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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board needs to open up discussion of OCR rulings

Eight months ago our community learned that the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) found that Palo...

Original post made on Aug. 23, 2013
Last comment by not so fast, on Nov 21, 2013 at 5:41 pm | 31 comments | 21707 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Thieves tamper with pumps, make off with gas

Thieves were able to fill up multiple vehicles without paying a dime when they tampered with gas pumps at the Valero station...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2013
Last comment by Duh, on Jul 11, 2013 at 9:54 am | 11 comments | 21603 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Anyone object to a new sign at Miki's Market?

I got a notice in the mail that Alma Village and the new grocery moving in want an exception for a permanent lighted sign...

Original post made by Tom DuBois on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by Tom DuBois, on Feb 18, 2014 at 11:48 am | 24 comments | 21598 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto fights state mandate for more housing

In what one council member called a fight "for the soul of our city," Palo Alto officials agreed on Monday, Feb. 11, to formally...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on Feb 16, 2013 at 7:37 pm | 50 comments | 21276 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Small plane crashes in East Palo Alto

A small plane crash in East Palo Alto caused a major power outage this morning. Power is out in parts of Menlo Park, East...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Anna, on Feb 22, 2010 at 9:23 am | 184 comments | 21143 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Congressmen: NASA Ames gave secrets to China

The director of Mountain View's NASA Ames Research Center is embroiled in what is either a scandal or a witch-hunt over accusations...

Original post made on Feb. 15, 2013
Last comment by American Values, on Apr 6, 2013 at 11:03 am | 21 comments | 20967 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto's downtown post office to be sold

The U.S. Postal Service plans to sell the historic building that houses Palo Alto's downtown post office and move its operations...

Original post made on Dec. 16, 2011
Last comment by C. Bedford, on Aug 28, 2012 at 11:16 am | 58 comments | 20909 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks at trenches for Caltrain

Commuting by train may be on the rise in job-rich Palo Alto, but when the City Council meets on Monday to discuss the local...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by musical, on Nov 6, 2013 at 11:33 pm | 37 comments | 20812 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

What ceiling? Entrepreneurial women claim high-tech turf

Silicon Valley is a beacon of hope to this breed of entrepreneur -- young, energetic, tech-savvy, and brazenly ambitious....

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2010
Last comment by Amanda More, on Jun 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm | 2 comments | 20784 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto embraces new laws to promote electric vehicles

Seeking to cement Palo Alto's position in the driver's seat of the electric-vehicle revolution, city officials on Monday...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2013
Last comment by peter huffton, on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:45 pm | 44 comments | 20753 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Saving the Baylands

The Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve marshlands, home to the endangered salt marsh harvest mouse and the California clapper...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Sally, on Nov 6, 2013 at 6:24 pm | 15 comments | 20626 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Federal budget cuts raise affordable-housing rents

In July, a Palo Alto single mother of two who lives in affordable housing received a letter alerting her that the rent for...

Original post made on Oct. 18, 2013
Last comment by Neighbors Helping Neighbors, on Oct 25, 2013 at 10:19 am | 25 comments | 20572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto considers a 'net-zero' growth vision

As Palo Alto moves toward adopting a new vision for growth, officials are considering one ambitious alternative that would...

Original post made on Jul. 9, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, on Jul 20, 2014 at 1:04 pm | 62 comments | 20515 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Union charges Palo Alto with violating law

Palo Alto's largest labor union has filed an "unfair practice charge" against the city, accusing city officials of acting...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2009
Last comment by Dried up Nanny, on Sep 30, 2009 at 11:25 am | 86 comments | 20338 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto school gets five more years

A high-performing East Palo Alto charter school prevailed Thursday night when it received permission to continue operating...

Original post made on Nov. 15, 2013
Last comment by Member, on Nov 29, 2013 at 12:47 pm | 2 comments | 20272 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Driven to succeed: How we're depriving teens of a sense of purpose

Many Palo Alto adolescents spend their high school years in a contest for credentials, accumulating grades, scores and accolades...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2011
Last comment by Citizen, on Nov 30, 2011 at 4:33 pm | 72 comments | 20231 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Board to discuss teacher raises, calendar tonight

The Palo Alto Board of Education will discuss raises for Palo Alto teachers and school administrators, including Superintendent...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by HUTCH 7.62, on Nov 26, 2013 at 9:42 am | 13 comments | 20223 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

What does new home construction cost these days?

Folks, I live in a 1950 Eichler and am planning a remodel that will touch most of the house except for the existing foundation and...

Original post made by Resident of Midtown on Feb. 6, 2010
Last comment by ModularHomeOwner, on May 10, 2014 at 12:30 am | 52 comments | 20199 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Restaurant bag ban starts Friday

Plastic to-go bags at Palo Alto restaurants are going to go as of Friday, Nov. 1, when the third phase of Palo Alto's ordinance...

Original post made on Oct. 30, 2013
Last comment by Jon, on Nov 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm | 25 comments | 20147 Views

AROUND TOWN

Editorial: For now, a required 'public benefit' slips away

There is plenty of blame to go around in any assessment of why Miki's Farm Fresh Market will have to close its doors next...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by "Neighbors Helping Neighbors", on Apr 5, 2013 at 8:08 am | 72 comments | 19953 Views
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