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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts not to sue Caltrain

Palo Alto has a few qualms about Caltrain's plan to electrify the rail corridor, but after a closed-door meeting early Tuesday...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Jan 30, 2015 at 3:19 am | 28 comments | 5262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What's with the library hours being so limited?

What's with this schedule? How are we supposed to remember it with so many different hours? And why do our libraries close...

Original post made by Palo Altan on Feb. 2, 2015
Last comment by Oldster, on Feb 11, 2015 at 3:10 am | 28 comments | 1186 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Shady Lane moves to Menlo Park

After 40 years on University Avenue in Palo Alto, the eclectic Shady Lane gift shop and boutique is moving to a new home...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2015
Last comment by Barbara, on Mar 5, 2015 at 10:20 am | 28 comments | 5426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to hire new assistant city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is preparing to fill one of City Hall's senior leadership positions in May, when Suzanne...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2015
Last comment by Waste of $$$$$$$$$, on Jul 2, 2015 at 7:56 pm | 28 comments | 4940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores new partnership with neighborhoods

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind City Hall to the city's 37 neighborhoods, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 28 comments | 3001 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payday at City Hall

The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 28 comments | 5432 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another buck for workers

A growing movement to adopt local minimum-wage ordinances is gaining momentum on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Density=Danger, on May 8, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 28 comments | 2917 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 28 comments | 14581 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm | 28 comments | 3422 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections Program at JLS

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Original post made by CKL on Apr. 16, 2007
Last comment by Connections...Getting There, on Jan 4, 2010 at 9:35 am | 28 comments | 8158 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A solution to the crowded schools problem

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Original post made by Parent on May. 14, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 21, 2007 at 1:30 am | 28 comments | 4359 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Language Immersion Program Compromise Brainstorm

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Original post made by Jane on Jun. 2, 2007
Last comment by A.J., on Jun 5, 2007 at 6:03 pm | 28 comments | 3997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure A for schools' future

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Original post made on May. 8, 2008
Last comment by fuzzy list=no vote, on May 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm | 28 comments | 4195 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Memorial service set Sunday for Paly student Travis Brewer

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Original post made on Sep. 16, 2008
Last comment by Doug Govan, on Sep 21, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 28 comments | 4063 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Egging leads to broken hip for 87-year-old grandfather

Our home has been the target of teenage boys throwing eggs. Most recently on Friday night we heard the pop of eggs hitting...

Original post made by Prank Victim on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by ellie gioumousis, on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:38 am | 28 comments | 3534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In California, Bad Teachers Just Can't Be Fired

I really think we should all be aware of what our kids could be facing, yes, even here in Palo Alto. This is six pages...

Original post made by Scared for our Kids on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ron, on May 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm | 28 comments | 3144 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force on teens seeks to be 'methodical'

A roomful of self-described Type-A personalities met at Palo Alto City Hall on Thursday to develop a comprehensive program...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by student, on Sep 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 28 comments | 2736 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do high school students really write their college essays in English class?

In the current school board meeting packet, Superintendent Skelly asserts that "the senior English classes at both high schools...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:38 am | 28 comments | 3831 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Space shortages possible at Addison, Palo Verde

Families of 31 prospective kindergartners who live in Palo Alto's Addison Elementary School area have been told there is...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Poetdoc2009@gmail.com, on Aug 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 28 comments | 3605 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation donates $4.4M to Palo Alto schools

Parent and community volunteers have raised a record-breaking $4.4 million to donate to local public school campuses, the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 28 comments | 3914 Views
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