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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Group grades city council's 'residentialist' credentials

With seemingly every candidate in the City Council trying to run under the "residentialist" banner, the citizens group Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 108 comments | 8066 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 | 6900 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 | 4575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FPPC: Dauber has no financial conflict of interest with Office for Civil Rights

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has ruled that Palo Alto Unified School District board member Ken...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:05 am | 108 comments | 4613 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 | 4042 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 | 7394 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Saving Buena Vista

The legal, financial and political obstacles to saving 117 units of low-income housing at the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Feb 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 107 comments | 7525 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 | 19290 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 | 12725 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 | 41845 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain loses bid for EIR exemption

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Adina, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 107 comments | 5990 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 | 7202 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...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:47 am | 106 comments | 4806 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over schools delays Buena Vista's closure

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park remains cloudy, but residents of the sprawling park received a sliver of good news...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:12 pm | 106 comments | 8367 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 | 5862 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victor Frost cited for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Apr. 16, 2008
Last comment by A. F., on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 106 comments | 7563 Views

AROUND TOWN

Should Palo Alto require reflectors and lights for pedestrians?

Palo Alto's residential streets are very dark at night, partially because of the very dim street lights and partially because...

Original post made by driver on Jan. 20, 2014
Last comment by Jon B, on Jan 26, 2014 at 8:03 am | 106 comments | 4013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bonds for libraries, 'COPs' for police building

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Original post made on Feb. 12, 2008
Last comment by spend spend, on Feb 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm | 105 comments | 6703 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail worries Peninsula residents

The state agency charged with building a high-speed rail system between San Francisco and Los Angeles has yet to convince...

Original post made on Jan. 23, 2009
Last comment by supporter, on Feb 5, 2009 at 10:22 am | 105 comments | 7914 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents clash over Dish parking plan

A plan to move dozens of parking spaces from the street next to the Stanford Dish to a parking lot more than half a mile...

Original post made on Feb. 4, 2014
Last comment by Philip, on Feb 7, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 105 comments | 30850 Views
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