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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents, developers clash over city's vision

Palo Alto's Comprehensive Plan is intended to sum up the values of the city and guide officials' decisions on how the city...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by like a 2 x 4, on Jul 23, 2013 at 7:31 pm | 111 comments | 4447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New report boosts effort to close Buena Vista Mobile Park

The proposed closure of Palo Alto's only mobile-home park took a big leap toward reality Thursday when the city accepted...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Mar 1, 2014 at 4:42 pm | 111 comments | 7760 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

OpEd: Don't sacrifice August by forcing early school start

The August summer break for Palo Alto schoolchildren and their families is on the chopping block, and little will be gained...

Original post made on May. 6, 2011
Last comment by Paly Grad 09, on May 10, 2011 at 6:21 pm | 111 comments | 12553 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto superintendent Kevin Skelly to resign June 30

Palo Alto Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Skelly announced in an email Tuesday that he will step down at the...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Feb 20, 2014 at 3:49 pm | 111 comments | 10375 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Anti-Rumsfeld petition tops 3,200 signatures

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Original post made on Sep. 24, 2007
Last comment by Stanford's Shame, on Nov 30, 2007 at 5:57 pm | 111 comments | 4618 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police chief explains Children's Theatre probe

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Original post made on Feb. 8, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 13, 2008 at 2:07 pm | 110 comments | 5951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unprofessional/unsafe PAUSD residency checks

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Original post made by parent on Jul. 19, 2007
Last comment by Sorry, on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm | 110 comments | 10638 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board boosts staffing with new funds

With a rosier budget outlook than they've had in years, members of the Palo Alto Board of Education Tuesday night unanimously...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Mar 16, 2013 at 9:52 am | 110 comments | 4210 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tunnels to be considered for high-speed rail

As Palo Altans continue to define their love-hate relationship with the high-speed-rail project, residents and city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Sara Armstrong, on Feb 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 109 comments | 6246 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Daughter alleges misconduct in father's arrest

The daughter of Menlo Park resident William Burnett, an assistant professor at Stanford University, is alleging police misconduct...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:53 am | 109 comments | 3351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Everyday Mathematics' authors to visit Palo Alto

Authors of Everyday Mathematics, the new textbook in Palo Alto's elementary classrooms this fall, will visit Palo Alto Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm | 108 comments | 4151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents praise school vote on academic stress

Parents who have lobbied the Palo Alto Unified School District about excessive academic stress said they were pleased with...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Maeve Grogan, on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | 108 comments | 3302 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

SEIU plans to stay on the job -- for now

Palo Alto's largest labor union voted Tuesday night to oppose city-imposed benefit reduction and vowed to take "strong actions"...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Another Ex Employee, on Nov 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm | 107 comments | 3274 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to ban vehicle dwelling

Palo Alto's emotional two-year debate over whether it should be illegal for people to sleep in vehicles could reach its conclusion...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 107 comments | 3974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly regrets achievement-gap comments

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Monday night apologized to about three dozen mostly minority parents for his...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by California Mom, on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 107 comments | 14382 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Stanford dean to Gunn students: 'find your own path'

In a speech at Gunn High School, former Stanford dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims implored students to focus on setting...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:35 am | 107 comments | 9888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-Paly principal disciplined for harassment

Former Palo Alto High School principal Phil Winston, who resigned last June 13 citing health and "work-life balance" reasons,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:58 am | 107 comments | 32048 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

District moves to correct civil-rights violations

A Palo Alto special-education student whose complaints of bullying and harassment led to a federal civil-rights investigation...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by wondering, on Feb 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 106 comments | 4298 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote yes on Measure D

Measure D is about one thing and one thing only if you agree or disagree that Palo Alto needs more affordable housing for...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:47 am | 106 comments | 2924 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond Tinsley: Two former students look back

Raised in East Palo Alto, Laura Martinez spent her childhood crossing the freeway each weekday to go to school. As a student...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Just Me??, on May 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 106 comments | 3204 Views
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