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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

AIG and the Bail Out

Things are heating up all over the place 1/ Anger Over Firm Depletes Obama's Political Capital President Obama's...

Original post made by Sharon on Mar. 17, 2009
Last comment by Sun and Sand, on Mar 28, 2009 at 10:58 pm | 66 comments | 7999 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Water board supports removing Searsville Dam

The SF Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board has told Stanford University it supports removing Searsville Dam as the university...

Original post made on Apr. 2, 2015
Last comment by Water Board, on Apr 27, 2015 at 5:46 pm | 92 comments | 7998 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Statewide report blasts community colleges

A scathing new report is questioning the effectiveness of California's 112 community colleges, stating that remedial education...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2010
Last comment by paly parent, on Nov 3, 2010 at 7:54 am | 18 comments | 7997 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Angry parents derail school-calendar vote

A Palo Alto school district plan to shift first-semester final exams to before the December break starting next year was...

Original post made on Nov. 10, 2010
Last comment by equality, on Nov 14, 2010 at 5:50 pm | 198 comments | 7997 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

More than 80 mailboxes to be removed

Citing a decrease in mail volume, the U.S. Postal Service will remove 81 mailboxes from Palo Alto neighborhood corners after...

Original post made on Dec. 7, 2015
Last comment by Shana, on Dec 9, 2015 at 3:42 pm | 25 comments | 7994 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Student hospitalized after bike, SUV collide

A Palo Alto High School student was hospitalized after his bicycle collided with an SUV on his way to school Tuesday, Oct....

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by danielle, on Nov 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm | 60 comments | 7991 Views

AROUND TOWN

sad news about Briones house

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Original post made by joyce on Mar. 9, 2007
Last comment by someone who reads, on Apr 22, 2010 at 5:39 pm | 41 comments | 7988 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park Boulevard office building wins approval

The three-story office building proposed for Park Boulevard was, by all accounts, an exceptional project. For opponents,...

Original post made on Jun. 2, 2015
Last comment by Long Time Resident, on Aug 21, 2015 at 6:40 am | 39 comments | 7982 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista closure heads toward final chapter

With the City Council just days away from making a decision on the closure of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, supporters of...

Original post made on May. 22, 2015
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on May 27, 2015 at 10:32 am | 59 comments | 7976 Views

AROUND TOWN

Longtime Palo Alto homeless woman dies at age 73

She wore a large 1940s wig -- Loretta Young-style -- and kept her face down. She took shelter under a blue plastic tarp with...

Original post made on May. 14, 2014
Last comment by Latendresse, on May 16, 2014 at 3:40 pm | 21 comments | 7976 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two caregivers sentenced for $171,256 elder fraud

Two East Palo Alto women were sentenced Thursday to 11 months in jail and 5 years probation for defrauding an 82-year-old...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2012
Last comment by Treal Talk, on Nov 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm | 16 comments | 7975 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Bicyclists praise city's bold traffic-calming push

Dozens of Palo Alto bicyclists cheered Monday night as the city approved more than $2 million in design contracts for 17...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2014
Last comment by Yep Tickets, on Mar 20, 2014 at 7:10 am | 43 comments | 7974 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto nonprofit funds education around the world

Matt Severson his father, Denis Severson, and Paly friend Andrew Perrault launched The School Fund website, inviting people...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
Last comment by Solon, on Sep 20, 2013 at 9:54 pm | 10 comments | 7970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Page Mill Road development hits another snag

Harold Hohbach's tortuous journey to build a development filled with condominiums and research space on Page Mill Road just...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2011
Last comment by jan, on Oct 8, 2011 at 5:45 pm | 16 comments | 7970 Views

AROUND TOWN

Castilleja vows to reduce enrollment

Castilleja School has pledged to reduce its enrollment by 33 students over the next four years if it cannot come to new terms...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2014
Last comment by castilleja student, on Feb 2, 2015 at 9:24 pm | 26 comments | 7969 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Construction firm threatens to take Palo Alto school district to trial

While Palo Alto High School students were finally able to make full use of a new classroom building and just-completed Media...

Original post made on Oct. 28, 2014
Last comment by Don't donate to PiE, on Oct 31, 2014 at 8:17 pm | 22 comments | 7967 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Entrepreneurial mom pairs Mandarin tutors with immersion students

Kristina Klausen was looking for a way that her two daughters could get extra practice conversing in Mandarin outside of...

Original post made on Jul. 17, 2015
Last comment by artbuilder, on Jul 22, 2015 at 1:15 pm | 4 comments | 7962 Views

AROUND TOWN

Meet the Palo Alto school board candidates

The arrival of two new school board members this fall comes at a time that, in many ways, is a turning point for the Palo...

Original post made on Oct. 3, 2014
Last comment by Briones Parent, on Oct 4, 2014 at 12:40 am | 4 comments | 7959 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Police theater probe reaches back to early '90s

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Original post made on Feb. 29, 2008
Last comment by litebug, on Mar 8, 2008 at 4:28 pm | 85 comments | 7957 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Block-long development approved for Olive Garden site

The already sizzling construction climate around California Avenue is set to heat up even further after the City Council...

Original post made on May. 24, 2016
Last comment by Marie, on Jul 20, 2016 at 6:01 pm | 57 comments | 7957 Views
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