hours ago | 7 comments | 4339 Views
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