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AROUND TOWN

Midtown explosion, fire draws extra help

A reported explosion in an Eichler home at 452 Maureen Ave. had firefighters out in force today. The affected area was in...

Original post made on Sep. 30, 2009
Last comment by Suwen, on Oct 2, 2009 at 5:01 pm | 97 comments | 4417 Views

AROUND TOWN

Prop 13: The elephant is finally in the room

Calling California's tax system "broken," the head of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation called this week for a re-examination...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2012
Last comment by loopholes, on Aug 22, 2013 at 10:41 am | 97 comments | 4874 Views

AROUND TOWN

Discount grocer to open shop at Alma Village

Grocery Outlet, a chain specializing in extreme bargains, will take over the Alma Village supermarket that has been vacant...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2013
Last comment by Hungry, on Nov 12, 2013 at 10:28 am | 97 comments | 13857 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Canopy reacts to axing of California Ave. trees

Palo Alto's tree stewards, Canopy, the nonprofit that has worked to maintain and expand the city's urban forest by planting...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Will, on Sep 27, 2009 at 12:22 am | 96 comments | 7881 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto council trio rips firefighters' petition

Three members of the City Council are urging Palo Alto voters to refrain from signing a circulating petition that would make...

Original post made on Apr. 15, 2010
Last comment by Andrea, on May 1, 2010 at 6:39 pm | 96 comments | 3650 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto fires back at fire union president

A heated dispute between the City of Palo Alto and its firefighters' union -- even before the two sides sit down to negotiate...

Original post made on May. 22, 2010
Last comment by Taxpayer, on Jun 1, 2010 at 12:02 pm | 96 comments | 3716 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto to close fire station that services SLAC

A Palo Alto fire station that has been providing service to the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory for close to four decades...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2012
Last comment by follower2be, on Apr 30, 2012 at 11:02 pm | 96 comments | 3486 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A wasteful referendum

Perhaps it was too much to expect the Palo Alto City Council to demonstrate they understood why many neighbors of a proposed...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2013
Last comment by resident, on Aug 20, 2013 at 12:30 pm | 96 comments | 7164 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Mercifully, election day cometh

In a community that prides itself on both its intelligence and the ability to debate issues at a high level, the campaign...

Original post made on Nov. 1, 2013
Last comment by Vote AGAINST D, on Nov 3, 2013 at 10:26 pm | 96 comments | 7485 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Students plan peaceful protest to 'hate minister'

Nearly 1,500 students plan a "peaceful protest" against an anti-gay, anti-Semitic activist who has announced his group will...

Original post made on Jan. 26, 2010
Last comment by Megan Swezey Fogarty, on Jan 29, 2010 at 8:50 am | 96 comments | 70291 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Glenn 'Max' McGee accepts Palo Alto superintendent job

Glenn "Max" McGee, a long-time educator from Illinois to whom the Palo Alto school board officially offered the district...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by board watcher, on Apr 3, 2015 at 11:06 am | 96 comments | 15588 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Yet another dog attack

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Original post made by DogLover on Dec. 8, 2006
Last comment by Gary, on Feb 3, 2007 at 3:31 pm | 96 comments | 9295 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High Speed rail routes from San Jose to San Francisco

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Original post made by Rick on Dec. 21, 2007
Last comment by interesting read...., on Nov 19, 2008 at 5:11 pm | 96 comments | 7193 Views

AROUND TOWN

Residents seeing green over Charleston-Arastradero bike boulevard

It's been a highly contentious roadway for more than a decade, with everyone from motorists and bicyclists to pedestrians...

Original post made on May. 23, 2014
Last comment by Captain Obvious, on Jun 2, 2014 at 8:21 am | 96 comments | 8634 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

A New Year's Resolution to reduce greenhouse gases?

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Original post made by Losing Sleep on Dec. 12, 2006
Last comment by kamOyn, on Aug 24, 2008 at 11:46 pm | 95 comments | 7467 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Library audit shows they're in bad shape

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Original post made on Jul. 5, 2007
Last comment by quality not quantity, on Jul 9, 2007 at 10:58 pm | 95 comments | 6011 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

195 Page Mill project stopped by lawsuit

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Original post made on Sep. 12, 2007
Last comment by Three cheers, on Sep 23, 2007 at 6:52 pm | 95 comments | 6447 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Census: Huge spike in Palo Alto's Asian population

Palo Alto's population spiked by almost 10 percent over the past decade, fueled in large part by a growing Asian community,...

Original post made on Mar. 8, 2011
Last comment by Chris Zaharias, on Aug 22, 2011 at 2:10 pm | 95 comments | 10902 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student-achievement data indicates room for improvement

Palo Alto Unified's Academic Performance Index (API) score, gathered by the California Department of Education, indicates...

Original post made on Sep. 25, 2013
Last comment by rick, on Sep 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm | 95 comments | 4388 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

With a sense of urgency, board approves mental health funding

Facing what multiple board members and the superintendent called a public health crisis at Palo Alto's two high schools,...

Original post made on Mar. 31, 2015
Last comment by My Thoughts, on Apr 2, 2015 at 3:40 pm | 95 comments | 6820 Views
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