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PALO ALTO ISSUES

FAA to work to reduce plane noise

Admitting that jet aircraft noise is a problem over Palo Alto and neighboring Bay Area cities, Federal Aviation Administration...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 10 minutes ago | 118 comments | 7726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Leadership shuffle at Jordan Middle School

One of Tom Jacoubowsky's top goals as Gunn High School's assistant principal in charge of guidance counseling was to make...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Won't rock the boat, 10 minutes ago | 13 comments | 4573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mixed opinions on foreign-language education

"Strong," "innovative," "creative" -- as well as "disjointed," "not supported" and "gaps" -- are all words Palo Alto teachers...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by No class, 16 minutes ago | 26 comments | 5166 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Avenidas plans criticized over clashing styles

Hoping to accommodate Palo Alto's rapidly rising senior population, Avenidas is moving ahead with an ambitious plan to build...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, 25 minutes ago | 29 comments | 2889 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford campus on alert after report of armed man

After a man was reportedly seen on the Stanford University campus Tuesday evening with what a witness believed to be a gun,...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by legal beagle, 35 minutes ago | 3 comments | 3105 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto nears completion on fixing Embarcadero traffic signals

Responding to complaints from frustrated commuters, Palo Alto is in the midst of replacing and coordinating the traffic lights...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by t&C , 1 hour ago | 21 comments | 1999 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Hot spell in this week's forecast

The National Weather Service is advising Bay Area residents of the potential for higher-than-normal temperatures this week. Read...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by No A/C, 1 hour ago | 4 comments | 1232 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Follow up on PAHC issues?

I was walking on Maybell the other day and saw the executive director of the Palo Alto Housing Corporation coming out of...

Original post made by Citizen on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Citizen Too, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 69 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Appraisal dispute complicates Buena Vista decision

When Palo Alto officials indicated on April 14 their plan to approve the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, they specified...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by ResidentB, 1 hour ago | 14 comments | 2178 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Clearing up the hazy rules surrounding drones

About 1,000 people with an interest in unmanned aircraft are flocking to the NASA Ames Research Center this week with the...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Joe, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 127 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Palo Alto alums to speak on success and wellness

Two Palo Alto Unified School District graduates are hoping to stimulate further community conversation about definitions...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by Sarah1000, 3 hours ago | 3 comments | 1107 Views

SPORTS

Stanford boys win national JO water polo championship

Clarke Weatherspoon coached the Stanford Water Polo Club boys' 14U A team to a bronze medal last year at the National Junior...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2015
Last comment by John Barman, 5 hours ago | 1 comment | 702 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Altan honored for creation of girls' STEM camp

Marie Wolbach, a Palo Alto resident, received a prestigious national honor in June for her creation and leadership of the...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2015
Last comment by Sherry, 6 hours ago | 10 comments | 1984 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Challenge Success offers roadmap for school reform

Since its start as a stress-reduction program in 2003, Stanford University Graduate School of Education's Challenge Success...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by More on CS, 6 hours ago | 8 comments | 3440 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

In drought, Palo Alto reduces water use by 36 percent

With the hottest summer months at less than the halfway mark, Palo Alto is forging ahead toward meeting its state-mandated...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by My_self, 9 hours ago | 36 comments | 3360 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo launches survey on airplane noise

Acting on numerous complaints by her constituents regarding an increase in aircraft noise, Rep. Anna Eshoo has assembled...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by what plane noise?, 17 hours ago | 136 comments | 5919 Views

AROUND TOWN

The Body Shop has gone from Stanford SC

It's always my favorites that vanish from Palo Alto! Just went to get supplies of my staples at the Body Shop and found that...

Original post made by Shopper on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by Sally, 19 hours ago | 5 comments | 241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Elm trees are dying from draught?

I see many large elm trees in Palo Alto - especially along Louis Rd - have half brown leaves, all of them seem to suffer...

Original post made by Julie on Jul. 26, 2015
Last comment by Marie, 21 hours ago | 9 comments | 285 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Top need for parks? Bathrooms

Playing around is serious business in Palo Alto, where praise and demand for parks, playing fields and nature preserves come...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 23 hours ago | 42 comments | 3485 Views

AROUND TOWN

A&E Digest: New public art approved, Redwood City gets spruced up

Palo Alto's Public Art Commission approves new art installations for City Hall's King Plaza, Mountain View's Community School...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, 23 hours ago | 6 comments | 752 Views
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