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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Election '16: Deciding Palo Alto's future

What kind of city should Palo Alto strive to become? Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/10/14/deciding-palo-altos-future...

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Nov 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm | 75 comments | 13534 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Jordan bullying case renews concerns over district's response

On the afternoon of April 18, Maria Garcia arrived at Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto to pick up her son, a sixth grader...

Original post made on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by McGee's follies, on Nov 8, 2016 at 12:13 pm | 75 comments | 12596 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Campaign signs posted illegally on public property

It is very disappointing to see so many election signs posted on public medians along Alma and other wide streets. Land...

Original post made by Marie on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 8, 2016 at 7:07 am | 3 comments | 191 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With Election Day looming, Keller and Kou lead race for cash

In a City Council race in which conflict over campaign contributions has served as a proxy for philosophical disagreements...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2016
Last comment by Palo Alto Voter, on Nov 8, 2016 at 6:21 am | 55 comments | 3169 Views

AROUND TOWN

School board approves 12 percent pay increases for teachers

The Palo Alto school board approved Tuesday night in a 4-to-1 vote a 12 percent base salary increase for teachers over three...

Original post made on May. 25, 2016
Last comment by Thank you Ken!, on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:27 am | 59 comments | 5740 Views

AROUND TOWN

Former teacher to run for school board

Jennifer DiBrienza, a former teacher, Palo Alto school district parent and now education consultant, will be running for...

Original post made on Jul. 11, 2016
Last comment by Transparency Please!, on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:06 am | 27 comments | 9965 Views

SPORTS

Menlo-Atherton is No. 1 seed in Division I football playoffs

Menlo-Atherton not only made the Central Coast Section Open Division I playoffs but received the No. 1 seed Sunday at the...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by scotty, on Nov 7, 2016 at 9:17 pm | 4 comments | 2798 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board candidates discuss equity, access

The five candidates for school board agreed in a forum Saturday morning that teacher training, early intervention, better...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2016
Last comment by Still the Same, on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm | 17 comments | 2805 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Local voter guide

It's just hours before Election Day polls open. While many voters have already cast their votes through early polling or...

Original post made on Nov. 7, 2016
Last comment by Mama, on Nov 7, 2016 at 7:39 pm | 20 comments | 6880 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Adrian Fine

Adrian Fine, the chair of the city's Planning and Transportation Commission, isn't exactly a "Grow, baby, grow" kind of guy....

Original post made on Oct. 14, 2016
Last comment by easy one, on Nov 7, 2016 at 6:20 pm | 26 comments | 1562 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

A perspective on Chinese home buyers

Over the past few years, it has become predictable that during the summer Chinese families send their kids to our local camps...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bet?, on Nov 7, 2016 at 4:21 pm | 78 comments | 4536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

My votes for City Council

Amid the heavy partisanship of our current local election I’d like to share my reasons for supporting Arthur Keller, Liz...

Original post made by Pat Burt on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by I'm for Kou, Keller, Carl & Stone, on Nov 7, 2016 at 2:15 pm | 8 comments | 532 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Brown signs legislation broadening restroom access laws

Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation that is being considered the most inclusive restroom access law in the nation, California...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2016
Last comment by BrianR, on Nov 7, 2016 at 2:06 pm | 13 comments | 1762 Views

SPORTS

Stanford football team is getting better, says coach Shaw

The Stanford football team used its 1-2 punch of Christian McCaffrey and Conrad Ukropina to subdue Oregon State, 26-15, at...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by student, on Nov 7, 2016 at 10:34 am | 3 comments | 2190 Views

AROUND TOWN

Voting Early at the Library

I voted Saturday. It was a 90 minute wait before I got a ballot. Most importantly, it is great that so many people are...

Original post made by Paul Losch on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by voter, on Nov 7, 2016 at 8:43 am | 4 comments | 200 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More PAF Dirty Campaigning

Someone named Laura Woodrow just sent a campaign email to the Barron Park neighborhood list, pretending to be someone from...

Original post made by More PAF Dirty Tricks on Nov. 4, 2016
Last comment by Online Name, on Nov 6, 2016 at 11:08 pm | 25 comments | 569 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Max McGee Really Up to the Job?

This is a serious question and I think it is time to ask it. Is Max McGee really up to the job of managing the school district? Regardless...

Original post made by parent on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Inside View, on Nov 6, 2016 at 6:31 pm | 26 comments | 818 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal women beat Cal, claim another Pac-12 soccer title

The No. 3 Stanford women's soccer team defeated No. 21 California, 4-1, Friday afternoon to claim its 11th Pac-12 title,...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2016
Last comment by Tony, on Nov 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm | 1 comment | 844 Views

AROUND TOWN

Renaming schools committee to host town hall on Nov. 7

A committee convened by the Palo Alto school district this spring to consider the complex issue of whether to rename some...

Original post made on Nov. 3, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Nov 6, 2016 at 12:57 pm | 45 comments | 4538 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What 'quality of life' means to me

Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/10/28/guest-opinion posted Friday, October...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2016
Last comment by Rpthank you for writing this, on Nov 6, 2016 at 11:24 am | 63 comments | 4708 Views
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