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PALO ALTO ISSUES

High-speed rail authority proposes higher fares

The California High-Speed Rail Authority is banking on billions of private dollars, extensive federal support and riders...

Original post made on Dec. 18, 2009
Last comment by Parent, on Jan 4, 2010 at 12:43 pm | 97 comments | 4870 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City of Palo Alto plans major layoffs, program cuts

The City of Palo Alto is planning to lay off dozens of workers, institute fees for visitors to its open-space preserves and...

Original post made on Apr. 9, 2010
Last comment by Wondering, on Apr 13, 2010 at 1:36 pm | 97 comments | 4996 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Pedestrian struck by bicycle in Palo Alto dies

A woman who was struck by a bicyclist on Page Mill Road on Monday morning has died, the Santa Clara County Coroner has confirmed....

Original post made on Apr. 22, 2015
Last comment by brkaplan, on May 24, 2015 at 10:14 am | 97 comments | 17017 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why don't we just ditch the choice programs?

Reopen Hoover and Ohlone as regular elementary schools instead of having so many parents drive. Why should Fairmeadow have...

Original post made by Dear Mr. Skully on Jan. 28, 2009
Last comment by CBA, on Feb 14, 2009 at 4:27 pm | 97 comments | 4886 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Did Paly baseball coach fabricate resume?

Jordan French claimed he was the starting right fielder at the University of Michigan for four years and worked as a manager...

Original post made by Paly Alum on Oct. 14, 2009
Last comment by Jack, on Dec 16, 2009 at 11:22 am | 97 comments | 7926 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Course selection at high school

I am looking for advice from high school students or their parents re course selection at high school. My son is a "B" student...

Original post made by Parent on Feb. 5, 2010
Last comment by palo alto mom, on Feb 20, 2010 at 11:01 am | 97 comments | 7013 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers facing 'very serious housing crisis'

A group of five longtime Palo Alto Unified elementary and high school teachers spoke poignantly to the school board during...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:55 am | 97 comments | 10088 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Richard Curtis to challenge theater firing

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Original post made on Jun. 23, 2008
Last comment by OPar, on May 7, 2013 at 7:24 pm | 97 comments | 5655 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obama states, again, his belief in the "redistribution of wealth"

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Original post made by Perspective on Oct. 27, 2008
Last comment by Pesrspective, on Oct 30, 2008 at 6:12 am | 97 comments | 3109 Views

AROUND TOWN

Bitter fruit: An inside look at street vending

The strawberry vendors stand on street corners throughout Palo Alto, at busy intersections, outside shopping centers and...

Original post made on Sep. 4, 2009
Last comment by Paula, on Sep 18, 2009 at 1:01 pm | 97 comments | 9372 Views

AROUND TOWN

Keene: Outreach failure on trees a 'mistake'

Palo Alto's Public Works Department staff blundered when it cut down 63 holly oaks on California Avenue -- more than the...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2009
Last comment by Justin Cady, on Oct 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm | 97 comments | 4501 Views

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 | 5601 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 | 6064 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 | 16430 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 | 8685 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 | 4290 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 | 4143 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 | 4203 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 | 8542 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 | 8149 Views
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