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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 Wondering?, 1 minutes ago | 4 comments | 786 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Man alleges excessive force, civil rights violations by Palo Alto police

A Los Altos Hills man is charging that Palo Alto police officers used excessive force and violated his civil rights in connection...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Cam, 8 minutes ago | 4 comments | 167 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

ACLU lawsuit affects school field trips

A pending lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union is having far-reaching effects on school field trips around California,...

Original post made on Nov. 24, 2011
Last comment by Teacher Guy, 59 minutes ago | 62 comments | 3220 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford announces members of sexual-assault task force

Stanford University today named a group of almost 20 students, faculty and staff who will make up a task force charged with...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by howlong, 1 hour ago | 6 comments | 1577 Views

AROUND TOWN

Growing Encampment Homer Street Underpass

The number of people seemingly living under the tracks at the Homer Street Underpass is growing. This is a school route...

Original post made by Mike on Jul. 26, 2014
Last comment by resident 1, 1 hour ago | 24 comments | 563 Views

AROUND TOWN

Claude Ezran withdraws from Palo Alto's council race

Claude Ezran, an early entrant to Palo Alto's suddenly crowded City Council race, said Tuesday that he has decided not to...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2014
Last comment by Lydia Kou, 2 hours ago | 1 comment | 182 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Sea Seelam Reddy, 7 hours ago | 300 comments | 115327 Views

AROUND TOWN

Update: MV man in FBI custody after skipping court date in MyRedBook case

The FBI has located the Mountain View man one of the alleged proprietors of a sex listings website who missed his scheduled...

Original post made on Jun. 29, 2014
Last comment by all about taxes, 8 hours ago | 6 comments | 1872 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Slowed-down Stop Light at Embarcadero and Greer

I live off Embarcadero near Greer. A few months ago I noticed that the traffic was backing up at Greer and Embarcadero when...

Original post made by Local Resident on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Mom, 9 hours ago | 5 comments | 145 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mayor Nancy Shepherd announces bid for reelection

Palo Alto Mayor Nancy Shepherd announced Wednesday that she plans to run for reelection in the City Council race this November,...

Original post made on Jun. 4, 2014
Last comment by Mark Weiss, 10 hours ago | 11 comments | 2172 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

YMCA: Shrinking membership is forcing gym closure

Citing for the first time a decline in membership and inability to attract new members due to an increasingly competitive...

Original post made on Jul. 16, 2014
Last comment by Naked at the "Y", 10 hours ago | 139 comments | 7283 Views

AROUND TOWN

Anyone else smell foul odor 2-4am?

OK, so please don't laugh at my post, which is gonna be super easy to make fun of. Both my neighbor and I (and our wives)...

Original post made by Chris Zaharias on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., 10 hours ago | 7 comments | 213 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto the #1 snobbiest city in the COUNTRY?

Why is this story not published here? Too embarrassing? http://live105.cbslocal.com/2014/07/23/palo-alto-tops-snobbiest-small-cities-in-america-list-followed-by-san-rafael-and-...

Original post made by Blue on Jul. 24, 2014
Last comment by litgal, 13 hours ago | 28 comments | 981 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto VA employee alleges retaliation, gag order for flagging errors

An inpatient pharmacy technician supervisor at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System's Palo Alto facility said he experienced...

Original post made on Jul. 22, 2014
Last comment by Tip of the Iceberg Indeed, 13 hours ago | 14 comments | 2113 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With new design, home on Eichler-style block in Palo Alto nears approval

After an outpouring of criticism from neighbors and significant design revisions, a Louis Road property owner this week received...

Original post made on Jul. 25, 2014
Last comment by resident, 14 hours ago | 41 comments | 5817 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Board approves redeveloping University Ave building, exceeding city height limit

The Architectural Review Board on Thursday approved a plan to redevelop the 1950s style, one-story building at the corner...

Original post made on Dec. 6, 2013
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, 17 hours ago | 43 comments | 10171 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto narrows focus in quest for wider sidewalks

After seeing their prior effort to encourage wider sidewalks fizzle in June, Palo Alto officials are now narrowing their...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by M Robert, 17 hours ago | 6 comments | 1627 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Educators: Ending 'tenure' no magic bullet

A court decision last week to throw out state teacher tenure rules may lead people to think that this is the solution for...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2014
Last comment by Tenure for all, 18 hours ago | 64 comments | 3425 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn teams compete in national engineering contest

Two teams from Gunn High School brainstormed on green technologies and efficient transportation to place in the top 10 in...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by Excited about this success, 19 hours ago | 3 comments | 827 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

LinkedIn offers job-search help for the homeless

A group of 55 homeless people paid a visit to LinkedIn's Mountain View headquarters Friday where dozens of LinkedIn employees...

Original post made on Jul. 29, 2014
Last comment by lkmv, 20 hours ago | 8 comments | 1088 Views
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