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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The Paly English kerfuffle

It was hardly a surprise that a proposal to combine the two "lanes" of freshman English into one would meet some resistance...

Original post made on Feb. 14, 2014
Last comment by 100 parents, on Feb 21, 2014 at 11:11 am | 173 comments | 13967 Views

AROUND TOWN

How do you respond to beggars on University Avenue?

I walk on University from Cowper to High Street 2-4x/day, and beggars ask me for money 2-3x each walk. That adds up to a...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Feb 21, 2014 at 10:07 am | 9 comments | 626 Views

AROUND TOWN

Chamber of Commerce to move to 'Lytton Gateway'

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will soon be moving into one of downtown's newest and most conspicuous developments --...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by the 101 , on Feb 20, 2014 at 11:54 pm | 6 comments | 4454 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent Kevin Skelly to resign June 30

Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly announced in an email Tuesday that he will step down at the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Feb 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 111 comments | 11552 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to spur Caltrain use among city workers

City workers in Palo Alto may soon have a fresh incentive to ditch their cars in favor of mass transit -- free Caltrain passes. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by 1+1=3, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 29 comments | 10501 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Drop off medicines at free Palo Alto disposal site

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Original post made by Phil Bobel on Mar. 25, 2008
Last comment by Samson, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:14 pm | 5 comments | 4397 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ruling paves the way for California Avenue renovation

Palo Alto's plan to shrink California Avenue from four lanes to two cleared its final legal hurdle Thursday when a California...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by greg hargrove, on Feb 19, 2014 at 8:05 pm | 54 comments | 11957 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shop Talk: New hotel and more

The highly anticipated Epiphany Hotel stirs parking concerns; Town & Country Village gets two new retail tenants and Grocery...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Feb 19, 2014 at 7:55 pm | 34 comments | 7246 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Study: Infectious Ticks in Nearly All Area Parks

A Stanford study has found that ticks infected with the bacterium that causes Lyme disease and a newly identified human pathogen...

Original post made by Anonymous22 on Feb. 19, 2014
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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters

Why is it so darn hard to find a house to buy on the mid-peninsula? I remember long ago (or it seems like long ago) when...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by PA007, on Feb 19, 2014 at 5:20 pm | 6 comments | 2779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Planned bike route on Matadero wins key vote

Palo Alto's ambitious quest to become the nation's top biking city received a boost Wednesday night when the city's planning...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2014
Last comment by Bill Kelly, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:59 am | 19 comments | 5665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anna Wu Weakland, notable Chinese artist, dies at 90

Anna Wu Weakland, a notable Chinese-born artist who lived in Palo Alto since the 1950s, died on Feb. 8. She was 90 years...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 19, 2014 at 11:34 am | 2 comments | 2169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New proposal to treat city's waste takes aim at sewage

Palo Alto may still be years away from building a state-of-the-art facility to process local food waste and yard trimmings,...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 19, 2014 at 9:59 am | 18 comments | 6971 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure application "substantially complete"

The City has finally updated their web page about the closure of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park. The park owner has since...

Original post made by Joe on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Feb 18, 2014 at 10:20 pm | 23 comments | 4866 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Terrorist attack on San Jose substation

This is the worst attack, ever, on our electric grid. Right in our backyard. Yet, the Obama administration, which controls...

Original post made by Gary on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Craig waters, on Feb 18, 2014 at 7:42 pm | 7 comments | 601 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Online lottery for living skills summer school.

Just seen from an email that they have an online lottery for summer school. Is this ethical? Fair? Legal? Why has this...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by be careful what you wish for, on Feb 18, 2014 at 4:51 pm | 5 comments | 1093 Views

AROUND TOWN

Audit urges more oversight, better security over city equipment

Palo Alto's system for keeping track of city equipment has been hampered by inconsistent oversight and lax security, according...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by Irresponsible, on Feb 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm | 3 comments | 2317 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja vows to reduce enrollment

Castilleja School has pledged to reduce its enrollment by 33 students over the next four years if it cannot come to new terms...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by Waverley Bette, on Feb 18, 2014 at 2:30 pm | 25 comments | 5750 Views

AROUND TOWN

Suspect flashes gun in attempted robbery

A suspect attempted to rob a cashier at a Palo Alto gas station on Saturday evening, but fled on foot when the cashier refused...

Original post made on Feb. 16, 2014
Last comment by ChrisC, on Feb 18, 2014 at 12:40 pm | 3 comments | 3253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 22142 Views
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