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AROUND TOWN

Superintendent urges denial of charter school bid

The superintendent of East Palo Alto's Ravenswood City School District has recommended denial of an application by a high-performing...

Original post made on Mar. 24, 2011
Last comment by its all about the $$, on Mar 28, 2011 at 11:39 am | 14 comments | 18069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Why do the libraries carry DVDs?

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Original post made by David on Oct. 24, 2006
Last comment by Suggest_It_To_Me, on Dec 28, 2006 at 1:59 pm | 52 comments | 17875 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Making high school happier, funnier

In the academically intense culture of Gunn High School, a class where students gather in "gratitude circles" and practice...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by Parent, on Feb 27, 2014 at 1:26 pm | 20 comments | 17776 Views

AROUND TOWN

Fall arts preview: an exuberance of culture

Though the weather's not exactly what you'd call "crisp" yet, a few trees are tentatively going scarlet. And rain or shine,...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2013
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AROUND TOWN

Voters shoot down Maybell development

A grassroots campaign in Palo Alto to overturn an approved housing development on Maybell Avenue scored a sweeping Election...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by BabyBoomerGuru, on Dec 16, 2013 at 11:46 am | 262 comments | 17757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Giant sign approved for new Alma Plaza grocer

For decades, Alma Plaza in Palo Alto has served as a graveyard for grocers' dreams. On Monday, the City Council sent the...

Original post made on Dec. 17, 2013
Last comment by customer, on Jun 22, 2014 at 5:36 pm | 137 comments | 17751 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

No charge in crash that hurt twin boys on Menlo Park sidewalk

Edward Nelson, the 90-year-old driver whose SUV jumped a curb and pinned 6-year-old twin boys against a wall in downtown...

Original post made on Jan. 24, 2014
Last comment by kludged, on Feb 3, 2014 at 11:14 am | 59 comments | 17729 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Commission voices support for new 'tech corridor'

Members of Palo Alto's Planning and Transportation Commission came out in favor of transforming a segment of Park Boulevard...

Original post made on May. 9, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Nov 18, 2013 at 7:54 pm | 44 comments | 17711 Views

AROUND TOWN

A gem of open space

For decades, coyotes, hawks and dusky-footed woodrats have roamed the secluded INE Ranch in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Few...

Original post made on Mar. 21, 2014
Last comment by Garrett, on Mar 22, 2014 at 5:48 pm | 19 comments | 17667 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Second health-care 'telephone town hall' goes well

A second "telephone town hall" by Congresswoman Anna Eshoo Monday evening went smoothly and won praise from callers from...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Oct 13, 2010 at 12:58 pm | 129 comments | 17568 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto protests 'unachievable' housing goals

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Original post made on Dec. 11, 2007
Last comment by Mike, on Jan 16, 2008 at 1:01 am | 340 comments | 17547 Views

AROUND TOWN

Hopes rekindled for new police building in Palo Alto

Palo Alto's plan to build a new police headquarters at 3045 Park Blvd. roared back to life Tuesday afternoon when city officials...

Original post made on May. 7, 2013
Last comment by musical, on May 13, 2013 at 10:13 pm | 16 comments | 17516 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bicycle thefts on rise in Palo Alto

Numerous bicycle thefts have been reported throughout Palo Alto since March 28, police said Wednesday. "The thefts have been...

Original post made on Apr. 18, 2012
Last comment by thefts, on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:54 am | 51 comments | 17426 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Happy Donuts to reopen under new management Thursday

When Palo Alto's Happy Donuts abruptly announced its closure last week, fans feared the end of an era. But now they can rejoice....

Original post made on Jun. 9, 2014
Last comment by Duquesne, on Jun 13, 2014 at 12:12 am | 27 comments | 17382 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Buena Vista owner hits another snag

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park must go back and further revise his plan for compensating the residents who would...

Original post made on Oct. 23, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Oct 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm | 37 comments | 17326 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

NASA scientist cites 'global-warming emergency'

Time is running out to prevent catastrophic consequences from global warming, a leading climate scientist warned a packed...

Original post made on Nov. 23, 2008
Last comment by laugh or cry..you choose, on Jun 14, 2010 at 7:32 am | 36 comments | 17201 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Is it time to have school busses in Palo Alto

Given all the traffic increases and more high density developments planned throughout the city, is it time to consider school...

Original post made by Bus the Kids on Nov. 20, 2013
Last comment by single story neighbors, on Nov 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm | 7 comments | 17158 Views

AROUND TOWN

City looks to spread smoking ban downtown

Palo Alto's ever-expanding ban on smoking is now drifting toward downtown and California Avenue. By an 8-1 vote, with Greg...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by neighbor, on Nov 19, 2013 at 7:21 pm | 4 comments | 17150 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Safe schools' task force mulls recommendations

A new system for anonymous reporting of bullying is among the recommendations of a Palo Alto school district task force on...

Original post made on Jun. 10, 2013
Last comment by Campaign Insider, on Jun 12, 2013 at 8:06 am | 27 comments | 17010 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Gunn 16-year-old died in car crash early July 6

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Original post made by Southgate neighbor on Jul. 7, 2006
Last comment by <3, on Nov 12, 2007 at 5:09 am | 154 comments | 16954 Views
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