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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Revived local leadership program graduates 19

A hopeful crop of aspiring civic leaders celebrated a Palo Alto graduation last week. With an oft-cited shortage of volunteers...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Siejen, Fellow of Leadership Palo Alto 2013, on Jun 21, 2013 at 10:12 am | 8 comments | 1177 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Immigration reform in dollars and cents

The Center for American Progress, an independent nonpartisan think tank, published a paper in March analyzing the 10-year...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
Last comment by Calliope Sunshine, on Jun 21, 2013 at 8:41 am | 2 comments | 817 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Immigration legislation and policy primer

Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=30062 posted Friday, June 21, 2013, 10:27...

Original post made on Jun. 21, 2013
There are no comments yet. 813 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto to consider design contest for new bike bridge

Just two years ago, Palo Alto's proposed bike bridge over U.S. Highway 101 was a pipe dream, one of the most expensive components...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jun 21, 2013 at 8:02 am | 4 comments | 915 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Techie charged with Silicon Valley burglaries

An information-technology consultant has been charged with a string of Silicon Valley office burglaries that shut down business...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Dan, on Jun 20, 2013 at 5:39 pm | 4 comments | 1231 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Play rooms in the sky

When Anne Frahn's family moved to University Avenue in 2010, their first order of business -- even before remodeling their...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2013
Last comment by Always wanted one..., on Jun 20, 2013 at 2:50 pm | 2 comments | 975 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Former Stanford student sentenced for 'cyber stalking'

A former Stanford University student was sentenced to four months in county jail after she pleaded no contest to hacking...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2013
Last comment by TV Casting, on Jun 20, 2013 at 8:53 am | 15 comments | 5077 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

East Palo Alto re-opens Woodland Ave. after flood repairs

Residents of a flood-prone neighborhood in East Palo Alto can rest easier now that the first phase of repairs to the San...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Another neighbor, on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:10 pm | 2 comments | 857 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Stanford University's Larry Horton to retire

Larry Horton, Stanford University's longtime senior associate vice president and director of government and community relations,...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Thanks to Larry, on Jun 19, 2013 at 7:44 pm | 6 comments | 2094 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Palo Alto landlords from hell sentenced to 4 years in prison

Kip and Nicole Macy lived in Palo Alto and own an apartment building in San Francisco. News report: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/sfs-landlords-from-hell-get-4-years-in-pri...

Original post made by resident on Jun. 19, 2013
There are no comments yet. 886 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

PAUSD quietly reverses decision on refunds of illegal summer fees, receives new complaint about 2012 fees

All parents who paid summer school tuition to PAUSD for 2013 will automatically receive full refunds, according to a statement...

Original post made by Curious on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by village fool, on Jun 19, 2013 at 6:44 pm | 23 comments | 1361 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Discriminatory harassment and bullying: a definitional sticky wicket?

Definitional issues, as technical as they are important, have occupied much discussion among Palo Alto school board members,...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Alexis smith, on Jun 19, 2013 at 6:26 pm | 7 comments | 1483 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Palo Alto High School principal resigns

Palo Alto High School Principal Phil Winston Monday announced he has resigned from the job he's held for the past three years,...

Original post made on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Mimits, on Jun 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm | 41 comments | 3241 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Still upset about bag ban

Phase II comes into effect on July 1 and I am still upset about this. This ban is not right and the charge for paper is not...

Original post made by Resident on Jun. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on Jun 19, 2013 at 5:02 pm | 13 comments | 1233 Views

ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Obamacare to more than double premiums for individual insurance in the Bay Area

Despite recent attempts to portray the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) as a winner for California citizens, regarding premiums,...

Original post made by John on May. 31, 2013
Last comment by maguro_01, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:25 pm | 14 comments | 1198 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board brainstorms ideas for 2013-14

The need for more sharing of ideas among Palo Alto teachers emerged as a theme Tuesday as members of the Board of Education...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Tony Putulin, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 10 comments | 1689 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Skelly moves to fill school vacancies

Palo Alto School Superintendent Kevin Skelly said he has extended a job offer to a prospective communications officer for...

Original post made on Jun. 19, 2013
Last comment by Chris Kenrick, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:14 pm | 15 comments | 1254 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

What civil-rights investigators found at Terman

The following is a condensed summary of the findings and conclusions contained in the Office for Civil Rights report concerning...

Original post made on Jun. 14, 2013
Last comment by Hope and change, on Jun 19, 2013 at 4:05 pm | 4 comments | 1423 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

How often does bullying happen in Palo Alto?

"If someone says bullying is not a problem in Palo Alto, I'd say: You need to look again," said Juliet Melamid, a marriage...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Not so great, on Jun 19, 2013 at 3:53 pm | 19 comments | 1731 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PAUSD and CPA Officials Should Hold Virtual Office Hours

Transparency continues to be a problem with government, at all levels, in my opinion. Local government agencies, like the...

Original post made by Wayne Martin on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wayne Martin, on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:29 pm | 2 comments | 653 Views
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