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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 musical, 1 hour ago | 26 comments | 2011 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, 1 hour ago | 1 comment | 427 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 Marc Vincenti & Martha Cabot, 1 hour ago | 75 comments | 6183 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 Misha, 2 hours ago | 19 comments | 1653 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, 2 hours ago | 41 comments | 4324 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 Marc Vincenti & Martha Cabot, 2 hours ago | 42 comments | 3191 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, 3 hours ago | 17 comments | 488 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, 3 hours ago | 32 comments | 2250 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, 4 hours ago | 7 comments | 377 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 Reason, 5 hours ago | 20 comments | 2155 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, 7 hours ago | 7 comments | 4270 Views

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 Paul Losch, 9 hours ago | 1 comment | 1350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Santa Clara County supervisors vote to support Buena Vista Mobile Home Park

In a strong show of support for residents of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors unanimously...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 10 hours ago | 31 comments | 3119 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 Proud Parent of Gunn, 10 hours ago | 2 comments | 1052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks ideas for new traffic-fighting nonprofit

From Emeryville to Boston, nonprofits called "transportation management associations" have sprung up in the last few decades...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by Manager'sBusiness support, 11 hours ago | 8 comments | 1346 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board approves increased parcel tax

The Palo Alto school board unanimously passed just after midnight on Tuesday night a $758, six-year parcel tax that will...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, 13 hours ago | 55 comments | 3681 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 shady lane artist, 15 hours ago | 22 comments | 4639 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 Alphoinso, 17 hours ago | 10 comments | 5850 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Memorial service set for Gunn student

The memorial service for Harry Hann-yi Lee, the Palo Alto student who died on Jan. 24, is planned for Sunday, Feb. 1, in...

Original post made on Jan. 31, 2015
Last comment by More than the sum of scores, 18 hours ago | 3 comments | 1629 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New development on Forest Avenue to include 13 housing units

A proposal to redevelop a 0.52 acre lot in downtown Palo Alto is currently percolating, with the 13 new residential units...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2015
Last comment by K, on Jan 30, 2015 at 8:05 pm | 25 comments | 2585 Views
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