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PALO ALTO ISSUES

What can be done to address the shortage of affording housing?

When demand exceeds supply, prices increase. To reduce the price of any commodity, including housing, you increase the supply....

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by VERG Menlo Park, on Sep 2, 2016 at 7:22 pm | 114 comments | 8331 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 | 114 comments | 9308 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board gives Gunn time for counseling reforms

A Gunn High School committee will have until early next year to develop long-term reforms to the school's guidance counseling...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2012
Last comment by Bill Johnson, on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm | 114 comments | 12214 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja neighbor launches petition drive

A neighbor of Castilleja School has launched a petition urging city officials to crack down harder on the school, which has...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 114 comments | 31050 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Judge sides with family in Palo Alto special education case

A federal judge has sided with a Palo Alto family in an interim ruling that orders the Palo Alto Unified School District...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Sep 15, 2014 at 11:01 pm | 114 comments | 11387 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

College Terrace petition: 'End vehicle dwelling'

Two years ago Palo Alto city officials said they planned to craft a new ordinance to prohibit sleeping in cars overnight....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Annoyed, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 114 comments | 7346 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday night 'Promenade'-- Was it a success?

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Original post made on Jul. 20, 2007
Last comment by Ben Reaves, on Aug 12, 2007 at 3:43 pm | 114 comments | 10171 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Espinosa, Burt, Yeh, Dykwel for City Council

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Original post made on Oct. 10, 2007
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:35 pm | 113 comments | 7770 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Manager, council surprised by Cal Ave tree cutting

A major tree-removal project in California Avenue's business district caught both City Manager James Keene and the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Unicorns don't bow, on Oct 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 113 comments | 5635 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why MI at Ohlone is a Good Deal for PAUSD

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Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jun. 1, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jun 5, 2007 at 3:25 pm | 113 comments | 7105 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI Summer School - how's it going?

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Original post made by Interested Parent on Jul. 17, 2007
Last comment by parent, on Aug 4, 2007 at 8:20 pm | 113 comments | 9393 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicyclist killed was tech executive

Jeffrey Donnelly, the bicyclist who was fatally struck by a car on Page Mill Road Tuesday morning, was the chief operating...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Nov 8, 2015 at 5:51 pm | 113 comments | 24012 Views

AROUND TOWN

Rising costs threaten 'iconic' bike bridge

It was supposed to be the centerpiece of Palo Alto's biking renaissance -- a slender, elegant bridge that would span U.S....

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2015
Last comment by PAmoderate, on Dec 15, 2015 at 4:09 pm | 113 comments | 9676 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Special election set for November on Maybell development

Palo Alto's bitter debate over an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue will be settled in the voting booth this...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2013
Last comment by PACitizens, on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:53 am | 112 comments | 4222 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School district will report weighted GPA

After three hours of discussion and passionate pleas from more than 30 parents and high school students, the Palo Alto school...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Parent of 2, on Nov 5, 2016 at 2:25 pm | 112 comments | 10933 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Setting the wrong example

My Nov. 7 column about school bullying in Palo Alto generated some thoughtful responses and triggered a thread on Palo Alto...

Original post made on Nov. 21, 2008
Last comment by Ken, on Dec 15, 2008 at 11:15 am | 112 comments | 5767 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Weekly calls for halt to confidential school board memos

The Palo Alto Weekly has learned that school district Superintendent Kevin Skelly has been sending confidential weekly memos...

Original post made on May. 15, 2012
Last comment by Rajiv Bhateja, on Jun 1, 2012 at 9:13 am | 112 comments | 13576 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Description, sketch and observant cop led to the arrest

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Original post made on Nov. 2, 2007
Last comment by mom of 8 black young men, on Jan 10, 2009 at 7:01 pm | 112 comments | 13119 Views

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 | 10215 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 | 11444 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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