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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Still upset about bag ban

Phase II comes into effect on July 1 and I am still upset about this. This ban is not right and the charge for paper is not...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 1477 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obamacare to more than double premiums for individual insurance in the Bay Area

Despite recent attempts to portray the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as a winner for California citizens, regarding premiums,...

Original post made by John on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 14 comments | 1475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board brainstorms ideas for 2013-14

The need for more sharing of ideas among Palo Alto teachers emerged as a theme Tuesday as members of the Board of Education...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tony Putulin, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 10 comments | 2044 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly moves to fill school vacancies

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly said he has extended a job offer to a prospective communications officer for...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | 15 comments | 1569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What civil-rights investigators found at Terman

The following is a condensed summary of the findings and conclusions contained in the Office for Civil Rights report concerning...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Hope and change, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 2637 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How often does bullying happen in Palo Alto?

"If someone says bullying is not a problem in Palo Alto, I'd say: You need to look again," said Juliet Melamid, a marriage...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Not so great, on Jun 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm | 19 comments | 2722 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAUSD and CPA Officials Should Hold Virtual Office Hours

Transparency continues to be a problem with government, at all levels, in my opinion. Local government agencies, like the...

Original post made by Wayne Martin on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 908 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Garden Tips

Change your garden? Change your schedule Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19029...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 19, 2013 at 12:43 pm | 4 comments | 1043 Views

AROUND TOWN

Two public meetings to cover downtown parking

Palo Alto will present potential plans for parking in the downtown area at a pair of community meetings scheduled for June...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:18 am | 8 comments | 979 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto cyclist injured in Portola Valley collision

A 58-year-old Palo Alto bicyclist was thrown 8 to 10 feet in the air and was injured in a collision with a vehicle on Alpine...

Original post made on Jun. 11, 2013
Last comment by Bill vanCleemput, on Jun 19, 2013 at 10:09 am | 56 comments | 2348 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bike helmets need to be purchased every 3 years?

As we were choosing a new bike helmet for my daughter, a customer told us styrofoam breaks down so helmets need to be purchased...

Original post made by Mom of 3 on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Mom of 3, on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:21 pm | 9 comments | 1418 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peery Foundation to help raise funds for Junior Museum

The board of directors of the Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo announced Monday that it is partnering with the...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Gail, on Jun 18, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 5 comments | 2351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bloomberg to grads: 'Harness Stanford's spirit of innovation to pursue American dream'

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, June 16, urged Stanford graduates to harness Stanford's spirit of innovation...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2013
Last comment by Stanford Grad, on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:34 pm | 16 comments | 3489 Views

AROUND TOWN

South Korean school grades suffer due to smart phone addiction.

New study said that 30 percent of South Koreans teens are so so addicted to their smart phones that their school grades suffer....

Original post made by Tibt on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Lilith, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:21 pm | 1 comment | 776 Views

RESTAURANTS

Full steam ahead

Jeannie Lee found a need and filled it with Steam, little-sister restaurant to her family's elegant Tai Pan in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wondering, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 5562 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto's plan to "retain" illegal summer school tuition violates state law

PAUSD is offering refunds for summer school tuition that it charged parents illegally -- but the method the district has...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by MT, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:01 pm | 35 comments | 1742 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Burning leaves catch house, neighbor's house on fire

Leaves under a barbecue left unattended at a Palo Alto home on Saturday afternoon caught on fire, causing minimal damage...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:56 am | 8 comments | 4940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Freecycling: out with the old and in with the 'new'

One person is looking for a rocking chair for a newborn baby. Another, a tote bag to carry a pet guinea pig. One person offers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 18, 2013 at 11:45 am | 6 comments | 1118 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks truce in Maybell zoning battle

Palo Alto's rancorous and highly emotional debate over a proposed senior-housing development on Maybell Avenue will spill...

Original post made on Jun. 13, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Jun 18, 2013 at 2:52 am | 59 comments | 12792 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School budget: more local funds, less state and federal

Increased reliance on local funds and diminished state and federal funding mark the Palo Alto school district's proposed...

Original post made on Jun. 15, 2013
Last comment by Not every teacher, on Jun 17, 2013 at 10:33 pm | 11 comments | 1202 Views
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