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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Huge jump in Palo Alto retirees' health benefits

Palo Alto's quest to reduce its ballooning retiree medical liability jumped forward Monday night when the City Council agreed...

Original post made on Aug. 4, 2009
Last comment by Otis, on Aug 8, 2009 at 11:01 am | 65 comments | 5190 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto parents group wants to shut down Caltrain

A group of Palo Alto parents (unknown exactly who or how many they are) demands that Caltrain run its trains at 5mph through...

Original post made by train rider on Nov. 23, 2009
Last comment by false statement, on Dec 1, 2009 at 7:51 am | 65 comments | 3390 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto mobile-home park faces redevelopment

Buena Vista, the only surviving mobile-home park in Palo Alto, could soon be history, according to city officials. Residents...

Original post made on Sep. 13, 2012
Last comment by name removed, on Jul 30, 2013 at 9:06 am | 65 comments | 17762 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Protesting ABAG's housing goals

Like many cities up and down the Peninsula, Palo Alto is struggling to find the best strategy for standing up to the unreasonable...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2013
Last comment by lcurtis, on Aug 31, 2013 at 2:01 pm | 65 comments | 7164 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 Pete, on Nov 4, 2015 at 9:33 am | 65 comments | 10813 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Another plan for Maybell housing draws fire

The developer of 2.46 acres on Maybell Avenue near Arastradero Road may be up against a considerable battle with some Barron...

Original post made on Jan. 30, 2015
Last comment by About the Kids, on Feb 5, 2015 at 4:34 pm | 65 comments | 8483 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto opts for lighter touch in new Baylands bridge

Palo Alto's design competition for an iconic bike bridge leading to the Baylands reached a dramatic and surprising conclusion...

Original post made on Mar. 17, 2015
Last comment by David, on Mar 21, 2015 at 11:28 am | 65 comments | 10494 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto moves ahead with 'urgency' law to protect retail

With Palo Alto's shopping centers thriving, its sales-tax revenues rising and its downtown vacancies virtually nonexistent,...

Original post made on Apr. 7, 2015
Last comment by southbayresident , on May 29, 2015 at 2:04 am | 65 comments | 7841 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: Rolling over for BART

Every time transportation sales-tax measures have appeared on Santa Clara County ballots since 1961, Palo Alto voters have...

Original post made on Aug. 14, 2015
Last comment by dandelion, on Sep 29, 2015 at 10:25 pm | 65 comments | 5977 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents complain about geese invasion at Mitchell Park

Honking and flapping, flocks of Canada geese fly each morning over Ken Allen's house in Adobe Meadow. But rather than go...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by Mike Alexander, on Oct 3, 2015 at 6:05 pm | 65 comments | 6919 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Warning: Height Limit Assault is Upon Us

Found this little surprise in the details of city housing proposals: H2.1.1 PROGRAM To allow for higher density residential...

Original post made by Crescent Park Dad on Mar. 21, 2016
Last comment by Curmudgeon, on Mar 25, 2016 at 5:12 pm | 65 comments | 5249 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Superintendent: Bad tenured teachers hard to fire

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Original post made by julie on Jun. 29, 2008
Last comment by Parent, on Jul 7, 2008 at 1:20 pm | 65 comments | 4575 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto high schools drop in latest Newsweek rankings

http://www.newsweek.com/id/201160/?s=&q=2009/rank/1 The latest Newsweek high school rankings just came out. Although...

Original post made by Concerned parent on Jun. 11, 2009
Last comment by Apples to apples, on Jun 16, 2009 at 9:15 am | 65 comments | 4475 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly proposes shift to pre-holiday final exams

Gunn and Palo Alto high schools should shift their academic calendars to hold first-semester final exams before the December...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2010
Last comment by Mom, on Sep 29, 2010 at 10:50 am | 65 comments | 4068 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Geometry in middle school?

Is geometry offered in middle school? I went to the Terman website and looks like the math lanes stop at Algebra I. A...

Original post made by Barron Dad on Oct. 12, 2012
Last comment by C, on Oct 5, 2014 at 2:16 am | 65 comments | 10453 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Paly's new 'academic integrity' policy kicks off larger debate

Palo Alto High School Principal Kim Diorio says she wants to send a strong message about school culture with the unveiling...

Original post made on Aug. 15, 2014
Last comment by village fool, on Oct 4, 2014 at 10:51 am | 65 comments | 27213 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Prioritizing choice programs. No new elementary school.

The PAUSD Board of Education will receive an Enrollment Management Advisory Committee (EMAC) Update at a study session tonight,...

Original post made by South PA Parent on Oct. 5, 2015
Last comment by Sense, on Oct 12, 2015 at 8:49 pm | 65 comments | 2029 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board probes impact of mis-budgeted tax revenue

All five Palo Alto school-board members agreed during a special meeting Wednesday afternoon that finding the most fiscally...

Original post made on Jul. 28, 2016
Last comment by Joe, on Aug 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm | 65 comments | 5547 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two men attacked in Midtown Palo Alto

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Original post made on Aug. 19, 2008
Last comment by fireman, on Aug 22, 2008 at 3:55 pm | 65 comments | 3388 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Suspect in strong-arm robberies arrested

Palo Alto and Menlo Park police Tuesday night apprehended a suspect in at least some of the series of purse-snatch robberies...

Original post made on Nov. 19, 2008
Last comment by Concerned Citizen, on Nov 29, 2008 at 10:37 am | 65 comments | 3674 Views
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