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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Buena Vista residents make final plea to save their homes

In a last-ditch push to preserve their homes, hundreds of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park residents packed into City Hall on...

Original post made on Apr. 14, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Apr 15, 2015 at 8:27 pm | 37 comments | 6501 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto changes fee rules to support Buena Vista purchase

After making a pledge in June to contribute $14.5 million toward the preservation of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park, the City...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2015
Last comment by nai, on Aug 20, 2015 at 8:23 pm | 37 comments | 4069 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council set to revive -- and revise -- contentious zoning tool

After more than a year of hibernation, Palo Alto's most controversial zoning process is preparing to roar back to life. Read...

Original post made on Aug. 21, 2015
Last comment by imby, on Aug 26, 2015 at 8:13 am | 37 comments | 4666 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents adapt to new food-scrap collection program

Kitchen pails for food scraps made their way to Palo Alto residents in June, and the service collection began July 1. As...

Original post made on Aug. 28, 2015
Last comment by Ant Man, on Aug 31, 2015 at 7:07 am | 37 comments | 7214 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bikes on the California Avenue underpass

I am concerned about people riding their bikes on the underpass that goes under the rail tracks at the California Avenue...

Original post made by Graciela Spivak on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Sep 4, 2015 at 8:56 pm | 37 comments | 1628 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail may launch first in Silicon Valley

California's high-speed rail system would make its debut in the Bay Area, with bullet trains whisking passengers between...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2016
Last comment by Jessica , on Apr 30, 2016 at 11:15 pm | 37 comments | 7243 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Proposal: three new bike routes, 266 fewer parking spots

A proposal to greatly expand Palo Alto's network of bike boulevards would bring new traffic circles, "sharrow" road markings,...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2016
Last comment by bikes, on Apr 21, 2016 at 8:00 am | 37 comments | 5262 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

With redevelopment looming, businesses prepare to leave

When August comes to a close, it will spell the end of an era for the roughly two dozen Palo Alto businesses that have been...

Original post made on Jul. 14, 2016
Last comment by BalancedCarefulConsideration, on Jul 22, 2016 at 10:22 am | 37 comments | 9951 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Unhealthy racket: Support city efforts to quiet our skies

In a series of open meetings throughout spring and summer, the Select Committee on South Bay Arrivals met with Federal Aviation...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2016
Last comment by Nextgen rollout, on Sep 1, 2016 at 5:52 pm | 37 comments | 5795 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Caltrain collides with truck, halting service

A collision between a Caltrain train and a truck has halted all train service in south Palo Alto late Monday afternoon. The...

Original post made on Sep. 19, 2016
Last comment by Leslie, on Sep 23, 2016 at 2:13 am | 37 comments | 9797 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

New downtown condo rents for $32K -- per month

The condominium in one of the downtown's newest mixed-use buildings includes all the usual luxurious trappings of Silicon...

Original post made on Nov. 18, 2016
Last comment by sad Resident, on Nov 29, 2016 at 1:54 pm | 37 comments | 9805 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Popular JLS Middle School teacher dies

Students at JLS Middle School learned Thursday of the loss of Stephen Carothers, a teacher at the school since 1991. Read...

Original post made on May. 7, 2009
Last comment by Sadaf, on Nov 3, 2009 at 11:00 pm | 37 comments | 6172 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

New student-info system coming to schools

A new data system to track students' grades, discipline records and household information will be in place throughout the...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2010
Last comment by Time to Grow Up, on Jan 7, 2011 at 11:39 am | 37 comments | 3332 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Forum to tackle positives, negatives of teen stress

What's the difference between "good" stress and "not-so-good" stress? This question and more will be discussed in a Tuesday...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2011
Last comment by PA Reflect, on Mar 23, 2011 at 6:06 pm | 37 comments | 5451 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Camille Townsend to seek third term on school board

Palo Alto school board President Camille Townsend announced Thursday, July 26, she will seek a third term on the board in...

Original post made on Jul. 26, 2012
Last comment by No vote from me, on Aug 10, 2012 at 1:02 pm | 37 comments | 3847 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents hold vigil as district revises policy on bullying

About two dozen parents and children from the Palo Alto school district stood in a candlelight vigil Monday night, calling...

Original post made on Feb. 12, 2013
Last comment by norahs, on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm | 37 comments | 14475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Stanford admits 2,210 for Class of 2017

Stanford University has offered admission to 2,210 students from a record-breaking pool of 38,828 applicants for its undergraduate...

Original post made on Mar. 29, 2013
Last comment by Bob, on Jun 26, 2013 at 2:04 pm | 37 comments | 25659 Views

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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 Mar 31, 2015 at 1:20 am | 37 comments | 8099 Views

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PAUSD girds for lawsuits in two cases, signals possible wider scope

After two abortive attempts to discuss PAUSD civil rights violations out of public view, the school board is set for a closed...

Original post made by Curious on May. 23, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on May 27, 2013 at 10:43 pm | 37 comments | 2349 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD: South Palo Alto kids/schools -- wow

I was looking at STAR results for the 2nd grade. My son got "advanced" (the highest bucket) in both math and English, which...

Original post made by SouthPA Mom on Aug. 9, 2013
Last comment by former Paly parent, on Aug 12, 2013 at 9:02 pm | 37 comments | 3867 Views
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