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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How immigrant-friendly are we?

Republican presidential candidates' vitriol against immigrants — and the apparent support it has elicited — reminds me...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 119 comments | 5527 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin Immersion program now 'ongoing'

Palo Alto's once-controversial Mandarin Immersion program was elevated from the status of "pilot" to "ongoing" Tuesday with...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 119 comments | 6559 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A money-back 'guarantee' of college admission?

Steven Ma says his business is "hated by most colleges." But the business -- helping Asian-American students, and students...

Original post made on Sep. 2, 2011
Last comment by Commentator, on Aug 20, 2015 at 5:45 pm | 119 comments | 19719 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district responds to teen's death

Palo Alto school officials have confirmed that a male Gunn High School senior died by suicide near his residence early Saturday...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2015
Last comment by Lucas, on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:11 pm | 119 comments | 97910 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian killed while crossing Embarcadero is identified

A Palo Alto woman who died after being hit by a pick-up truck Friday night, Jan. 25, has been identified by the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by anon too, on Dec 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 119 comments | 7923 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dear members of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Dear members of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, As you all know there will be denominational vote on this Sunday (March...

Original post made by Monica Dhandapani Mallon on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Monica Dhandapani Mallon, on Aug 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 119 comments | 14091 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by eww, on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 118 comments | 24642 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plans to take over airport, despite snag

Just as Palo Alto is planning an ambitious takeover of Palo Alto Airport operations from Santa Clara County, the facility...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 118 comments | 14324 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Swine flu spreads, causing school closures

Health officials are continuing to test Bay Area residents for swine flu today (Thursday) as more suspected and confirmed...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Statistics and Risk, on May 5, 2009 at 11:29 am | 118 comments | 7062 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need advice: Thinking of moving to PA for the schools

Hi, as the mom of a 3 year old and a kindergartner, I could use some advice. We're considering a move from Redwood Shores...

Original post made by Redwood Shores mom on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Barron Park Parent, on Jan 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm | 118 comments | 8434 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library upgrades jump to $80 million

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Original post made by Over Taxed on Feb. 5, 2008
Last comment by Get real, on Mar 13, 2008 at 1:51 pm | 117 comments | 8133 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Retired officers top Palo Alto's list of earners

As some of Palo Alto's longest serving police officers and firefighters head for retirement in the face of benefit reductions,...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Bankrupting the Next Generation, on Mar 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 117 comments | 9950 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote no on Measure D

We are against high-density rezoning in residential neighborhoods, particularly by the Planned Community process, which creates...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 116 comments | 6626 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 116 comments | 10176 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With El Nino looming, residents question timing of bridge replacement

With a whopper of an El Nino predicted for this winter, residents at a meeting on Thursday night told officials they want...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2015
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Oct 4, 2015 at 5:42 am | 116 comments | 7716 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Perspectives on Mandarin Immersion discussion?

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Original post made by Paly parent on Jan. 31, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm | 116 comments | 8953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Achievement gap' still dogs Palo Alto schools

Despite years of efforts to combat it, a long-standing academic achievement gap persists in Palo Alto schools. African-American...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by HelpUsIn94303, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 116 comments | 12328 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Art Commission picks Szabo fountain

An abstract, vertical fountain designed by local artist Michael Szabo will replace the aged fountain at the end of California...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by local yokel, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 116 comments | 4917 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 25711 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe

Critics of Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and a lawyer for the school district Tuesday presented clashing perspectives...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 am | 115 comments | 12588 Views
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Nobu confirmed to open in Palo Alto
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