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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to rein in rising benefit costs

Palo Alto's debate over the rising costs of employee benefits is about to get much more public. The City Council on Monday...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2012
Last comment by confused, on Jul 5, 2012 at 5:05 pm | 53 comments | 2757 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto takes aim at narrow sidewalks

There are few places in Palo Alto where dreams and reality clash as starkly as on El Camino Real. Envisioned as a "Grand...

Original post made on Jul. 31, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Aug 3, 2013 at 6:11 pm | 53 comments | 30859 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With revenues up, city looks to beef up workforce

Riding the wave of a booming economy, City Manager James Keene on Tuesday unveiled a proposed budget for the coming year...

Original post made on May. 7, 2014
Last comment by Build a public safety building, on May 14, 2014 at 1:01 pm | 53 comments | 5765 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Survey shows neighborhood support for Buena Vista residents

When residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents packed into Avenidas last week for a three-day hearing on the...

Original post made on May. 20, 2014
Last comment by Jane, on May 22, 2014 at 7:56 pm | 53 comments | 4519 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

The burning question

A short stroll from the marshy sanctuaries of the Palo Alto Baylands, inside a concrete tower off Embarcadero Road, lies...

Original post made on Jun. 27, 2014
Last comment by Jenny, on Jul 6, 2014 at 8:57 pm | 53 comments | 9088 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

'Satellite parking' program trudges forward in Palo Alto

A proposal in Palo Alto to create a new parking area near the Baylands and shuttle commuters downtown edged ahead Monday...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2014
Last comment by southbayresident, on Aug 15, 2014 at 3:06 am | 53 comments | 9763 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Ruling paves the way for Buena Vista's closure

The closure of Palo Alto's sole mobile-home park became more imminent Wednesday, when an administrative judge upheld the...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2014
Last comment by Jane, on Sep 3, 2014 at 11:13 am | 53 comments | 4942 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto Council: the battle for the fifth seat

Lydia Kou and Cory Wolbach, candidates for Palo Alto City Council, have been locked in a razor-thin contest for the fifth...

Original post made on Nov. 6, 2014
Last comment by Sea REDDY, on Nov 11, 2014 at 7:21 pm | 53 comments | 6539 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Anti-MI group wants election on Mah; cost =$1,000,000

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Original post made by Everyparent on Apr. 13, 2007
Last comment by taxpayer, on Apr 20, 2007 at 9:13 pm | 53 comments | 4223 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Get harmony back!

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Original post made by Pingyu Liu on Sep. 24, 2007
Last comment by clarification, again., on Sep 28, 2007 at 7:50 am | 53 comments | 4078 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What IQ Doesn't Tell Us About Race, and Intelligence

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Original post made by RWE on Dec. 16, 2007
Last comment by .5%, on Dec 21, 2007 at 8:20 am | 53 comments | 3987 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Nearby schools: Pre-break finals no problem

As Palo Alto schools consider shifting the academic calendar to hold first-semester exams before the December break, nearby...

Original post made on Oct. 1, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Nov 11, 2010 at 11:01 am | 53 comments | 2979 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto youth possess strengths -- but face risks

Many Palo Alto kids don't believe the adults in their lives value them, according to the long-awaited results of a survey...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Apr 6, 2011 at 8:51 am | 53 comments | 2989 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD needs grade inflation

My daughter is in the second highest lane of math at Paly, called the AB lane. This lane is the highest lane at other schools,...

Original post made by Mom on May. 3, 2012
Last comment by CC, on May 31, 2012 at 11:42 pm | 53 comments | 4244 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is it true that parents are doing their child's homework?

My child came home and said a girl said, "My mom did my homework for me last night." And someone replied, "So did mine!" Being...

Original post made by Parent on Nov. 7, 2012
Last comment by geraldine, on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:24 pm | 53 comments | 9014 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly students arrested on weapons charges

Two Palo Alto High School students have been arrested in separate incidents involving a stun gun and a homemade, cork-shooting...

Original post made on Feb. 13, 2013
Last comment by Brian Guth-Pasta, on Feb 18, 2013 at 9:20 am | 53 comments | 4120 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools not top-performing for Latino, low-income students

The Palo Alto school district ranks behind nine other Silicon Valley districts in helping Latino students gain proficiency...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2013
Last comment by paly alum parent, on Jun 12, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 53 comments | 5820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

In defense of zero period; and choice

As a Gunn student, I am privileged to have the freedom to make my own choices, such as choosing what classes I want to take,...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by GreenmeadowDad, on Mar 18, 2015 at 11:39 am | 53 comments | 7034 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Police chief fighting for job over race comments

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Original post made on Nov. 4, 2008
Last comment by Mark, on Nov 8, 2008 at 12:16 pm | 53 comments | 3834 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Woman smacks would-be robber with cane

A 55-year-old woman walking with a cane fought off a teenage boy who attempted to rob her in a Palo Alto grocery store parking...

Original post made on Nov. 25, 2008
Last comment by just wondering, on Nov 28, 2008 at 3:26 pm | 53 comments | 2993 Views
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Freebirds Palo Alto shutters, Pieology to move in
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