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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Feds Target Local All-Cash Sales

According to today's "The Daily Journal": "Federal officials are turning an eye to the Bay Area's hot housing markets as...

Original post made by about time on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:23 pm | 23 comments | 1224 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Guidelines for Absentee Ballots

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Original post made by Absentee on Nov. 3, 2008
Last comment by You can still vote, on Nov 4, 2008 at 1:45 pm | 7 comments | 2773 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Wouldn't a parking ticket be a reasonable way to enforce parking?

Imagine that you get the flu, or a house guest parks on your street, or you are called away for business, or any of the many...

Original post made by Achromatic Intent on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jan 29, 2014 at 11:48 pm | 11 comments | 3975 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Daughters file claim against Palo Alto over mother's death

Daughters file claim against Palo Alto over mother's death. The daughters of a 66-year-old woman who was hit and killed...

Original post made by Ada on May. 15, 2009
Last comment by Resident, on May 16, 2009 at 6:46 pm | 2 comments | 2401 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Getting Palo Alto home value reassessed for tax

We bought our PA house less than 5 years ago and applied first for informal Prop 8 value review which was denied by County...

Original post made by Ada on Sep. 14, 2009
Last comment by Lisa, on Sep 15, 2009 at 9:03 am | 4 comments | 2073 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Fluoridation of city water

I used to be indifferent to city water fluoridation, but I am not anymore, after a number of people who moved to Palo Alto...

Original post made by Ada on May. 18, 2011
Last comment by Vi, on May 27, 2011 at 4:03 am | 10 comments | 3234 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pumpkin patches

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Original post made by Ada on Oct. 12, 2008
Last comment by Palo Parent, on Oct 30, 2010 at 2:07 pm | 9 comments | 7333 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sign Palo Alto Math Textbooks Petition

If you unhappy about PAUSD's choice of math program and its reliance on calculators, please sign petition: http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/PaloAltoMathTextbooks/...

Original post made by Ada on Apr. 16, 2009
Last comment by Mom, on Apr 27, 2009 at 10:08 am | 42 comments | 3736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Preview into school enrollment for 2011-2012

What does school enrollment for 2011-2012 look like? I know the official count on 11th day of school, but do we have some...

Original post made by Ada on Aug. 22, 2011
There are no comments yet. 1800 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dying traditions - Halloween

I checked PA Online to see if there will be any mention of Halloween yesterday, and found no mention of it whatsoever. No...

Original post made by Ada on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by A Reason, on Nov 2, 2010 at 12:15 am | 5 comments | 2212 Views

AROUND TOWN

New stop sign at Channing/Heather

I noticed today that the city has put up a new stop sign that will presumably be "unveiled" in the coming week at the corner...

Original post made by Adam on Apr. 26, 2012
Last comment by giraffe, on Apr 28, 2012 at 9:15 am | 4 comments | 2125 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Achieving Desired Political Outcomes

As I follow this year's primary electoral shenanigans, I'm incensed by the CA political establishment thwarting of citizens'...

Original post made by adamsdottir on Jan. 22, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1778 Views

AROUND TOWN

Electric Cars, Cheaper Solar Panels Long Overdue

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Original post made by Addicted to Oil on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by Rick, on May 22, 2008 at 11:23 pm | 3 comments | 3395 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shortage of officers in Palo Alto

In the road show column of SJ Mercury, today I read that there are only three or fewer officers in Palo Alto enforcing the...

Original post made by Adel2012 on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by Frustrated, on May 4, 2012 at 11:40 pm | 8 comments | 2096 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anyone experienced with Alta Vista?

My daughter has gotten so little help at Paly as an LD kid (she is on a 504, and was on an IEP in elementary school) that...

Original post made by adhd/ld mom on May. 10, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm | 33 comments | 2331 Views

AROUND TOWN

Ellen Fletcher Legacy Bike Ride - Friday November 23

An American hero, Ellen Fletcher, died on November 7 at age 83. The long-time Palo Alto resident served on the city council...

Original post made by Adina Levin on Nov. 23, 2012
There are no comments yet. 2541 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Choice vs. peer streaming trade-off??

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Original post made by ADL on Jan. 25, 2007
Last comment by Your neighbor, on Jan 30, 2007 at 2:02 pm | 25 comments | 5420 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

James Franco's "Palo Alto": Are things really this awful?

I recently read through some of James Franco's collection of short stories, "Palo Alto". He grew up in Palo Alto and all...

Original post made by Adobe on Apr. 8, 2011
Last comment by Ajiax, on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:44 am | 27 comments | 7125 Views

AROUND TOWN

Annoying horn sound at 3:30am?

This morning at about 3:30am, I heard this horn sounding in the distance. I thought it might be from CalTrain, but then...

Original post made by Adobe on Jan. 27, 2012
Last comment by S Marinos, on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:22 am | 11 comments | 3151 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The Economy's Effect on the Mental Health of Families in Silicon Valley

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Original post made by Adolescent Counseling Services on Oct. 2, 2008
Last comment by Elizabeth Schar, on Oct 6, 2008 at 11:01 am | 3 comments | 2969 Views
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Affordable Housing: Complexities
By Douglas Moran | 12 comments | 2,833 views

Common Application's 2017-2018 Essay Prompts
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Checklist before baby arrives
By Cheryl Bac | 2 comments | 1,025 views

The Call for Couples or Marriage Counseling? Communication
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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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