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PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the Mitchell Park Library construction went terribly wrong

How did Palo Alto's largest public project get so out of control? Dozens of documents reviewed by the Weekly help answer...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by Ruth Waters, on Nov 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm | 63 comments | 9865 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Dish parking plan irks residents

With plans afoot to expand the trail network near the Stanford Dish, dozens of residents who frequent the scenic hiking hub...

Original post made on Nov. 5, 2013
Last comment by 55 year resident, on Nov 8, 2013 at 2:42 pm | 63 comments | 34101 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

After Maybell defeat, city to rethink zoning policies

Days after Palo Alto voters overwhelmingly shot down a proposed housing complex on Maybell Avenue, city leaders announced...

Original post made on Nov. 12, 2013
Last comment by Thanks Weekly!, on Nov 14, 2013 at 8:58 am | 63 comments | 4727 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents challenge proposed traffic signal on Page Mill

A proposal by state, county and local officials to add a traffic signal at the Interstate 280/Page Mill Road interchange...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2014
Last comment by Resident, on Mar 24, 2014 at 8:06 am | 63 comments | 8915 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto looks to cameras for traffic data

Seeking to gather more data about local bicyclists and pedestrians, Palo Alto has installed dozens of cameras around the...

Original post made on May. 13, 2014
Last comment by Greenacres, on May 16, 2014 at 7:06 pm | 63 comments | 5437 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Attorneys debate the value of a Palo Alto education

In determining how much assistance should be offered to residents of the Buena Vista Mobile Home Park once the park is closed,...

Original post made on Apr. 17, 2015
Last comment by Desert Jack, on Apr 20, 2015 at 3:24 pm | 63 comments | 5441 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How are the food pails working out for you?

Thought we needed a place to share our grievances about the new system which is going to cost us so much. ...

Original post made by Resident on Jul. 6, 2015
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 28, 2015 at 12:34 pm | 63 comments | 2458 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district unfurls plan for $378M bond

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Original post made on Jan. 23, 2008
Last comment by Arden Pennell, on Jan 31, 2008 at 12:37 pm | 63 comments | 3953 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Local STAR test results show mixed progress

Palo Alto students continued to score well while East Palo Alto students showed mixed improvement on California's Standardized...

Original post made on Aug. 16, 2011
Last comment by pamom, on Aug 25, 2011 at 9:30 am | 63 comments | 3932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers Should post grades and assignments online in a timely manner

Kids are more than data Editor, A hue and cry is being raised by some local parents to demand that our schoolteachers...

Original post made by palo alto mom on Sep. 21, 2012
Last comment by parent of a Vicenti student, on Oct 1, 2012 at 11:55 pm | 63 comments | 6491 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

A big job ahead to combat underlying causes of bullying

A big job ahead to combat underlying causes of bullying Read the full guest opinion here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/story.php?story_id=19240...

Original post made on Jul. 19, 2013
Last comment by Astonished, on Jul 24, 2013 at 7:39 am | 63 comments | 4442 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Sports, teen social issues, personal growth & behavioral risks

Hi all, As a parent with children at Paly, I wanted to share with the community some thoughts I hope will be helpful...

Original post made by Paly Parent on Jan. 14, 2014
Last comment by Mom of Senior, on Jan 19, 2014 at 4:18 pm | 63 comments | 5948 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers propose new classes for Palo Alto

Palo Alto school board members reacted to teachers' proposals for a host of new class offerings for 2014-15, and indicated...

Original post made on Jan. 29, 2014
Last comment by JLS mom of 2, on Jan 30, 2014 at 10:22 pm | 63 comments | 7408 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Wisconsin principal named to head Gunn High School

Denise Herrmann, the principal of a suburban high school near Madison, Wisconsin, has been nominated to become the new principal...

Original post made on May. 16, 2014
Last comment by SWE, on May 24, 2014 at 9:15 am | 63 comments | 11035 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Health professionals urge board to consider later school start times

Thirty-five local and regional health professionals sent a letter to the Palo Alto school board and superintendent Wednesday,...

Original post made on Mar. 19, 2015
Last comment by and for learning, on Mar 20, 2015 at 8:27 am | 63 comments | 5319 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Can Palo Alto close its achievement gap?

Recommendations for how to help low-income and minority students excel in Palo Alto schools will be reviewed by the Board...

Original post made on May. 26, 2015
Last comment by Once a Little Girl, on May 30, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 63 comments | 4488 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

El Palo Alto tree sprayed with graffiti

Palo Alto's iconic El Palo Alto tree has been sprayed with graffiti by one or more vandals, who also left alcohol containers...

Original post made on Aug. 13, 2010
Last comment by Zelda, on Aug 16, 2010 at 9:31 am | 63 comments | 3293 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto man, 71, arrested for gun threat

A Palo Alto man's frustration over parking in front of his home escalated into a threat to return to his neighbor's home...

Original post made on Jun. 26, 2012
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 28, 2012 at 3:33 am | 63 comments | 2342 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

High-speed rail: On the wrong track?

Midpeninsula city officials are assailing California's high-speed rail project, which state officials hope will connect San...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Resident, on Sep 28, 2010 at 9:37 pm | 63 comments | 3586 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

The tsunami online

As surely as it crashed over the publishing and music industries, the Internet is inexorably remaking the world of education....

Original post made on Oct. 26, 2012
Last comment by Ducatigirl, on Oct 26, 2012 at 10:44 pm | 63 comments | 2229 Views
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