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Palo Alto to reconsider fee for single-story zones

Residents seeking to enact bans on two-story homes in their Eichler-style neighborhoods may soon get a little financial aid...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Anna, on Jun 13, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 28 comments | 3580 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeless shelter seeks neighbors' input

Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization offering emergency shelter to homeless women, is exploring various...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, RN, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:24 am | 39 comments | 3717 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Advice on how to parent less

Five years ago, Julie Lythcott-Haims, then the dean of freshman at Stanford University, addressed a crowd of brand-new freshman...

Original post made on Jun. 5, 2015
Last comment by Different take, on Jun 13, 2015 at 12:06 am | 54 comments | 10127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto school district spokesperson resigns

Two years after creating a communications-coordinator position, the Palo Alto school district is looking for a new person...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by Janus , on Jun 12, 2015 at 4:45 pm | 9 comments | 3663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board split on law firm contract

Amid sky-high legal fees and the school district's continued troubles providing services to special-needs students, the Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2015
Last comment by A PAUSD Parent, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 42 comments | 3499 Views

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Midtown Wish List

I see that there's space for lease opposite Safeway beside Chase Bank. My wish list would include Bakery for cakes, pastries...

Original post made by Midtown Shopper on Apr. 4, 2015
Last comment by Midtown Shopper, on Jun 12, 2015 at 3:06 pm | 18 comments | 576 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district legal fees, contracts up for review

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee is proposing to bring legal expertise in-house with the hiring of a general counsel for...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Stop hurting trust, on Jun 12, 2015 at 2:38 pm | 31 comments | 4669 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Keeping Searsville Dam in place is a good solution

On May 1, the day Stanford University released its plans for Searsville Dam, an article titled "1000 dams down and counting"...

Original post made on May. 29, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm | 61 comments | 4804 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Short Story Contest: You and me

Each individual has his or her own quirks, a collection of experiences, a way of seeing the world. What happens when that...

Original post made on Jun. 12, 2015
Last comment by My Nguyen, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:58 pm | 4 comments | 3032 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Supervisors approve study on youth psych beds

Santa Clara County has not had an acute-care, inpatient psychiatric unit for youth for more than 20 years, but the Board...

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2015
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:13 pm | 10 comments | 3285 Views

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What's with the helicopter? Is someone on the loose again?

I don't see anything on PAPD Twitter....

Original post made by Huh? on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by AlexDeLarge, on Jun 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm | 3 comments | 242 Views

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Another Stanford student convicted in bridge protest case

A 22-year-old Stanford man received the harshest sentence yet for blocking traffic on a bridge during a protest in January,...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2015
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 12, 2015 at 1:26 am | 17 comments | 2874 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 | 7063 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 | 222765 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 | 7290 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 | 2596 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 | 152 Views

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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 | 4129 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 | 2107 Views

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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 | 1010 Views
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