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ISSUES BEYOND PALO ALTO

Documents: CalPERS' $100 million Page Mill loss

Retirement fund CalPERS released nearly 1,200 pages of documents this week detailing memos and correspondence between CalPERS...

Original post made on Sep. 28, 2010
Last comment by Hmmm, on Oct 4, 2010 at 12:37 pm | 30 comments | 9139 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Council halts divisive downtown project

Two months after it seemingly secured the city's approval, a divisive four-story development proposed for the former site...

Original post made on May. 5, 2015
Last comment by Bobbyhwy1@icloud.com, on Jul 2, 2015 at 11:31 am | 135 comments | 9137 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Bouncer arrested for death of Palo Alto man outside bar

A 28-year-old bouncer at a San Jose bar was arrested on Friday for the death of a Palo Alto man he allegedly punched after...

Original post made on Jun. 6, 2015
Last comment by Alphonso, on Jun 7, 2015 at 2:20 pm | 13 comments | 9134 Views

RESTAURANTS

Full steam ahead

Jeannie Lee found a need and filled it with Steam, little-sister restaurant to her family's elegant Tai Pan in downtown Palo...

Original post made on Jun. 17, 2013
Last comment by Wondering, on Jun 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm | 2 comments | 9118 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Pros and Cons of Menlo School

I'd like to hear from people who have first hand experience with Menlo School. What are pros and cons of this school, apart...

Original post made by PA mom on Dec. 19, 2009
Last comment by In the Know, on Nov 23, 2015 at 5:29 pm | 24 comments | 9117 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

School district leadership fires back at feds

The leadership of the Palo Alto Unified School District is swinging back at a federal agency, alleging that factual errors...

Original post made on May. 31, 2014
Last comment by frustrated mom, on Jun 3, 2014 at 11:47 pm | 121 comments | 9117 Views

AROUND TOWN

Taxi drivers protest ride-sharing companies in Palo Alto

The divide between taxi drivers and ride-sharing companies like Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is deepening in Palo Alto, as the...

Original post made on Mar. 27, 2014
Last comment by Thumbs up to ride-sharing, on Apr 3, 2014 at 9:06 am | 25 comments | 9110 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Juniors opt out of Smarter Balanced test

About 50 percent of the junior classes at both of Palo Alto's public high schools decided to opt out of the new Smarter Balanced...

Original post made on Apr. 29, 2015
Last comment by Gunn Junior, on May 4, 2015 at 11:16 pm | 48 comments | 9109 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Just downtown tonight ... noticed lots of scratched plate glass ?

I went downtown tonight to eat dinner. We had the usual great salads at Sprouts Cafe, and as we went out the door for a...

Original post made by Anon. on Nov. 29, 2012
Last comment by Joe, on Nov 30, 2012 at 3:35 pm | 5 comments | 9107 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Alleged thief made hotel his home base

A man and woman from Daly City were arrested in Palo Alto on theft-related charges Thursday (Jan. 19) after an alert Palo...

Original post made on Jan. 21, 2012
Last comment by Marla, on Apr 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm | 8 comments | 9104 Views

AROUND TOWN

New 'density bonus' law put to immediate test

Just weeks after Palo Alto officials adopted a law that creates a menu of zoning perks that developers of affordable housing...

Original post made on Jan. 28, 2014
Last comment by Craig Laughton, on Jan 30, 2014 at 6:25 pm | 25 comments | 9101 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

We were duped on Measure A

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Original post made by Angry Taxpayer on Dec. 13, 2006
Last comment by John, on Jan 13, 2007 at 4:11 pm | 71 comments | 9099 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

Teachers facing 'very serious housing crisis'

A group of five longtime Palo Alto Unified elementary and high school teachers spoke poignantly to the school board during...

Original post made on Jan. 27, 2016
Last comment by Community, on Feb 3, 2016 at 8:55 am | 97 comments | 9090 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

California Avenue construction hits merchants hard

Merchants who are struggling through the dust and noise of the California Avenue Streetscape Project have lost as much as...

Original post made on Oct. 31, 2014
Last comment by Owie, on Nov 5, 2014 at 1:22 pm | 57 comments | 9087 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Angry residents disrupt Cal Ave tree meeting

Residents' outrage over the clearcutting of 63 mature trees along California Avenue disrupted a community meeting to discuss...

Original post made on Oct. 9, 2009
Last comment by Fred Balin, on Oct 15, 2009 at 3:17 pm | 45 comments | 9081 Views

CRIMES & INCIDENTS

Slain priest was former Saint Francis High School chaplain

Saint Francis High School and its alumni are mourning the death of their former chaplain, Rev. Eric Freed, after his body...

Original post made on Jan. 7, 2014
Last comment by Atheist, on Jan 8, 2014 at 12:15 pm | 4 comments | 9077 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Hazards bill targets synthetic turf, including Palo Alto's

The "crumb-rubber" synthetic turf targeted in a health bill by state Sen. Jerry Hill is used on some City of Palo Alto and...

Original post made on Jan. 2, 2015
Last comment by Crescent Park Dad, on Mar 4, 2015 at 6:44 pm | 30 comments | 9076 Views

PALO ALTO ISSUES

Los Angeles ruling could jeopardize Palo Alto vehicle-dwelling law

The U.S. District Court of Appeals has ruled against a Los Angeles vehicle-habitation law similar to Palo Alto's, saying...

Original post made on Jun. 20, 2014
Last comment by Mary, on Jul 17, 2014 at 2:59 pm | 87 comments | 9075 Views

RESTAURANTS

Shoptalk: Fleming's Steakhouse expanding

Big plans are on the horizon for Fleming's Steakhouse at Stanford Shopping Center. Read the full story here http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=29672...

Original post made on May. 20, 2013
Last comment by Hmmm, on May 22, 2013 at 5:25 pm | 10 comments | 9072 Views

SCHOOLS & KIDS

"Chinese mothers superior" article

Most of you have read or heard about Wall Street Journal article by a Yale law professor "Why Chinese mothers are superior"...

Original post made by Midtown Resident on Jan. 20, 2011
Last comment by VoiceOfReason, on Feb 8, 2011 at 10:35 am | 147 comments | 9071 Views
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