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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves to make new buildings electric-vehicle friendly

Seeking to get ahead of an expected and desired electric-vehicle revolution, Palo Alto officials on Tuesday endorsed a new...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by so , on May 16, 2014 at 11:04 am | 17 comments | 2541 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council reforms eyed for Palo Alto ballot

Palo Alto's already crowded November ballot could soon see more expansion as the City Council considers asking voters to...

Original post made on May. 8, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on May 16, 2014 at 7:01 am | 41 comments | 4182 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with organic-waste plan

Palo Alto's convoluted and contentious debate over organic waste trudged toward a hard-won compromise Monday night when city...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Composter, on May 15, 2014 at 6:51 pm | 22 comments | 3419 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto murderer dies after 'compassionate' parole

Kenneth C. Fitzhugh Jr. had always claimed innocence after being convicted in one of Palo Alto's most brutal murders. After...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2013
Last comment by Escobito dad, on May 15, 2014 at 2:58 pm | 11 comments | 8645 Views

SPORTS

49ers' new stadium will host Pac-12 football title game

The Pac-12 Conference will stage its annual Football Championship Game at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara for the next three...

Original post made on May. 15, 2014
Last comment by Jay Park, on May 15, 2014 at 2:24 pm | 2 comments | 900 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bullying guidelines get school-board committee's OK

After 18 months of discussion, Palo Alto school board members appear to have reached agreement on a policy outlining steps...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Skung, on May 15, 2014 at 4:22 am | 4 comments | 1359 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bush pays surprise visit to Stanford

Former U.S. President George W. Bush paid a little-noticed visit to Stanford University last week. About 30 students were...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by editingwhiz, on May 14, 2014 at 10:57 pm | 11 comments | 3447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista hearing opens in Palo Alto

A three-day public hearing on the fate of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, Buena Vista, began Monday night. A room full...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 7:29 pm | 28 comments | 883 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto committee to review new bullying policy

Bullying and discipline policies in Palo Alto schools will top the agenda Tuesday, May 13, when the two members of the school...

Original post made on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on May 14, 2014 at 7:13 pm | 5 comments | 1876 Views

SPORTS

Menlo boys will play for a sixth straight CCS tennis title

Hot weather couldn't stop the Menlo School boys tennis team on Wednesday, nor could Bellarmine Prep in the Central Coast...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous MA player , on May 14, 2014 at 7:01 pm | 1 comment | 1054 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto wins 'grassroots' redevelopment award

In the last undeveloped area of East Palo Alto, most see empty fields, vacant lots and long underutilized, decrepit industrial...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by Bobby D, on May 14, 2014 at 5:29 pm | 5 comments | 1281 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Palo Alto company tackles toxic plumes

Palo Alto resident Bob Wenzlau may be best known locally as the pioneer of the city's curbside recycling program and a leading...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Jack, on May 14, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 24 comments | 4718 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hearing on Buena Vista closure plan begins May 12

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park will get a public airing next week in a hearing to determine if the terms for compensating...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 3934 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With revenues up, city looks to beef up workforce

Riding the wave of a booming economy, City Manager James Keene on Tuesday unveiled a proposed budget for the coming year...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by Build a public safety building, on May 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm | 53 comments | 4800 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why is graduation the day before final exams?

Does it make any sense that baccalaureate is the Sunday of final exam week and the graduation ceremony is Wednesday, while...

Original post made by Virgin on May. 10, 2014
Last comment by why do we even have a baccalaureate ceremony?, on May 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 16 comments | 728 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

what is the point of Spare The Air Days?

We are supposedly having 3 Spare The Air Days in a row this week. My question is what is the point of this program if the...

Original post made by parent on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Rhett, on May 14, 2014 at 9:46 am | 6 comments | 310 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What can be done about teachers being too rigorous?

I feel so bad for the students who will fall prey to this sadistic teacher next year. Does complaining to the school help?...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Apr. 28, 2014
Last comment by Stanford parent, on May 14, 2014 at 9:28 am | 38 comments | 2234 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Who has been the worst mayor at managing city council meeting in Palo Alto?

Anyone watch the city council meeting tonight? Seems like they're completely out of control - with unrealistic time estimates...

Original post made by OMG on May. 12, 2014
Last comment by Pontification, on May 13, 2014 at 4:14 pm | 2 comments | 249 Views

SPORTS

Soccer World Cup Team training at Stanford

The US Men's National team will be training at Stanford to prepare for the World Cup. Does anyone know a schedule of if/how...

Original post made by Alan S on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Soccer Mom, on May 13, 2014 at 1:19 pm | 1 comment | 327 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Afternoon shooting in East Palo Alto injures one

A shooting in the 2200 block of Ralmar Avenue in East Palo Alto Thursday afternoon left one person injured and the shooter...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Dark NIght, on May 13, 2014 at 6:05 am | 2 comments | 2880 Views
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