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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 | 8450 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City seeks $1 billion for improved rail crossings from VTA tax

Calling it a critical project not just for Palo Alto but for commuters throughout the Santa Clara County, city officials...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 26, 2015 at 6:44 am | 110 comments | 6426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Unprofessional/unsafe PAUSD residency checks

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Original post made by parent on Jul. 19, 2007
Last comment by Latina in Palo Alto, on Mar 2, 2015 at 3:49 pm | 110 comments | 13831 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 | 7034 Views

AROUND TOWN

Resident group petitions city for housing

A coaltion of Palo Alto residents, including eight former mayors, is petitioning the City Council to fix the city's affordable-housing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Mar 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 110 comments | 7603 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 | 21980 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista

"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 am | 109 comments | 7742 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 | 6278 Views

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 | 8793 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 | 7517 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 | 5303 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 | 4954 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 | 4481 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 | 8842 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 | 8014 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 | 20167 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 | 13280 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 | 44149 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 | 6564 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 | 7744 Views
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Vina Enoteca to serve first 'Impossible burger' in Silicon Valley
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Coupon for Yourself and Your Partner
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Housing Impact Fees and the Economy
By Steve Levy | 0 comments | 600 views

 

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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