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AROUND TOWN

Buses parking and setting up as business offices and taking our parking

Came across a bus being used as an office. They say that provided they move every 72 hours, it is legal. http://startuponabus.com/story-time/ Start...

Original post made by Concerned on May. 23, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 1, 2015 at 11:28 am | 22 comments | 715 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure approved

In a decision that may signal the end of the road for Palo Alto's only mobile-home park, city officials on Tuesday affirmed...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Nayeli, on Jun 1, 2015 at 9:46 am | 80 comments | 9909 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

String of burglaries hits Palo Alto construction site

Palo Alto police and Stanford University are beefing up security after 11 burglary incidents took place in the past two months...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2015
Last comment by Jenn, on Jun 1, 2015 at 8:52 am | 2 comments | 4409 Views

AROUND TOWN

Teachers agree to use online homework system

Palo Alto Unified School District's secondary school teachers would be required next school year to use online school management...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by protest, on May 31, 2015 at 7:21 pm | 38 comments | 5389 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto residents march against gentrification

In a show of solidarity and to build a greater coalition of families throughout East Palo Alto, residents marched to City...

Original post made on Apr. 13, 2015
Last comment by Kazu, on May 31, 2015 at 4:56 pm | 90 comments | 7238 Views

AROUND TOWN

How to unsubscribe from Palo Alto Daily (Friday paper)?

Has anyone successfully unsubscribed from the Palo Alto Daily, that weekly paper that got thrown onto our driveway since...

Original post made by Frustrated on May. 31, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on May 31, 2015 at 3:45 pm | 1 comment | 231 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Poor Little Rich Women

The NYT has a piece by an anthropologist on the mothers of NYC's upper East Side entitled "Poor Little Rich Women." I was...

Original post made by curious on May. 17, 2015
Last comment by I did, on May 31, 2015 at 2:57 pm | 15 comments | 653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: No beds for teens

It was a shock to us and many readers to discover that when local teens facing an acute mental health crisis need hospitalization,...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Shelah, on May 31, 2015 at 7:35 am | 18 comments | 3051 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Troubling' cheating allegations at Stanford

Stanford University officials are investigating allegations of a high number of students engaging in cheating, according...

Original post made on Mar. 30, 2015
Last comment by Former Teacher, on May 31, 2015 at 12:52 am | 31 comments | 6403 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New bell schedule approved for Gunn

Gunn High School will officially shift to a 75-minute rotating block schedule in the next school year after receiving the...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by Great News!, on May 30, 2015 at 11:54 pm | 19 comments | 2429 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Once a Little Girl, on May 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 63 comments | 4507 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homes' square footage can be misrepresented

A home's square footage is a number easily misrepresented, especially when determining ever-ambiguous "liveable space." Measurements...

Original post made on Jun. 23, 2014
Last comment by Mein Haus, on May 30, 2015 at 8:39 pm | 5 comments | 4635 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford student speaks out against 'culture of retaliation'

A Stanford University student who was retaliated against following a recent investigation into a fraternity has stepped forward...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by @Bunyip, on May 30, 2015 at 1:57 pm | 22 comments | 4876 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto's Givens earns three berths for state track meet

The 2015 Central Coast Section Track and Field Championships on Friday night at San Jose City College served two purposes....

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Jeff, on May 30, 2015 at 9:55 am | 2 comments | 1550 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Palo Alto post office unveils two new possible locations

Downtown post office patrons will have 30 days starting today to comment on a proposed plan to relocate the historic 83-year-old...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on May 30, 2015 at 9:46 am | 12 comments | 4913 Views

AROUND TOWN

Shoptalk: Keen Garage steps into Palo Alto

Look for a mid-May opening for the footwear company Keen Garage coming to 278 University Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. Finishing...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2013
Last comment by Alex Romanovsky, on May 29, 2015 at 7:01 pm | 3 comments | 12326 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Early education, math key to closing achievement gap

With a sense of optimism around new leadership and a systematic plan for change after years of piecemeal efforts to reduce...

Original post made on May. 27, 2015
Last comment by JLS & Paly Parent, on May 29, 2015 at 3:59 pm | 15 comments | 3312 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Despite cool reception, solar program to stay

Palo Alto's newest solar-energy program has plenty of fans but, so far, not a single user. Even so, city officials agreed...

Original post made on May. 28, 2015
Last comment by Conflict?, on May 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm | 14 comments | 3001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PUBLIC AGENDA: Buena Vista appeal, teachers union contract, Comprehensive Plan summit

A preview of Palo Alto government meetings for the week of May 25. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/05/22/public-agenda-buena-vista-appeal-gunn-bell...

Original post made on May. 25, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 2:01 pm | 3 comments | 1874 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New city jobs prove a tough sell in Palo Alto

The budget climate may be as sunny as ever in Palo Alto, but the city's elected officials have been casting clouds over proposals...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by musical, on May 29, 2015 at 1:46 pm | 20 comments | 3290 Views
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