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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Duraflame loses court battle over 'Spare the Air'

A firelog manufacturer lost its legal challenge to the Bay Area's wood-burning rule, according to an announcement Thursday...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Fed Up, again, on Oct 14, 2010 at 4:06 am | 52 comments | 6017 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Borders bookstore to close

Borders bookstore in downtown Palo Alto will close by the end of September as part of the liquidation of the national chain,...

Original post made on Jul. 18, 2011
Last comment by Alysha Crawford, on Aug 29, 2011 at 8:05 pm | 52 comments | 13522 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Price tag swells for California high-speed rail project

The cost of California's proposed high-speed-rail system, originally pegged at about $36 billion, has nearly tripled since...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2011
Last comment by Public Private partnership, on Jan 22, 2012 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 27547 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Kniss, Schmid, Burt, Berman win council election

Palo Alto voters gave the city's political establishment an enthusiastic vote of confidence on Election Tuesday when they...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2012
Last comment by Sara Armstrong, on Nov 7, 2012 at 10:35 pm | 52 comments | 2565 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's year of disruptions

Palo Alto's City Council started the year with lofty aspirations, pledging to tackle nagging long-term problems in the city....

Original post made on Dec. 27, 2013
Last comment by Good changes, on Jan 4, 2014 at 1:54 am | 52 comments | 14413 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto raises fresh concerns about Caltrain electrification

After years of talking about the benefits of a "modernized" Caltrain system, Palo Alto officials on Monday turned their attention...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2014
Last comment by Edward Syrett, on Jan 15, 2015 at 4:16 am | 52 comments | 8510 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Possible Compromise on Mandarin Immersion

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by JLS Mom, on Dec 31, 2006 at 12:14 pm | 52 comments | 5221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PA school board OKs grant for Mandarin program

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Original post made on Oct. 10, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 14, 2007 at 5:43 pm | 52 comments | 4162 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Theatre 'Friends' pledge $35,000 in lieu of fees

Palo Alto's controversial proposal to set fees for young actors who participate in Children's Theatre productions could be...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2010
Last comment by anonymous, on Jun 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm | 52 comments | 2745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teen injured in fight at Cal Ave train station

An after-school fight Thursday between two boys from Palo Alto High School ended with one being taken to the hospital and...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2011
Last comment by Follower, on Feb 12, 2011 at 8:19 pm | 52 comments | 2406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn exploring change to morning start time

A change to the morning school start time is under consideration at Gunn High School, but an official stressed that no decision...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2011
Last comment by D, on Sep 14, 2011 at 9:08 am | 52 comments | 2652 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents seek reconsideration of 2012-13 school calendar

An organization of Palo Alto parents is urging its members to write letters or turn out at tonight's meeting of the Board...

Original post made on Nov. 29, 2011
Last comment by critic, on Jan 2, 2012 at 6:37 pm | 52 comments | 2031 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board: College-essay writing help needed

Palo Alto students' need for help with college essay-writing emerged as a theme Tuesday in a Board of Education discussion...

Original post made on Apr. 25, 2012
Last comment by Anne Knight, on May 3, 2012 at 12:57 pm | 52 comments | 11045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Top high school test scores called 'blessing and curse'

Top test scores were cited as a blessing and a curse Tuesday, Oct. 23, as the Palo Alto Board of Education reviewed results...

Original post made on Oct. 25, 2012
Last comment by determinant, on Oct 30, 2012 at 9:17 am | 52 comments | 2663 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editing afoot by school candidate

EDITING AFOOT ... The Weekly noticed this week that one portion of school board candidate Catherine Crystal Foster's profile...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by Roger Dodger, on Oct 27, 2014 at 12:55 pm | 52 comments | 2356 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police release sketch of man wanted for strong-arm robbery

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Original post made on Oct. 6, 2008
Last comment by its me, on Oct 28, 2008 at 3:25 pm | 52 comments | 3136 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

was the Ashley Todd "mugging" a hoax?

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Original post made by John M on Oct. 24, 2008
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 27, 2008 at 2:08 am | 52 comments | 2469 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Wave of robberies raises concerns in Palo Alto

Palo Alto police are investigating a string of 14 robberies that have occurred around the city since late September -- the...

Original post made on Dec. 22, 2010
Last comment by Paly Alum, on Dec 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm | 52 comments | 2996 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman struck by bus, killed in downtown Palo Alto

A woman was killed in downtown Palo Alto this morning after she was struck by a bus while crossing University Avenue. Read...

Original post made on Dec. 30, 2010
Last comment by Jozee, on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:20 pm | 52 comments | 4253 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto softens stance on vehicle dwellers

Palo Alto officials are backing off their proposal to ban vehicle dwellers and are now considering less stringent approaches,...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2011
Last comment by member, on Nov 29, 2011 at 10:09 am | 52 comments | 2345 Views
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