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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Paly teacher arrested for alleged sex crimes

A Palo Alto High School science teacher who allegedly touched a student in a classroom was arrested by police on Wednesday...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Ms.A, on Jun 21, 2016 at 9:14 pm | 43 comments | 23553 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest pair for alleged mail theft

Palo Alto police arrested a man and a woman Tuesday, June 7, for allegedly stealing mail from several residential mailboxes...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Fist bump to the cops, on Jun 21, 2016 at 4:07 pm | 5 comments | 4793 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Charter high school in East Palo Alto voted down

Despite testimonies of support from a standing-room-only crowd, the Sequoia Union High School District Board of Trustees...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by David Cohen, on Jun 21, 2016 at 9:25 am | 3 comments | 3309 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Spare the Air alert issued for Tuesday in Bay Area

A Spare the Air alert has been issued for Tuesday in the Bay Area, the fourth such alert issued this month for unhealthy...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2016
Last comment by Another Alternative, on Jun 21, 2016 at 2:50 am | 1 comment | 1489 Views

AROUND TOWN

County cracks down on police surveillance technology

In a landmark decision hailed as the first of its kind in the country, the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors adopted...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by Trailer Parked, on Jun 20, 2016 at 10:30 pm | 4 comments | 4064 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Off Deadline: Palo Alto, Google discuss 'fiber to the home'

A new effort to bring high-speed fiber-optics communication potential to Palo Alto homes and businesses is nearing the point...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2016
Last comment by pestocat, on Jun 20, 2016 at 4:33 pm | 75 comments | 5027 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto nears decision on November tax to combat traffic

A proposal in Palo Alto to place a tax measure on the November ballot to fund traffic improvements is beginning to stir anxieties...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by City did it , on Jun 20, 2016 at 3:38 pm | 15 comments | 3633 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown street closure planned for Sunday

Downtown Palo Alto's University Avenue will be closed Sunday, June 19, from 11:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. for the annual World...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2016
Last comment by resident, on Jun 20, 2016 at 2:34 pm | 3 comments | 3066 Views

AROUND TOWN

Budget reflects Palo Alto's growing resources, problems

It's a problem many communities would envy: a sizzling economy that pumps an ever increasing stream of cash into municipal...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm | 47 comments | 4410 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Evidence reinstated in former Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case

Blood-alcohol evidence in a vehicular manslaughter case against a former Stanford University student is admissible in his...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by skinny, on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:56 pm | 3 comments | 3879 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Off Deadline: Young 'DREAMers' to describe their undocumented lives in America

As immigration roils national politics — from the White House to Congress and the Supreme Court, to states across the nation...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 19, 2016 at 5:42 pm | 3 comments | 3135 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

County may use eminent domain to save Buena Vista

In a fresh attempt to prevent the closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park, city and county officials have teamed up...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Kazu, on Jun 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm | 94 comments | 10944 Views

AROUND TOWN

Director of Stanford's Cantor Arts Center resigns

Connie Wolf, director of Stanford University's Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford since 2012, has...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2016
Last comment by Rodin, on Jun 19, 2016 at 12:49 pm | 2 comments | 2896 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

DA disqualifies Judge Persky from new sex-assault case

The embattled judge who presided over the trial of former Stanford University student Brock Turner was disqualified Tuesday...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2016
Last comment by mauricio, on Jun 19, 2016 at 6:36 am | 59 comments | 12297 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Armed robber hits Palo Alto 7-Eleven store

A handgun-wielding man robbed the 7-Eleven store in the Midtown neighborhood early Friday morning, June 17, Palo Alto police...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Jun 18, 2016 at 1:21 pm | 3 comments | 3144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Public request to Palo Alto High School & PAUSD

In response to multiple, recent incidents of Palo Alto H.S. teachers investigated for inappropriate acts with students, please...

Original post made by Palo Alto High School Parent on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by Open , on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:46 am | 8 comments | 776 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Startup schools for 'gifted' emerge as state cuts public funding

As public schools reduce extra services for gifted children following state funding cuts, a few startup private schools and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2012
Last comment by Vivian, on Jun 18, 2016 at 9:06 am | 71 comments | 36363 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto banks on new nonprofit to reduce downtown traffic

After talking for years about the need to reduce the rate of solo drivers to downtown Palo Alto, the City Council this week...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2016
Last comment by homeowner, on Jun 17, 2016 at 10:29 pm | 16 comments | 4014 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Stanford student's vehicular manslaughter case may hinge on technicality

The case of a Stanford University student facing charges in the death of one taxi passenger and the injury of another passenger...

Original post made on Feb. 9, 2016
Last comment by Sue Dremann, on Jun 17, 2016 at 6:00 pm | 20 comments | 8499 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD agenda item: paying Glenn McGee more money

On the agenda yesterday was the annual evaluation of the PAUSD superintendent, Glenn McGee. His million-dollar contract will...

Original post made by While you were sleeping on Jun. 15, 2016
Last comment by Limit his contract , on Jun 17, 2016 at 5:05 pm | 3 comments | 460 Views
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