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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Aging Palo Alto school facilities compared

I moved here from Europe and was shocked to see how delapidated the school facilities are in Palo Alto. It is one of the...

Original post made by Marta on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Oct 3, 2009 at 1:57 am | 27 comments | 1822 Views

AROUND TOWN

Raising 'authentic, courageous, confident' girls

"Raising Authentic, Courageous, Confident Girls" is the title of a PTA-sponsored program to be held Thursday, Sept. 24, at...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2009
Last comment by gunn parent, on Sep 28, 2009 at 8:21 pm | 27 comments | 2471 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Simitian: Slashing higher-ed crippling California

California's already faltering economy will be further damaged by severe cuts to to higher education, State Sen. Joe Simitian,...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2009
Last comment by maguro_01, on Oct 3, 2009 at 6:31 am | 27 comments | 2069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Jack Morton's Booklet

Did anyone get the booklet that Jack Morton sent to voters? I got mine on Saturday and to say the least, I was upset and...

Original post made by Marvin on Oct. 19, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Oct 21, 2009 at 4:00 pm | 27 comments | 2467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Paly 'egg war' incident raises larger issues

The real question left behind from the Oct. 27 "egg war" between Palo Alto High School juniors and seniors isn't the egg...

Original post made on Nov. 28, 2009
Last comment by eakly at it again, on Dec 4, 2009 at 1:24 am | 27 comments | 2256 Views

AROUND TOWN

New trees, wider sidewalks eyed for El Camino

Months after Palo Alto residents shot down a city proposal to plant red maples on California Avenue, the trees are causing...

Original post made on Jan. 11, 2010
Last comment by Irvin, on Jan 14, 2010 at 1:31 pm | 27 comments | 2079 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Four Palo Alto school administrators to retire

The Palo Alto Unified School District announced a spate of retirements Wednesday, including the coordinator of the district's...

Original post made on Jan. 14, 2010
Last comment by Hopefull, on May 30, 2010 at 1:05 pm | 27 comments | 3000 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Typo caused 'implausible' high-speed-rail numbers

A memo containing information about ridership projections for the proposed high-speed rail contained a "typographical error"...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2010
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 14, 2010 at 11:01 am | 27 comments | 1686 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto will focus on street repairs, bike lanes

Rebuilt libraries, a new roof for the Palo Alto Arts Center and the closure of the city's landfill should top Palo Alto's...

Original post made on Feb. 25, 2010
Last comment by pat, on Mar 1, 2010 at 2:13 pm | 27 comments | 1782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto selects new assistant city manager

Palo Alto City Manager James Keene is planning to hire a new assistant city manager as part of a broader reorganization of...

Original post made on Mar. 4, 2010
Last comment by SuperD, on Mar 8, 2010 at 4:50 pm | 27 comments | 2314 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local-record approval for parcel tax -- 79.36 percent

Palo Alto voters have said a resounding "yes" to their public schools, according to a vote tally announced at 8:01 p.m. Tuesday...

Original post made on May. 5, 2010
Last comment by Me Too, on May 6, 2010 at 9:59 am | 27 comments | 1794 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Accused rapist's criminal record dates to 1993

Lionel Blanks Jr., the man accused of rape and attempted murder in the carjacking of a woman in Palo Alto on May 27, had...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2010
Last comment by raym, on Jun 10, 2010 at 7:16 pm | 27 comments | 2297 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's refuse-pickup rates may spike

Palo Alto's waste-collection service is, in some ways, a victim of its own success. The city's effort to discourage old-fashioned...

Original post made on Jul. 7, 2010
Last comment by Bikes2work, on Jul 10, 2010 at 7:36 pm | 27 comments | 2373 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why so many expulsions of EPA kids from Carlmont?

How come vice principal Mr. Crame at Carlmont High School is still working there? Last year he expelled over twenty students...

Original post made by Travis Ramos on Aug. 11, 2010
Last comment by Don't Believe It, on Aug 18, 2010 at 4:28 pm | 27 comments | 2477 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Driver killed in crash on Page Mill Road

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal crash in unincorporated San Mateo County that occurred early this...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2010
Last comment by Joseph Tourino, on Aug 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm | 27 comments | 2461 Views

AROUND TOWN

Pipeline involved in San Bruno blast runs through Palo Alto

The aging natural-gas pipeline under investigation in the Sept. 9 San Bruno explosion and fire also runs through Palo Alto,...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2010
Last comment by jardins, on Sep 20, 2010 at 10:00 pm | 27 comments | 2350 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Parking In Professorville

I live in Professorville, on a corner where there are theoretically 10 on-street parking spaces bordering my property....

Original post made by Ken Alsman on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Sep 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm | 27 comments | 3048 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto won't limit housing sizes in the foothills

Faced with ferocious neighborhood opposition, Palo Alto officials decided Monday to scrap a proposal to limit housing sizes...

Original post made on Oct. 5, 2010
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Oct 12, 2010 at 1:47 am | 27 comments | 2083 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto residents not sold on local rail station

High-speed rail officials seeking to gauge Palo Alto's interest in a local rail station received an unambiguous message from...

Original post made on Oct. 8, 2010
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 10, 2010 at 10:47 am | 27 comments | 1929 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Critics slam high-speed rail business plan

Peninsula critics of California's proposed high-speed rail system released a new report Monday night challenging the economics...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by sleepless voter in PA, on Oct 15, 2010 at 10:53 am | 27 comments | 2637 Views
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