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SCHOOLS & KIDS

Transfer Tax to Fund Schools?

Given how our housing values are tied to the quality of our schools, shouldn't we insist on a transfer tax for all this new...

Original post made by PA Parent on Feb. 15, 2009
Last comment by anonymous, on Feb 22, 2009 at 3:51 pm | 51 comments | 3325 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

7th grade girl reportedly hit by car near Jordan

A female 7th grade Jordan Middle School student reportedly crashed into a car while riding her bike to school shortly after...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Maggie, on Feb 22, 2009 at 3:14 pm | 36 comments | 2121 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Council, negotiation discussion for city-wide broadband system

The City Council plans to hold a special meeting to discuss negotiations for a city-wide high-speed broadband system. Read...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 22, 2009 at 2:56 pm | 10 comments | 2406 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

East Palo Alto to get one, maybe two new high schools

In a mere 24 hours this week, East Palo Alto went from having no permanently housed high school to likely getting two. Voters...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 22, 2009 at 2:43 pm | 5 comments | 1986 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Tenants lash out against police investigation

A group of East Palo Alto tenants are protesting a recent Palo Alto Police Department investigation of a leading tenant activist...

Original post made on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by put put boogie, on Feb 22, 2009 at 11:45 am | 31 comments | 2668 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Mountain View apartment fire quickly controlled

Firefighters in Mountain View quickly extinguished a two-alarm blaze at a multi-unit townhouse and apartment complex Friday...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
Last comment by Linda Jekel, on Feb 22, 2009 at 10:32 am | 1 comment | 2205 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto concerned about Stanford's growth impacts

Stanford University is projecting 3.5 million square feet of new development on its campus by 2035 — not including...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Stanford, on Feb 22, 2009 at 9:59 am | 4 comments | 1800 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Bachelorettes party hearty

The "stag party" may be notorious in wedding lore, but contrary to popular belief, it's the ladies who get into the prenuptial...

Original post made on Feb. 22, 2009
There are no comments yet. 2233 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

JLS Middle School principal announces retirement

Don Cox, principal at JLS Middle School in Palo Alto since 2005, has announced his retirement at the end of the school year...

Original post made on Feb. 18, 2009
Last comment by Responsibility, on Feb 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm | 7 comments | 2553 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Local legislators unhappy with budget process

Still recuperating from marathon budget negotiations that ended early Thursday morning with the passage of a compromise package,...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Mike, on Feb 21, 2009 at 8:07 pm | 8 comments | 1966 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wanted: Disaster First Responders

The Palo Alto Fire Departmentís Office of Emergency Services still has room in its five-week Community Emergency Response...

Original post made by Paul on Feb. 21, 2009
Last comment by fireman, on Feb 21, 2009 at 5:18 pm | 1 comment | 1987 Views

AROUND TOWN

Big oak topples at Lucie Stern Community Center

A family stops to inspect rain-weakened roots of a venerable oak tree in front of the Lucie Stern Community Center that toppled...

Original post made on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Goodby Oak Tree, on Feb 21, 2009 at 11:52 am | 6 comments | 2022 Views

AROUND TOWN

Announcing the Richard Weaver Fund at Menlo-Atherton High School

In his 43rd year at Menlo-Atherton, Mr. Weaver is a legend. A Stanford University graduate with a BA in history and masters...

Original post made by Kelly Todd on Feb. 17, 2009
Last comment by Marty, on Feb 21, 2009 at 9:00 am | 2 comments | 2397 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Reflections on the Inauguration

I didn't decide to attend the Inauguration until New Year's Eve. I had worked on the Obama campaign all year, starting with...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:03 am | 2 comments | 2120 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

24,600 HP layoffs to hit heavy in EDS divisions

As part of a streamlining plan following its acquisition of EDS, a Texas-based technology company, Hewlett-Packard announced...

Original post made on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 21, 2009 at 2:01 am | 2 comments | 2221 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Where are the PTAs?

With all this talk about housing, opening Garland, expanding Gunn (and Paly), traffic concerns, elementary kids crossing...

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 10, 2009
Last comment by A Parent, on Feb 21, 2009 at 12:43 am | 14 comments | 2089 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Gunn plan for 2300 students

Every parent I tell this to seems shocked, so here's the way things stand: Right now, there are no plans to reopen Cubberly....

Original post made by PA Parent on Feb. 5, 2009
Last comment by A Parent, on Feb 21, 2009 at 12:37 am | 90 comments | 3746 Views

AROUND TOWN

Judge favors Channing House in 'aging' lawsuit

Sally Herriot, an 89-year-old resident of Channing House who is fighting to remain in her apartment instead of being forced...

Original post made on Jan. 22, 2009
Last comment by responseto Youshouldknow, on Feb 20, 2009 at 9:06 pm | 2 comments | 2079 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How the City Council can help put healthy food in schools

Tell the City Council "no more dense housing". Increased population causes the restricted flow of water to local farmers....

Original post made by Resident on Feb. 20, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Feb 20, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 1820 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly regrets comments about the achievement gap

Palo Alto schools Superintendent Kevin Skelly apologized to parents for skeptical statements he made about closing the achievement...

Original post made on Feb. 19, 2009
Last comment by Perspective, on Feb 20, 2009 at 5:35 pm | 7 comments | 2491 Views
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