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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Vehicle dwelling: Harmless or nuisance?

Vickie Boone sipped her beverage slowly outside Peet's Coffee & Tea on Charleston Road, recalling the day two years ago when...

Original post made on Aug. 5, 2011
Last comment by eww, on Nov 16, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 118 comments | 14494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto plans to take over airport, despite snag

Just as Palo Alto is planning an ambitious takeover of Palo Alto Airport operations from Santa Clara County, the facility...

Original post made on May. 4, 2012
Last comment by resident 1, on Jun 20, 2014 at 12:20 pm | 118 comments | 6431 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Swine flu spreads, causing school closures

Health officials are continuing to test Bay Area residents for swine flu today (Thursday) as more suspected and confirmed...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2009
Last comment by Statistics and Risk, on May 5, 2009 at 11:29 am | 118 comments | 4223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Need advice: Thinking of moving to PA for the schools

Hi, as the mom of a 3 year old and a kindergartner, I could use some advice. We're considering a move from Redwood Shores...

Original post made by Redwood Shores mom on Dec. 24, 2009
Last comment by Barron Park Parent, on Jan 11, 2010 at 2:47 pm | 118 comments | 6184 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library upgrades jump to $80 million

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Original post made by Over Taxed on Feb. 5, 2008
Last comment by Get real, on Mar 13, 2008 at 1:51 pm | 117 comments | 6779 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Retired officers top Palo Alto's list of earners

As some of Palo Alto's longest serving police officers and firefighters head for retirement in the face of benefit reductions,...

Original post made on Mar. 7, 2012
Last comment by Bankrupting the Next Generation, on Mar 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 117 comments | 5255 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote no on Measure D

We are against high-density rezoning in residential neighborhoods, particularly by the Planned Community process, which creates...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 12, 2013 at 7:03 pm | 116 comments | 4034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Perspectives on Mandarin Immersion discussion?

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Original post made by Paly parent on Jan. 31, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Feb 3, 2007 at 5:55 pm | 116 comments | 6963 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Achievement gap' still dogs Palo Alto schools

Despite years of efforts to combat it, a long-standing academic achievement gap persists in Palo Alto schools. African-American...

Original post made on Jun. 22, 2010
Last comment by HelpUsIn94303, on Jul 6, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 116 comments | 9077 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto Art Commission picks Szabo fountain

An abstract, vertical fountain designed by local artist Michael Szabo will replace the aged fountain at the end of California...

Original post made on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by local yokel, on Jan 26, 2011 at 9:46 pm | 116 comments | 3235 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: School district violated student's civil rights

The Palo Alto Unified School district's mishandling of a middle-school student's long struggle against bullying violated...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2013
Last comment by parent, on Dec 4, 2013 at 9:41 pm | 115 comments | 13163 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district critics, lawyer clash on federal probe

Critics of Palo Alto Superintendent Kevin Skelly and a lawyer for the school district Tuesday presented clashing perspectives...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:36 am | 115 comments | 6874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dear members of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church

Dear members of Menlo Park Presbyterian Church, As you all know there will be denominational vote on this Sunday (March...

Original post made by Monica Dhandapani Mallon on Feb. 26, 2014
Last comment by Monica Dhandapani Mallon, on Mar 13, 2014 at 7:51 pm | 115 comments | 6332 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pot measure heads for 2012 ballot in Palo Alto

Palo Alto voters will have a chance next year to overturn the city's 15-year-old ban on marijuana dispensaries and allow...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by Jonathan Steigman, on Oct 16, 2011 at 9:48 pm | 114 comments | 2004 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Castilleja neighbor launches petition drive

A neighbor of Castilleja School has launched a petition urging city officials to crack down harder on the school, which has...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Palo Alto resident, on Dec 3, 2013 at 9:42 pm | 114 comments | 19650 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

College Terrace petition: 'End vehicle dwelling'

Two years ago Palo Alto city officials said they planned to craft a new ordinance to prohibit sleeping in cars overnight....

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2010
Last comment by Annoyed, on Oct 1, 2012 at 9:27 pm | 114 comments | 4571 Views

AROUND TOWN

Friday night 'Promenade'-- Was it a success?

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Original post made on Jul. 20, 2007
Last comment by Ben Reaves, on Aug 12, 2007 at 3:43 pm | 114 comments | 6809 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Espinosa, Burt, Yeh, Dykwel for City Council

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Original post made on Oct. 10, 2007
Last comment by Tyler Hanley, on Nov 5, 2007 at 9:35 pm | 113 comments | 6079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Manager, council surprised by Cal Ave tree cutting

A major tree-removal project in California Avenue's business district caught both City Manager James Keene and the City Council...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Unicorns don't bow, on Oct 10, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 113 comments | 3020 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why MI at Ohlone is a Good Deal for PAUSD

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Original post made by Jerry Underdal on Jun. 1, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Jun 5, 2007 at 3:25 pm | 113 comments | 4785 Views
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Handmade truffle shop now open in downtown Palo Alto
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