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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

UC lowers standards for out-of-staters to raise cash

"The University of California has been admitting thousands of students from out of state with lower grades and test scores...

Original post made by disgusted on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:29 pm | 16 comments | 463 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

UC Caught with lower standards for out-of-staters

In case you missed it, proof came out this week through a formal audit that UC has been lowering admission standards for...

Original post made by MP parent on Mar. 31, 2016
Last comment by Needs a law, on Mar 31, 2016 at 5:11 pm | 1 comment | 126 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers speak out against full-day kindergarten proposal

Several Palo Alto Unified kindergarten teachers, speaking on behalf of their colleagues, told the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Mar 31, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 80 comments | 6149 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New dog parks pitched in Palo Alto

Dogged by persistent complaints about inadequate park space for local pooches, Palo Alto officials are preparing to unleash...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Paloaltogirl , on Mar 31, 2016 at 10:06 am | 44 comments | 4551 Views

AROUND TOWN

Citywide bike-routes meeting tonight

A public meeting on the final concept plans for four bicycle routes will be held by the City of Palo Alto on tonight, March...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 31, 2016 at 9:48 am | 12 comments | 979 Views

AROUND TOWN

New Palo Alto hotel banks on 'all-inclusive' concept

Palo Alto's bustling hotel scene got a little busier on Monday with the launch of The Clement Palo Alto, a boutique hotel...

Original post made on Mar. 28, 2016
Last comment by resident 1, on Mar 30, 2016 at 7:13 pm | 18 comments | 3574 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Reversing course, Palo Alto renews solar-energy program

Just when it looked like the sun will go down on Palo Alto CLEAN, the City Council offered the program a boost of energy...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:19 pm | 12 comments | 3596 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: The housing fallacy

Palo Alto has become a community that is affordable only to those who have owned their homes for decades, inherited them...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2016
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Mar 30, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 147 comments | 8053 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo backs Apple on iPhone access

A ranking member of the U.S. Congressional Communications and Technology Subcommittee said she supports tech company Apple's...

Original post made on Feb. 26, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 30, 2016 at 4:53 pm | 12 comments | 3031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

College Admissions Shocker

"PALO ALTO, California — Cementing its standing as the most selective institution of higher education in the country, Stanford...

Original post made by Yikes on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Native, on Mar 30, 2016 at 3:03 pm | 5 comments | 387 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Simitian to host 'sidewalk office hours'

Community members can chat with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian about local issues during Simitian's "sidewalk...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2016
Last comment by Que Pasa?, on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:27 pm | 3 comments | 1770 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto forum to test local biases, stereotypes

Think you're not prejudiced? A new forum on implicit biases sponsored by Palo Alto's Human Relations Commission might test...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Mar 30, 2016 at 1:08 pm | 23 comments | 3292 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto high schools tell board: Restore athletics funding

Students, parents and high-school athletics department staff made the case at Tuesday's school board meeting that sports...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by common sense, on Mar 30, 2016 at 12:36 am | 24 comments | 2849 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chosen (by the) people

The quest to find the best in modern Jewish theater is coming to the Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by gcoladon, on Mar 29, 2016 at 9:36 pm | 1 comment | 924 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Battle brews over Palo Alto's solar-energy program

It took four years of patience and frustration, but the clouds have finally parted for Palo Alto CLEAN, the city's pioneering...

Original post made on Mar. 25, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:54 pm | 15 comments | 3283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sunset moving to Oakland

Sunset will move its headquarters from the Menlo Park campus it has occupied since 1951 to Jack London Square in Oakland...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jackie, on Mar 29, 2016 at 3:07 pm | 20 comments | 6182 Views

AROUND TOWN

New senior residences address Palo Alto's growing need

A new independent-living community for people aged 60 and older officially opened its doors on Thursday, May 1, offering...

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by LN, on Mar 29, 2016 at 11:26 am | 34 comments | 8505 Views

AROUND TOWN

Brock Turner case goes to jury

The jury's decision in the sexual-assault trial of former Stanford University freshman Brock Allen Turner could hinge on...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2016
Last comment by observer, on Mar 29, 2016 at 10:39 am | 6 comments | 4292 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Significant traffic delays at East Bayshore expected

A busy route along East Bayshore Road will be reduced to one lane with traffic control signaling as the third phase of the...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Mar 29, 2016 at 8:48 am | 22 comments | 3560 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Whitney Dafoe: 'When I crash'

Though Whitney Dafoe can no longer speak and cannot write long messages, he wrote a description last December and January...

Original post made on Jul. 10, 2015
Last comment by Bodhi, on Mar 28, 2016 at 8:10 pm | 8 comments | 5605 Views
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