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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Battle over the Baylands

The brown and dusty expanse of barren land next to Palo Alto's water-treatment plant looks like an unlikely setting for the...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by David, on Oct 2, 2014 at 4:31 pm | 37 comments | 4583 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Labadie issues final decision on the Buena Vista Park Closure

Link to decision: http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/civicax/filebank/documents/44109 From the City's web site: The City...

Original post made by Joe on Oct. 2, 2014
There are no comments yet. 372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Mystery poll queries residents on City Council race

It's a riddle, wrapped in a mystery: A phone survey asking Palo Alto residents about the upcoming City Council election has...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 2, 2014 at 12:46 pm | 30 comments | 3526 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto admits mistakes in negotiations with developer

Faced with a stinging audit from the Santa Clara County Grand Jury, Palo Alto officials this week acknowledged that they...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2014
Last comment by Jo Ann, on Oct 1, 2014 at 10:32 pm | 51 comments | 6689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The value of world languages in elementary school?

Why do people think world language in elementary school is so important? What about more science and computer programming,...

Original post made by Parent on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Been There, on Oct 1, 2014 at 8:54 pm | 33 comments | 1153 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing in mixed-use projects can count toward state housing requirement

Menlo Park -- and other California cities and towns -- will now be able to count housing within mixed-use projects toward...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on Oct 1, 2014 at 6:02 pm | 1 comment | 1414 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce replaces CEO

The Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce will have a new CEO after its current leader, David MacKenzie, was asked to step down this...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2014
Last comment by Lisa Costa, on Oct 1, 2014 at 5:54 pm | 17 comments | 11310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto police report spike in residential burglaries

Fifteen residential burglaries in Palo Alto have been reported to the police in September, an increase in crimes that appears...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Neighbor, on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:11 pm | 10 comments | 4326 Views

SPORTS

Cardinal's top defense is making a strong case for itself

There is growing sentiment that this season's Stanford defense is better than last year's, and might be one of the best in...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Jim, on Oct 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm | 2 comments | 1760 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto’s Proposed New Pension Tax – Oops, Hotel Tax

Interesting read about the level of bloat in the city government: http://unionwatch.org/palo-altos-proposed-new-pension-tax-oops-hotel-tax/ We...

Original post made by Voter on Oct. 1, 2014
There are no comments yet. 310 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Low Water Pressure from Development?

I saw numerous comments online about people in LAH having an increase in pressure a few weeks ago that has remained. We...

Original post made by resident on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by another resident, on Oct 1, 2014 at 4:15 am | 3 comments | 426 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The meaning of 'fight'

Palo Alto school Superintendent Max McGee opted this month to solve the newest complaint of a frustrated Palo Alto parent...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Oct 1, 2014 at 3:13 am | 21 comments | 6593 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Sex crimes, liquor violations remain high at Stanford, report says

Stanford University issued its latest crime report this week with a new "dating violence" sex-crime category and new definitions...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Sep 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm | 5 comments | 526 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police conduct manhunt in downtown Palo Alto

Police in Palo Alto are searching the Downtown North neighborhood for a man who is suspected of fraud and also has a warrant...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 30, 2014 at 3:04 pm | 12 comments | 7637 Views

AROUND TOWN

Report: Silicon Valley income gap continues to widen

Silicon Valley incomes have increased for the second straight year after a three-year downward trend, according to a report...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2014
Last comment by David V, on Sep 30, 2014 at 1:20 pm | 41 comments | 6824 Views

AROUND TOWN

Stanford to conduct test of campus emergency notification system

Stanford University will conduct a test of the campuswide [http://web.stanford.edu/group/SUDPS/Alertsufaq.shtml AlertSU]...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Sep 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm | 5 comments | 1747 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Buddhist Temple marks milestone

It was born out of an idea discussed in a cemetery and it grew as a place of worship for Palo Alto's Buddhist community....

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2014
Last comment by Truthseeker, on Sep 30, 2014 at 1:03 pm | 4 comments | 5008 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tree Cutting Connection to City Government

I can only understand the bizarre choices made by the city as to when and how to cut trees by positing a financial connection...

Original post made by Spoiler on Sep. 29, 2014
Last comment by Ahem, on Sep 30, 2014 at 12:06 pm | 5 comments | 429 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Another Frontline Clinician, on Sep 30, 2014 at 10:39 am | 15 comments | 8323 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Legal costs soar as Palo Alto school board begins OCR lobbying

The Palo Alto school district spent more than $200,000 in the first seven months of 2014 in legal fees related to its cases...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by George Orwell, on Sep 30, 2014 at 7:52 am | 57 comments | 6378 Views
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