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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Diversity in Palo Alto Schools: Merit and Demerits

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Original post made by John on Jun. 25, 2007
Last comment by nancy, on Jun 30, 2007 at 8:07 pm | 137 comments | 9533 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on E

It is difficult to imagine any other city engaging in the kind of hard-fought battle that has characterized the debate over...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter Sedriks, on Oct 30, 2011 at 4:19 am | 137 comments | 6704 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 20893 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High principal reflects on 'egg wars'

Eleven Palo Alto High School students were suspended and about seven more received "consequences" for participating in an...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 21, 2009 at 5:50 am | 137 comments | 5466 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto reacts to Atlantic article

The appearance in a national publication of a now-familiar story — that of a community, Palo Alto, grappling with youth...

Original post made on Nov. 17, 2015
Last comment by RETOOL SCHOOL, on Dec 24, 2015 at 10:31 am | 137 comments | 16013 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 30573 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI letter to school board

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Original post made by Board Observer on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by pa resident, on May 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm | 136 comments | 11315 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

French or not at Paly?

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Original post made by homme de palo alto on Jul. 22, 2007
Last comment by Palo alto mom, on Sep 6, 2007 at 11:51 am | 136 comments | 9363 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plagiarism at Paly grad events sparks discussion

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Original post made on Jun. 25, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 27, 2008 at 10:12 am | 136 comments | 7151 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Passionate boos, cheers mark Eshoo meeting

A vocal crowd of nearly 1,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a Town Hall meeting with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto)...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ethan, on Sep 8, 2009 at 1:21 am | 136 comments | 5141 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo launches survey on airplane noise

Acting on numerous complaints by her constituents regarding an increase in aircraft noise, Rep. Anna Eshoo has assembled...

Original post made on Jul. 15, 2015
Last comment by what plane noise?, on Jul 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm | 136 comments | 9179 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Yes on A' campaign raises more than $46,000

The "Yes on A" campaign in support of the Palo Alto schools parcel tax measure has raised $46,047, with Parent Teacher Associations,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by I can't remember the name I used, on Apr 19, 2015 at 6:55 pm | 135 comments | 6206 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council halts divisive downtown project

Two months after it seemingly secured the city's approval, a divisive four-story development proposed for the former site...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Bobbyhwy1@icloud.com, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:31 am | 135 comments | 10726 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly High tries for booze-free dances

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Original post made on May. 28, 2008
Last comment by paly parent, on Jun 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm | 135 comments | 7626 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain improvements may come soon because of High Speed Rail

I think these are both important upgrades to the existing Caltrain system. According to the Mercury-News: "What particularly...

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by Clem, on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm | 135 comments | 31890 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 12379 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Mandarin losing its status as flavor of the month language?

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Original post made by Parent on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm | 134 comments | 8205 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers: Support needed for graduation proposal

High school teachers Tuesday said a move to stiffen graduation requirements, by itself, will not boost the achievement of...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm | 134 comments | 10408 Views

AROUND TOWN

Committee majority recommends renaming three Palo Alto school sites

What started as one father's [http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/12/07/palo-alto-school-board-to-discuss-petition-to-rename-jordan-middle-school...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2017
Last comment by American, on Mar 22, 2017 at 8:17 pm | 134 comments | 12401 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pilots' group urges tighter procedures at airport

Acutely aware of the Palo Alto Airport's limited-visibility future, the airport's pilots' and aircraft-owners' group is pushing...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm | 133 comments | 10582 Views
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Short story writers wanted!

The 31st Annual Palo Alto Weekly Short Story Contest is now accepting entries for Adult, Young Adult (15-17) and Teen (12-14) categories. Send us your short story (2,500 words or less) and entry form by April 13, 2017. First, Second and Third Place prizes awarded in each category.

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