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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Internet provider to axe Palo Alto's web connection

The City of Palo Alto is losing its Internet connection due to a battle over a proposed neighborhood cell-phone tower. Read...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2011
Last comment by Ian, on Apr 3, 2011 at 11:48 pm | 119 comments | 3888 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mandarin Immersion program now 'ongoing'

Palo Alto's once-controversial Mandarin Immersion program was elevated from the status of "pilot" to "ongoing" Tuesday with...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Jan 6, 2011 at 7:02 pm | 119 comments | 3660 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Pedestrian killed while crossing Embarcadero is identified

A Palo Alto woman who died after being hit by a pick-up truck Friday night, Jan. 25, has been identified by the Santa Clara...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2013
Last comment by anon too, on Dec 16, 2013 at 2:13 pm | 119 comments | 3958 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 Aug 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm | 119 comments | 6841 Views

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 | 16080 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 | 6712 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 | 4358 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 | 6339 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 | 6816 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 | 5401 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 | 4151 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 | 7018 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 | 9294 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 | 3270 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 | 13514 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 | 7139 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 | 2047 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 | 22180 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 | 4661 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 | 6862 Views
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Just say no
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By Douglas Moran | 4 comments | 380 views