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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Lynne Johnson will retire as police chief

Palo Alto Police Chief Lynne Johnson will retire and leave her job Dec. 19, City Manager James Keene announced Thursday following...

Original post made on Nov. 20, 2008
Last comment by steveo, on Mar 11, 2009 at 11:30 am | 139 comments | 9120 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Private giving to public schools widens the gap between rich and poor.

This New York Times opinion piece is being widely read and shared by my Stanford colleagues this morning. As you consider...

Original post made by A parent concerned about social justice on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by Sara, on Sep 11, 2013 at 8:26 pm | 139 comments | 20467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Diversity in Palo Alto Schools: Merit and Demerits

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Original post made by John on Jun. 25, 2007
Last comment by nancy, on Jun 30, 2007 at 8:07 pm | 137 comments | 7922 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Yes on E

It is difficult to imagine any other city engaging in the kind of hard-fought battle that has characterized the debate over...

Original post made on Oct. 21, 2011
Last comment by Walter Sedriks, on Oct 30, 2011 at 4:19 am | 137 comments | 4325 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 | 18685 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

MI letter to school board

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Original post made by Board Observer on May. 2, 2007
Last comment by pa resident, on May 10, 2007 at 3:41 pm | 137 comments | 8073 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High principal reflects on 'egg wars'

Eleven Palo Alto High School students were suspended and about seven more received "consequences" for participating in an...

Original post made on Nov. 16, 2009
Last comment by Anon., on Nov 21, 2009 at 5:50 am | 137 comments | 4123 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pensions: Palo Alto's ticking time bomb

In 2007, the year Warren Buffett famously described public pensions as a time bomb with a long fuse, Palo Alto officials...

Original post made on Jul. 13, 2012
Last comment by Deep Throat, on Aug 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm | 136 comments | 27517 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

French or not at Paly?

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Original post made by homme de palo alto on Jul. 22, 2007
Last comment by Palo alto mom, on Sep 6, 2007 at 11:51 am | 136 comments | 7733 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plagiarism at Paly grad events sparks discussion

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Original post made on Jun. 25, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jun 27, 2008 at 10:12 am | 136 comments | 4893 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Passionate boos, cheers mark Eshoo meeting

A vocal crowd of nearly 1,000 people turned out Wednesday night for a Town Hall meeting with Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Palo Alto)...

Original post made on Sep. 3, 2009
Last comment by Ethan, on Sep 8, 2009 at 1:21 am | 136 comments | 3678 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly High tries for booze-free dances

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Original post made on May. 28, 2008
Last comment by paly parent, on Jun 11, 2008 at 4:37 pm | 135 comments | 6178 Views

AROUND TOWN

Caltrain improvements may come soon because of High Speed Rail

I think these are both important upgrades to the existing Caltrain system. According to the Mercury-News: "What particularly...

Original post made by Greg K on Nov. 18, 2008
Last comment by Clem, on Dec 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm | 135 comments | 13569 Views

AROUND TOWN

Dispute over Jewish tradition could nix Christmas trees

Every autumn, for more than a decade, Abraham Berman's sukkah made an appearance on the second-floor patio of Sheridan Apartments,...

Original post made on Oct. 10, 2011
Last comment by saichele, on Dec 11, 2011 at 10:16 pm | 135 comments | 8034 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Mandarin losing its status as flavor of the month language?

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Original post made by Parent on Aug. 16, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on Sep 1, 2007 at 12:53 pm | 134 comments | 6747 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers: Support needed for graduation proposal

High school teachers Tuesday said a move to stiffen graduation requirements, by itself, will not boost the achievement of...

Original post made on Mar. 14, 2012
Last comment by Mike, on Apr 21, 2012 at 9:23 pm | 134 comments | 6697 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

McGee: Tax renewal would protect Palo Alto school programs

Local voters have long supported the Palo Alto Unified School District to ensure we can provide a world-class education for...

Original post made on Apr. 10, 2015
Last comment by Just more click bait, 15 minutes ago | 134 comments | 5425 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pilots' group urges tighter procedures at airport

Acutely aware of the Palo Alto Airport's limited-visibility future, the airport's pilots' and aircraft-owners' group is pushing...

Original post made on Feb. 23, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 1, 2010 at 1:31 pm | 133 comments | 7935 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto may study airplane noise

Palo Alto should fund a $30,000 study of air-traffic noise over the city and propose alternative flight paths, a City Council...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2015
Last comment by Jetman, on Feb 15, 2015 at 10:36 pm | 133 comments | 6361 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

'Not in Our Town' event to explore diversity

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Original post made on Mar. 6, 2008
Last comment by No OP fan, on Mar 15, 2008 at 1:49 am | 133 comments | 6303 Views
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