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Resident group petitions city for housing

A coaltion of Palo Alto residents, including eight former mayors, is petitioning the City Council to fix the city's affordable-housing...

Original post made on Mar. 13, 2016
Last comment by Mike-Crescent Park, on Mar 18, 2016 at 4:58 pm | 110 comments | 7359 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tunnels to be considered for high-speed rail

As Palo Altans continue to define their love-hate relationship with the high-speed-rail project, residents and city officials...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Sara Armstrong, on Feb 26, 2009 at 1:11 pm | 109 comments | 21721 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cordell: A different solution for Buena Vista

"In recognition of the unique situation and vulnerability of mobile home owners, the State Legislature adopted the Mobilehome...

Original post made on Apr. 24, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Apr 29, 2015 at 10:01 am | 109 comments | 7488 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Daughter alleges misconduct in father's arrest

The daughter of Menlo Park resident William Burnett, an assistant professor at Stanford University, is alleging police misconduct...

Original post made on Dec. 1, 2011
Last comment by Anonymous, on Dec 16, 2011 at 12:53 am | 109 comments | 6007 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Group grades city council's 'residentialist' credentials

With seemingly every candidate in the City Council trying to run under the "residentialist" banner, the citizens group Palo...

Original post made on Sep. 26, 2014
Last comment by Margaret Fruth, on Oct 27, 2014 at 5:28 pm | 108 comments | 8479 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

'Everyday Mathematics' authors to visit Palo Alto

Authors of Everyday Mathematics, the new textbook in Palo Alto's elementary classrooms this fall, will visit Palo Alto Sept....

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2009
Last comment by Anonymous, on Oct 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm | 108 comments | 7191 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents praise school vote on academic stress

Parents who have lobbied the Palo Alto Unified School District about excessive academic stress said they were pleased with...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2011
Last comment by Maeve Grogan, on Oct 14, 2011 at 11:53 pm | 108 comments | 4949 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FPPC: Dauber has no financial conflict of interest with Office for Civil Rights

The California Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) has ruled that Palo Alto Unified School District board member Ken...

Original post made on Sep. 16, 2015
Last comment by resident3, on Sep 21, 2015 at 9:05 am | 108 comments | 4812 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

SEIU plans to stay on the job -- for now

Palo Alto's largest labor union voted Tuesday night to oppose city-imposed benefit reduction and vowed to take "strong actions"...

Original post made on Oct. 27, 2009
Last comment by Another Ex Employee, on Nov 6, 2009 at 7:30 pm | 107 comments | 4279 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto set to ban vehicle dwelling

Palo Alto's emotional two-year debate over whether it should be illegal for people to sleep in vehicles could reach its conclusion...

Original post made on Aug. 1, 2013
Last comment by palo alto resident, on Sep 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm | 107 comments | 8188 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Saving Buena Vista

The legal, financial and political obstacles to saving 117 units of low-income housing at the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park...

Original post made on Feb. 6, 2015
Last comment by Jerry Underdal, on Feb 13, 2015 at 3:12 pm | 107 comments | 7809 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Kevin Skelly regrets achievement-gap comments

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly Monday night apologized to about three dozen mostly minority parents for his...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by California Mom, on Jun 12, 2011 at 12:06 pm | 107 comments | 19704 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Former Stanford dean to Gunn students: 'find your own path'

In a speech at Gunn High School, former Stanford dean of freshmen Julie Lythcott-Haims implored students to focus on setting...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2013
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Nov 24, 2013 at 10:35 am | 107 comments | 13025 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Ex-Paly principal disciplined for harassment

Former Palo Alto High School principal Phil Winston, who resigned last June 13 citing health and "work-life balance" reasons,...

Original post made on Apr. 11, 2014
Last comment by Ashamedof PaloAlto, on Apr 16, 2014 at 10:58 am | 107 comments | 42835 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain loses bid for EIR exemption

Caltrain must comply with the state's environmental quality act in electrifying its rail system between San Francisco and...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2015
Last comment by Adina, on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:10 pm | 107 comments | 6329 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

District moves to correct civil-rights violations

A Palo Alto special-education student whose complaints of bullying and harassment led to a federal civil-rights investigation...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by wondering, on Feb 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm | 106 comments | 7517 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Op-ed: Vote yes on Measure D

Measure D is about one thing and one thing only — if you agree or disagree that Palo Alto needs more affordable housing...

Original post made on Oct. 4, 2013
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Oct 11, 2013 at 10:47 am | 106 comments | 5065 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Debate over schools delays Buena Vista's closure

The fate of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park remains cloudy, but residents of the sprawling park received a sliver of good news...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2015
Last comment by Be Kind PA, on Apr 16, 2015 at 11:12 pm | 106 comments | 8694 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Beyond Tinsley: Two former students look back

Raised in East Palo Alto, Laura Martinez spent her childhood crossing the freeway each weekday to go to school. As a student...

Original post made on May. 25, 2012
Last comment by Just Me??, on May 29, 2012 at 9:45 pm | 106 comments | 6299 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Victor Frost cited for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Apr. 16, 2008
Last comment by A. F., on Jun 28, 2009 at 12:40 pm | 106 comments | 7953 Views
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