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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 | 10616 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 | 9144 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 | 5366 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 | 6407 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 | 7027 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 | 6863 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Homeless shelter seeks neighbors' input

Heart and Home Collaborative, a nonprofit organization offering emergency shelter to homeless women, is exploring various...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2015
Last comment by Lynn Huidekoper, RN, on Jun 13, 2015 at 4:24 am | 39 comments | 4575 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council favors Sherman Avenue lot for new police headquarters

Palo Alto's glacial journey toward its most urgent priority -- a new police headquarters -- may finally reach its terminus...

Original post made on May. 7, 2015
Last comment by rainer, on May 10, 2015 at 9:52 am | 39 comments | 4536 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

School on Yom Kippur

I am shocked to find out that there is school on Yom Kippur. I have been in the Palo Alto district for 13 years and its...

Original post made by Michelle on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:28 am | 39 comments | 1289 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Developer looks to replace six-story El Camino building

It's one of the tallest buildings in Palo Alto, though few would say it's one of its most welcoming. Now, plans are afoot...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Oct 13, 2015 at 3:41 pm | 39 comments | 8233 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Businesses, apartments targeted for composting

In a city where good enough is rarely good enough, a plan is afoot to make it mandatory for Palo Alto's apartment dwellers,...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2015
Last comment by ndn, on Nov 4, 2015 at 7:28 am | 39 comments | 3994 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto launches airplane-noise study

With the topic of airplane noise recently soaring toward the top of Palo Alto's priority list, the City Council moved ahead...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Luanne, 1 hour ago | 39 comments | 2459 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 | 2380 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 | 5510 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 | 5548 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 | 2932 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 | 6756 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 | 4745 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto schools usher in new era of testing

Students across the Palo Alto Unified School District are sitting down to computers over the next few weeks to take the state's...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Engineer, on Apr 27, 2015 at 10:07 pm | 39 comments | 6673 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto school district committee to review all school names

Following the tearful testimony of one African-American student and an entire class of Palo Alto High School students who...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2016
Last comment by Peter, 11 minutes ago | 39 comments | 3195 Views
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