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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto councilmembers want wider sidewalks

Unpopular developments in Palo Alto come in all shapes and sizes, but they tend to have one irksome quality in common --...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2013
Last comment by Fred Balin, on May 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm | 29 comments | 8502 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto seeks flickers of hope for fiber network

As local technologists can readily vouch, Palo Alto's journey toward a citywide high-speed Internet network has been anything...

Original post made on May. 14, 2013
Last comment by just thinkin', on May 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm | 29 comments | 25800 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mayor signs on to gun-control coalition

In an unscripted move, Palo Alto Mayor Greg Scharff on Monday night went along with urgings from the public and signed on...

Original post made on Aug. 6, 2013
Last comment by gxbell, on Aug 19, 2013 at 8:57 pm | 29 comments | 4572 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to spur Caltrain use among city workers

City workers in Palo Alto may soon have a fresh incentive to ditch their cars in favor of mass transit -- free Caltrain passes. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2014
Last comment by 1+1=3, on Feb 20, 2014 at 1:55 pm | 29 comments | 9358 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Rule changes aim to widen El Camino sidewalks

With its sea of cars, narrow sidewalks, fortress-like office complexes and eclectic scattering of motels, restaurants and...

Original post made on Feb. 27, 2014
Last comment by Anon, on Mar 1, 2014 at 10:55 am | 29 comments | 8705 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Our Palo Alto' launches with lessons in local demographics

An attempt by Palo Alto officials to get out of City Hall and engage residents in a two-year conversation about the future...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2014
Last comment by Just Saying, on May 8, 2014 at 5:19 pm | 29 comments | 7052 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Renters feel the squeeze in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's housing market is known for its million-dollar homes and exclusivity. But for those looking to rent, the rates...

Original post made on May. 1, 2014
Last comment by palymom, on May 3, 2014 at 9:09 am | 29 comments | 10820 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto planning department sees senior-level shake-up

In the latest shake-up in Palo Alto's busy planning department, the city has hired a new assistant planning director and...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by neighbor, on Jul 31, 2014 at 10:57 am | 29 comments | 2756 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Replacing JJ&F

The developer of a long-delayed mixed-use project on the site of the former JJ&F Market is asking the city to approve his...

Original post made on Aug. 8, 2014
Last comment by Ben, on Aug 10, 2014 at 10:13 pm | 29 comments | 2898 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gearing up for school board elections

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Original post made on Jun. 12, 2007
Last comment by Jon, on Jul 11, 2007 at 11:19 pm | 29 comments | 4261 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Are our schools re-writing history?

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Original post made by Middle School Parent on Oct. 5, 2007
Last comment by PA Mom, on Oct 30, 2007 at 12:17 pm | 29 comments | 3396 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Day off school

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Original post made by Parent on Apr. 25, 2008
Last comment by Mom, on Mar 13, 2009 at 10:19 am | 29 comments | 3204 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Number participating in 'egg war' dropped to 50

Only about 50 Palo Alto High School students -- far fewer than initial reports from stuents of 100 to 200 -- were involved...

Original post made on Nov. 2, 2009
Last comment by student, on Nov 5, 2009 at 1:31 am | 29 comments | 2061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford University admits 753 early applicants

Stanford University has sent acceptance letters to 753 early applicants for the class of 2014, the university announced Monday....

Original post made on Dec. 14, 2009
Last comment by Admin, on Dec 19, 2009 at 10:25 pm | 29 comments | 2956 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto parents in denial about their teens?

Are Palo Alto parents in denial about what really goes on in their teenagers' lives? Survey results suggest that the answer...

Original post made on Mar. 12, 2010
Last comment by Alex, on Jun 14, 2010 at 8:43 pm | 29 comments | 3082 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board to vote on 2011-12 calendar

The Palo Alto school board Tuesday will be asked to vote on a "rollover" academic calendar for next year that is nearly identical...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Dec 9, 2010 at 8:36 am | 29 comments | 1886 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Escondido principal to move to Fairmeadow

Escondido School in Palo Alto was searching for a new principal Tuesday after the announcement that 15-year Principal Gary...

Original post made on Apr. 20, 2011
Last comment by Former Escondido parents, on Jun 26, 2011 at 6:53 am | 29 comments | 2539 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools brace for more budget cuts

Palo Alto schools are bracing for their third round of budget cuts in as many years and face some "tough decisions," officials...

Original post made on Nov. 30, 2011
Last comment by EPA dad, on Dec 5, 2011 at 8:58 am | 29 comments | 2123 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New 'performing-arts center' approved for Paly

Groundbreaking for a state-of-the-art "performing-arts center" at Palo Alto High School is planned for the summer of 2013....

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2012
Last comment by Kevin, on Feb 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm | 29 comments | 2641 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Survey: Differences in Gunn, Paly guidance systems

Two-thirds of high school students in Palo Alto "feel tremendous pressure to succeed academically," according to surveys...

Original post made on Mar. 26, 2012
Last comment by Cheng-z, on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm | 29 comments | 2077 Views
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