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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Collins leads in school-board campaign contributions

The two incumbents in the Palo Alto school board race are so far being out-raised by the newcomers, with candidate Todd Collins...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Fact Checker, 1 minute ago | 5 comments | 617 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What's with the PAUSD attendance this year? They must be bored.

Is the school district trying to gain cash for the school district? Why are they freaking-out this year over any tardy or...

Original post made by PAUSD Parent on Sep. 16, 2016
Last comment by Attendance, not mold, 1 hour ago | 46 comments | 1356 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on county measures A, B

Two important measures on the Nov. 8 ballot ask Santa Clara County voters to approve a $950 million bond measure to build...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by mmmmMom, 1 hour ago | 5 comments | 1313 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tanaka and Kniss take fundraising lead in council race

With the City Council election about five weeks away, Palo Alto's longest-serving council member and its longest-serving...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, 1 hour ago | 7 comments | 1109 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Opposition to new office space unites council candidates

Stewart Carl believes Palo Alto needs to immediately enact a moratorium on office construction, a view that is shared by...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by SEA_SEELAM REDDY, 4 hours ago | 30 comments | 2717 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Governor signs sexual-assault bill inspired by Brock Turner case

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law today a new bill that would establish a mandatory prison sentence of three to...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Finally, 11 hours ago | 2 comments | 666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We have a Transportation--Not Housing--Crisis

Silicon Valley has a transportation crisis, not a housing crisis. Most metropolitan areas, and we have become one, have workers...

Original post made by Mickie Winkler on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 11 hours ago | 1 comment | 100 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why does Jordan have bike lanes in the wrong direction?

Not only did the bike lane painting occur the FIRST day of school (Tuesday), but the bike lane in front of the bike cage...

Original post made by Mom on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 11 hours ago | 50 comments | 1488 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike Palo Alto hopes to draw another large crowd

In past years, Bike Palo Alto has welcomed hundreds of cyclists and encouraged many residents to ride their bikes for local...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Resident, 11 hours ago | 19 comments | 3541 Views

SPORTS

Gunn grad Watt is looking for her next challenge

The more you learn about Amy Watt the more you realize how little she has allowed her disability to define her. Read the...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2016
Last comment by Scottie Zimmerman, 12 hours ago | 2 comments | 959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Embarcadero project aims to give bicyclists a smoother ride

For Palo Alto's bicycles and drivers, the bustling stretch of Embarcadero Road near El Camino Real isn't just a shared commuter...

Original post made on Sep. 20, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, 14 hours ago | 40 comments | 6536 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves first round of budget measures

A majority of the Palo Alto school board backed a series of budget-savings measures -- some ongoing, some short term; some...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by Teacher Cuts, 14 hours ago | 22 comments | 2435 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Gov. Brown signs bill on ignition interlock devices in cars of drunk drivers

A bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, was signed into law Wednesday and will soon require certain convicted drunk...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by DTPA, 15 hours ago | 15 comments | 1425 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peninsula Hardware closes after 63 years

A longtime fixture of Palo Alto's Midtown neighborhood, Peninsula Hardware, has closed its doors and will hold a store-closing...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2016
Last comment by saddened, 19 hours ago | 29 comments | 8512 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shikada to stay on as head of Utilities Department

Ed Shikada probably won't need much of a learning curve for his new job as Palo Alto's permanent utilities director. The...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Jeremy Robinson, 20 hours ago | 1 comment | 877 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Faircourt feud over two-story homes heads to council

For some residents of Faircourt, an Eichler tract in the Palo Verde neighborhood, a ban on two-story homes is the best way...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 21 hours ago | 1 comment | 272 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto welcomes new urban forester Walter Passmore

Nine weeks into his new position as Palo Alto's first city urban forester, Walter Passmore eschewed a stuffy City Hall office...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2012
Last comment by artbuilder, 21 hours ago | 41 comments | 6702 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Plane Speaker, 21 hours ago | 132 comments | 23740 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palantir charged with discrimination against Asian applicants

Palantir Technology, the data-mining giant that has gradually become one of downtown Palo Alto's most visible tenants, was...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2016
Last comment by Digusted, 22 hours ago | 62 comments | 8196 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Book program for African kids illustrates 'power of one'

In 2004 Chris Bradshaw of Portola Valley was on a trip with her family of four to Lesotho, a small mountainous nation completely...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2016
Last comment by Do They Value Education, on Sep 30, 2016 at 8:20 am | 1 comment | 224 Views
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