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PALO ALTO ISSUES

School board to discuss petition to rename Jordan Middle School

A parent in the district is calling on the school board to consider renaming David Starr Jordan Middle School, whose namesake...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Michael O, on Jan 16, 2017 at 10:38 am | 187 comments | 15597 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creek neared flooding, West Bayshore Road closed after major storm

Fierce wind and rain ushered in by Tuesday night's storm caused troublesome San Francisquito Creek to near flood stage and...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Bad Data!, on Jan 15, 2017 at 10:45 pm | 2 comments | 2913 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police pilot psychiatric response team

The Palo Alto Police Department will soon become the first in Santa Clara County to pair an officer and a mental health professional...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by GmTur, on Jan 15, 2017 at 10:27 pm | 13 comments | 7608 Views

RESTAURANTS

Calls for exempting tipped workers from minimum wage

When Palo Alto officials voted last fall to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 by 2019, they found plenty of allies...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Marrol, on Jan 15, 2017 at 11:40 am | 26 comments | 7911 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stuck in traffic

Carmageddon came to Palo Alto on Dec. 1, the worst traffic gridlock that residents and many commuters said they could recall....

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 15, 2017 at 9:05 am | 85 comments | 15319 Views

BOOKS

Stanford is shopping for new firefighting services

Stanford University is looking around for a new provider of firefighting services, a move that could transform or even end...

Original post made on Jan. 15, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1023 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto hopes to speed up deployment of self-driving cars

Should the streets of Palo Alto become the newest testing ground for self-driving cars? For several members of the City Council,...

Original post made on Dec. 29, 2016
Last comment by Me 2, on Jan 15, 2017 at 2:31 am | 35 comments | 8526 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

LAH offering $135,000 for PA park access

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Original post made on Jul. 13, 2007
Last comment by Citizen, on Jan 14, 2017 at 2:55 pm | 48 comments | 9801 Views

AROUND TOWN

Martin Luther King Day commemorates 50th anniversary of call to action

The Martin Luther King Jr. Research and Education Institute at Stanford University is one of numerous organizations holding...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2017
There are no comments yet. 2627 Views

AROUND TOWN

Creek authority prepares for next flood-control project

The agency charged with improving flood protection around San Francisquito Creek is preparing for its next ambitious project...

Original post made on Jan. 13, 2017
Last comment by Three studies?, on Jan 13, 2017 at 11:29 pm | 2 comments | 2730 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board: Seek clarification, but avoid pushback with feds

A majority of Palo Alto school district trustees agreed Tuesday night that the best course of action forward on a proposed...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Mble, on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm | 19 comments | 3525 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

As part of Title IX investigation, feds to visit Stanford next week

The U.S Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will be visiting Stanford University next week to talk to students...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 13, 2017 at 2:40 pm | 13 comments | 3253 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Log jam blocks San Francisquito Creek

A log jam of branches and tree trunks clogged the West Bayshore overpass at San Francisquito Creek on Sunday afternoon and...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 1:06 pm | 31 comments | 10686 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Compromise on VTA bus-routes plan unveiled

Palo Alto would lose its Line 89 bus route but it would keep service to Gunn High School via Line 88 in a compromise draft...

Original post made on Jan. 4, 2017
Last comment by Online Name, on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:02 pm | 10 comments | 3579 Views

AROUND TOWN

Renaming schools committee to host town hall on Nov. 7

A committee convened by the Palo Alto school district this spring to consider the complex issue of whether to rename some...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Jan 13, 2017 at 9:26 am | 46 comments | 5199 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto police arrest alleged getaway driver in mall robberies

After two purse-snatch robberies at Stanford Shopping Center in recent days, Palo Alto police have arrested a man they believe...

Original post made on Jan. 12, 2017
Last comment by Carrie, on Jan 13, 2017 at 3:25 am | 2 comments | 4329 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Development fees may be in for another shake-up in Palo Alto

Palo Alto approved last month a sharp increase to the fees that developers are required to pay to support affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm | 4 comments | 2353 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Teen panel to talk about parents, school

Parents seeking to better understand their teenage children can listen to a panel of Palo Alto High School seniors speak...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
There are no comments yet. 1802 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto approves outsourcing contract for Rinconada Pool

In a move that they hope will expand access for aspiring swimmers at Rinconada Pool without degrading the experience, Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2017
Last comment by Alison, on Jan 11, 2017 at 12:40 pm | 5 comments | 2376 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district to give update on achievement-gap work

Close to two years after a group of students, teachers, parents and administrators highlighted the ways in which the Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2017
Last comment by echo, on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:55 am | 20 comments | 2369 Views
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