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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's new 'academic integrity' policy kicks off larger debate

Palo Alto High School Principal Kim Diorio says she wants to send a strong message about school culture with the unveiling...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:51 am | 65 comments | 26483 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What makes an Expressway an Expressway?

The term "expressway" conjures up a picture of a road where traffic can travel faster and with less obstructions than a regular...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 17, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Oct 4, 2014 at 8:32 am | 8 comments | 773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Any contractors who do modular home building in Palo Alto?

Hi, After a lot of research, I have come to conclude that a modular or prefab home is the way to go on my urban Palo Alto...

Original post made by wantmycasa on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Oct 4, 2014 at 6:34 am | 3 comments | 758 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meet the Palo Alto school board candidates

The arrival of two new school board members this fall comes at a time that, in many ways, is a turning point for the Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Briones Parent, on Oct 4, 2014 at 12:40 am | 4 comments | 7161 Views

AROUND TOWN

What is the black stuff floating on water of Mayfield Slough?

Can anyone tell me what the black stuff floating on the water on Mayfield Slough is? It looks like it might be dead algae....

Original post made by Sinotte on Oct. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 756 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What energizes great teachers? Palo Alto teacher goes on road trip to find out

Palo Alto High School English teacher David Cohen is taking the year off to travel to school districts up and down California,...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by David Cohen, on Oct 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 17 comments | 6178 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto suicide victim identified

A man who fatally shot himself this week outside the Palo Alto courthouse has been identified as 31-year-old Joseph Scott,...

Original post made on Sep. 27, 2014
Last comment by JustMe, on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm | 3 comments | 9217 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

10 questions: Where does Jay Cabrera stand?

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2014/10/03/10-questions-where-does-jay-cabrera-stand posted...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:23 pm | 1 comment | 1252 Views

AROUND TOWN

The art of questioning

What is a city? It's a question Palo Alto residents and visitors may find themselves facing -- literally -- in the coming...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Ellen Uhrbrock, on Oct 3, 2014 at 11:13 am | 1 comment | 2316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Meet the candidates

The arrival of two new school board members this fall comes at a time that, in many ways, is a turning point for the Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
There are no comments yet. 515 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Earthquake-warning system nearly ready to roll

A long-desired system for warning of imminent earthquakes on the West Coast is working and can accurately predict temblors,...

Original post made on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Oct 3, 2014 at 8:00 am | 11 comments | 7169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council incumbents, challengers vie in debate

Making no bones about their desire to shake up the Palo Alto City Council, self-described "residentialist" council candidates...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2014
Last comment by what, on Oct 3, 2014 at 12:55 am | 40 comments | 9514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

spam phone calls from Palo Alto Utilities

I got a phone call on my voice mail today. The caller ID said "650-329-2161 Palo Alto Utilities". The message was from some...

Original post made by resident on Oct. 2, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 2, 2014 at 10:12 pm | 1 comment | 525 Views

AROUND TOWN

Yelp to move into planned College Terrace Centre

Palo Alto's College Terrace Centre development has secured at least one tenant in review website Yelp, according to the Silicon...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Oct 2, 2014 at 9:46 pm | 35 comments | 7598 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Battle over the Baylands

The brown and dusty expanse of barren land next to Palo Alto's water-treatment plant looks like an unlikely setting for the...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 37 comments | 5115 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labadie issues final decision on the Buena Vista Park Closure

Link to decision: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/44109 From the City's web site: The City...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 520 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mystery poll queries residents on City Council race

It's a riddle, wrapped in a mystery: A phone survey asking Palo Alto residents about the upcoming City Council election has...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm | 30 comments | 3973 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto admits mistakes in negotiations with developer

Faced with a stinging audit from the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Palo Alto officials this week acknowledged that they...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 51 comments | 7172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The value of world languages in elementary school?

Why do people think world language in elementary school is so important? What about more science and computer programming,...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Been There, on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 33 comments | 1347 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing in mixed-use projects can count toward state housing requirement

Menlo Park -- and other California cities and towns -- will now be able to count housing within mixed-use projects toward...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 1666 Views
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