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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Spiking utility bills anger Palo Alto residents

High utility bills often coincide with cold-weather spells, but many Palo Altans received an unwelcome shock this month when...

Original post made on Jan. 10, 2014
Last comment by Always check, on Jan 14, 2014 at 9:54 am | 61 comments | 14136 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Caltrain's bad judgment

With trains on the Peninsula currently operating at record, standing-room-only levels and providing an increasingly unpleasant...

Original post made on Jan. 9, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth, on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:17 pm | 61 comments | 6662 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

FYI - Mandarin Immersion back on the School Board Agenda

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Original post made by Simon Firth on Apr. 28, 2007
Last comment by Resident, on May 7, 2007 at 7:55 pm | 61 comments | 5937 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JP Blanchard's mother: 'Empower our students'

The mother of a Gunn High School student who died at the Caltrain tracks in May pleaded with the school board Tuesday night...

Original post made on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by YSK, on Sep 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm | 61 comments | 6779 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Will school-calendar shift cut or boost stress?

A school board discussion on a proposed academic calendar change Tuesday underscored the sensitivity and complexity of the...

Original post made on Sep. 29, 2010
Last comment by Paly Grad, on Nov 16, 2010 at 10:32 pm | 61 comments | 3951 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District responds to 'testing fraud' charge

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly expressed confidence the school district will be able to resolve charges of...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2011
Last comment by mp parent, on Feb 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm | 61 comments | 3336 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Scouts files allege molestation in Palo Alto camp

A former director at a Boy Scouts camp based in Palo Alto is among the thousands of people accused of sexually molesting...

Original post made on Oct. 19, 2012
Last comment by Crescent Park Mom, on Oct 22, 2012 at 1:17 pm | 61 comments | 2446 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

District rebuts Duveneck Elementary bullying complaint

In a strongly worded defense of the actions they took in response to bullying complaints at Duveneck Elementary School, Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by George Orwell, on Apr 27, 2014 at 12:01 am | 61 comments | 4401 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Special education family sues district

The family of a special education student sued the Palo Alto Unified School District in federal court this week, alleging...

Original post made on Mar. 6, 2014
Last comment by Gunn Class of '67, on Mar 10, 2014 at 4:30 pm | 61 comments | 2839 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Parents urge board to consider middle school Mandarin immersion program

A group of six Palo Alto parents spoke to the Board of Education during a brief public comment session at the beginning of...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by mom of teenagers, on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:44 am | 61 comments | 7294 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Editorial: Beyond the anguish

As the Palo Alto community mourns and reflects on the loss of another Palo Alto teenager the third in four months we...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by musical, on Feb 4, 2015 at 12:37 am | 61 comments | 5299 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Closed for cleanup

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Original post made on Jul. 23, 2008
Last comment by Even Another Employee, on Aug 6, 2008 at 9:47 pm | 61 comments | 4250 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Virginia tragedy

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Original post made by Tyler Hanley on Apr. 16, 2007
Last comment by Draw the Line, on Apr 22, 2007 at 6:36 pm | 61 comments | 5022 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Tell me is ain't so Barack!

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Original post made by Sean on Mar. 20, 2008
Last comment by about that "attack machine", on Mar 23, 2008 at 8:32 pm | 61 comments | 3718 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Response to Palin Article

Third try to post my reaction to a Palin article on Yahoo.com this morning. Apparently, my opinion was not in sync with Palo...

Original post made by P.A. since 1960 on Feb. 7, 2010
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 16, 2010 at 4:14 pm | 61 comments | 3147 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obamas Big Speech the Gulf Oil Leak

He's laying out a "battle plan" to fight the leak at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. He's "deploying" the military. The...

Original post made by Sharon on Jun. 15, 2010
Last comment by Pearl Murdock of Fox, on Jul 29, 2012 at 9:53 am | 61 comments | 4373 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Caltrain board: 'The crisis is at hand'

The board that oversees Caltrain is calling for a public hearing on March 3 to declare a fiscal emergency and to consider...

Original post made on Feb. 3, 2011
Last comment by Resident, on Feb 9, 2011 at 9:27 am | 61 comments | 4250 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Judge dismisses challenge to California Ave lane reduction

Palo Alto can proceed with its ambitious plan to reduce lanes on California Avenue and add a host of streetscape improvements...

Original post made on Feb. 7, 2012
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Feb 12, 2012 at 2:49 pm | 61 comments | 3493 Views

AROUND TOWN

Do bikers need to stop at stop signs?

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Original post made by Gerald B. on Aug. 22, 2006
Last comment by Steve, on Sep 13, 2006 at 1:04 pm | 61 comments | 6187 Views

AROUND TOWN

Peace rally draws hundreds to Palo Alto

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Original post made on Mar. 15, 2008
Last comment by Can we stop the war, on Mar 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm | 61 comments | 3129 Views
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