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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto women's shelter won't open

Heart and Home Collaborative, a startup that sheltered homeless Palo Alto women last year during the coldest winter months,...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by realestatesrv, on Feb 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm | 32 comments | 8756 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board approves $50K to fund mental health services

Palo Alto school district staff now have $50,000 to use at their discretion through the end of the school year to support...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by Ken Horowitz, on Feb 24, 2016 at 8:37 pm | 2 comments | 531 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board to discuss new budget requests

The Palo Alto school board will convene for a special budget study session on Tuesday morning to discuss funding proposals...

Original post made on Feb. 24, 2016
Last comment by PiE overstepping, on Feb 24, 2016 at 1:40 pm | 4 comments | 2596 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rallies planned at Apple stores

Groups are expected to gather at Apple stores in the Bay Area Tuesday evening, Feb. 23, as part of worldwide rallies against...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Feb 24, 2016 at 1:17 pm | 6 comments | 2392 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Releases First Airport Noise Report

In terms of accountability and transparency of airport operations, PAO, our city-owned airport has a long way to go. This...

Original post made by Aviation Limits on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by Jetman, on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:51 pm | 4 comments | 559 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Real Estate Matters: Representing both buyer and seller: a conflict of interest?

Although the practice is completely legal and widely accepted in California, it seems impossible for one real estate agent...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2015
Last comment by Not from Palo alto, on Feb 23, 2016 at 6:42 pm | 27 comments | 4667 Views

AROUND TOWN

An oasis even without the orchards

The neighborhood name, Palo Alto Orchards, conjures up pastoral images of when Santa Clara County was the Valley of Heart's...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by Grumpy Old Guy, on Feb 23, 2016 at 4:15 pm | 2 comments | 7875 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Real Estate Matters: Timing the market for local sellers

Just after sunset in mid-January, my colleague and I were seated at a square, maple-colored table located near the entrance...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by Jocelyn Dong, on Feb 23, 2016 at 3:42 pm | 2 comments | 6753 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Calling out cheating

Parents and students didn't agree on much at Tuesday's school board meeting on what further reforms would improve the learning...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Buddy, on Feb 23, 2016 at 2:51 pm | 39 comments | 5774 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto settles suit after allegations of excessive force

Palo Alto will pay $250,000 to settle its lawsuit with a Los Altos Hills resident who claimed he was unfairly arrested, subjected...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2016
Last comment by Palo alto native, on Feb 23, 2016 at 12:40 pm | 11 comments | 4967 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chinese New Year celebration welcomes all

Palo Alto residents won't have to travel to San Francisco's Chinatown to celebrate this year's Chinese Lunar New Year. The...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2016
Last comment by Hopeful, on Feb 23, 2016 at 8:52 am | 10 comments | 7977 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

M-A girls shine at CCS wrestling as Bears pin down fourth

For competing in only their first year as a team, the Menlo-Atherton girls made quite an impact in their inaugural season....

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2016
Last comment by MENLO, on Feb 23, 2016 at 8:03 am | 1 comment | 4269 Views

AROUND TOWN

City snags cheapest-ever solar-power contract

Palo Alto's outlook for expanding its supply of cheap, green energy brightened this week, when a City Council committee enthusiastically...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Justin, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm | 11 comments | 8703 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school board sticks with law firms

The Palo Alto school board opted Tuesday night to renew the district's contracts with its primary law firms, including one...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by PAUSD needs better administration, on Feb 22, 2016 at 6:29 pm | 6 comments | 977 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

KIPP Bay Area Schools to open charter school in East Palo Alto

East Palo Alto parents who have been working tirelessly for well over a year to bring a new public-school option to their...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2016
Last comment by A Proud KIPP Parent, on Feb 22, 2016 at 5:26 pm | 9 comments | 6691 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

EIR raises concerns about city's future

Earlier this month, Palo Alto unveiled a draft environmental study of various strategies for city growth. The 837-page state-mandated...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Roger Overnaut, on Feb 22, 2016 at 2:55 pm | 44 comments | 7433 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Assembly candidates square off in Democratic forum

The race to succeed Assemblyman Rich Gordon in Sacramento kicked off in earnest on Sunday afternoon at a forum in Los Altos...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2016
Last comment by Justacitizen, on Feb 22, 2016 at 12:52 pm | 7 comments | 4529 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pursuing the rocky path to college

Read the full story here http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2016/02/12/pursuing-the-rocky-path-to-college posted Friday, February...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2016
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 22, 2016 at 11:17 am | 2 comments | 1699 Views

AROUND TOWN

Masseuse gets 13 years in state prison for molestation

An East Palo Alto man operating an unregulated massage business out of a shed in his backyard was sentenced Friday to 13...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2016
Last comment by CoachFromAnotherTown, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:57 am | 2 comments | 1929 Views

AROUND TOWN

Toxic chemical discovery prompts changes in Stanford housing project

A discovery of toxic vapors in the middle of a construction site has prompted Stanford University to redesign portions of...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2015
Last comment by Groundswell Technologies, on Feb 22, 2016 at 10:02 am | 16 comments | 8545 Views
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