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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Neighbors resolve conflict over potential Airbnb rental

A Palo Alto property owner's suggestion to turn his Crescent Park home into an Airbnb rental set off a maelstrom of protest...

Original post made on Oct. 7, 2016
Last comment by Downtown Resident, 7 minutes ago | 19 comments | 5188 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to appeal court order that halted Buena Vista closure

Palo Alto will appeal a recent court ruling in which a judge overturned the city's decision to allow the closure of Buena...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Lazlo, 2 hours ago | 31 comments | 6156 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lane reduction eyed for stretch of Middlefield Road

After years of collisions, congestion and complaints, a bustling, three-block stretch of Middlefield Road near the Menlo...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Resident, 2 hours ago | 19 comments | 2556 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto looks to bring permit parking to Evergreen Park

For years, residents of Evergreen Park have been raising alarms about their neighborhood streets turning into parking lots...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by 2 hours, 3 hours ago | 10 comments | 1668 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it time for Charter Schools in Palo Alto?

The sad and unfortunate list at PAUSD keeps growing longer and longer. - sexual abuse scandals - budget mismanagement -...

Original post made by Sanctimonious City on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by We should get what we pay for, 3 hours ago | 28 comments | 589 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: School district to host special-ed 'listening tours'

To solicit further public input on its special education services and a recent report evaluating them, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Trust is as trust does, 4 hours ago | 1 comment | 463 Views

AROUND TOWN

Committee majority recommends renaming three Palo Alto school sites

What started as one father's [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/12/07/palo-alto-school-board-to-discuss-petition-to-rename-jordan-middle-school...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by ok I hope I post last, 4 hours ago | 97 comments | 9901 Views

AROUND TOWN

Travel advisory: 9-day closure of Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot

The Palo Alto Transit Center bus depot will be temporarily closed Jan. 17-26 due to a City of Palo Alto construction project. Read...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by Reader, 5 hours ago | 3 comments | 3060 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Catching their dreams

The air was electric in rooms 1704 and 1705 of Palo Alto High School's science building on a recent Thursday evening. Students...

Original post made on Nov. 27, 2015
Last comment by Barbara Sih Klausner, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 6160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Unified associate superintendent gone

Palo Alto Unified Associate Superintendent Markus Autrey, the district's second-in-command who was hired just 18 months ago,...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by Former admin, 7 hours ago | 8 comments | 2498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Traffic advisory: Expect delays on University Avenue

Palo Alto police are warning motorists driving through downtown Palo Alto to expect slight delays on University Avenue starting...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by Cost, 8 hours ago | 4 comments | 3626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Community Notebook: 'Immigrants and Allies' forum on Jan. 19 in Palo Alto

Amid fears of increasing intolerance and anti-immigrant bias, 11 organizations will host a free public forum on Jan. 19 to...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Sally Bemus, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 2976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Behind the Headlines -- Immigration Forum

"Behind the Headlines" discusses an upcoming public forum aimed informing immigrants of their rights and resources ahead...

Original post made on Jan. 17, 2017
Last comment by nat, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 983 Views

AROUND TOWN

Living Wisdom to open school in Palo Alto

At Living Wisdom High School, set to open this fall in Palo Alto, teachers believe students should focus not only on academic...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Navashen Jones, 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 5586 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 radar, 16 hours ago | 1109 comments | 205627 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline

Where is 'Conan the Grammarian' in the battle with grammar barbarians? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/12/02/off-deadline...

Original post made on Dec. 2, 2016
Last comment by Russ Skinner, on Jan 16, 2017 at 6:51 pm | 8 comments | 1878 Views

AROUND TOWN

Winter Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday

A Winter Spare the Air Alert issued for Tuesday in the Bay Area bans residents and businesses from burning wood, manufactured...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by parent, on Jan 16, 2017 at 6:37 pm | 1 comment | 915 Views

AROUND TOWN

Federal circuit court rejects petition challenging FAA aircraft noise initiative

Efforts aimed at reducing aircraft noise in the skies above Portola Valley, Ladera and Woodside were dealt a setback recently...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2017
Last comment by jim, on Jan 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm | 2 comments | 4754 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

On chasing criminals, race relations and being the chief

It takes Palo Alto Police Chief Dennis Burns about 15 minutes to walk from King Plaza to the conference room inside the Police...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by caroline V, on Jan 16, 2017 at 2:22 pm | 10 comments | 3638 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police nab 13-year-old boy driving stolen car

Menlo Park Police are investigating whether a 13-year-old driver and his three passengers, who officers detained on Saturday,...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
Last comment by Stew Pid, on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:58 pm | 5 comments | 4611 Views
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