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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto explores new partnership with neighborhoods

Seeking to strengthen the ties that bind City Hall to the city's 37 neighborhoods, the Palo Alto City Council on Monday agreed...

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by Douglas Moran, on Apr 23, 2015 at 6:08 pm | 28 comments | 3460 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Payday at City Hall

The signs of success are striking: new libraries, a renovated City Hall, a rebuilt Art Center and a new downtown just a mile...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Joe, on Apr 25, 2015 at 8:02 pm | 28 comments | 6110 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Another buck for workers

A growing movement to adopt local minimum-wage ordinances is gaining momentum on the Peninsula and elsewhere in California,...

Original post made on May. 1, 2015
Last comment by Density=Danger, on May 8, 2015 at 8:22 pm | 28 comments | 3377 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hidden in plain sight

The young man working at a Mountain View Safeway slammed his head on a commercial refrigerator door, unable to verbally express...

Original post made on May. 8, 2015
Last comment by Language Matters , on May 18, 2015 at 9:40 am | 28 comments | 16428 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Income inequality in Bay Area exceeds national levels

A Silicon Valley economic research institute said today that income inequality in the Bay Area is now more severe than in...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jul 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm | 28 comments | 4128 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Online launches 'pay meter'

Frequent visitors to Palo Alto Online will soon need to either become subscribing members to obtain full access to unlimited...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Feb 19, 2016 at 10:38 pm | 28 comments | 5259 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Getting out of cars

Ask any employer in Palo Alto, large or small, tech or restaurant, what its biggest business challenge is and you'll get...

Original post made on Mar. 11, 2016
Last comment by commuter, on Mar 14, 2016 at 5:27 pm | 28 comments | 4111 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council to rule on new Mercedes dealership near Baylands

Once a popular destination for diners seeking egg rolls, dim sum and Chinese chicken salad, the Embarcadero Road building...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Jun 9, 2016 at 3:03 am | 28 comments | 4266 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Tax measure rushed and ill-advised

Palo Alto City Council members are right to worry about political fall-out from the ever-worsening traffic congestion around...

Original post made on Jun. 24, 2016
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 28, 2016 at 6:48 am | 28 comments | 2895 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Connections Program at JLS

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Original post made by CKL on Apr. 16, 2007
Last comment by Connections...Getting There, on Jan 4, 2010 at 9:35 am | 28 comments | 8913 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A solution to the crowded schools problem

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Original post made by Parent on May. 14, 2007
Last comment by OhlonePar, on May 21, 2007 at 1:30 am | 28 comments | 4695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Language Immersion Program Compromise Brainstorm

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Original post made by Jane on Jun. 2, 2007
Last comment by A.J., on Jun 5, 2007 at 6:03 pm | 28 comments | 4444 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Yes on Measure A for schools' future

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Original post made on May. 8, 2008
Last comment by fuzzy list=no vote, on May 12, 2008 at 3:09 pm | 28 comments | 4579 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Memorial service set Sunday for Paly student Travis Brewer

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Original post made on Sep. 16, 2008
Last comment by Doug Govan, on Sep 21, 2008 at 11:22 pm | 28 comments | 4433 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Egging leads to broken hip for 87-year-old grandfather

Our home has been the target of teenage boys throwing eggs. Most recently on Friday night we heard the pop of eggs hitting...

Original post made by Prank Victim on Apr. 20, 2009
Last comment by ellie gioumousis, on Apr 28, 2009 at 12:38 am | 28 comments | 3667 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In California, Bad Teachers Just Can't Be Fired

I really think we should all be aware of what our kids could be facing, yes, even here in Palo Alto. This is six pages...

Original post made by Scared for our Kids on May. 2, 2009
Last comment by Ron, on May 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm | 28 comments | 3288 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Task force on teens seeks to be 'methodical'

A roomful of self-described Type-A personalities met at Palo Alto City Hall on Thursday to develop a comprehensive program...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by student, on Sep 8, 2009 at 9:35 pm | 28 comments | 2925 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Do high school students really write their college essays in English class?

In the current school board meeting packet, Superintendent Skelly asserts that "the senior English classes at both high schools...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Nov. 5, 2010
Last comment by Gunn parent, on Nov 10, 2010 at 7:38 am | 28 comments | 3944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Space shortages possible at Addison, Palo Verde

Families of 31 prospective kindergartners who live in Palo Alto's Addison Elementary School area have been told there is...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2011
Last comment by Poetdoc2009@gmail.com, on Aug 22, 2011 at 2:14 pm | 28 comments | 3944 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Foundation donates $4.4M to Palo Alto schools

Parent and community volunteers have raised a record-breaking $4.4 million to donate to local public school campuses, the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2012
Last comment by Parent, on Mar 31, 2012 at 8:20 pm | 28 comments | 4584 Views
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