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PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail station a tough sell in Palo Alto

High-speed trains could glide through Palo Alto within a decade or so, but they probably won't be stopping at University...

Original post made on Aug. 24, 2010
Last comment by Dan, on Aug 30, 2010 at 2:59 pm | 104 comments | 8310 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Rail directors told to lay low in Midpeninsula

Two members of the California High-Speed Rail Authority board of directors have been advised by agency staff not to participate...

Original post made on Aug. 9, 2010
Last comment by Spokker, on Aug 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm | 104 comments | 3213 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto homeless man in court for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by reader, on Mar 30, 2009 at 12:04 am | 103 comments | 246533 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Is Gunn High School's student culture racist?

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Original post made by PA Dad on May. 21, 2008
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Jun 2, 2008 at 9:06 am | 103 comments | 5164 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Change school calendar,' Stanford lecturer says

Palo Alto schools will "see the benefit" if they change their academic calendar to end the first semester before the December...

Original post made on May. 5, 2011
Last comment by poorjuniors, on May 9, 2011 at 12:43 pm | 103 comments | 4717 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Mother struck, seriously injured by car

A woman who was walking her young child to school was struck by a car in Barron Park Tuesday morning, Dec. 10, Palo Alto...

Original post made on Dec. 10, 2013
Last comment by Cindy, on Dec 18, 2013 at 2:51 pm | 103 comments | 48796 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: The Skelly resignation

While not a surprise, Superintendent Kevin Skelly's announcement this week that he would leave the district at the end of...

Original post made on Feb. 21, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Feb 23, 2014 at 11:04 pm | 103 comments | 7832 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Strongarm robbery of iPod leads to six arrests

The strongarm robbery of an iPod Touch from a youth who was knocked off his skateboard in the 200 block of Everett Avenue...

Original post made on Jan. 3, 2009
Last comment by TwoSides, on Jan 12, 2009 at 5:09 pm | 103 comments | 4494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Where would you cut the budget?

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Feb. 28, 2007
Last comment by sceptical, on Mar 28, 2007 at 4:06 pm | 102 comments | 7631 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council votes to take back airport

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Original post made on Nov. 14, 2007
Last comment by Buck Rogers, on Nov 23, 2007 at 10:52 am | 102 comments | 5142 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Firefighters' petition heads for November ballot

A proposal by Palo Alto's firefighters union to freeze the staffing levels at the Fire Department is bound for the November...

Original post made on Jun. 16, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Jun 24, 2010 at 1:46 pm | 102 comments | 3635 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board agrees to open 13th elementary

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Original post made on Oct. 24, 2007
Last comment by Parent, on Oct 30, 2007 at 4:02 pm | 102 comments | 5131 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents, teachers debate school calendar shift

Parents and teachers packed a Palo Alto Board of Education meeting Tuesday night to argue the pros and cons of shifting the...

Original post made on Apr. 27, 2011
Last comment by skeptic, on May 3, 2011 at 10:45 am | 102 comments | 3375 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto earns 'D' in service to minority students

For the second year in a row the Palo Alto school district has earned low grades from a group that evaluates how well California's...

Original post made on Mar. 23, 2012
Last comment by Nora Charles, on Mar 26, 2012 at 12:08 am | 102 comments | 3487 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Egg Fight/Vandalism at Mitchell Park

THis morning Mitchell Park was a total mess, with eggs splattered everywhere and empty egg cartons littering the landscape....

Original post made by Sandy on Oct. 25, 2013
Last comment by SteveU, on Oct 30, 2013 at 8:14 am | 102 comments | 4899 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Is one airplane crash enough or do we need to wait for another one?

The tragic airplane crash in East Palo Alto has generated a lot of discussion on the Town Square Forum spread over a number...

Original post made by petercarp on Feb. 28, 2010
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Mar 4, 2010 at 6:59 am | 102 comments | 5378 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto families warned against too many APs

Palo Alto students and their families are consistently warned against taking on too many advanced placement classes, counselors...

Original post made on Apr. 6, 2011
Last comment by Sophomore, on Feb 28, 2012 at 9:50 pm | 101 comments | 5042 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Eshoo introduces bill to ban waterboarding

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Original post made on Feb. 14, 2008
Last comment by perspective, on Feb 26, 2008 at 11:21 am | 101 comments | 3860 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto firefighters push law to prevent layoffs

Palo Alto's firefighters union is spearheading a new ballot measure that would keep the city from reducing the staffing levels...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2010
Last comment by Lori, on Apr 1, 2010 at 10:18 am | 101 comments | 4219 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto police begin using license-plate reader

The Palo Alto Police department began using an automated license-plate reader mounted atop a patrol car on Tuesday, July...

Original post made on Jul. 24, 2013
Last comment by CAMD, on Feb 12, 2015 at 11:33 am | 101 comments | 27145 Views
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