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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to pay $333,481 in software settlement

Palo Alto officials on Monday authorized a settlement with software company SAP Public Services, which claimed earlier this...

Original post made on Dec. 11, 2012
Last comment by lazlo, on May 1, 2013 at 7:32 pm | 23 comments | 1450 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto finds willing partners in Shanghai

Two weeks after a delegation including Mayor Yiaway Yeh and City Manager James Keene made a pilgrimage to Yangpu, the council...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2012
Last comment by T. Skoog, on Dec 20, 2012 at 9:09 am | 23 comments | 1436 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why no applicants for Palo Alto commission?

Why didn't anybody apply for a recent vacancy on Palo Alto's Library Advisory Commission? The dearth of applicants for the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2013
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Jan 30, 2013 at 10:46 pm | 23 comments | 3795 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

AT&T's sweeping antenna plan wins final OK

A contentious plan by AT&T to mount dozens of antennas on utility poles throughout Palo Alto cruised to the finish line Monday...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2013
Last comment by whatajoke, on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:32 am | 23 comments | 2547 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto seeks grant funds to revamp transit center

The City Council plans to consider tonight a list of projects that could qualify for the One Bay Area Grant, a program that...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2013
Last comment by Just the facts, please., on Feb 12, 2013 at 4:34 pm | 23 comments | 976 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents confront school board about bullying

Amid tearful recountings by parents of painful school bullying situations, Palo Alto school board members and district Superintendent...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by big, on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:00 pm | 23 comments | 1806 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City, 'Color of Palo Alto' artist may be close to a deal

The city and Sam Yates, the creator of "The Color of Palo Alto" art project, may be close to reaching an agreement on the...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Gloria Humble, on Jul 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm | 23 comments | 1249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wrestling: Not just for the boys anymore

Palo Alto and Gunn high school girls have taken to wrestling, reflecting an increasing number of who have joined wrestling...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by Frank, on Feb 22, 2013 at 6:39 pm | 23 comments | 1444 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Shop Talk: Burgers, bison and more

In Daryl Savage's column this week: Midtown's Cafe Sophia closes; a burger joint starts serving bison; and a new dim-sum...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2013
Last comment by Nayeli, on Feb 27, 2013 at 1:25 pm | 23 comments | 1595 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board members want more info on bullying case

Palo Alto school board members this week said they want more information on what went wrong in a 2010-11 middle-school bullying...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2013
Last comment by ahavil, on Mar 9, 2013 at 11:03 pm | 23 comments | 1444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Counseling, Paly gym on school board agenda tonight

One of the sharpest critics of the guidance counseling program at Gunn High School says she is "cautiously optimistic" that...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2013
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Mar 20, 2013 at 10:10 am | 23 comments | 1293 Views

AROUND TOWN

New three-story building planned for Page Mill

A row of dilapidated houses near one of Palo Alto's busiest intersections will likely make way for a three-story development...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue , on Mar 25, 2013 at 9:06 pm | 23 comments | 1931 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators parse new state math standards

Concerns about new state standards in mathematics on the horizon for 2014 attracted 300 local educators to a gathering Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2013
Last comment by albert einstein, on Mar 31, 2013 at 10:21 pm | 23 comments | 2373 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain plans signal-safety upgrades at Palo Alto

Two of Palo Alto's most important Caltrain crossings could receive safety improvements to train-approach warning systems...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2013
Last comment by Omar Chatty, on May 31, 2013 at 10:48 am | 23 comments | 2674 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to amp up recruitment for commissions

Serving on a citizen commission in Palo Alto may look to an outsider like a thankless labor of love, full of wonky public...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Apr 12, 2013 at 8:20 am | 23 comments | 812 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Condoleezza Rice says immigration reform essential to strong economy

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice led a bipartisan gathering of politicians in Menlo Park on Tuesday to discuss...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2013
Last comment by Jed, on Apr 27, 2013 at 11:44 pm | 23 comments | 1314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do AP classes live up to their promise?

Though skeptical of the unequivocal value of Advanced Placement courses, a Stanford University researcher says high schools...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2013
Last comment by boo hoo, on Apr 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm | 23 comments | 3064 Views

AROUND TOWN

Around the block

A RITUAL CHEESE CRACKING ... The new gourmet grocery store <B>The Fresh Market will forgo the usual ribbon cutting in favor...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Jun 5, 2013 at 8:33 pm | 23 comments | 1316 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD to refund illegal summer school tuition charges

Palo Alto schools superintendent Kevin Skelly said today that the district is barred by law from charging tuition for summer...

Original post made by Curious on May. 30, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm | 23 comments | 1389 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on divisive senior-housing plan

After two emotional public meetings, Palo Alto officials are preparing to make a major ruling tonight on a development that...

Original post made on Jun. 7, 2013
Last comment by Richard C. Placone, on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm | 23 comments | 5133 Views
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