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PALO ALTO ISSUES

School on Yom Kippur

I am shocked to find out that there is school on Yom Kippur. I have been in the Palo Alto district for 13 years and its...

Original post made by Michelle on Sep. 21, 2015
Last comment by Anonymous22, on Sep 25, 2015 at 12:28 am | 39 comments | 1515 Views

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Running with the pack

"Running with a group is the way to keep it going," said Ron Wolf, board member and runner in Palo Alto Run Club (PARC),...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by member, on Sep 24, 2015 at 9:02 pm | 1 comment | 3725 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Stanford Health Care CEO to step down

Amir Dan Rubin, the CEO and president of Stanford Health Care since 2011, will leave to join insurance giant UnitedHealth...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Former Patient, on Sep 24, 2015 at 8:28 pm | 5 comments | 4709 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Sidewalk Talk hopes to expand to Palo Alto

Sidewalk Talk, a San Francisco-based organization founded by two psychotherapists who believe in the power of listening to...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 24, 2015 at 6:47 pm | 4 comments | 3418 Views

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Palo Alto caps office development

Palo Alto on Monday night took its most aggressive and polarizing step yet toward curbing the rapid pace of growth when it...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Gale Johnson, on Sep 24, 2015 at 5:03 pm | 42 comments | 9354 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Owner rejects nonprofit's offer to buy Palo Alto mobile-home park

The owner of Buena Vista Mobile Home Park has broken off negotiations with Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian and...

Original post made on Aug. 31, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 24, 2015 at 4:54 pm | 116 comments | 10180 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

How immigrant-friendly are we?

Republican presidential candidates' vitriol against immigrants — and the apparent support it has elicited — reminds me...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by resident 1, on Sep 24, 2015 at 3:25 pm | 119 comments | 5533 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Laurene Powell Jobs announces campaign to design new schools

Palo Alto resident Laurene Powell Jobs, widow of technology pioneer Steve Jobs, is investing $50 million in an open-source...

Original post made on Sep. 15, 2015
Last comment by Conundrumic, on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:44 pm | 18 comments | 3893 Views

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Palo Alto may ask voters for new storm-drain fees

The city is considering going to voters next year to ask them to approve new fees to keep Palo Alto's storm-drain improvements...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Pete n Repete, on Sep 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm | 28 comments | 2905 Views

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Sports cars meet art, fashion

Mountain View is gearing up for a unique pop-up party hosted by Ferrari and Lamborghini. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/09/22/sports-cars-meet-art...

Original post made on Sep. 24, 2015
Last comment by Well-Acquainted, on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:48 pm | 2 comments | 3245 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Man stabbed outside Happy Donuts in Palo Alto

A man was stabbed in the back outside of Happy Donuts in Palo Alto on Tuesday evening, though neither he nor any witnesses...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Wyatt, on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:25 pm | 5 comments | 5162 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Bed bugs prompt Mitchell Park Library closure

Palo Alto's Mitchell Park Library is closing at 6 p.m. Sept. 23 to allow a pest control company to inspect and treat a small...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by dennis, on Sep 24, 2015 at 12:03 pm | 26 comments | 9167 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Are there after effects of the PA Website hacking?

The article does not seem to be accepting any posts. http://paloaltoonline.com/news/2015/09/18/palo-alto-weekly-website-back-online-after-cyber-attack My...

Original post made by Resident on Sep. 19, 2015
Last comment by Peter Carpenter, on Sep 23, 2015 at 8:44 pm | 27 comments | 1051 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown Streets Team executive director and Racing Hearts founder to be recognized

Two of Palo Alto's most influential businesswomen in 2015 include the executive director of a nonprofit that provides homeless...

Original post made on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Proud of Racing Hearts, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:17 pm | 2 comments | 3045 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Berkeley High School Under OCR Investigation -- Whistleblowers Celebrated Not Attacked

This article describes a student and parent group, Stop Harassing in Berkeley in which the entire community (other than the...

Original post made by A Tale of Two Cities on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Angie Baker, on Sep 23, 2015 at 4:50 pm | 25 comments | 1540 Views

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Happy places

Oakland-based artist Kate Pocrass is working with the Palo Alto Art Center to create a visual representation of the places...

Original post made on Sep. 11, 2015
Last comment by Elizabeth Schwyzer, on Sep 23, 2015 at 12:57 pm | 11 comments | 3047 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Why was the thread on Berkeley/Whistle blowers/Campanile closed?

Would the moderator/editor speak to why the thread on the Berkeley/Palo Alto whistle blowers, and the Campanile editorial...

Original post made by Curious on Sep. 23, 2015
Last comment by Town Square Moderator, on Sep 23, 2015 at 11:34 am | 1 comment | 487 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Community Notebook: Challenge Success hosts annual school conference

Challenge Success, the Stanford University Graduate School of Education school-reform and research group, is hosting its...

Original post made on Sep. 22, 2015
Last comment by Innovation requires innovating not doubling down, on Sep 23, 2015 at 9:10 am | 7 comments | 2550 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district legal fees, contracts up for review

Palo Alto Superintendent Max McGee is proposing to bring legal expertise in-house with the hiring of a general counsel for...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Soberman, on Sep 23, 2015 at 6:26 am | 32 comments | 6721 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Editorial: A parking 'miracle'

The much-anticipated and long-delayed launch of a broad strategy for alleviating parking problems that have plagued neighborhoods...

Original post made on Sep. 18, 2015
Last comment by the_punnisher, on Sep 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm | 35 comments | 5047 Views
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