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PALO ALTO ISSUES

ABAG vs. Palo Alto's "infrastructure-housing imbalance"

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Original post made on Sep. 6, 2007
Last comment by small is beautiful, on Sep 14, 2007 at 5:08 pm | 190 comments | 21313 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto school gets five more years

A high-performing East Palo Alto charter school prevailed Thursday night when it received permission to continue operating...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 21225 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Power surge raises questions about SmartMeters

When 80 PG&E SmartMeters caught on fire and burned out after a power surge in East Palo Alto on Aug. 25, the incident raised...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2011
Last comment by wej, on Feb 29, 2012 at 1:44 pm | 23 comments | 21178 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 21155 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks for ways to control goose population

Armed with mineral oil, noisemakers and border collies, parks and recreation officials in Palo Alto and other local cities...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Mike, on Oct 5, 2010 at 10:26 am | 49 comments | 21098 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires Mitchell Park Library contractor

The City of Palo Alto announced today it is terminating its contract with Flintco Pacific Inc., the contractor responsible...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Feb 2, 2014 at 2:56 pm | 70 comments | 21063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teens knock off 'living skills' requisite in summer term

A scramble to fulfill the "living skills" requirement for high school graduation prompted nearly 500 students to enroll in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by palo alto parent, on Jul 31, 2013 at 11:00 am | 45 comments | 21011 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman reportedly groped in College Terrace neighborhood

Palo Alto police are looking for a man who allegedly groped a woman after walking with her for several blocks along California...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by y gentle soul is recovering, on Sep 25, 2014 at 9:08 pm | 2 comments | 20933 Views

AROUND TOWN

From barnyard to butcher shop

Newly opened butcher shop Belcampo Meat Co.'s claim to fame in an industry where the phrase "farm to table" has almost lost...

Original post made on Aug. 10, 2014
Last comment by Heard the one about...., on Aug 11, 2014 at 6:15 pm | 7 comments | 20913 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford Shopping Center rebuild to bring major changes

The third phase of Stanford Shopping Center's renovation would include some of the most dramatic changes the center has seen...

Original post made on Oct. 11, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Oct 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm | 7 comments | 20911 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto to celebrate 30th anniversary Saturday

East Palo Alto residents will mark the 30th anniversary of their city's incorporation with a parade and festival at a daylong...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Proud Resident , on Jun 29, 2013 at 10:35 am | 2 comments | 20877 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to discuss teacher raises, calendar tonight

The Palo Alto Board of Education will discuss raises for Palo Alto teachers and school administrators, including Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Nov 26, 2013 at 9:42 am | 13 comments | 20875 Views

AROUND TOWN

Students post college rejections for all to see

In something of a tradition at Gunn and Palo Alto high schools, some seniors this week chose to post their college rejection...

Original post made on Apr. 3, 2009
Last comment by danny the homeless guy, on Apr 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm | 13 comments | 20869 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rulings deal financial blow to high-speed rail

California's proposed high-speed-rail system ran into a legal barrier Monday when a Sacramento judge ruled that the funding...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2013
Last comment by mag lev rider, on Nov 29, 2013 at 3:25 pm | 20 comments | 20815 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Prevailing-wage debate may freeze water project

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Original post made on Sep. 14, 2007
Last comment by concerned, on Sep 19, 2008 at 2:56 pm | 8 comments | 20806 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Lots of chocolate in Palo Alto

A high-end chocolate shop is scheduled to open this week in downtown Palo Alto in the former space of hair and makeup studio...

Original post made on Feb. 11, 2013
Last comment by Panos for Alegio Alegio Chocolaté-Claudio Corallo, on Mar 21, 2013 at 6:37 pm | 38 comments | 20769 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto roads, underpasses flooding; roads closing

With the brunt of this week's storm hitting Thursday morning, bringing more than an inch of rain to the Palo Alto Foothills...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Dec 11, 2014 at 10:47 pm | 12 comments | 20752 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why All This Controversy Over Mandarin Immersion?

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Original post made by Shan Phillips on Jun. 16, 2006
Last comment by Lorraine Sparaco, on Oct 13, 2006 at 1:21 pm | 48 comments | 20751 Views

SPORTS

Stanford track coach Floreal leaves for Kentucky

Edrick Floreal, who has served as Stanford's Director of Track and Field for the past eight seasons, has resigned to accept...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2012
Last comment by Louise Valente, on Jul 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm | 2 comments | 20739 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto proceeds cautiously on tackling homelessness

Palo Alto took a small step toward tackling a colossal problem Monday night when officials agreed to spend $250,000 on shelter...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2013
Last comment by papd, on Oct 12, 2013 at 1:48 pm | 26 comments | 20724 Views
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Palo Alto: Pastis owner to open second French restaurant
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