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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to beef up code enforcement

Blasting a gas-powered leaf blower is technically illegal in Palo Alto, but that offers little solace to residents who routinely...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:42 pm | 49 comments | 3736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja celebrates a century of schooling

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Original post made on Sep. 29, 2007
Last comment by Casti Alumna, on Jun 11, 2015 at 10:02 pm | 5 comments | 6980 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Mangiafuoco, on Jun 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm | 346 comments | 219340 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks a new vision for Fry's site

In an area marked by rapid change, rising rents and a flood of anxiety about growth and traffic, the 15-acre campus off El...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Klaus Brandt, on Jun 11, 2015 at 3:00 pm | 77 comments | 6975 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Ellen Pao to appeal discrimination lawsuit verdict

Ellen Pao filed a court notice on June 1 indicating she plans to appeal the verdict in her gender discrimination lawsuit...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jun 11, 2015 at 2:04 pm | 3 comments | 2426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Online 'enhancement' request ?

When looking at the Town Square Forum, there are some 20 topics loaded on the initial page ... at the bottom of which is this...

Original post made by CrescentParkAnon. on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 11, 2015 at 1:47 pm | 1 comment | 120 Views

AROUND TOWN

Knife-wielding burglar nabbed in Crescent Park

A wig-wearing woman who police said used a hide-a-key to enter a Crescent Park home and then threatened the homeowner with...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Gethin, on Jun 11, 2015 at 11:50 am | 4 comments | 3948 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Neighborhood groups may get free use of city rooms

Neighborhood groups in Palo Alto can be tough to define, let alone engage, but the City Council wants to give it a shot....

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by NotSure, on Jun 11, 2015 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 1986 Views

AROUND TOWN

Community Notebook: Talk with Joe Simitian on Saturday

There will be more than farm-fresh produce at the Downtown Palo Alto Farmers Market on Saturday, June 6. Santa Clara County...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by george drysdale, on Jun 10, 2015 at 9:15 pm | 5 comments | 976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Flooded with red tape

A torrential downpour is a welcome sight in the midst of drought, as long as it does not result in your living room resembling...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by Garden Gnome, on Jun 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm | 1 comment | 2630 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What #BaltimoreUprising means for Palo Alto

In the aftermath of Freddie Gray's death in the back of a police van while handcuffed and shackled, Baltimore teenagers,...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Jun 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm | 32 comments | 4075 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Residents hope to drown out airplane noise with complaints

When Amy Christel moved from Barron Park to her new Midtown Palo Alto home last summer, she welcomed the time she could spend...

Original post made on May. 24, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Jun 10, 2015 at 10:58 am | 256 comments | 9415 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto package thief nabbed in undercover sting

A man suspected of stealing a package from the porch of a Webster Street home and then trying to pawn off its contents on...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2015
Last comment by Another Nextdoor Skeptic, on Jun 10, 2015 at 8:54 am | 18 comments | 3355 Views

AROUND TOWN

District pays $150K for former principal's resignation

Former Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston has received a $150,000 payment from the school district in exchange...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by DG, on Jun 10, 2015 at 7:07 am | 17 comments | 7621 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Historic Juana Briones House coming down

The owner of Palo Alto's oldest home, Juana Briones House, has begun deconstructing the 166-year-old structure after 13 years...

Original post made on May. 25, 2011
Last comment by shallow alto, on Jun 10, 2015 at 12:42 am | 31 comments | 5493 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Slowing development, one project at a time

It's probably no one's idea of how to best craft new policies and expectations for commercial developers in Palo Alto, but...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Jun 9, 2015 at 9:18 pm | 47 comments | 2922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Marriage and memory: a love story

In the 32 months that his wife lived in the "Memory Support" unit of the Palo Alto Vi retirement community, John Gurley visited...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 9, 2015 at 8:36 pm | 3 comments | 2652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Khan Academy to offer free, online SAT prep

Mountain View-based online education company Khan Academy is hoping to disrupt yet another traditional educational platform...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2015
Last comment by stanhutchings, on Jun 9, 2015 at 7:25 pm | 17 comments | 3171 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD parcel tax, PAEA, public relations, Phil

It's the end of the school year and PAUSD is hoping you are on vacation, but read through tonight's board packet and you...

Original post made by Citizen report on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 9, 2015 at 3:17 pm | 4 comments | 320 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two East Palo Alto men arrested in Menlo Park home burglary

As recommended by public safety advocates, residents of Lexington Drive in Menlo Park saw something on the morning of Monday,...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 9, 2015 at 10:45 am | 1 comment | 1382 Views
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