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PALO ALTO ISSUES

City has little leeway with unfinished homes

Eight years after construction began, a Barron Park residence remains unfinished, much to the chagrin of neighbors who find...

Original post made on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by paly parent, on May 16, 2013 at 11:55 am | 43 comments | 2848 Views

AROUND TOWN

PG&E begins new project on Alma Street

Pacific Gas and Electric Company on Wednesday began replacing major valves on Alma Street between Colorado Avenue and the...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on May 16, 2013 at 9:23 am | 9 comments | 926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

If I found $150,000 to spend on the schools, I would...

The school board's answer is "hire a public relations person"! What's yours? My ideas: better school lunch, tutoring for...

Original post made by Terman dad on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Linguist, on May 16, 2013 at 8:45 am | 20 comments | 1019 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone experienced with Alta Vista?

My daughter has gotten so little help at Paly as an LD kid (she is on a 504, and was on an IEP in elementary school) that...

Original post made by adhd/ld mom on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm | 33 comments | 1334 Views

AROUND TOWN

Buena Vista residents compensation plan released

Buena Vista Mobile Home Park homeowners would get a minimum of $31,000 for their mobile homes under the terms of a "resident...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by If it adds ABAG units, it will work, on May 15, 2013 at 10:16 pm | 66 comments | 2715 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Matadero bike boulevard meeting tonight

Plans for a bicycle boulevard along Barron Park's Matadero Avenue will be discussed at a community meeting on Wednesday,...

Original post made on May. 15, 2013
Last comment by Thanx, on May 15, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 5 comments | 812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Harvard Study Confirms Fluoride Reduces Children's IQ

A recently-published Harvard University meta-analysis funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has concluded that...

Original post made by Pro Choice on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Anonymous, on May 15, 2013 at 1:17 pm | 8 comments | 951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly signals retreat on $150K PR officer for PAUSD

Palo Alto Unified Superintendent Kevin Skelly told the school board on Friday that "we were not successful" in hiring a public...

Original post made by Curious on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by crescent park mom, on May 15, 2013 at 12:38 pm | 16 comments | 1923 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Middle College engages restless teens' minds

Middle College is a publicly funded alternative secondary school program that allows local students to simultaneously earn...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 am | 12 comments | 3040 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The promise and reality of electric cars

While environmentalists are calling for an end to fossil fuel pipelines, and oil company apologists claim that Greens want...

Original post made on May. 3, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | 24 comments | 1832 Views

AROUND TOWN

Town and Country - parking limits 5/15-5/17

Maybe some parking limits in Town and Country Village the next few days due to some maintenance. Not quite sure what's...

Original post made by business on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 14, 2013 at 9:58 pm | 1 comment | 659 Views

RESTAURANTS

Whats up with Ramona's Pizza

Is Ramona's closed for remodeling or permanently? Windows are covered but there's no information posted....

Original post made by Former Gunn Parent on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Lex Bunten, on May 14, 2013 at 6:45 pm | 2 comments | 1254 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD expects to be sued with "significant exposure" in 4 OCR cases

The school board is scheduled to meet Tuesday, May 14, in closed session to hear from its attorney, Laurie Reynolds, about...

Original post made by Curious on May. 11, 2013
Last comment by Peggy Duncan, on May 14, 2013 at 9:43 am | 30 comments | 2217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Come see "Babes in Arms"!

The Grab Bag Theater presents a fantastic production of “Babes in Arms!” The show, with performances on May 24th, 25th and...

Original post made by Logan Walter on May. 13, 2013
There are no comments yet. 685 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hopes rekindled for new police building in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's plan to build a new police headquarters at 3045 Park Blvd. roared back to life Tuesday afternoon when city officials...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 16 comments | 8583 Views

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Palo Alto looks to snuff out smoking at parks, plazas

Smoking would become a forbidden activity at some of Palo Alto's most prominent outdoor spaces under a proposal the City...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Phil, on May 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm | 17 comments | 1066 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford: treatment delays multiple sclerosis onset in mice

Researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine discovered that blocking the expression of a single protein in...

Original post made on May. 13, 2013
Last comment by Lourdes Water, on May 13, 2013 at 6:50 pm | 2 comments | 2661 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto hopeful about buying historic post office

The future of Palo Alto's downtown post office building could become clearer Monday night, when the City Council considers...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by agree, on May 13, 2013 at 6:03 pm | 18 comments | 1405 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parent education event on bullying, harassment and civil rights with OCR Thursday, May 16 at Ohlone

Representatives from the U.S. Dept of Education Office for Civil Rights will be providing a workshop on bullying/harassment...

Original post made by CAC parent on May. 12, 2013
Last comment by Judy Heumann, on May 13, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 7 comments | 1239 Views

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Real Estate Matters

Technology has really changed real estate. Back in the day, agents had phonebook-sized Multiple-Listing-Service (MLS) publications...

Original post made on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by Leslie, on May 12, 2013 at 7:16 pm | 3 comments | 796 Views
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