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PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hitting the restart button

Inside Palo Alto's newly renovated Downtown Library recently, Cornelia van Aken rattled off a list of new programs the staff...

Original post made on Jul. 8, 2011
Last comment by KC, on Jul 19, 2011 at 3:23 pm | 15 comments | 249057 Views

AROUND TOWN

Palo Alto reboots its dream of a fiber network

For more than 15 years, Palo Alto's drive toward a citywide fiber network flickered on and off like a faulty dial-up connection,...

Original post made on Mar. 18, 2013
Last comment by Not an issue, on May 28, 2013 at 8:16 pm | 62 comments | 217807 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Downtown development sparks architecture debate

With its glassy walls, boxy shape, 50-foot height and preponderance of office space, a four-story building proposed for 240...

Original post made on Sep. 5, 2013
Last comment by bru, on Sep 14, 2013 at 5:36 pm | 51 comments | 172544 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Barron Park survey shows strong support for referendum on Maybell development

A grassroots effort to reverse City Council's approval of a controversial development on Maybell Avenue is quickly gathering...

Original post made on Jul. 3, 2013
Last comment by Resident, on Jul 12, 2013 at 11:59 am | 61 comments | 169276 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Student with 3.85 GPA gets rejection letters from UCs

Hi, My friend's daughter got 3.85 GPA, had 5 AP classes in high school, was on competitive swimming team, volunteered...

Original post made by Parent on May. 28, 2012
Last comment by Change needed, 19 hours ago | 292 comments | 113582 Views

AROUND TOWN

The things I remember about Palo Alto while growing up:

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Oct. 19, 2006
Last comment by Chris (Paly '73), on Jul 11, 2014 at 8:43 am | 963 comments | 111635 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto highest in county for disability claims by police, firefighter retirees

More than half of Palo Alto's police officers and firefighters retired with disability benefits over the past five years,...

Original post made on Jun. 28, 2013
Last comment by S. Coen, on Jul 13, 2013 at 8:51 am | 77 comments | 96718 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Emails reveal internal school discussions

Palo Alto school-district superintendent Kevin Skelly has made a practice of communicating with school board members via...

Original post made on Jun. 8, 2012
Last comment by Gunn Alumni, on Jun 12, 2012 at 10:07 am | 132 comments | 95836 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Two pit bulls shot after they killed a small dog

An East Palo Alto police officer shot two pit bulls that had mauled a small dog being walked by its owner Wednesday evening...

Original post made on Dec. 3, 2009
Last comment by A Noun Ea Mus, on Dec 9, 2009 at 7:39 pm | 58 comments | 86520 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

SAP Palo Alto vice president arrested for LEGO scam

The vice president of Palo Alto software firm SAP Labs, LLC will be charged on Tuesday with four felony burglary charges...

Original post made on May. 21, 2012
Last comment by Spring Hill Voice, on Jun 15, 2012 at 9:10 am | 39 comments | 85421 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School board members take umbrage at allegations of possible Brown Act violations

Stung by what they view as unfair allegations that they violated California's open-meeting law, Palo Alto school board members...

Original post made on Jun. 1, 2012
Last comment by amazed, on Jun 13, 2012 at 7:26 pm | 131 comments | 85256 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Cameras for running red lights in PA?

Too many people are running red lights when the signal is CLEARLY already read. Not just turning from yellow to red. I live...

Original post made by Pro-Big Brother on Nov. 24, 2009
Last comment by jb, on Dec 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm | 68 comments | 84056 Views

AROUND TOWN

Wilbur Junior High

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Original post made by Andrew L. Freedman on Mar. 3, 2008
Last comment by Joni Remington, on Oct 6, 2013 at 8:18 pm | 30 comments | 82932 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Menlo Park considering suspending Tinsley Settlement

Tinsley settlement The Tinsley voluntary transfer program resulted from a 1986 court settlement over a desegregation lawsuit....

Original post made by palo alto mom on Dec. 15, 2009
Last comment by Don't hold EPA back!, on Jan 1, 2010 at 6:43 am | 66 comments | 80240 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Longtime teacher, administrator named Terman principal

A longtime Palo Alto teacher and middle-school administrator was named Tuesday as principal of Terman Middle School. Pier...

Original post made on Jul. 30, 2013
Last comment by Observer, on Aug 1, 2013 at 4:18 pm | 27 comments | 79870 Views

AROUND TOWN

Park Blvd crash spurs $17 million claim with Palo Alto

The family of a 12-year-old boy who was struck by a vehicle while riding on the 2500 block of Park Boulevard has filed a...

Original post made on Jul. 2, 2013
Last comment by CrescentParkAnon., on Jul 8, 2013 at 10:54 am | 59 comments | 79862 Views

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Move Your Car Or Be Towed!

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Original post made by Resident on Jun. 24, 2008
Last comment by snoopy, on Aug 20, 2009 at 9:57 am | 63 comments | 79792 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Just how high can rent be increased?!?

I have been a great tenant for almost 16 years. The landlord (now in property management) is not the greatest, & maintenance...

Original post made by mmmmMom on Jan. 30, 2013
Last comment by John, on May 27, 2013 at 5:43 pm | 40 comments | 79419 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Palo Alto homeless man in court for violating sit-lie ordinance

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Original post made on Jun. 6, 2008
Last comment by reader, on Mar 30, 2009 at 12:04 am | 103 comments | 78087 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Do not open Foothills Park

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Original post made by Anne T. on Jul. 16, 2007
Last comment by Ying, on Jun 29, 2009 at 11:41 pm | 48 comments | 77383 Views
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Why is doing nothing so difficult?
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