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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Zone defense: Palo Alto tries to tackle unruly planning problem

A flood of development applications and ongoing disputes about "public benefits" have prompted Palo Alto officials to consider...

Original post made on Apr. 12, 2013
Last comment by Community Bulletin Board, on Jun 26, 2014 at 3:37 pm | 39 comments | 3462 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Infrastructure bond a tough sell, survey says

The good news for Palo Alto officials is that citizens feel confident in the City Council's ability to take care of the city's...

Original post made on Jun. 3, 2013
Last comment by Marie, on Jun 5, 2013 at 12:16 pm | 39 comments | 8634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Maybell Referendum Petition Available to Download and Sign

Dear Fellow Palo Altan: I am involved in a community effort to qualify two referendums to be put on a ballot for voting...

Original post made by Maybell Referendum on Jul. 7, 2013
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jul 11, 2013 at 6:09 pm | 39 comments | 1748 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tax hike or not, council aims to build new police HQ

It's not easy to ask voters for a tax increase when city coffers are flush with cash, but that is the awkwardly enviable...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2014
Last comment by Julian, on Jan 31, 2014 at 7:49 pm | 39 comments | 9944 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Park Boulevard accidents concern workers, residents

The broadsiding of a sedan that pushed the vehicle through a plate-glass window on March 15 is just the latest accident that...

Original post made on Apr. 4, 2014
Last comment by fight the developers, on Apr 9, 2014 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 8029 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hearing on Buena Vista closure plan begins May 12

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park will get a public airing next week in a hearing to determine if the terms for compensating...

Original post made on May. 9, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 14, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 39 comments | 4544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto officials blast water board

Frustrated by a permitting process that continuous to plague two long-awaited construction projects in the Baylands, furious...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2014
Last comment by Change the Names, on Oct 5, 2014 at 1:36 pm | 39 comments | 4939 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown residents split over parking-permit program

As Palo Alto prepares to launch its long-awaited Residential Parking Permit Program, residents in the congested downtown...

Original post made on Oct. 24, 2014
Last comment by all that glitters, on Oct 28, 2014 at 8:45 am | 39 comments | 3498 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto's parking-permit program gets a green light

Responding to years of complaints about downtown's residential streets transforming into parking lots for employees, Palo...

Original post made on Nov. 13, 2014
Last comment by Karen, on Nov 15, 2014 at 11:23 pm | 39 comments | 5653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Miki proposed as new grocer at former JJ&F market

Miki Werness, whose Alma Village market shuttered in April 2013 after less than six months of operation, may soon get another...

Original post made on Dec. 9, 2014
Last comment by proactive, on Dec 16, 2014 at 11:33 am | 39 comments | 4739 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Who governs PAUSD?

What body of law or rules governs PAUSD? I understand the relationship between the federal, state, and local governments,...

Original post made by PTA Parent on Sep. 1, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Sep 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm | 39 comments | 2180 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn, Paly among state's top six in SAT scores

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools rank in the top six California high schools in average SAT scores, according to data to be...

Original post made on Oct. 12, 2010
Last comment by BTW, on Aug 25, 2014 at 12:25 pm | 39 comments | 4416 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PA to add 40 elementary classrooms in 5 years

Decisions may come by June on where to build up to 30 new elementary school classrooms in Palo Alto in the next five years,...

Original post made on Mar. 9, 2011
Last comment by Erin, on Mar 11, 2011 at 6:13 pm | 39 comments | 4695 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Plan would boost Palo Alto grad requirements

Palo Alto would boost its high school graduation requirements to match entrance criteria for California's four-year public...

Original post made on Feb. 1, 2012
Last comment by observer parent, on Feb 7, 2012 at 10:11 am | 39 comments | 2351 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Civil-rights officials present harassment guidelines

More than 100 people showed up Thursday night to a parent-education event in which representatives from the U.S. Department...

Original post made on May. 17, 2013
Last comment by spectator at large, on May 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm | 39 comments | 3960 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Buena Vista conversion spurs school debate

When residents of Buena Vista Mobile Park paid a surprise visit to Palo Alto City Hall last fall to urge city officials to...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2013
Last comment by Greenacres, on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:50 pm | 39 comments | 4865 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Feds: 'No civil rights violations'

Federal investigators have found that the Palo Alto school district did not violate the civil rights of two disabled student...

Original post made on Jan. 16, 2014
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Jan 17, 2014 at 8:41 pm | 39 comments | 4084 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Blaine Marchant 'can join graduation events'

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Original post made on Jun. 10, 2007
Last comment by anon., on Jun 26, 2007 at 12:13 am | 39 comments | 3670 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Details of Children's Theatre thefts disclosed

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Original post made on Mar. 7, 2008
Last comment by Person, on Mar 24, 2008 at 8:15 am | 39 comments | 3541 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Seven arrested in East Palo Alto drug sting

Seven persons, aged 42 to 66, were arrested in a "Buyer Beware" drug sting operation in East Palo Alto Tuesday, Police Chief...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2009
Last comment by closerthanyouknow, on Jun 22, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 39 comments | 2562 Views
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