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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ivies start dropping AP classes.

Today's NYT reports that Dartmouth has decided to refuse credit for all AP classes. The university studied the results from...

Original post made by College Board on Jan. 18, 2013
Last comment by Ugh, on Jan 30, 2013 at 11:06 pm | 57 comments | 9772 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Snake on California Ave 5 pm Sunday?

Did anyone else see a few folks trying to corral a big snake at California Ave near Hanover / Harvard Streets around 5 pm...

Original post made by College Terrace on May. 24, 2010
There are no comments yet. 2153 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Don't Wait For The School Board, Empower Yourself

“If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” Dalai Lama. We, each one of us,...

Original post made by Collegeunlocked on Mar. 27, 2015
Last comment by Marc Vincenti, on Mar 28, 2015 at 11:20 pm | 8 comments | 1623 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

$52 million for BMR housing in Palo Alto

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Original post made by common sense on Sep. 3, 2008
Last comment by Southie, on Sep 4, 2008 at 5:26 pm | 5 comments | 2514 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High speed rail revises business plan

Article on revision of business plan... http://www.mercurynews.com/top-stories/ci_13997677 Compared to other rail systems,...

Original post made by common sense on Dec. 15, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1791 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Apple to build new campus in Cupertino

Interesting to compare how Cupertino is handling this campus that Apple is proposing to build for 12,000 people versus how...

Original post made by common sense on Jun. 8, 2011
Last comment by Anon., on Jun 11, 2011 at 12:20 pm | 5 comments | 1693 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Measure E Alternatives

There are several topics that I've never seen the pro-Measure E people address: 1) How does a reduction in the generation...

Original post made by common sense on Oct. 18, 2011
Last comment by Not so fast, on Oct 21, 2011 at 10:11 am | 3 comments | 1234 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New High Speed Rail Cost Estimate

This appeared in the SJ Merc: http://www.mercurynews.com/california-high-speed-rail/ci_19236454 The High Speed Rail is...

Original post made by Common Sense on Oct. 31, 2011
Last comment by common sense, on Nov 1, 2011 at 1:48 pm | 4 comments | 1954 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High Speed Rail pays for lobbyist

Read the story about how High Speed Rail Authority, a state agency, paid a lobbyist to lobby the State Legislature: http://www.mercurynews.com/california-high-speed-rail/ci_19881...

Original post made by common sense on Feb. 3, 2012
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 6, 2012 at 6:46 pm | 1 comment | 1169 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Housing policy

Here's a interesting article about how the policies on housing, taxation, etc. in California are driving out the middle class. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230444...

Original post made by common sense on Apr. 23, 2012
There are no comments yet. 1259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City misspending money

The City Council & City Manager have been crying poverty when it comes to the city budget; here's what they are spending...

Original post made by common sense on Mar. 1, 2013
Last comment by Midtown resident, on Mar 2, 2013 at 11:12 pm | 9 comments | 3272 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City hires Chief Communications Officer

Saw this in another paper "Palo Alto hires first-ever Chief Communications officer": http://www.mercurynews.com/peninsula/ci_23041156/palo-alto-hires-first-ever-chief-communications...

Original post made by common sense on Apr. 17, 2013
Last comment by anonymous, on Apr 17, 2013 at 9:07 am | 4 comments | 1194 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Cancun Climate Change Conference

Interesting article about the Climate Change Conference... http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/10/hypocrisy-alive-and-well-at-cancun-climate-conference/ It...

Original post made by common sense on Dec. 10, 2010
There are no comments yet. 1594 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Economy 1 year ago versus today

Reading the paper this morning, I see 3 glaring points: 1) 1 year ago, Valley unemployment was about 6%, today it is about...

Original post made by Common Sense Economist on Oct. 17, 2009
Last comment by Common Sense Economist, on Oct 18, 2009 at 9:20 am | 7 comments | 1807 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Market reform health insurance now

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Original post made by common sense now on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by whatever, on May 23, 2008 at 10:56 am | 5 comments | 2623 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Living through the lessons of Simple Economics 101

New News: Tax bills (revenue into our Fed Coffers) at lowest since 1950, if you believe USA Today..an iffy proposal, but...

Original post made by Common Sense Professor on May. 19, 2010
Last comment by Living through the lessons of Economics 101, on May 21, 2010 at 6:31 am | 13 comments | 1973 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama stays awake at night worrying about Red Ink

http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/national-debt-budget-deficit-scary-forecast-taxpayers/story?id=9854459 Read the above and...

Original post made by Common Sense Solutions on Feb. 17, 2010
Last comment by Rahming through more red ink, on Feb 20, 2010 at 5:05 am | 4 comments | 1925 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Richard May, Alvarez

The section on Richard May is on lockdown, with only registered users being able to comment. I am a registered user, still...

Original post made by CommonSense on Dec. 9, 2009
There are no comments yet. 1956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Suicide Prevention and Youth Well-Being Survey - ALL COMMUNITY VOICES NEEDED

Project Safety Net Community Survey Attention Palo Alto Students, Parents, Grandparents and Neighbors: YOUR voice is Needed...

Original post made by Community on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Jun 6, 2016 at 8:18 pm | 3 comments | 263 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

We need our Community Center Gyms back!

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Original post made by Community Center at Cubberley on Feb. 28, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 2, 2008 at 2:25 pm | 14 comments | 3403 Views
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