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SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board opts against quick action on budget shortfall

Facing an unexpected $3.3 million budget shortfall this year due to overly ambitious estimates of property-tax revenues,...

Original post made on Aug. 12, 2016
Last comment by Disgusted, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:49 pm | 35 comments | 3782 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City: $15/hour wage, yes, but how soon?

After raising the minimum wage to $11 per hour this year, Palo Alto officials are now looking to push it even higher —...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:26 pm | 12 comments | 2310 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pool of school-board candidates grows to six

A total of six candidates are officially vying for three open seats on the Palo Alto Board of Education in this November's...

Original post made on Aug. 18, 2016
Last comment by Srinivasan, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:18 pm | 17 comments | 5103 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hotel California rooms to be reserved for affordable housing

Hotel California will be converted next month into an apartment complex for low-income residents -- a project that will bring...

Original post made on Jul. 27, 2016
Last comment by Bobber, on Aug 21, 2016 at 9:04 pm | 19 comments | 7061 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

The First Rule of Holes: Ken Dauber on the PAUSD budget crisis

This blog newsletter from PAUSD board trustee Ken Dauber talks about the budget crisis in the district. I'm copying it in...

Original post made by Melinda Brown on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 7:05 pm | 12 comments | 640 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

City Plans Orwellian Parking Scheme to Ticket Paly Kids

The City of Palo Alto has proposed a positively Orwellian "solution" to appease residents in Southgate who don't like Paly...

Original post made by Concerned Citizen on Aug. 21, 2016
Last comment by NoMoPa, on Aug 21, 2016 at 12:47 pm | 3 comments | 653 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

PBS NewsHour Program - High rents force some in Silicon Valley to live in vehicles

This was interesting and infromative. Tonight PBS NewsHour did a piece about the crisis of housing in Mountain View and...

Original post made by Winnie Bago on Aug. 14, 2016
Last comment by Plane Speaker, on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:23 am | 12 comments | 603 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer receives eight months for punch that killed Palo Alto man

A bouncer who pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of a Palo Alto resident outside a San Jose bar received...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Silver Shroud, on Aug 21, 2016 at 4:11 am | 6 comments | 3923 Views

AROUND TOWN

VTA bus jumps curb in downtown Palo Alto

A large Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus ran onto a sidewalk, narrowly missing a bus stop bench and taking...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by Counterclockwise, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:37 pm | 8 comments | 5737 Views

SPORTS

Palo Alto seeks a quick return to football glory days

Kids growing up in Palo Alto in 2010 when the Palo Alto High football team won a state championship didn't have to go far...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by Play football team 2010, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:23 pm | 2 comments | 2999 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wake up, little SUSIE

Bill Frye, 96, may be in a wheelchair, but on April 22, he was still rotating his bike pedals through the Balinese forest....

Original post made on May. 2, 2014
Last comment by Milt gersh, on Aug 20, 2016 at 9:16 pm | 1 comment | 8218 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Mindbending monstrosity

I have lived in Palo Alto for 46 years, the last 22 in College Terrace. I didn’t think bad architecture in this city could...

Original post made by Stephen Peeps on Jul. 7, 2016
Last comment by Need an Ugly Building list, on Aug 20, 2016 at 11:50 am | 25 comments | 930 Views

SPORTS

Stanford women sink Navy in soccer season opener

Alana Cook and Michelle Xiao each scored a goal and the Stanford women's soccer team opened the season with a 2-1 nonconference...

Original post made on Aug. 20, 2016
Last comment by robyn, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:54 am | 1 comment | 940 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Residents gather to plan future of Bol Park

With its meandering paths, great expanse of green, vintage agricultural tools and venerable donkeys, Bol Park has remained...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2016
Last comment by MelC, on Aug 20, 2016 at 8:27 am | 21 comments | 6127 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Girl power

In 2008, the year that Hillary Clinton first made a bid for the presidency, women made up about 17 percent of the United...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
Last comment by outsider, on Aug 19, 2016 at 3:33 pm | 3 comments | 4600 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home sales

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/19/home-sales posted Friday, August...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1750 Views

AROUND TOWN

Sales at a glance

<B>Atherton Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/print/story/2016/08/19/sales-at-a-glance...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1361 Views

AROUND TOWN

Home Front

<B>COMMON GROUND CLASSES<B> ... </B>Palo Alto's Common Ground Garden will offer an array of workshops for gardeners. "How...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 1229 Views

AROUND TOWN

Uniquely made

There comes a point after you choose what you like from the Crate & Barrel or Restoration Hardware catalog, you want to make...

Original post made on Aug. 19, 2016
There are no comments yet. 2665 Views

AROUND TOWN

Aerial spraying for mosquitoes slated for today

The Santa Clara County Vector Control District (SCCVCD) is planning a helicopter assault on winter salt-marsh mosquito in...

Original post made on Feb. 8, 2016
Last comment by Esther Crass, on Aug 18, 2016 at 10:13 pm | 21 comments | 7119 Views
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