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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why does summer school start at 8 am?

Why does PAUSD's summer school starts at 8 am with all HS classes held at Gunn HS? My child is a night owl and getting to...

Original post made by night owl\'s dad on Jun. 14, 2015
Last comment by FozzieQ, on Jun 24, 2015 at 6:22 pm | 20 comments | 1160 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adventures at the new Mitchell Park library

As a reader, writer and former English teacher, I'm more a buyer than a borrower of books. However, considering what I must...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous, on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 24 comments | 4181 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule on screening older doctors roils Stanford faculty

A policy requiring doctors 75 and older to undergo special screening in order to keep their privileges at Stanford University's...

Original post made on May. 15, 2015
Last comment by Stanford is the Pits, on Jun 24, 2015 at 1:36 pm | 21 comments | 6095 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to make all new homes 'solar ready'

All new homes in Palo Alto will have to dedicate roof space to solar panels under a new law that the City Council is preparing...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 38 comments | 6564 Views

AROUND TOWN

New trash contract would hike rates by 9 percent

Composting services in Palo Alto would be expanded, promoted and, in many cases, required under a significant contract overhaul...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2015
Last comment by Garbage, on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:03 pm | 51 comments | 4707 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeowners protest 50-foot office building proposed next door

A planned 50-foot-high office development with a shadow that neighbors said would plunge their home into darkness could receive...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 23, 2015 at 6:33 pm | 25 comments | 3784 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Experts: Rising sea level needs to be top priority

Sea levels are already rising along the San Francisco Bay and local creeks, and officials can't waste time in finding a fix,...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JoAnn, on Jun 23, 2015 at 5:58 pm | 22 comments | 5095 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New goals for Palo Alto schools come into focus

After spending a day looking inward, the Palo Alto school board shifted its gaze forward at the second day of an annual retreat,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by Completely, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 46 comments | 4589 Views

AROUND TOWN

Accident on Alma/Central - San Antonio Rd

The southbound road on Alma (just before it turns into Central Expressway) was shut down for quite a while at around Noon...

Original post made by Nayeli on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by anon, on Jun 23, 2015 at 4:18 pm | 14 comments | 948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Driving School closes; students stranded

One of the Bay Area's oldest driving schools suddenly closed its doors last month, and hundreds of parents and student drivers...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Jennifer, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 14 comments | 12336 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Why the police and fire on Alma today?

Today, Sunday, around noon, there was a large gathering of police, ambulances, and fire trucks (probably a half dozen police...

Original post made by Still no news on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by JD, on Jun 23, 2015 at 10:54 am | 6 comments | 645 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pear Theatre announces new home

After months of building anticipation and community speculation, Mountain View's Pear Avenue Theatre has announced the location...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Kathy H, on Jun 22, 2015 at 10:29 pm | 1 comment | 2375 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

African Methodist Episcopal members mourn in aftermath of Charleston killings

The killing of nine African American churchgoers by a white gunman in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday has sent shock...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2015
Last comment by revdreileen, on Jun 22, 2015 at 6:19 pm | 20 comments | 4716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Clearing the air about green

Some say that the term "green" is so overused that it has lost its distinction, but I disagree. There is a steady stream...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2015
Last comment by Tim Buck II, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:40 pm | 2 comments | 2907 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre closes for remodel

Palo Alto's Aquarius Theatre has closed for significant interior renovations, with new seating, updated restrooms and an...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by Norman, on Jun 22, 2015 at 2:07 pm | 24 comments | 7372 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford study bolsters support for Mandarin immersion program

Findings from a new Stanford Graduate School of Education study on the benefits of Ohlone Elementary School's Mandarin immersion...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 21, 2015 at 9:50 pm | 42 comments | 6265 Views

AROUND TOWN

Why police activity on 280 this afternoon?

Saturday afternoon, about 1:15pm, the police stopped traffic on 280S near the Arastradero Road exit. They stopped it for...

Original post made by Driver on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Driver, on Jun 21, 2015 at 6:30 pm | 2 comments | 447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Page Mill development up for review

Few projects better encapsulate everything that locals love and loathe about new developments than the three-story building...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by Online Name, on Jun 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm | 53 comments | 5375 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City looks to contract out parking program

Despite vehement opposition from the city's largest union and an unfavorable ruling this week from a fact-finding panel,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2015
Last comment by S. Palo alto resident / DT worker, on Jun 21, 2015 at 1:48 pm | 24 comments | 3896 Views

AROUND TOWN

East Palo Alto girl sues former social worker for alleged molestation

A former San Mateo County Child Protective Services Agency social worker accused of molesting East Palo Alto girls to which...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2015
Last comment by Michael Stogner, on Jun 21, 2015 at 11:08 am | 1 comment | 4891 Views
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